tacithydra has a post on the battle for marriage equality in Maine: The anti-marriage campaigners hired the same public relations firm that helped to pass Proposition 8 in California to help them run the referendum effort. They also started lying to get signatures:
Gerard Caron walked into the Auburn Post Office and was met by a woman with a pair of clipboards. "This petition is against gay marriage and this other petition is to support gay marriage," she said, according to Caron. The Poland man said he asked her why there would be a petition to support something that already happened, referring to the petition "in support of" gay marriage. "She just kinda gave me a little grin and didn't say anything," he said. Then he looked at the two petitions and discovered they were identical, both were supporting the repeal of the same-sex marriage law, Caron said.
Foreign edition update:
The German edition of The Death of the Necromancer is going to be released again in January in a paperback edition for 8,95 euros -- it's up for preorder now.
All three books of the Fall of Ile-Rien trilogy (The Wizard Hunters, The Ships of Air, and The Gate of Gods) are still available in the French editions with lovely covers.