November 18th, 2010

Stargate Atlantis

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I got the intertubes back yesterday afternoon. It turned out to be the wire connecting the house to the main phone line, so the technician came at 10:00, disappeared into the back yard, disappeared altogether for a while, reappeared with a larger truck, then a second truck and more ladders appeared, which was when I realized it was not a small problem. But finally they fixed it and no trees or technicians were harmed in the process.

I'm working on the proofs for The Cloud Roads, and it's really awesome to see it looking like an actual real book after all this time. It's been a long trip to get here. I started writing it in 2007, finished it in March of 2008, and it made the rounds of publishers for two years.

(Oh, for French and German fans, I added those preorder links to the post with the first chapter teaser.)

I haven't done writing questions for a while, but if someone wants to ask me anything about The Cloud Roads, go for it. (I won't spoil the plot.)

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If you are having a stressful morning, I suggest you go to kristine_smith's LJ and find the secret kitten.

j_cheney has a new story up at Beneath Ceaseless Skies Fleurs du Mal It's a verging-on-horror story set in 1920s Paris.