January 26th, 2009

Captive Dreams

(no subject)

Butchers, Bakers, and Kindle-stick Makers

For those who were asking about Kindle versions, there is this from my editor at Tor:

There is in fact a significant backlog of books that we are working on to be converted to Kindle.  We are going about converting all the books. And since we are making peanuts, per title, we cannot devote big engines to an overtime rush. It is my understanding that there will be a Kindle edition of January Dancer, but I don’t know when.

Wait.  We Need Another Option....

  • "Bikes Not Bombs promotes bicycle technology as a concrete alternative to war and environmental destruction."--BikesNotBombs.org
  • "Police: Bicycle Bomb Kills 5 in Northwest Pakistan"--headline, Associated Press, Jan. 26
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Go, Ye Heroes, Go to Glory! 

No one does it like G&S

Go to death and go to slaughter!
Die, and every Cornish daughter
With her tears your graves shall water!
Go, ye heroes, go and die!

And you can see where the idea for the Keystone Kops came from....

When Constabulary Duty's to be Done (to be Done)


and then, of course, the Pirates of Penzance come in strealth

With Cat-like Tread...



But it all works out well in the end.....

Take Heart


One may always depend on Gilbert and Sullivan for a rousing finale, full of sound and fury, signifying....
Poor wandering ones!
If such poor love as ours
Can help you find
True peace of mind,
Why, take it, it is yours! Take heart! Take heart!
which may not be much, but it is not nothing.