So yeah, I’ve been gone a while.
See, I sort of got lost in the endless downward spiral of wedding prep, but that ended when I finally got hitched on Oct 27th! The wedding was amazing. We don’t have photos yet, but we will soon, and I promise to do a whole post about it, cause it was just amazing.
Then, hurricane Sandy hit. We live pretty far downtown, but still about 4, 5 blocks from the water. So when we saw the water creeping in around our building, we were fairly surprised. Technically, we were in the evacuation zone, but we didn’t think the water would reach us. Though it was kinda cool.
What wasn’t cool was when the power went out. We went and stayed with my old roommate and her husband on the upper-west-side, and only got back Friday. We just got internet/TV/phone back last night, and we still don’t have heat or hot water. I’ve been boiling water for baths, and we have an electric heater, but it’s still not ideal. But I’m thankful; we still have a home, and we were only gone a week, and we have generous friends who put us up.
So, in honor of that, and because the paperback is coming out in less than ten days, on November 13th, I’m doing a giveaway! The winner gets a copy of the audiobook, in CD form! I’ll even try to sign it, and if I can’t, I’ll enclose a signed postcard.
All you have to do is comment below, and one person will be picked at random. I’ll announce the winner on the 13th, the same day the paperback is released! So comment below by the 12th.
And as I said, the paperback is out on the 13th – 8 days! Please please please pre-order it, or go to your local bookstore and reserve a copy and buy it on the 13th. Those opening day sales can generate a lot of buzz, which can generate more sales, and more sales are good! Do it as a wedding present for me. ;)
Meanwhile, there’s some other stuff happening. I wrote a piece for Clarkesworld about the need for queer characters in science fiction and fantasy, and how they can help people become more accepting and maybe stop bullying and change the world for the better. It sounds heavy, I know, and maybe you don’t give a fuck about queer people, but that’s all the more reason to read it.
And Tor is doing a goodreads giveaway of the paperback of All Men of Genius (which you should pre-order now). If you pre-order it, and then win the contest, too, it makes a great Holiday gift.
So that’s whats been happening with me. Wedding post soon! And seriously, pre-orders are the best wedding presents. I hope all of you are safe and sound and you haven’t been washed or blown away. If you had to leave your home, I hope you’re as lucky as I am and can return soon and having loving friends and family who will take you in until then.
And, if you’re in the US and old enough and a citizen, don’t forget to vote tomorrow! I won’t tell you who to vote for, but Romney thinks I shouldn’t be allowed to have kids (or treated like an actual person, really), wants to destroy FEMA, and paid zero taxes from 96-09, so you can guess who I’ll be voting for.