.There's a little squib by me in David Lanford's Ansible this month, but the big news is that I'm on the cover of Locus. Okay, so because it's their Forthcoming Books issue I only get a small pic rather than the cover-dominating Titan that is their usual practice. But this is the fourth or fifth time I was interviewed by Locus. Better I should be literally belittled than that it should happen to some new writer getting on the cover for the very first time.
Martha Millard, my agent, called me on an unrelated matter this week and commented on the interview, saying, "Thank you for mentioning the words Darger and Surplus!"
Just a little preview of the sort of ruthless self-promotion I'm going to engage in when the book is finally done.
Why I haven't signed up for Facebook yet . . .
Gardner Dozois is mad to get me onto Facebook. "Why haven't you opened a Facebook account yet?" he asked me.
"What use is it?
"No use at all."
"What kinds of things do people post on it?"
"Usually, just what they had for breakfast."
So I guess I won't be signing up anytime soon. My breakfasts simply aren't that interesting.