It’s been an incredibly busy two weeks, encompassing, at various points, book signings, meetings, Eastercon, the Clarke Award, Sci Fi London and shooting the start of a documentary – so now I’m back home, back on antibiotics, and back in bed. The weather, in case you’re wondering, is gorgeous!
Quick catching up:
Also, if you’re after a signed copy of Camera Obscura, these can be found at Forbidden Planet, London; Foyles, Charing Cross Road; Waterstone’s Kingston (Bentall Centre); Waterstone’s Birmingham, New Street; and, if you happen to fly British Airways, you can also find them at W.H. Smith in Heathrow Terminal 5.
Over at Tor.com, Jason Sizemore writes about his quest to prove the elusive identity of one Lavie Tidhar, writer at large… I mean, honestly!
“I need to know something, John. For five years, something has been bothering me. I need to know. Is Lavie Tidhar for real?” I asked.
John gave me a sly look. “Sure he is. I’ve met him.”
My world view tilted. My jaw dropped. “You have? What’s he like?”
John frowned. His eyebrows pinched together. “You ask ‘What’s he like?’ and expect a normal answer? How do you describe an unknown object just at the very edge of your vision? Let me ask you something, Jason Sizemore. Have you ever driven down a foggy country road late at night? Your eyes are tired, your back aches, you want to sleep. And as you’re going along something you can’t…understand…dashes across the road and for just a brief moment this…thing crosses the beams of our headlights…and you see it. Yet, you don’t really see it.That is what Lavie Tidhar is like. You understand?” – read the full piece.