December 08, 2006

Three great nations divided by a common language

This is kinda funny, if you ask me, which I'm claiming you just implicitly did by clicking on whatever link brought you here:

Canadian cover of my latest opus.

UK cover. Much the same, except wordier.

US cover. Subtlety? We ain't got no subtlety. We don't need no subtlety. I don't have to show you no steenking subtlety!

(Don't get me wrong. I do like it, in an airbrushed way. But it's funny.)

December 05, 2006

Dribs, drabs, this, that

Because I know you all just can't get enough: there's an interview with me up at I'm pleased to note that this time 'round I sound hardly at all like a eedjit (except maybe for "as much as his wandering spirit will allow.")

Speaking of wandering spirits, I note to my amusement that even though most of my Flickr pictures are of various exotic faraway places, my two most-viewed shots are of Los Angeles and Montreal:

los-angeles habitat-67

Good news: my UK publisher is reprinting Invisible Armies's export paperback. (These are the paperbacks sold in English-language bookstores in the rest of Europe, Africa, China, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, etc.) Including Australian and New Zealand trade paperbacks, that makes a total of 20,000 copies in print from my UK publisher for non-UK territories. Also, the UK large-print rights for IA got auctioned off for considerably more than I expected. Both data points seem to bode well for August's official UK paperback release.

Finally, a link salad:
1. Should Americans Be Allowed To Marry? Equally hilariously offensive to Canadians as well.
2. Remember when everybody was scared of the Microsoft Evil Empire? Now I just feel sorry for them.
3. global warming is gonna kill us all by releasing dormant-but-lethal flu viruses frozen in Siberian lakes. Cash in your RRSP/401k now.