Hey, do you guys remember this post, where I mentioned that several good things were happening? Well, I can tell you about one of them now. My story "Swamp City Lament," which was published in the Nov/Dec issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, is now up on Suvudu.com. You can download the story FOR FREE. If you live in a city like mine where F&SF is too weird for Barnes & Noble and too mainstream for the independent newsstand downtown, here is your chance. Suvudu puts up a different story from F&SF each month. I'm really honored that they chose mine for December, so I hope you guys will go over and check out all their science-fictiony-fantasy goodness.*
*Like, for example, this preview of the HBO series being made of George R.R. Martin's book A Game of Thrones. I LOVE HBO's Rome and Deadwood and Big Love and Carnivale and. . . well, that could go on for a long time. But I hadn't read Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, which is one of those required epic fantasy series you have to read if you want to call yourself a fantasy nerd. After lots of peer pressure from my husband and our friend Nathan, this weekend I finally started reading the first book. Jeremy has done an admirable job of putting up with my utter failure to memorize characters' names so far. (Jeremy: "What part are you at?" Me: "Oh, King Fatty and Boromir are down in the crypt seeing the dead people!") But can I just say right now, I love Jon Snow? I've been told that characters in this series tend to change and do horrible, morally-questionable things or have horrible, morally-questionable things done to them, but so far he's my favorite character. However, I haven't run into Tyrion Lannister yet, and I've been told that could change my favorite character ranking. Ahem. Anyway, I'm looking forward to that when it eventually comes out on DVD or the magical money fairies give me the wherewithal to have HBO.