Sep
15
2018
0

Book of the Week: All the Plagues of Hell.

eARC from Baen, and I don’t care: I love eARCs. Eric Flint & Dave Freer’s All the Plagues of Hell is the latest in their Heirs of Alexandria alternate history series: it’s set in a Renaissance Italy where magic works and there’s a bunch of gods wandering around. It’s quite fun; this is the first new book in a while.  It’s also what I’m reading today, so there we go.  Book of the Week, all neat and tidy-like.

Sep
12
2018
2

Gonna be a new Monster Hunter International book next August.

Excellent:

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Sep
08
2018
2

Book of the Week: Something Wicked This Way Comes.

Oh, hey.  It’s September. Which means that next month will be October, which means that Halloween is coming.  I have grown to love this holiday, because my wife loves it and enthusiasm is catching; but Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes has always been a favorite of mine.  There’s just something about the wildness and danger that lurks in the promise of even the most prosaic carnival.  At least, when it’s Bradbury who is telling you the story.

Moe Lane

PS: WordPress is informing me that I did this book already. I don’t care.

Sep
05
2018
8

I’m in a bind.

Short version: that book I have a short story in?  It turns out that at least the original print version has it in there with a different name on the byline.  I knew that this was a problem for other people, but it looked OK on the galley proofs so I didn’t worry about it.  The larger problem is that, according to the Amazon previews at least, the error is still there.  Now maybe the previews weren’t updated and the text itself is fine, but I can’t tell with the Kindle version without buying a copy, and I’m not going to do that. The idea is to make money from writing.

Naturally, this all became known after business hours.  I don’t want to overreact and/or make a scene.  But, dagnabbit: first professional fiction sale.  So… I am just a little bit out of sorts, is what I am saying here.

Moe Lane

PS: I’m just venting.  I’m sure that the problem will get fixed.  Heck, I’m still getting paid, right?

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Sep
01
2018
1

Book of the Week: Norse Mythology.

Although it’s more like that Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology (What’s it about?  Just what it says on the label, folks) is this week’s Book that I keep reminding myself to actually read so I’m using this as a reminder of the Week.  There’s no earthly reason why I haven’t read it yet.  Shoot, my wife probably has it on her Kindle, at that.  I guess it just fell through the cracks.

Welp, easily fixed.

Aug
25
2018
2

I have no Book of the Week this week.

I really haven’t read anything new, can’t think of anything that should have gone up by now, and have been trying to come up with a suitable entity for several hours — and failing.  Sorry, folks.  This sometimes happens.  The fact that I’m also on vacation probably isn’t helping, either.

Feel free to offer suggestions to each other in comments.

Aug
25
2018
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An awkward, yet potentially long-term profitable, announcement regarding Pickman’s Gallery.

From Ulthar Press’s Facebook page:

It’s come to our attention that a gremlin got into the printing of our latest book, PICKMAN’S GALLERY, resulting in some fractured formatting. (How this happened after the book passed the proof stage without such errors is anyone’s guess.) So, we have pulled the book while corrections are being made. We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers and writers. If you ordered one of the error editions and would like a free replacement of the corrected edition (once it is released), please send us an DM through this site with your name, address and proof of purchase and we’ll happily replace the book.

If you’ve gotten your copy, I don’t know whether to tell you to turn the book back in — or keep it as an investment for your great-grandchildren.  After all; books like these can become very profitable to collectors interested in such things when literary figures are involved.  And it is my first professional fiction sale. So I guess it’s your call?

Aug
21
2018
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The Kindle version of Pickman’s Gallery is out! Buy it!

For all of you who don’t buy print books anymore.  Yes, Pickman’s Gallery is the one that has my short story in it. Enjoy!

Aug
18
2018
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Book of the Week: Pickman’s Gallery.

Pickman’s Gallery is a collection of Cthulhu Mythos stories centered around the HP Lovecraft short story ‘Pickman’s Model.’  Just came out, in fact.  It features a story by Moe Lane.

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Aw, I’m just funning you. Still, I hear that a Kindle version is coming out next week.

Aug
17
2018
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Huh. They’re making a Fionavar Tapestry TV series.

Guess somebody had a rush of oxygen to the brain: “Guy Gavriel Kay’s Fionavar Tapestry series, which has sold over a million copies worldwide since being published in the 1980s, has been optioned for television by Temple Street, the Canadian production company behind the hit show Orphan Black.   Kay’s fantasy trilogy, comprised of The Summer Tree, The Wandering Fire and The Darkest Road, follows the journey of five men and women who are thrust into war after being lured to Fionavar — the first of all worlds — under false pretences.”  This is back in December of 2017, so I don’t know if they’ve gone ahead on production yet.   (more…)

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