So the first thing, that I should have mentiod a while ago, is that I'm
performing tomorrow night as part of a South Asian literary event,
All the details are on the site; the relevant bit is that I'll be part of
the Thursday night erotica reading, $5-10 sliding scale, at 1246 Folsom
Street. I hope all you local types can attend! :-) It should be fun --
my prof from Mills, Ginu Kamani, is putting this together, and she's
great. I'm still trying to figure out what to read -- "Monsoon Day" is
actually the right length, but she asked for something funny, if possible.
That story is not funny. Not even a little bit. I don't do funny so
much, and none of the funny I've done so far is South Asian. I suppose I
could try to write something new today or tomorrow -- eep. We'll see.
And speaking of South Asian erotica, for those of you (shameless people)
who haven't yet picked up a copy of Aqua Erotica, I've added
Seven Cups of Water to my stories page.
Now you can read it there -- but you should still feel a little guilty for
not buying my book. :-)
Speaking of buying books (I'm feeling very free associative today), here's
that list of books I want and can't afford to buy right now. If any
locals have 'em and want to lend 'em, I'd appreciate it. Tim? Heather?
- Iain M. Banks - Look to Windward
- Ellen Datlow, ed. - Vanishing Acts
- Andy Duncan - Beluthahatchie and Other Stories
- Mary Gentle - Ash: A Secret History
- Molly Gloss - Wild Life
- Kathleen Ann Goonan - Queen City Jazz
- Nalo Hopkinson, ed. - whispers from the cotton tree root
- Tanith Lee - White as Snow
- Ursula K. LeGuin - The Telling
- Tim Powers - Declare
- Sean Stewart - Mockingbird, Galveston
- Laurel Winter - Growing Wings
I suppose with my birthday coming, I should add these to my Amazon wish
list too, but many of these are still in hardcover, and I don't actually
want the hardcover versions. They take up too much room on my shelves to
no good purpose. So I'd like to borrow the hardcovers (so I don't have to
wait), and get copies of the paperbacks. Okie...off to Amazon for a bit,
I guess. Then more work work work. I mostly rested yesterday, finishing
the Martin, but now the work is starting to nag at me again -- my piles
are too tall, and must be shortened.
Addendum: Rough day.