Barack, Tor, and Me

I mention Barack because I’m watching his acceptance speech as I write this. I can’t tell you how much I hope this guy will be our next president. I really do. I haven’t caught that much of the Democratic convention, but I did hear Bill Clinton and John Kerry, and all I could say was, right on, dudes! Time for a change, indeed. Obama is giving a great speech, as I write.

But this isn’t primarily a political entry, because I’ve actually been thinking about and working on other things. I just came from reading a touching post on Tor.com—my editor Jim Frenkel reminiscing in an entry called Still Waters Run Deep about the many years we’ve worked together, from Dell to Bluejay Books to Tor. It was a treat to see those years through his eyes.

I continue to be amazed by the support and generosity of the ereading community on Mobileread.com. By the time I was done with Neptune Crossing, four different people (none of whom I knew a week ago) were working on format conversions for me, or helpfully tweaking my own files. At the same time, people have been saying thanks with Paypal donations, and/or letting me know they’ve gone to buy my other ebooks. The dollar amount maybe won’t buy us a new washing machine (the damn Calypso died again today) but the feeling of support, encouragement, and community doesn’t have a dollar sign on it. It’s just been great.

Meanwhile, I’m happy to report that Strange Attractors draws ever closer to being an ebook available for download. Expect word soon.

“People the world over have always been more impressed by the power of our example than by the example of our power.” —William Jefferson Clinton

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  1. VictoriaB
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    Thanks for the link to Jim’s blog post. It was very moving to read about the writing of your various books from his perspective, comparing it to what I know from having been with you through the writing of almost all the books he mentions over many years. It was like seeing my own thoughts through his eyes — strange and reassuring at the same time. Kind of chokes me up, actually.

    Peace, V.

  2. Jeffrey A. Carver
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    And indeed, our writing group has been with me down all those same roads, for almost as long!

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