Thursday, October 16, 2008

Skhizein trailer

French language short film, Skhizein, is about a man struck by a meteor. The aftereffect is quite odd: He's now displaced 91 centimeters to the side of where he really is. Very clever. Here's to hoping it turns up outside France.

Watch it here

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Very Mercenary cover

Here it is (click on the image for higher res). Once again, designer Kristine Mills-Noble (who I had the pleasure of meeting in '06) has done a bang up job.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Copyedit fog

Finished the latest copyediting round for my next book,Very Mercenary. The way it works is this: I get a package (FedEX) with the manuscript (ms, not bound) and an editorial note. Depending on when I've submitted the manuscript and how long it's taken to do the bulk of the "major" editing, I have a few days to a week to turn the copyedited ms around. Not much. Many sleepless nights. The copyedits range from typos and minor grammar changes to plot holes (Weren't his ears missing?). Went well this time but many beers are needed for a full recovery.