Ooh, it's been a while, hasn't it? :-)
The BFS Forums now have their own dedicated Ask the Author threads and they're inviting any authors, whether BFS members or not, to come in and play. All you have to do is pop over and post yourself a thread in the section, then all us adoring fans can hang around and ask you questions and generally squee over your latest wordage! :-)
Go, have fun, see you over there!
More Author Love!
And talking of author squee, been catching up on some reading recently... (can you tell I'm trying to avoid OU work? :-) )
....anyhoo, as there is an OU deadline looming, I'll keep this short, but...
Daniel Fox's Jade Man's Skin? Awesome with a slice of how gorgeous is that?! Language to drown yourself in and loved the way the story's going. Really, really need to read the next one... Please tell me there's a next one... :-) If you haven't already availed yourself of a copy, do so posthaste.
Then there's Aliette De Bodard's Servant of the Underworld. Aztec mystery! Very cool! (Did you need more than Aztec mystery?) It is utterly brilliant, completely absorbing and totally edge of the seat stuff. Also, don't forget to nom this one for the Best Newcomer awards next year... :-)
On the short fic side, I can definitely recommend:
Doctor Diablo Goes Through the Motions by Saladin Ahmed, which appeared in Strange Horizons here... Funny and pretty damn excellent.
Also, the very beautiful and moving After the Dragon by Sarah Monette, which appeared in Fantasy Magazine here... And since I've got all the sensitivity of an iron clad rhino, it's got to be very good to get me saying that! :-)
In other news, apparently my BFS Balance post is now the guest editoral for the next Dark Horizons. Tee hee! Also, eep! (Although Cheryl Morgan and Maura McHugh both say it better, IMHO)