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Here is the list I'm looking at to draw this list of snarky comments.

1: Nov 2004: Williams, Tad • Shadowmarch 1 • (DAW, hc)
Will someone please stop this man? He's more of a murderer of trees than JK Rowling, Danielle Steele and Tom Clancy put together. And frankly, he's JUST NOT THAT GOOD.

2: Nov. 2004: Robinson, Spider • The Crazy Years • (BenBella Books, nf, tpb)
Dec. 2004: Robinson, Spider • Very Bad Deaths • (Baen, hc)
Think somebody's feeling middle-aged?

3: Jun. 2004: Niven, Larry • Ringworld’s Children • (Tor, hc)
Dec. 2004: Niven, Larry, & Jerry E. Pournelle • The Burning Tower • (Time Warner UK/Orbit, hc)
Think somebody's amazed he's still on this side of the grave?

4: Oct. 2004: Barker, Clive • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War
You know, it just hurts my brain in a very strange way that Clive Barker is writing Young Adult books that Disney blew more than 5 million dollars to option.

5: Sep. 2004: Moorcock, Michael • Love: A Memoir of Mervyn and Maeve Peake • (Methuen, nf, hc)
Because Moorcock NEEDS to have license to prattle on like Mervyn Peake.

6: Aug. 2004: Fforde, Jasper • Something Rotten • (Hodder & Stoughton, hc/tpb)
If you're not reading these, you are SO missing the hell out.

7: Datlow, Ellen, Gavin Grant & Kelly Link, eds. • The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventeenth Annual Collection • (St. Martin’s, anth, hc)
It takes two men to fill Terri Windling's shoes.

8: Bradbury, Ray • The Cat’s Pajamas: New Stories • (HarperCollins/Morrow, cln, hc)
Okay, Ray, now you're just racing with Larry, ain'tcha.

9: Jun. 2004: Martin, George R. R. • A Feast for Crows • (Bantam Spectra, hc)
Anyone else in the 'believe it when I see it' camp, here?

10: Jun. 2004: Le Guin, Ursula K. • Gifts • (Harcourt, nvl-ya, hc)
Maybe she'll do a booksigning tour for this one and more people than just me can hear her read. If you like her books you really must hear her read.

11: May 2004: Crowley, John • Novelties & Souvenirs • (HarperCollins/Perennial, cln, tpb)
Thanks for devaluing my one-of-77 copy of Antiquities, you evil bastard!!! Though one story therein (Misilonghi, 1824, I correct after checking the bookshelf) I will be pleased to be able to discuss with several friends I haven't been able to convince myself to let touch my copy of Antiquities.

12: Mar. 2004: Dunsany, Lord • The Collected Jorkens, Volume Two • (Night Shade Books, hc)
EDWARD PLUNKETT, 19TH LORD DUNSANY, you boobs. Sort of like 'Lord Byron' does not get called 'Lord'. Idiots. I wonder if Night Shade will ship me the three Collected Jorkens reprints all at once, or if I'll get to see any of them before 2005. Sigh. I'm sure they're brilliant; they're Dunsany. And Night Shade does beautiful editions, frankly.
  • One, Kelly Link is a woman.

    Two, humanx and her boyfriend Lance are Night Shade's new shipping officers, thanks to me. I help them on the organization side of things. If the books are printed in time, they will be shipped on time, once we hack out the backlog of 2000+ books the previous warehouse people didn't ship.
    • OooooOoooooh.

      I figured Kelly Link was a woman, yeah- just going for the yuck. ;)

      That is good news- thank you! Oh heck, I've got an outstanding order that I actually filled @ a local bookstore. (snicker)
      Any idea if I should just be expecting the Jorkens en masse or one by one? If you can kick contact info at me via more private venue than LJ, that'd be keen.
  • Someday, I will be on this list, damnit.

    And I will not knock Tad Williams too harshly; he is readable, and he paves the way for anyone else who wants to write hideously long novels. Word limits in SF used to be MUCH more restrictive. Also, I too want to write insane amounts and make a living off of it, so I sympathize with people who churn out tons of the same old. And at least he's not, say, Xanth. Or that dead guy. Or that Horseclans thing.

    And yes, Clive Barker optioned by Disney hurts us.
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