As I was roaming through Thailand and Laos doing research for a novel I’m working on, I was reminded by my kind hosts in Chiang Mai that I should blog. And of course, they’re correct. Why don’t I? Because I suffer from a sort of stagefright. It’s hard enough trying to write a story for a magazine, let alone post something online.
In any case, I am, indeed in Thailand. I’ve been in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Xiang Khong, Huay Xai in Laos, Luang Namtha, and Luang Prabang, and now I’m back in Bangkok, eating street food and trying to figure out how to pronounce “rambutan” in Thai. In romanized letters, we might spell it “ngoh” but that really doesn’t do the little green and red furry critter justice.
Some other news, Lou Anders’ Fast Forward 1: Future Fiction from the Cutting Edge has been receiving some excellent reviews. I contributed a story called “Small Offerings” to the project and my wife tells me that my author’s copies have arrived at home, so I’m looking forward to reading the other stories in the book when I get back to the States.
And finally, I just got word that my novelette “Yellow Card Man” (Dec 06 Asimovs) has been placed on Locus’ recommended reading list. Nifty.