So a couple weeks ago I got a box left on my porch. Been dilatory posting a pic of its amazing contents for the same reason I haven’t posted anything for too long: life got on top of me, in ways both good and bad. As life does.
Anyway, let’s remedy both those omissions with this:
DarkSide Books has clearly yet again outdone itself with its beautiful graphic design and promotional material. Of which it was kind and generous enough to send a sampling to me.
So, this happened:
A mere dozen years in the making!
Yes, it’s my very first actual hardcover copy of The Dinosaur Lords.
You may all now please to join me in a most triumphant Tyrannosaur Roar! RAWWWWWWR!!1!
Before the Roger Zelazny Memorial at the Jean Cocteau Cinema last month, my agent Kay McCauley came up to me outside the theater, gave me a hug, and said, "We have a Polish contract?"
Seriously, the inflection made it sound like a question. To which my witty riposte was, “We do?”
“Yes, and we’d be nuts not to take it.”
Here’s Brazilian theropod Pycnonemosaurus nevesi enjoying the Uberabatitan entrée in his natural environment, a Late Cretaceous woodland churrascaria.
Since I seriously wasn’t expecting a major bidding war for Polish-language rights for The Dinosaur Lords, I naturally said, “Sure!”