Because it’s that time of year – and I’m trying to get myself to post here, to be on-the-nose about it – let’s count down my current faves.
5) Lethal Weapon – Because nothing says “L.A. Christmastime in the Eighties” like an opening scene of a drugged-out topless woman plunging to her death over a railing festooned with colored holiday lights! Also, of course, an all-time awesome actioner.
The phrase, “May you live in interesting times”may be a curse, but it’s never been traced to China at all. And the Pinyin character for “Crisis” does not mean “Danger + Opportunity.”
Cool story, bro.
… But that doesn’t mean there ain’t a lot of truth to those concepts.
The good news?
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!
To start with, I’m grateful for dinosaurs!
Although in fact I’m not eating one today. It’s the principle of the thing.
I came, I saw, I conquered! As in, www.DinosaurLords.com is mine!
You'll notice - because as a friend or reader of mine, you're sharp that way! - that it takes you to a familiar-looking destination. As in, one that has the exact same look as my regular page, www.VictorMilan.com. Well, except for lacking the spiffalicious counter counting down the days until the release date of The Dinosaur Lords. But it basically links you to the same crunchy, dino-packed goodness as my home page does.
And by "conquered," I mean my good friend, the estimable Larry Hays, wondered if the domain was taken, checked it out, and on finding it was available, went and bought it for me!
Which was most assuredly cool and generous of him, and likewise merits a hearty Dinosaur Roar!
Rawr because RAWR!!1!
In fact, two minutes' worth!
So, possibly in honor of the release of the new Wild Cards collaborative novel Lowball, which is also available on Kindle here - click the links to buy, and support a deserving author even if he doesn't happen to be in the book! - a fan decided to post a book trailer for the series on YouTube.
This may not be the Wild Cards movie we want - yet.
But it is definitely the Wild Cards LEGO (!) trailer we need.
Okay, apparently not for the release, since it's dated April 10th.
And ... we're back.
Thanks to the kind offices of my new volunteer webmaster, Ron Miles. Let's give him a big hand, everybody! (Thunderous applause.)
So, a lot of stuff has happened. And I don't have a lot of time to spare to get you up to speed right now. So let's give you a quick rundown.
... And you're invited! So, it's an open secret: it's my birthday in just a very few weeks, like it or not. And I'm turning sixty. So I'm throwing a little party. For 1000 or so of my closest friends.
Today, in fact. Although for me it won't actually be the 27th until I, you know. Sleep.
It's gotta be great! Look at how thrilled this little guy is!
Or at least some of the people I asked Editor Claire at Tor to send the ARCs to have got them.
Credit - and thanks! - to Steven Gould on Twitter!
In this case, Steve Gould, belatedly, since he's been out of town.
So today I got a request from Bess Cozby,
an Editorial Assistant at Tor
(I'm guessing Claire Eddy
's) for my partial bibliography.
This is one.
Click on the image to pre-order your very own copy!*