Guest Stars

Today we take time to honour the works of others, especially when such works reflect well on me in some way. First up is this cool rendition of Lenie Clarke, rendered by one Brian Prince (who quite needlessly apologises for its “hastiness”). I love the look and the apocalyptic mood of this piece. I even like the not-exactly-according-to-canon cleavage, and have given it a permanent home over in the gallery.

Next up, a very effective short-short from my journo/horrorfic buddy Dave Nickle, to whom I have commended you all in the past:The Mayor Will Make A Brief Statement And Then Take Questions“. Go read it; it’s barely longer than the title, but it packs a nice little icepick just the same.

Finally, to any Toronto readers waiting for a copy of Blindsight to become available at the local library (and I was surprised to hear how many people have it on hold): if you should open your long-awaited loaner only to find the words

Thanks for reading my words the sweat of my brow without paying anything, you cheap and heartless bastards.
Best, Peter Watts

Well, yes, that really was me, and no, I don’t really mean it. It just seemed like a clever thing to write at the Jersey Giant last night, when someone slipped the book between me and my Rickards. (And in my own defense, the rest of the beer-swilling crowd seemed to think it was pretty clever at the time, too.)



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AR
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AR
15 years ago

Well, I imagine that at least some of those 6 copies I distributed will get donated to libraries. I know at least a few of them have been redistributed already. I suppose I might as well donate my own copy as well, since I can always use the online edition if I should for some reason ever need to reference it.

Also, props to the artist on that work. You might be interested to know that there is at least one other bit of Lenie fanart here, though it’s not nearly as good.

Brian Prince
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Brian Prince
15 years ago

Huge thanks for the plug, Peter. I hope to have time to do some more Rifters art in the near future.

(with less cleavage and more giant fishes)

Neal Asher
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Neal Asher
15 years ago

Don’t you have PLR there?

David Nickle
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David Nickle
15 years ago

Thanks for the rifters.com shout-out, Peter. Although full disclosure’s in order: the story will take a bit longer to read than the title (but about the same amount of time as reading the title and this thank-you note).

razorsmile
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razorsmile
15 years ago

The Lenie Clarke image is really kickass, even with the cleavage.

And that story … mmm. Just what I needed before going to bed, overly-determined murder victims.

Nicholas
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Nicholas
15 years ago

Just saw the movie Sunshine (a film wherein our heroes must save the Sol from succumbing to a Q-ball), and I would recommend it to everyone here. For some reason, it reminded me of a lighter-toned Blindsight–no vampires, but it had a Zombie of sorts.

TheBrummell
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TheBrummell
15 years ago

OT, but this just filtered through my inbox:

http://www.nature.com/news/2007/070716/full/070716-15.html

I suspect Dr. Watts has already seen and commented, but I thought I’d share anyway.

Nicholas
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Nicholas
15 years ago

fifteen days now. i’m assuming he was eaten by a bigger, stronger biologist. hooray for natural selection! 😛

Trey
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Trey
15 years ago

Get the stick. Preferably a nice pointy one.

Seriously Peter, you out there? You haven’t even responded about the French civil servant with severe brain deformations.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
15 years ago

I bet that some lenie clark wannabe fanatck has him tied up in a closet somewhere and is forcing him to reproduce at knife point, trying to breed an even stranger biologist!
Da’ Schmeef

Peter Watts
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Peter Watts
15 years ago

A long, long time ago Neal Asher said…

Don’t you have PLR there?

Yes, we do– and my share generally covers a month-and-a-half’s worth of rent each year, so I’m not complaining.

Well, I am, but not seriously. I just like vandalising library property.