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[Nov. 1st, 2010|03:30 pm]
Zoethe
Some year, Cat Valente is going to make November 1 simply explode. No single day can be stuffed with so much awesomeness and not burst forth at the seams.

First, it is the anniversary both of her and Dmitri's move to their lovely Maine island and of her fabulous wedding. Those alone would be enough to make it a great day. But today is also the release date of her newest book, The Habitation of the Blessed, the beginning of her series retelling the legend of Prester John.

If you do not know the legend of Prester John, you could look it up on wikipedia, which would be quick but extremely dry, or you could watch Cat's Prester John tutorial, with action figures and LOLCats, which is funny as hell. Take a few minutes; you'll be glad you did:



Now, for my review of the book. I can't really give you one, because I haven't finished it yet. In fact, I sat down with it and read about 12 pages in the 20 minutes I had available. And that's because reading Cat's words is like drinking fine wine: you want to roll them around in your mouth and luxuriate in them. They are delicious. Buy the book. Buy extra copies so that you can give them to your friends.

And this is where it all turns into a weird TV ad: But, wait, there's more! In addition to these wonderful anniversaries and her book release, the special Muslim/Arab issue of Apex magazine is also released as of today. The stories are beautiful, and a wonderfully positive response to the Elizabeth Moon/WisCon controversy. You will enjoy them.

And next year I will own a hard hat in time to wear it on November 1: watch out for falling awesomeness!
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[User Picture]From: twinkelbelpeach
2010-11-01 07:49 pm (UTC)
I don't know how it can be better than Palimpsest, but I will certainly find out. That video is hysterical!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-01 08:21 pm (UTC)
The video is brilliant. And if you know Cat's writing, it's even funnier.
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[User Picture]From: firebirdgrrl
2010-11-01 09:37 pm (UTC)
OT: Nazimova LOVE!:)
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[User Picture]From: fionnbharro
2010-11-01 09:45 pm (UTC)
So... where does Umberto Eco's "Baudolino" fit in with all this?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-01 09:57 pm (UTC)
Monopod crossover?
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[User Picture]From: kisekinotenshi
2010-11-02 02:32 am (UTC)
Kindle edition, get! X3 (No seriously, as soon as I read this entry I hopped over to Amazon and bought it for my Kindle. I am really glad my dad gave me the gift card, because I have bought so many freaking books this weekend.)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-02 03:11 am (UTC)
You will love it.
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[User Picture]From: mariadkins
2010-11-02 03:06 am (UTC)
Some year, Cat Valente is going to make November 1 simply explode

mari concurs.

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-02 03:12 am (UTC)
Wish I could have met you at WFC!!
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[User Picture]From: mariadkins
2010-11-02 03:13 am (UTC)
oh i know!! having my son here has knocked me off the convention circuit. i've had a real craptastic year. :sigh:
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-02 11:27 am (UTC)
I heard. I'm sorry - just wanted you to know you were missed!
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[User Picture]From: mariadkins
2010-11-02 02:25 pm (UTC)
i appreciate that {hugs}
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[User Picture]From: i_descend
2010-11-02 03:31 am (UTC)
Perfect! I was just lamenting that I didn't know what I should read next, and wishing that one of my favorite authors would put out a new book, and voila. The video was like a special bonus gift. Yay!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-02 11:28 am (UTC)
It just cracks me up, that video. And I'm digging the book.
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