April 11th, 2011

Veronique is Visiting From Paris

Big News

Two years ago I met novelist Elizabeth Bear (aka matociquala) on an escalator in Canada and said “You’re Elizabeth Bear!” – which wasn’t all that miraculous because she was wearing a name tag – but we talked on the trip from the third floor to the first floor of the Palais des congrès de Montréal about doing some sort of vague something based on the themes of Time Travel, Levitation, and Madness. We parted ways at the bottom of the stairs and during the following year I sent Elizabeth 12 photos and she wrote a story, in twelve parts, that ties them all together.

It's now available as a series of 12 post cards, each with an image on the front and a story on the back.

I'm tickled pink that wilwheaton has called it "... one of the coolest, most beautiful things I've ever seen."

They start at $12 but we realize you might want to hoard one for yourself and mail others out, so there are deals for getting more than one. You can buy them and get more info here.

I would post the text from the back of this card, but it's really too brilliant and it might give too much away. I'm really in awe of Bear's ability to create a magical world from bits and parts and have it be cohesive and heartbreaking -- and 80 words at a time.

I'm really excited about this -- it's a beautiful little creature that wouldn't be here today if so many tiny things hadn't happened. Do something awesome today, even if it's small; it might grow up into something bigger.

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