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I'm on a plane [Jul. 27th, 2012|05:29 am]
kyle cassidy
I'm on one of those fancy planes with wifi.But it's also a very bumpy one. The sort where people occasionally shriek as the plane swerves and plummets and fingers bang the wrong keys as the laptop shifts and lifts under you and the flight attendants have abandoned their duties as attendants and strapped themselves in to shriek and bounce around with the rest of us.

On my way to Los Angeles to photograph John Carpenter -- I'll be there till monday. Still need to put together the blog post about Readercon which I'll try and get to during the slow parts of the weekend and I'm guessing there will be a bunch of those. It was a swell time, saw many people, we made a story out of nothing and photographed it and it looks nice.

I met Liz Hand while I was out there and then listened to the audible.com audiobook of her novel "Available Dark" which I liked very much. It's a thriller set in Iceland about a failed photographer and junkie (I guess she's a successful junke, and a failed photographer) who gets caught up in murder and kidnapping set amongst the brutal cold, hot springs, and ancient religion of the Vikings. There's also lots of vinyl record fetishinzing in it.

Got to meet Barry Longyear, which was a lifetime goal of mine, he's written two of what I'd always thought were the best science fiction stories ever. I got to listen to him grumble and spin yarns in the green room and then went with trillian_stars to hear him read a story which was very funny and nicely written and made me care about baseball for 30 minutes.

More on all this in a couple of days, with pretty pixtures.

War Paint seems to be doing nicely, amazon seems to have trouble keeping it in stock which is good and bad. (You can get a copy here if you haven't already, and if you have, you can also write a review.)

There was a Military Times story about it.

Have a swell day, I'm going to go back to bouncing around like a bean in a tin can.

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[User Picture]From: yagathai
2012-07-27 12:38 pm (UTC)
If you don't make it, thanks for being a better friend than I deserve.
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[User Picture]From: morbid_curious
2012-07-27 01:39 pm (UTC)
Barry Longyear wrote Enemy Mine, right? A great story, that one.
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[User Picture]From: oracne
2012-07-27 02:44 pm (UTC)
Don't throw up on your laptop or iPad or whatever!
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[User Picture]From: Ross Bender
2012-07-27 03:13 pm (UTC)
“Nah, Cassidy’s a happily married man. He just brings along the groupies to make a scene. Actually his wife is the famous actress Trillian Luminescence. Ever heard of her?

Word on the street is that she’s off shooting a movie in New Zealand with George Clooney. Based on The Last of the Mohicans – apparently Coen Brothers are directing.”
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From: (Anonymous)
2012-07-27 04:52 pm (UTC)
Hope you get there safely! Really enjoyed meeting you at Readercon — hope to catch up again someday. Maybe in Reykjavik ...?

— Liz Hand
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[User Picture]From: devotdsatellite
2012-07-28 12:12 am (UTC)
not sure if you will have a lot of time, but let me know if you want to hang out while youre in la. im in long beach, so its an easy drive for us. fancy cocktails?
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