Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A few quick things...

In a no doubt ill-advised move, I recently picked up five books from the library. Ill-advised, you say?

Well, I still have close to fifty books that I own and haven't yet read, so yeah... probably so. I've almost finished The Plane Below, which counts on my gamebook reading slot. But... which still takes up potential reading time nonetheless. I've also picked up the first Ultimate Galactus graphic novel, which will be a quick and dirty read of about an hour or an hour and a half tops. Then I got Michael Chabon's Gentlemen of the Road, a historical fiction that's heavily influenced by Fritz Leiber'a Fafhrd and Gray Mouser characters. And I've got book four of the Vampire Earth series (I read books one, two and three earlier). And the first Star Wars Legacy novel.

Am I really going to finish all these novels? I'm not sure. And what about my short story Forgotten Realms anthology? Yeah, I'll get around to that eventually too.

Speaking of short stories, here's an interesting thing. Paizo, in conjunction with their semi-official fanzine Wayfinder, are sponsoring a short-story contest. There's actually a cash prize at the end of that one. Well, a gift certificate prize, anyway. For 3,000-4,500 words of work, $100 of gift certificates, and small-pond fame of being published in Wayfinder ain't a bad deal. I'll be coming up with something.

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