Meeson’s Greetings

Oh, it’s almost Christmas, but for a needy writer, it’s always the Season of Me, and blog posts turn naturally to blatant self-promotion.

Signing at the State College Barnes and Noble — January 22, 2010 at 6:30pm.

If you’re in Happy Valley, stop by the local B&N (you know, the one out there by the mall). I’ll read a little from the book, answer your questions (or make you answer mine), and sign copies. Afterward, stop by my house for coffee and dessert! Directions at the reading.

Reading at KGB, February 17

And when it’s even colder out, I’ll be in New York City reading  with none other than Peter Straub at the KGB Fantastic Fiction Reading Series. Time to man-up!

Free Stories

My story “The Illustrated Biography of Lord Grimm,” which appeared in Year’s Best Fantasy 9, is available for free at the moment from Tor.com, along with four other stories: “The Film-makers of Mars” by Geoff Ryman, “Caverns of Mystery” by Kage Baker, and “Lady Witherspoon’s Solution” from my State College, PA compatriot, James Morrow. And you can download three more stories from that anthology, too.

You do have to create a tor.com account first. I ran into a hiccup where the site lost track of my request after I created my account, so I suggest creating the account first, then clicking the link.

Fictional FrontiersOn the frontiers of radio

Sohaib from Fictional Frontiers had me on his radio show a couple weeks ago, and I had a great time yet again — he was an enthusiastic supporter of Pandemonium. You can listen to or download the interview on their archive site.

A couple more reviews

These hit my in-box this week, courtesty of google’s ego surf tools:

From Sean Melican at Book Page: “More subtle than some SF novels, The Devil’s Alphabet is an absolutely stunning, intoxicating blend of vintage mystery, science fiction and intergenerational saga which artfully questions the meaning of what it is to be ‘human.’”

From Amy Gwiazdowski at BookReporter.com: “Daryl Gregory has an engaging writing style, and while I didn’t care much for Pax [the main character], he infused the book with enough interesting turns to keep me reading. I found myself wanting to know more about the residents, what happened to them, and why they changed.”

So that’s it for me, for now. How are you doing? Oh wait, hold that thought, I see someone on the sidewalk who may not know about me. Gotta go!

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