May Musings and Reading Recommendations
Well, getting closer to June, and to the release of BUILDING HARLEQUIN'S MOON. I'm quite excited. I've had other good news as well this month: Tor has indicated that they want to buy my recently completed novel, THE SILVER SHIP AND THE SEA and a sequel (yet to be written).
I found that out on my way back from a quick trip to the east coast to talk to the Air Traffic Controller's Association and NASA Ames at their technical symposium. There, I had the opportunity to be part of panel of futurists talking about the future of aviation. That was a very fun topic, and I got to be the generalist who discussed trends in privacy/transparency, demographics, and other other social topics. I would have enjoyed staying for the whole day, but took the opportunity to run up to New York, wander through Times Square in the evening, and walk through about half of Central Park on a grand spring day. The park and the day were both so beautiful that I felt as of spontaneous joy had decided to just visit, landing me in some place more manic and ecstatic than usual (I'm typically a pretty even person).
Anyway, more on the books after I have a contract, etc.
In the meantime, before I can even think about more writing, there is packing - we move into our new house next week!
May Reading Recommendations
The Sunborn, by Gregory Benford. A nicely done piece of classic science fiction. Exploration of our solar system, aliens, encounters between humans and between humans and aliens, and classic dust-ups between the humans on-the-spot and the folk hanging safely back on Earth. If you like nice classic science fiction, you'll like The Sunborn.