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gemmell was a member of the world fantasy convention (wfc) since 1985, and represented the scottish contingent in the wfc for a number of years. he was nominated for the andre norton award for young adult science fiction/fantasy in 1983, as well as for the sidewise award for best editor for young adult books for both the forgotten fleet (2000) and the dark lord (2002).
the bookish friends i've had over the years have introduced me to various authors and their work, from worldbuilding to interviews to introductions to various genres. so it's only fitting i spend a bit of time here, ranting away about our friends and acquaintances. first up we have tad williams, who's had a long association with my friend brandon from darksword - though not coincidentally with the same website. so when i found that he'd created a series of vods for dark heavens, i was thrilled to see these done. i've known tad off and on for a while but ive only got to know him better in the last decade, so i was happy to find a friendship here.
i've met brian mcclellan before in person, we both come from the same city (although he lives a couple of counties away from me now) and we both had the pleasure of having mike cramer introduce us to the sf community back in the mid '80s. i used to own a copy of his short story collection, deanes little secret, which i've only just started reading now, and ive got book recommendations from him for a couple of those stories in there. never underestimate a guy who's named their only kid after his arch-enemy in his early career, but that aside its always a pleasure to get to know him better. d8a7b2ff72
in general, i think i'm running a little behind with updates, but i may be able to catch up during the next six months or so. anyhow, please feel free to comment on or reply to any of these posts in whatever way you prefer.
you may think you know all there is to know about the author ofthe legend of huma. you know about the dragons. you know about the catapult. but what about.. the lighthouse?the legend of humais a wry, wise tale about a hero's search for a bride. it touches upon the practice of polygamy in medieval societies, the importance of building personal relationships during one's life, the ambiguity of faith, and the futility of war.
excellent. excellent. honestly, this was really, really quite a lot of fun. i have no doubt that there is some irreducible amount of fun in rereading a book that i wrote twenty years ago. but in terms of just fun with a smile on your face, was this as enjoyable an experience as rereading almost any of my published work? probably not, but definitely close.
paul of dragonsteel has been pursuing the history of bronze age albania for some time. this year, together with geeklibrarian , he took the opportunity to organise a conference on the topic held in february this year. our co-organiser paul earned a special place in our hearts by publishing what my lectures will not teach you , which is actually a short read.
this was originally a post-script to an email to david about the history of albanian literature, which i thought i'd share here. at the time, i said that i was going to research and talk about the subject of my forthcoming novel, a light in all that darkness. well, it's finished and out, so i figured i'd share it now!