Discovery Channels

Discovery 1: I finally found the time to post this week at Blog Gate; this one is a meandering maundering about reviews (including an understated nastygram from The New Yorker to Lord Dunsany, circa 1926).

Discovery 2: Blood of Ambrose seen in the wild (courtesy of onyxhawke).

Discovery 3: The distance between my front door to my first class (via bike) exactly equals Brandenburg Concerto #2 (via iPod).

[edited to add:]

Discovery 4: This week’s Mind Meld: Forgotten SF/F. Begins exactly right, with a book I thought only I remembered (I knew that I should read Ekaterina Sedia, and now I’m sure of it), and continues even better with a lot of stuff I should track down and find.

Discovery 5: The Done Manifesto. Manifestly true! It changed my life, at least for a few minutes.

About JE

James Enge is the author of the World-Fantasy-Award-nominated novel Blood of Ambrose (Pyr, April 2009). His latest book is The Wide World's End. His short fiction has appeared in Swords and Dark Magic (Harper Collins, 2010), Black Gate, the Stabby-Award-winning anthology Blackguards and elsewhere.
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4 Responses to Discovery Channels

  1. newguydave says:

    Wow, “Blood of Ambrose” facing out. You must have minions.

    Congrats on the bike/concerto pairing. It’s so hard to find proper length music these days. How long is the bike ride?

    I suppose I could look up the concerto, but that would kill the chance for a return comment.

    • JE says:

      Mike says he found the book that way, so the chain may have some deal with Pyr (or it may just be due to an employee who likes S&S). It was pretty startling to see Kate Elliott’s books on one side and Steve Erikson’s books on the other: elevated company for the crooked man.

      The bike ride is about 10 minutes–that’s make it about 2 miles, as I’m clocking an unspectacular but steady 12 mph average these days. It just freaked me out a little that the tune was starting as I unlocked my bike at home and ended right as I locked my bike up outside the class building.

      • Anonymous says:

        I was in a B&N today. Someone took down a copy of Blood of Ambrose, glanced at the back a second, and put it back up facing out. He was amused by his actions. (I’ve already read the back, so the glance was for show. 🙂

        You’re on the top shelf in that store. Nice placement.

        –Jeff Stehman

        • JE says:


          (Sorry I’m so late getting back to you. Internet at home has been unbelievably wonky, and now is down entirely.)

          [edited for form.]

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