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Extremely Short Print Run

Yes, it's a collection of some of my fiction, specifically stuff that has only appeared online. No, you can't have a copy. One's for me, the other for my sweetie. I may make a third copy at some point for my parents. You could ask them, I s'pose, but good luck with that. I made them using CafePress's publishing option, having been inspired by Mr. Scalzi's example. Simply to amuse myself, I made it look as much like a real book as possible. With page numbers and everything! The barcode is as bogus as the ISBN, but the blurbs of praise on the back are real.

Why, you might ask? Chiefly because a lot of this stuff is no longer up on the web, a condition that will only worsen over time. And someday a tall fellow in black robes swinging a farming implement will come along to collect my works. This might make things easier later on for my estate (you know, Lisa and the cats). Also, I thought it was a cool idea, and that it would look pretty on my vanity shelf.

Other than the books, today brought a 13 day rejection from Elysian Fiction. Had today off, since I'll be working this Saturday. Among other things, spent some time today wrestling with the lawn. Aeration is not nearly as much fun as you might think. No, it's true. I wouldn't lie about such things.