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11 April 2011 @ 01:55 am
Veronique is Visiting From Paris  
When some people say "Big Announcement Tomorrow!" it means marriage or baby or some such thing. With Kyle, it's the most awesome project ever... and because I got to be involved, I do feel like it's our baby... the baby we share with Elizabeth Bear... on whom I have the biggest literary crush ever. I was rereading her story tonight and laughing and crying all over again and saying aloud "Where does she get ideas like this?" Well, she gets them from Kyle's photos, for one. :)

You won't regret buying this for a single instant and it will give you years of enjoyment and amazement.

Originally posted by kylecassidy at Veronique is Visiting From Paris
Big News

Two years ago I met novelist Elizabeth Bear (aka [info]matociquala) on an escalator in Canada and said “You’re Elizabeth Bear!” – which wasn’t all that miraculous because she was wearing a name tag – but we talked on the trip from the third floor to the first floor of the Palais des congrès de Montréal about doing some sort of vague something based on the themes of Time Travel, Levitation, and Madness. We parted ways at the bottom of the stairs and during the following year I sent Elizabeth 12 photos and she wrote a story, in twelve parts, that ties them all together.

It's now available as a series of 12 post cards, each with an image on the front and a story on the back.

I'm tickled pink that [info]wilwheaton has called it "... one of the coolest, most beautiful things I've ever seen."





They start at $12 but we realize you might want to hoard one for yourself and mail others out, so there are deals for getting more than one. You can buy them and get more info here.





I would post the text from the back of this card, but it's really too brilliant and it might give too much away. I'm really in awe of Bear's ability to create a magical world from bits and parts and have it be cohesive and heartbreaking -- and 80 words at a time.

I'm really excited about this -- it's a beautiful little creature that wouldn't be here today if so many tiny things hadn't happened. Do something awesome today, even if it's small; it might grow up into something bigger.




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Penelope Prosopopeia: journeywatersusurrus on April 11th, 2011 10:12 am (UTC)
I just bought this! I am so excited!
trillian_starstrillian_stars on April 11th, 2011 01:34 pm (UTC)
Fabulous! I'm so glad!
Penelope Prosopopeia: night owlwatersusurrus on May 2nd, 2011 10:53 am (UTC)
It just arrived today and is lovely! I'm thinking of keeping it hidden in my bedside drawer for secret magical reading times.
petitbout: Toplesspetitbout on April 11th, 2011 02:20 pm (UTC)
What a fabulous avatar photo!
trillian_starstrillian_stars on April 11th, 2011 02:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It happens to fit the subject of the post perfectly ;)
petitbout: pic#73156736petitbout on April 11th, 2011 02:46 pm (UTC)
Indeed it does! I love it when a there is that confluence.
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it's a great life, if you don't weakenmatociquala on April 12th, 2011 12:43 am (UTC)
Crush right back at you, lady. ;-)
trillian_starstrillian_stars on April 13th, 2011 06:26 am (UTC)
*swoon*!!!

;)