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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Yowza (various book-shilling news)

Much happenings on the promoting-The-Ant King front:

  • Publisher's Weekly has a very nice review of the Ant King and Other Stories (you have to scroll down to the bottom of the SF/Fantasy/Horror section). It's rather nice to find oneself there along with Toby, Bear, and Scalzi.

  • Kirkus also gave it a largely positive review: "an imaginative debut collection". The only thing they didn't like was the "Other Cities" (you have to be a subscriber to see the review)

  • I'm doing another reading at Stacy's Coffee Parlor:

    Friday, August 1st
    7:30 pm
    Stacy's Coffee Parlor
    709 W Broad St (a.k.a Route 7)
    Falls Church, VA

    Bus from West Falls Church metro: 28B.


  • I was going to put this in its own entry unter the title "Holy crap, Michael Chabon knows who I am!"... (anyway, we put the whole quote in the hardcover book jacket inside flap)

  • I am having a kaffeklatsch and a book launch party of some sort at Worldcon in Denver -- details coming soon.

I'm excited. I'm all abuzz and aquiver and stuff.

Book getting realer every day! Lordy!

Posted by benrosen at July 3, 2008 04:52 PM | Up to blog

And you still haven't read Yiddish Policemen's Union yet, have you? Ingrate!

Posted by: Jackie M. at July 3, 2008 06:32 PM


Posted by: Steven K at July 3, 2008 11:02 PM

Jackie: I have, too! I read Moles's copy! It was awesome. One interesting thing is that Chabon is sometimes attacked as being too skeptical of Zionism, too pro-Diaspora, but (perhaps for that very reason) YPU was -- in terms of influencing my own opinion -- one of the most effective bits of Zionist literature I've ever read.

Steven: Thanks!

Posted by: Benjamin Rosenbaum at July 3, 2008 11:12 PM

Holy crap, Michael Chabon knows who you are!

(You better have just found that out after you got home this evening, and not simply neglected to mention it in person!)

Posted by: David Moles at July 3, 2008 11:32 PM

Actually I found it out at Wiscon. I didn't tell you?

Posted by: Benjamin Rosenbaum at July 3, 2008 11:35 PM
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