June 20th, 2014


Sneak peek :-)

Next year's "Foreigner" cover!!! (wonder if "Tracker" really is the new title ... it's appropriate for what logically has to follow the events in "Peacemaker" but doesn't entirely fit the "rules" Cherryh has for titling books in this series)

P.S. Ilisidi looks suspiciously like a portrait of Cherryh in this ***GRIN*** (Ah, just read the extra notes on the closeup image ... Cherryh DID pose for this!)
The Librarian

Another blast from the past


I've just this moment discovered that all three volumes of "Duncan & Mallory" are available online! I own paper copies of the original books so this isn't a case for me of something I haven't seen in ages. But for those of you who missed the series' blip of existence you are in for a rare treat if you care to read ... just be prepared to laugh a LOT! I plan to leaf through the online editions simply for artist Mel. White's page-by-page commentary ... for every one of the inside jokes that I spotted in those panels, I'm sure there are at least five I missed (these books were crammed full o' verbal and visual geek trivia plus the series con artists Bilgewater and Sadie were played by writer Bob Asprin and White herself)

The three volumes available online are, in order:
Duncan & Mallory
The Bar-None Ranch
The Raiders

P.S. Edited to update 'cause I managed to find "The Raiders" on the site ... for some strange reason it wasn't included in the index like the first two volumes but 'tis indeed there (though not yet complete ... still in the process of being posted, with a new page going up every Monday).
The Librarian

Music I want to hear

Andy Donnelly has just been interviewing Calum MacCrimmon of Breabach on The Celtic Show about his work with The Boomerang Project and OH! I really want to hear this music!!! Bagpipe and didgeridoo and taonga puoro are all instruments I love to listen to (along with really raw fiddle) ... the thought of three of my four faves combined in a Scottish/Aborigine/Maori mix has my eardrums all aquiver. I hope there's going to be an album of this!