Jun172015

Fun 7-Question Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Book Q&A via SF Signal

Here’s a Fun 7-Question Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Book Q&A via SF Signal

A SF/F/H author whose books I will buy sight unseen is: Robin McKinley

My favorite book by that author is: Beauty

The most recent new-to-me SF/F/H author I discovered was: Robin LaFevers

The book that helped me discover that author is: Grave Mercy

One of my favorite SF/F/H authors is: Tanya Huff

They are one of my favorites because: She has this amazing ability to change voice and tone from one genre to another.

The most coveted SF/F/H book I own is: Signed first edition hardback of Tamora Pierce’s Alanna: The First Adventure

If you want, you can copy the questions/statements and paste them into the comments with your answers. Answer as many or as few as you’d like. Or you can go do it on SF Signal.

{Gail’s monthly read along for June is: Uprooted by Naomi Novik}

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Parasol Pretty Necklace SPWF 2015

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Nancy A. Sabine Pasley – A Game of Cards

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
“Sir Henry Tate, founder of the Tate Gallery, made his money through patenting an invention in 1872 for cutting up sugar loaves, and then marketing ‘cube sugar’, a new way of selling the product. Until then sugar had been bought in large conical loaves, which had to be chopped up – a rough heavy job, to be done by a man if possible. The chopped pieces would then be cut into smaller pieces with sugar nippers, by the housewife or servant, to get the sugar to a size that was useable.”
~ The Victorian House by Judith Flanders
Perhaps we should use “best thing since cubed sugar” not “sliced bread”?
And “sugar nippers” has GOT to be a euphemism for something.

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
Author Jeff Somers exposes New York Comicon, very funny.

PROJECT ROUND UP 

  • Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last. Releases Nov. 3, 2015. Available for pre-order! In production.
  • Imprudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the Second. Working rough draft, about 1/2 way.



The Books! 

 The Custard Protocol Series
 1 Prudence, 2 Imprudence
The Parasol Protectorate Series
1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels
 $0.99 short stories (ebook only)
Marine Biology; My Sister’s Song; Fairy Debt;

Book News:
joysann’s Pick of the Week says, “Just as fun and charming and silly and delightful as those first books were to listen to, The Custard Protocol promises to have the same kinds of steampunk paranormal romantic adventures.”

Quote of the Day:
“Life is too important to be taken seriously.”
~ Oscar Wilde

Gail’s fashion blog ~ Retro Rack.
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