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The Carriger-verse Parasol Protectorate Wiki

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

My dear Gentle Reader, I have a wiki!

For the last few months my team and I (yes, I have a team, doesn’t that sound posh?) have been working hard to bring the Gail Carriger Wikia up to date with all my books, characters, gadgets, locations, and much much more.

The bulk of what used to be on my website has been moved there. It’s now a warren of tidbits, cookies, and delightful nuggets of information. If you are writing fanfic, this is a good place to start (pretend I’m humming quietly to myself and looking the other way). Why is Gail humming?

Have you done a cosplay, entered one of my dress up contests, or undertaken a fan photo shoot, or built your own Bumbersnoot? There is a COSPLAY GALLERY!

 

Alexia Frini Georgakopoulos FB Cosplay Alexia

Are you artistic, have you done a painting of one of my characters, a movie poster, some other fabulous rendition? There is a FAN ART GALLERY!

You will find the following kinds of things…

You will see favorite quotes from the books, manga art sketches, trivia about characters, and if you are really crafty even some of my notes about things to do with characters and their connections that haven’t been revealed yet.

Warning! Wikis contain spoilers, don’t read about books you’ve not read yet. OK?

{Gail’s monthly read along for March is Sorcery & Cecelia: Or, The Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer.}

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Journal des Dames Tuesday, August 1, 1848 v. 33, plate 49

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Queen Victoria Escapes Murderous Poet, 1882

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
A Simple Plan to Start Reading More

PROJECT ROUND UP 

  • Imprudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the Second. Releases July 19, 2016 in print & eBook to US.
  • Poison or Protect ~ A Delightfully Deadly Novella. Reworking & trimming. Release date to come. Gail’s first foray into hybrid land, featuring a grown up and several-times widowed Preshea and the gentle Scottish captain who could change everything.



Gail Carriger’s Scribbles! 

 

 

 The Custard Protocol Series (1890s ~ ongoing)
1 Prudence, 2 Imprudence (July 19, 2016)

 
 $0.99 short stories (ebook only)
Marine Biology; My Sister’s Song; Fairy Debt;
The Curious Case (featuring Alessandro Tarabotti)

Book News:
EA Hennessy’s Steampunk Hands Around the World 2016: My Favorite Things: Gail Carriger’s Novels

Quote of the Day:
“If he had a mind, there was something on it.”
― P.G. Wodehouse

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Gail on Facebook & Twitter & Goodreads & Tumblr.
Gail’s fashion blog ~ Retro Rack.
The best place to talk all things Parasol Protectorate is on its
Facebook Group.

Questions about Gail’s steampunk world? There’s a wiki for that!

Twelve Days of Finishing School (Special Extras)

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

My dearest darling Gentle Reader, have have scuttled off for a few days of vacation. I plan to do a great deal of reading, podcast listening, walking, and tropical fruit consumption. In the meantime, I do hope you enjoy the following…

Twelve Days of Finishing School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{What is Gail’s Book Group reading for December? Daughter of the Empire by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts}

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

via British Paintings tumblr 1907

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Orbit-Sink-by-Alessandro-Isola

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life: The Parachute Descent of Jeanne Garnerin

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

Book News:

Alexia fan art via bansheebender-tunblr

Quote of the Day:
“Vegetables are the food of the earth; fruit seems more the food of the heavens.”
~ Sepal Felicivant

 

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She also has a fashion blog ~ Retro Rack.
The best place to talk all things Parasol Protectorate is on its
Facebook Group.

Podcasts That Gail Loves (Miss Carriger Recommends)

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

Lately, as it becomes more widely known what an addict I am, I am frequently asked about which podcasts I enjoy. I listen to A LOT, Gentle Reader. However, I don’t think you really care about all of them, do you?

Here is a pretty comprehensive list of some of my favorites as of April 2014. (Podcasts are always pod fading and then I need to find new ones, so there is a constant stream of me trying something out, but these are the old work horses.)
Writing Related
I Should Be Writing
The Shared Desk
Writing Excuses

Human Interest
The Moth
StoryCorps
All in the Mind
Savage Love

Academic & Educational
Freakonomics Radio
Money Girl (Q&DT)
Planet Money
The Nutrition Diva (Q&DT)

Fandom
Brass Needles
The Functional Nerds
SF Signal
Your Book is Why Daddy Drinks

Comedy
Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
Judge John Hodgeman
The Smartest Man in the World
Mark Kermode & Simon Mayo’s Film Reviews
Geologic Podcast
International Waters

Most Missed
Survivor Guide
Stephen Fry’s Podgrams
Polyschizmatic Reprobates Hour
Memories of the Futurecast
Shortcomings Audio
The Perfect Ten
Radio Free Burrito
The Bugle

When do I find the time to listen?
I listen when I am driving or biking, doing any kind of household task, cooking, and so forth. If I am alone and not writing I’m probably listening to a podcast. I love to get two things done at once, I feel so efficient. Podcasts are a low entry way for me to do this. I rarely watch television, so that figures into all calculations. I’m pretty cruel about it and if the subject doesn’t interest me I just delete that episode. As a result, I don’t listen to every cast of every pod.

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

‘Crisp Packet’ Clutch from Luisa via Roma

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Bathtub meets sink.

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
SFF Interview Swap: Elizabeth Moon interviews Rachel Bach

Book News:

 Lalex (@LalexAndrea) Illustrated vSophronia with Bumbersnoot!

Quote of the Day:
How doth the little Bumbersnoot
Chew gayly on his coal
And sit beneath the petticoats
Through which he burns a hole.
~ Andrew Knighton (@gibbondemon) on Twitter


Behind the Magic ~ Flirtation or… Espionage? Gail Carriger Researches Victorian Spies for the Finishing School

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

Been working hard on the final Finishing School book.

 

Although Sophronia and her network of spy girlfriends have their own code for speaking back and forth, I thought it might be fun to see some of the original real deal techniques.

Flirting with Gloves

 

Mitts  1840s  The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Flirting Handkerchief
Chemisette, Undersleeves, and Handkerchief  1860s  The Metropolitan Museum of Ar
Flirting Parasol

 

1833 Sunday, September 1

(Chapeau des Magasins de Mme. Rousseau Leblanc, Place de la Rourse, 31. Redingote des ateliers de Mme. H. Larcher, Couturiere de L. M. la Reine, (Rue Vivienne, 4.) Le depot du Follet, Boulevart des Italiens, Passage de l’Opera, No. 2. Published by J. Page, 112 Fetter Lane, London.
Lady’s Magazine Sunday, September 1, 1833 v. 14, plate 70.)

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GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Paint British Paintings Burnham Beeches – Hector Caffieri

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Cassette Tape Doormat at Perpetual Kid

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Eastgate Street, from east of the Cross looking towards the Eastgate Louise Rayner

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
Writing Through Adversity. Or Not.

Quote of the Day:

“We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet: and, amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us.”

~ Maurice Maeterlinck (1862 – 1949)


WorldCon Planning

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

My dear Gentle Reader, I am beginning to plan my trip to San Antonio, for Lonestarcon3, AKA WorldCon 2013! I have my plane tickets in hand and my hotel booked. I’m hoping that some of you will be there. I’m really looking forward to it, planning to take it easy and enjoy myself as much as possible. Plus, I do adore Texas Fandom, one of the nicest in the biz, in my humble opinion.

Fencon 2011 (my first GOH!)

As many of you know WorldCon is one of my favorite conventions, and I make the effort to try to get to it if at all possible. Since I didn’t make it last year, I cleared my to do list this year, and away we go!

Tea Talk at WorldCon 2011 (Reno)

I don’t have my schedule yet, but as soon as I get things worked out I will post it here so you can find me. And yes, there may be an off the radar tweet-up…

Speaking of conventions, I just listened to the a great panel from Chicon 7 “Moral Ambiguity in Science Fiction” with Charles Stross, Jay Lake, Nancy Kress, Lissa Price and Bryan Thomas Schmidt presented on Adventures in SciFi Publishing. It’s really good, not just because of the topic and the brilliance of the panelists, but because it’s beautifully moderated and fairly run: a model panel, if you would.

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

1896  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

romantic infinity pool

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
“Game was defined legally as hare, partridge, pheasant, black game (black grouse), red grouse, and bustard.”
~ Daniel Pool

Your Writerly Tinctures . . . 
Debut Author Lesson: Audio books

PROJECT ROUND UP 
Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third: Fifth draft out to Beta number 4. Things are looking up.  
Curtsies & Conspiracies
~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Release date Nov. 5, 2013. 
Etiquette & Espionage
~ trade paperback will be available in the US October 13, 2013

Manga
~ Soulless Vol. 3: (AKA Blameless) Available serialized through YenPlus. Print edition Nov. 19 2013. 
Prudence
~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Delayed. Why? Begin rewrite in 2014.

 

The Books!

 

The Parasol Protectorate Series: 1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless
BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT on the Parasol Protectorate series!
Please DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!

The Parasol Protectorate omnibus hardback editions
Volume 1 (Books 1-3), Volume 2 (Books 4-5)
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels
The Finishing School Series: Etiquette & Espionage, Curtsies & Conspiracies (Nov. 5, 2013)
 $0.99 ebook only short stories: Marine Biology and My Sister’s Song


Book News:


 

Quote of the Day:


5 Exciting New Website Bits & Bobs

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

So I launched my new website on Thursday night and it went strangely well, my end at least. The new website may look similar to the old, but it is expanded and expandable. We now have drop down menus for the different book series as well as lots of extra features and links to blog posts and interviews. Hopefully, the new design will also allow me to keep the whole thing up to date as well with latest news and events. Fingers crossed, I won’t have to go through another major redesign for a while.

Anyway, here are the five things I am most excited about:

  1. The site now ghosts my author blog and my fashion blog on blogspot (no more LJ!).
  2. The steampunk section is considerably expanded. I’m hoping to go in and clean it up and add new resources as well, as they come along. If you have any good suggestions for links, do let me know.
  3. There is a solid FAQ page now, separated from the Never Ending Interview, which has been combed through and brought up to date.
  4. The section for my books and all the different series has been updated and organized.
  5. I have an events and latest news section that is really easy to keep current.

Have I mentioned recently how much I love organization?

Still on the agenda, but delayed slightly, is getting together the resources for a newsletter. I know some have asked. Also, the Twitter feed is proving difficult and there are a few other bugs to iron out, but right now I’m basking in the glow of a pretty tidy site.

Thoughts and suggestions are most welcome.

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

1895-1900Dupuy  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Model pantry

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Set the Bar: Creative Food and Drink Station Ideas

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
One Simple Trick That Makes Editing Less Painful

PROJECT ROUND UP 
Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third: Last draft back and ready to turn in after the holiday.
Curtsies & Conspiracies
~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Release date Nov. 5, 2013. 
Etiquette & Espionage
~ trade paperback will be available in the US October 13, 2013

Manga
~ Soulless Vol. 3: (AKA Blameless) Available serialized through YenPlus. Print edition Nov. 19 2013. 
Prudence
~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Delayed. Why? Begin rewrite in 2014.

 

The Books!

 

The Parasol Protectorate Series: 1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless
BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT on the Parasol Protectorate series!
Please DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!

The Parasol Protectorate omnibus hardback editions
Volume 1 (Books 1-3), Volume 2 (Books 4-5)
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels
The Finishing School Series: Etiquette & Espionage, Curtsies & Conspiracies (Nov. 5, 2013)
 $0.99 ebook only short stories: Marine Biology and My Sister’s Song


Book News:

Alexi fan art.


Quote of the Day:
De gustibus non est disputandum. Essentially my mom’s old favorite, “There’s no accounting for taste.” Sounds better in Latin.

 


Etiquette & Espionage ~ Reviews & Praise

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

Gentle Reader, I present for your titillation links and quotes from some of the early reviews for Etiquette & Espionage. I’ve taken pains to use only non-spoiler quotes, but I can’t guarantee that the full review will be spoiler free. So follow the links at your own risk…cheese pies may be hurled in your general direction. (Wouldn’t if be fun if “hurling the cheese pie” were a euphemism for spoilers?)

  • Publisher’s Weekly Galley Talk says: “When I opened the novel, I was immediately enchanted and delighted.”
  • A fan of the Parasol Protectorate weighs in: “Firstly, while it is very apparent from the tone and voice that this is the same author’s work, Carriger has done a fantastic job of giving it the feel of a young adult novel, as opposed to simply making the characters young, like many traditionally adult fiction authors can make the mistake of doing.”
  • Elephants on Trapezes says: “Gail Carriger has a distinctive voice I still can’t quite describe other than to say that she has a talent for describing the most ridiculous things with a sly helping of droll humor.”
  • Miss Literati says: “The names in the novel are fun and quirky and Sophronia and her friends have intriguing and goofy personalities.”
  • WTF Are You Reading? is a little more guarded: “While it is true that Sophronia Temminnick is a very likable character and Etiquette and Espionage is a very readable book; both take a while to warm up to.”
  • Shelf Awareness says: “If spunky Lady Sybil from Downton Abbey happened onto a steampunk set, she might look a lot like Sophronia Angelina Temminnick.”
  • Megan Likes Books starts off with: “What a pleasant surprise this book was! I’ve always thought steampunk was cool, but this is my first time reading a steampunk novel. I love it!”
  • Diary of the Bookworm says: “A totally different, but equally fantastic female lead, a whole new set of strange circumstances, the same great humour, and sleek writing prowess, and of course, the same Steampunk world her readers have become so enamoured of and voila! A new series that will captivate readers new to Carriger and her die hard fans alike.”
  • Steampunk Canada says: “I love this new female heroine, I love the many ways Ms. Carriger has connected this series with her first, and I want my very own Bumbersnoot.”
  • Fantasy Faction says: “it was as refreshing as a summer blackberry and ginger trifle and just as enjoyable.”
  • Sci-Fi Fan Letter says: “The book is a fun romp, with quirky characters and a quick plot.”
  • Skye’s Scribbling’s says: “Harry Potter meets Jeeves & Wooster. Or, if Jane Austen wrote Harry Potter after apprenticing under P.G. Wodehouse and H.G. Wells.”
  • I Read to Relax! says: “The tie-ins to Carriger’s adult series had me giggling throughout.”
  • Dark Faerie Tales says: “It doesn’t matter that Sophronia wasn’t considered to be lady-like, nor does it matter that she wasn’t as prim and proper as the others, I loved her for who she was.”
  • Goldilox and the Three Weres says: “I admit to not having read Carriger’s popular adult series, Parasol Protectorate, but after reading – and loving! – this book I will certainly be remedying that!”
  • Dark Matter Fanzine says: “Gail’s acerbic observations on human nature, social mores and manipulations, are hilarious…Highly recommended for fans of adventure/comedy, steampunk and comedies of manners such as The Importance of Being Ernest.”
E&E Final Cover

Etiquette & Espionage has also received:

  1. A starred review from Kirkus
  2. A starred review from Publisher’s Weekly
  3. A starred review from Booklist

I’m quite overwhelmed and honored. Thanks to everyone for the nice things you have written about Etiquette & Espionage and for taking the time to review my book.

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .
Spring 2013 Runways
From the Spring 2013 Runways

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Severin Bookshelf
Severin Bookshelf from CB2

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
“Rules of the Road

The rule of the road is a paradox quite;
In riding or driving along,
If you keep to the left, you are sure to go right,
If you keep the the right, you are wrong.

The rule of the footpath is clear as the light,
and none can its reason withstand:
Each side of the way you must keeps to the right,
and give those you meet the left hand.

The rule of the rail is – soon come or soon go,
admitting of little delay;
If you go, get in quick – you’re left if you’re slow;
Get out – and get out of the way.”

~ Schott’s Quintessential Miscellany

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
How to foster a love of reading. Also this is a good way to foster children who grow up to become authors too. Be warned.

PROJECT ROUND UP
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First:
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Title changed. Release date November 2013. Proofs handed in. Done my end.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless) Out now!
Etiquette & Espionage ~ Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 5, 2013. Tour events planned!


BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT on the Parasol Protectorate series! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!

The Omnibus hardback editions are limited run through the SciFi Bookclub only.

The manga editions, both now available in print.

Most short stories available in ebook form world wide!

The first Finishing School book ~ Out Feb. 5, 2013

Book News:
Fan Art of Alexia by Sweet Tabby
Fan Art of Alexia by Sweet Tabby

Quote of the Day:
“Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There’s plenty of movement, but you never know if it’s going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.”
~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Daisypath Wedding tickers


Bumbersnoot Art! (Special Extras)

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

Bumbersnoot is a new and excitingly silly character in the up-coming Finishing School series.

On his first introduction…

It had four legs—four very short legs—and a small, spiky tail. Steam emanated slightly from its underbelly, and smoke came out from under its leather earflaps. It looked a little like one of those sausage dogs the Germans were so fond of.

Sometime later . . .

Sophronia hesitated, and then—because everyone seemed to have forgotten him and he looked so forlorn—she scooped up the sausage dog mechanimal and hid him in her large pinafore pocket.

Sophronia names her new pet Bumbersnoot. And later introduces him to another new friend who has the following opinion . . .

“He’s quite the little beauty, isn’t he?”

Bumbersnoot had a long, sausage-like body, and while he was mostly bronze, it was clear he had some brass and iron parts, so that he was rather a patchwork. Fond of him though she was, “little beauty” was not a phrase Sophronia would have used to describe him.

“If you say so.”

A little while ago I ran an art contest and here are some images of Bumbersnoot!

Amanda
Amanda

Remusrox
Remusrox

Caitlyn
Caitlyn

Endless Pages
Endless Pages

Fairandbright
Fairandbright

Fatedreamer
Fatedreamer

FliterKit
FliterKit

More to come!

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
Kurt Vonnegut Can Bite Me

Book News:
Interview about E&E over on PW Kidscast.

Quote of the Day:
“He wants to know if you can ride. he says you have the right build. ANd he says you are a pei-makhe halak – a milk faced boy.”
~ Second Lieutenant Francis Yeats-Brown, 1906 via Richard Holmes’s Sahib the British Soldier in India, pg. 263


Etiquette & Espionage Final Cover

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

Today in the mailman brought to me . . .

Three Amazon Packages
Two Copies of Page Proofs
and
An Early Print of E&E!

E&E Final Cover
Etiquette & Espionage final embossed cover

E&E Bakc Cover
Etiquette & Espionage final back cover

E&E Spine E&E Inside Spine

Etiquette & Espionage final spine cover & spine underneath

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .
1914-1918 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1914-1918 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
YouTube Lady Got Bustle

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
teapoor

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
How Much Interaction Should Authors Have With Readers?

PROJECT ROUND UP
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: First draft with betas.
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Title changed. Copy edits done and in! Release date November 2013.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless) Out now!
Etiquette & Espionage ~ Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 5, 2013.


BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT on the Parasol Protectorate series! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!

The Omnibus hardback editions are limited run through the SciFi Bookclub only.

The manga editions, both now available in print.

Most short stories available in ebook form world wide!

The first Finishing School book ~ Out Feb. 5, 2013

Book News:
Jenaveve Lester fan art of Gail
Jenaveve Lester fan art of Gail

Quote of the Day:
“The main way to tell the difference between a human and an animal is by figuring out if they gain or loose dignity by wearing clothes.”
~ Mark Anderson

Daisypath Wedding tickers


Manga ! CLOSED

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

This contest has ended. Details redacted.

So, Gentle Reader, hot on the heels of the Etiquette & Espionage ARC give away I have yet another one for you! At the end of this month, Nov. 20 (we hope), Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 2 (the graphic novel version of Changeless) comes out in print.

*Soulless2_cover

In honor of this exciting event, I have a first prise goodie box of manga related items to give away, as well as five signed copies of Soulless Vol. 1 to get you ready for Vol. 2. The six lucky winners will be selected by random number generation.

SoullessFinalCover copy

The first prize goodie box includes but it not limited to: exotic tea, octopodes, some of the last of the original Soulless release swag, Japanese toys, a signed copy of the first manga, a Ruby Blackbird Limited edition origami pineapple reticule, and, excitingly enough, signed copies of Soulless, Changeless, and Blameless translated into Japanese!

JapeneseSoullessCover Japan-Changeless-Japan JapaneseBlameless

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
Do you ever have those days where writing feels like a chore?

PROJECT ROUND UP
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Release date Fall 2013. Writing rough draft. The elephant has exploded. Climatic battle sequence ahead.
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Title changed. Copy edits incoming.
Etiquette & Espionage ~ Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 5, 2013. Working promo schemes to begin September.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless) Reviewing chapter by chapter, each drops on YenPlus by subscription. Print release tentatively Dec. 2012.


BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT on the Parasol Protectorate series! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!

The Omnibus hardback editions are limited run through the SciFi Bookclub only.

The manga editions, Vol. available in print, Vol. 2 by subscription to YenPlus.

Most short stories available in ebook form world wide!

The first Finishing School book ~ Out Feb. 5, 2013

Book News:
by_cosmashivah
fan art by cosmashivah

Quote of the Day:
“Name the characteristic traits of the ancient Scotch Highlanders.
Fidelity, hospitality, and great family pride.
What were their dress and character?
They wore a plaid made of woollen stuff, or tartan, which either hung down from their shoulders, or was fastened with a belt; from this belt hung their sword, dagger, knives, and pistol; a large leathern purse hanging before, adorned with silver, was always a part of the chieftain’s dress: their patience was unwearied, their courage undaunted, and their honour unsullied.”
~ Mangnall’s Questions, 1830 (spelling uncorrected)


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