First chance at John Kessel’s collection

Wed 12 Dec 2007 - Filed under: Not a Journal., | Leave a Comment | Posted by: Gavin

baum.JPGThis week we got in a couple of boxes of galleys of John Kessel’s April collection The Baum Plan for Financial Independence—John should be getting them soon (honest, they’re in the mail!) and they’ve gone out to the trades for review. Other reviewers and so on will be getting them soon.

We’re having fun with the design of this one (or, at least, the hardcover). Not going to say what we’re doing just in case it doesn’t pan out!

something.JPGThen, yesterday we came across something unusual (and we’re not saying where) that was so unexpected that we decided to see if anyone can identify it. If someone does, we’ll send them one of the hundred copies of John’s book that there are in the world.

Usual rules apply: you have to be alive and able to read to receive this book.


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  1. Alex Wilson on December 12th, 2007 11:40 pm

    Flickr says I don’t have permission to view the photo (the second one, the specular-hematite-looking thing).


  2. lcrw on December 13th, 2007 1:39 am

    Not a hematite and now set so that everyone can see it, sorry about that Alex.

  3. Alex Wilson on December 13th, 2007 11:23 am

    No worries. It was easier to come up with a guess when it was smaller anyway.

  4. Will on December 13th, 2007 9:47 pm

    The thumbnail is obviously a toad covered with gold glitter. The big one is something else entirely. MIght be small white things on a larger brown thing.

  5. lcrw on December 13th, 2007 10:01 pm

    No animals were harmed in the production of this pic, which means, no, sorry Will, not a glittered-up toad!

  6. Eric Marin on December 14th, 2007 11:46 am

    It may not be a hematite, but it looks like a chunk of pyrite (fool’s gold) to me.

  7. lcrw on December 14th, 2007 12:36 pm

    Of animal, vegetable, mineral, think more along the lines of the middle one…

  8. Eric Marin on December 15th, 2007 4:49 pm

    Hmm. Is it a chunk of chocolate with some sort of finely chopped nut mixed into it?

  9. Dave Schwartz on December 16th, 2007 4:36 pm

    A nasty potato?

  10. Michael R. Bernstein on December 17th, 2007 4:47 pm

    Sort of looks like a moldy, dried up tomato.

  11. lcrw on December 17th, 2007 4:53 pm

    I wish it were chocolate, sadly it is neither that, a potato, nor a tomato!

  12. Will on December 17th, 2007 5:57 pm

    Is it scrumptiously crunchable, or icky? Or both?

    Is it a dried fig?

  13. Ben on December 18th, 2007 4:32 pm

    I’m going with a moldy apple core.

  14. lcrw on December 18th, 2007 4:48 pm

    You win a book, Ben!

    It’s an apple, not a core, but that’s close enough. Email us your address (to info @ lcrw. net) and we’ll drop a galley in the mail.

    We wrapped some apples in newspaper and “stored” them (think: “forgot”) for a year and recently uncovered. Then composted asap.

  15. nadine Armstrong on December 20th, 2007 6:59 pm

    Is it an owl pellet?

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