Tuesday, June 06, 2006

A Pretty Good Day

Yesterday started with an email from one of my agents saying that a check was on the way. Then my story in a new anthology (RETRO PULP TALES, published by Subterranean Press) got a fairly nice mention in the new issue of LOCUS. Then last night I found out that stories by both my wife and I made the cut and will appear in the Robert E. Howard Memorial Anthology published in conjunction with the World Fantasy Convention this fall. Mine is an El Borak story, as far as I know the first ever El Borak tie-in. And on top of that it was my birthday (I turned 53). I wouldn't expect a day like that every day, but it was sure a nice counter-balance to the days when all the publishing news is bad.

On the birthday front, one of my presents was the boxed set of the original KING KONG, SON OF KONG, and MIGHTY JOE YOUNG on DVD. I made the comment that if we watched all of those and also watched the new version of KING KONG, it might be too many giant monkey movies. To which my younger daughter replied, in her usual sardonic fashion, "You can't have too many giant monkey movies." I think she's probably right.


isit said...

Congrats on the birthday and the retro pulp sale! The cover is great, by the way! (Juri, signing under a different blogger name)

Unknown said...

Happy birthday, you young whippersnapper!

Anonymous said...


"You can't have too many giant monkey movies."

Me, I always preferred "Attack of the 50 foot Woman." That movie really gave my pubescent mind a lot to fantasize about.

Charles Gramlich said...

That's cool about the Robert E. Howard story for the World Fantasy Con. I had a Steve Costigan pastiche published this past spring in an anthology called "Beacons of Tomorrow." It was fun to write, though I really had to immerse myself in the world of his fight stories to try to pull it off.

Happy birthday and congrats on your other sucesses.

Carl V. Anderson said...

Happy belated birthday! I saw the Howard thing on Bill Crider's site yesterday. Congrats on that and the pulp story. I'll have to pick up a copy of that.

I got the same King Kong set for my birthday last Nov. I'm on board for as many giant monkeys as we can get!!!

Cap'n Bob said...

And many happy returns of the day. Congrtas, too, on all the good publishing news.