Shake those cookies, Lucille!

Exciting day here at the Cat Farm. Not only did Eddie the FedEx Guy deliver us a nice, tasty box of Mouse and Dragon mass market paperbacks, but Mozart and I finished up with the manuscript-thus-far of Necessity’s Child. Thinks now need to be thought.

As if the above weren’t enough! excitement! We learn today (we could have learned yesterday, if I had bothered to open my email) that Ghost Ship, with nine other worthy novels, was a Borderlands Books hardcover bestseller for September. Here’s the list; lotsa good reading there:

1. Reamde by Neal Stephenson
2. A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin
3. Legacy of Kings by C.S. Friedman
4. Tears of the Sun by S.M. Stirling
5. Departure by Neal Asher
6. Rule 34 by Charles Stross
7. Embassytown by China Mieville
8. Magician King by Lev Grossman
9. Ghost Ship by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
10. How Firm a Foundation by David Weber

Now, exciting as bestsellerdom is, something Even! More! exciting happened.

I got blacklisted.

Yeah. I’m pretty proud.

Oh, you want to know what I got blacklisted for?  For yesterday’s Disambiguation Notice.  By, yeah, the “Write Agenda”/”Writer Be Aware” people, whoever they are.  Apparently, they have this list of authors who have hurt their feelings, and they send the list to librarians with a letter advising the library not to buy the work of anyone on the list.

Wonder how that’s working out for them?

Anyhow, if you missed the whole backstory, you can read about it at Writer Beware, at Whatever, and at In the Labyrinth.

Oh, and the title of this evening’s post?  Somebody over on Facebook made a request for B-52 lyrics, but yanno?  With the B-52s it was never about the lyrics, it was all about the delivery.

Here, have some Love Shack.


One thought on “Shake those cookies, Lucille!”

  1. You should be proud that these people blacklisted you. Obviously you are doing something right. There are a lot of people in this word who feel their disapproval of something should be the law. Maybe they always were around, but now they have the internet to spread their version of reality. That is one of the big drawbacks of the internet – it gives a voice to every idiot out there. Along with this, unfortunately, is that there are too many people who view what they find on the internet as gospel. What ever happened to critical thinking – guess it went the way of common sense in todays world.

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