I have been a fan of author, Chris James for some time. How could I not? He’s a very good sci-fi writer! Anyway, when I read this blog post of his, I was intrigued to say the least. Read it and see for yourselves:
I had the shock of my life a few days ago when I took the dogs for a walk in my local forest, only for a stranger to approach me and address me by name; in fact, by both my author name and my real name. Much greater shocks were to come later in our brief discussion.
Standing slightly less than average height, the Stranger wore lose-fitting black garb which hid all body contours, and the hood fitted quite tightly over the head and wrapped around it to obscure the chin, mouth and nose. Only two piercing blue eyes stared out at me. In addition, the pitch and timbre of the muffled voice gave no indication of this person’s sex; it could’ve been a female with a low voice or a male with a high voice. He/she spoke in a gender-neutral tone that would shortly become very frustrated with me.
My disorientation at being denied clues to this person’s identity was compounded by the reactions from my dogs. Normally they run and sniff everything in the forest. Crazy in particular never stops moving for a millisecond, and flies through life with a constant expression of wondrous stupidity on her ugly face (well, they say dogs take after their owners *sigh*). Now, however, I noticed that both dogs had become still, frozen…
– See more at: http://chrisjamesauthor.com/books/the-stranger-and-the-manuscript/#more-2334
I’m a big fan of Chris James’ work [The Second Internet Cafe, Stories of Genesis] so I don’t mind being mistaken for him. But really, we don’t look anything alike…
This is Chris
And this is me
Any fool can see that he has curly hair and I don’t!
You can read all about it at :
…that someone is fellow science fiction writer Chris James, and he compares you to Stanislaw Lem. 🙂 That’s a huge honour in my book, and modesty demands that I demure…but you know I’m dancing, right?
Okay, less of the happy-happy and more of the information. The book is Vokhtah, and the link to the review is :
I plan to write many more books before I become completely senile, but Vokhtah will always remain my special child because it was so hard to write. I’m a fairly passionate, emotional person by nature, but when writing about the Vokh and iVokh I have to keep a very tight rein on all of my softer, human emotions. That is soooooo tiring. But when someone gets what I’m trying to achieve, it feel like Christmas!
Thank you, Chris. Just… thank you.
-hugs to all-
Apologies everyone. This link definitely works.
It’s Saturday here in the Antipodes, so the weekend has already begun Downunder.
It began particularly well for me because Chris James, fellow science fiction writer and Indies Unlimited regular, just made my day. His post, The homophone game, ended with a video clip of ‘Dreamer’, one of my favourite Supertramp songs from the 70’s.
What? You weren’t born in the 70’s? You’ve never heard of Supertramp? Your parents didn’t educate you in the rock classics? For shame!
Okay kiddies, this one is just for you. Oh, and I’d recommend learning about those homophones while you’re at it. Just saying…. 😉
I have all the old Supertramp LP’s [look it up] but no longer own a turntable [look that up too], so hearing ‘Dreamer’ again after all these years was a real treat, and I’m going to buy the CD’s as soon as I finish this post. Music this good should not be forgotten. I will also post another Supertramp favourite tomorrow, although I suspect at least some of you will be heading straight to Youtube to get your music fix.
Enjoy me lovelies and may the weekend rock!