I met Vonda at the Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop which we both attended last year. I've been a huge fan of hers since I first read Dreamsnake when I was in high school, and I was all fangirl-a'twitter when I learned she was going to be attending Launch Pad, too. I'm honored and thrilled beyond belief that she agreed to pen the intro. for my collection.
• Note from Andy Cox that "Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast” will not be in issue #219 of Interzone as I'd hoped, dangit. But it will be in #220. Yay!
• Contract for "Daughter of Bótù" from Podcastle.
• Actually learned about this a week or so ago but kept forgetting to mention it. It seems that Prime Books is dropping their world mythology anthology series project due to the economic climate and general state of the industry, so the story I wrote that was slated for the second one, Russian Winters, is now orphaned. Fooie. But Japanese Dreams is still a go—at least it was last I heard.