VeraWorld

November 3, 2005

LORDS OF RAINBOW by Vera Nazarian
Vera Nazarian


LORDS OF RAINBOW - Tilirr Personality Color Quiz
Which of the Lords of Rainbow
Do You Serve?
Take the Tilirr Quiz to find out!


Not-A-Webring
Want more news?
No, we're...
Not-A-Webring!

WebRats -- the Few, the Proud, the Scribblers
WebRats

Inspired.Us - Daily Blog

 

Your Donation
Kindly Appreciated


Other Online Journals
Agent 007 on Publishing
Along The River (Ric Marion)
Lou Anders
BlogPulse
Blogstreet
The Bodhisattva (Jay Tomio)
BoingBoing
Bookblog
Bookslut
Bookwatch
Camelot: The Very Secret Diaries
Michael Chabon
Cold Ground (Derryl Murphy)
Nadia Cornier
Kathryn Cramer
Emerald City Web Log
Neil Gaiman
Anna Genoese
Genre Neep
Lee Goldberg
Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Teresa Nielsen Hayden
Janis Ian
Inspired.Us
Scott Janssens
Jennifer Jackson
J-Walker
La Gringa (Colleen Lindsay)
The Latest Dark Cabal
The Litblog Co-Op
Jason Erik Lundberg
Nick Mamatas
Counting Heads (David Marusek)
Nathan's Journal (Mastadge)
Terry McGarry
Cheryl Morgan
Raechel Henderson Moon
The Mumpsimus
Mundane SF
Ingrid Newkirk
Night Shade Books Forum
Origami Unicorn (Catherine Mintz)
Pitch-Black Books Forum
Redwood Dragon
Relocated Fictions
Scrivener's Error
Stephanie Shaver
Lisa Silverthorne
Selina Rosen's Today's Bitch
Kurtis Roth
Scripting News
Shocklines Forum
s1ngularity::criticism
Smart Bitches Who Love Trashy Novels
Michael Spence
Jonathan Strahan
Anna Tambour and Others
The Tour Guide’s Grimoire
TTA Press Discussion Forum
Catherynne M. Valente
Jeff VanderMeer
Wil Wheaton
Murray Todd Williams
Write SFF (Rachel E. Holmen)

... more links ...

Contact Me
vera.nazarian@sff.net
The Official Website
SFF Net Personal Website
Publishers Marketplace Website
Newsgroup
Guestbook


Click for Van Nuys, California Forecast
Van Nuys, California

Maniac's 2005 Stats
Submission
Rejection
Sale
Reprint
8
5
3
0

MP3 Samples of Vera's Music

A Bonnie Witch Named Gwen
Birds and Bees
Morn (Fragment)
Wendi
Diana
Marion (Zimmer Bradley)

Music, Lyrics, Vocals, Instrumentals, © Vera Nazarian

  Greenlee's Forest - Hand Crafted Jewelry & Wearable Art

Today's VeraQuote
Sometimes, being true to yourself means changing your mind. Self changes, and you follow.

Click here to Subscribe to Veraworld, my Newsletter!
Subscribe to
Veraworld Newsletter

[ Registered! ]

DREAMS OF THE COMPASS ROSE

LORDS OF RAINBOW


[Fictionwise.com]

Inspired.Us - RSS Feed

Support Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine!



Aries
Taurus
Gemini
Cancer
Leo
Virgo



Libra
Scorpio
Sagittarius
Capricorn
Aquarius
Pisces

Fandom Directory
(Online Edition) - Your on-line link to Fandom around the world! Science Fiction, Star Trek, Comics, Trading Cards, Gaming and More! Point and click access to thousands of fan, collector, dealer, store, publisher, club and convention email addresses and web sites. Listings are FREE!

Vera's Theory of Relativity

[SFF Net Member]

Copyright © 1996-2005 Vera Nazarian
All Rights Reserved.

Forward to December, 2005...

Comments: SFF Net newsgroup | Rumor Mill Topic | Night Shade Books Topic | Inspired.Us | LiveJournal | Genre Hetaera | Crazy-All-In-One!

Thursday 11-3-05

NEWSFLASH!

I was informed that the first review has come in for The Clock King and the Queen of the Hourglass, and it is wonderful!

Reviewer Steve Mazey of The Eternal Night gives it a "9" and says, among other things:

There is a beauty in the prose here, a lyrical quality. The writing is quite sublime. A good deal of the time I like a writing style which allows the story to be told - one that doesn't get in the way, and feel that flowery text (my description for what is often called literary or lyrical) just obscures the plot unnecessarily.

Here however the story is quite different. The prose is exquisite but it is not flowery, not a case of "why use one word when you can use thirty". But it is also a truly pleasant little tale - not a half idea shrouded in nice words where the author might hope the good turn of phrase might mask the lack of substance, this is a fine little tale set in a believable well portrayed far distant future.

Tuesday 11-1-05

NEWSFLASH!

It's November already, but I am still in the unresolved limbo -- psychological, financial, emotional -- of the refinance and some last-minute construction-related things. I also decided to keep myself sane in the Long Wait (TM) (ok, like, what in my life does NOT constitute a wait, criminy?) by doing a personal November novel dare on the fringes of the offical NaNoWriMo. Meaning, I will attempt to write as much of a new novel as possible, in November, and post progress in my SFF Net Newsgroup, without being affiliated with any official thingie.

Lots of things happened in October -- and I mean, LOTS -- but again, because of this refinance and precariousness of my situation I was too involved to mention the news.

So, catching up, here goes:

On 10-13-05, at the height of my pennilessness due to the remodel expenses that cleared me out completely, I received my MZB Fall 2005 Royalties check for $142.20, for the French Darkover reprints. Wow, was that a timely check!

* * *

On the very next day, 10-14-05, I got a $50 check for my initial portion of the payment for my story "Demonkiller" in the upcoming Pitch-Black Books anthology Sages and Swords.

* * *

On 10-21-05, Amazon started listing the new ibooks, Inc. trade paperback edition of Dreams of the Compass Rose. Looks like the book is due to be released on April 9, 2006, and meanwhile I have been contacted by the ibooks marketing and promo department. They mentioned a two-page spread on the book in their upcoming catalog, asked for an author photo, and we are even talking mini book-tour appearances. Wow! :-) Apparently, this edition -- which is distributed by Simon & Schuster and would be in all the regular bookstores -- is getting great treatment!

* * *

On 10-22-05, I was told by my editor at PS Publishing, Nick Gevers, that my novella The Clock King and the Queen of the Hourglass is finally out and available as an October release in the UK and elsewhere. Here in the US, your best bet is probably Clarkesworld Books and Shocklines and other such specialty resellers.

* * *

On Friday 10-29-05 (I think) I got my contributor copies of the Smart Pop essay anthology Totally Charmed, edited by Jennifer Crusie.

* * *

Did I mention that I signed up for the Amazon Shorts program? Well, yeah, despite their not-so-hot author contract, I have -- I believe that this extra esposure is worth it in the long run, and besides I am only doing one story. And, so, on 10-29-05 my previously unpublished original short story "Old Farts" went up and is available exclusively from Amazon, for purchase, for only 49 cents. *grin*

* * *

On 10-31-05, my story "Mount Dragon" went up as a podcast with hilarious sound effects and a fabulous reading By Stephen Eley at Escape Pod.

* * *

Finally, my story "Sun, In its Copper Season," in the premiere issue of the new Fantasy Magazine edited by Sean Wallace, got some great reviews from Tangent Online and an upcoming (Thursday) Strange Horizons.

Tangent review excerpt:

"Sun, In Its Copper Season" by Vera Nazarian is the myth of a sun goddess. Usually, in fantasy literature, a sun deity is male, so a sun goddess was a welcome change. The goddess is lonely for a companion who understands her. She doesn't know it until she catches a glimpse of someone passing through her garden.

Nazarian's myth is perfect. It never crosses the line into a modern story, and retains the mythic feel from the first word to the last. The language is dazzling and appropriately tinged in gold and copper. In the company of some very strong stories, this one stood out. The prose is polished so smooth that it felt like a popular tale that had been told over and over without ever growing stale.

Seems like people are really enjoying this particular story. I am also told that it will get a nice mention from Locus. :-)

Order DREAMS OF THE COMPASS ROSE - new ibooks edition

DREAMS OF THE COMPASS ROSE
New - ibooks
Trade Paperback Edition

Order SALT OF THE AIR
SALT OF THE AIR

Order THE CLOCK KING AND THE QUEEN OF THE HOURGLASS
THE CLOCK KING AND THE QUEEN OF THE HOURGLASS

Order LORDS OF RAINBOW from Amazon
Trade Paperback
LORDS OF RAINBOW
LordsOfRainbow.com

Order Fantasy Magazine Premiere Issue
"Sun, In Its Copper Season"
Fantasy Magazine

Order DREAMS OF THE COMPASS ROSE from Amazon
Trade Paperback
DREAMS OF THE COMPASS ROSE
DOTCR page

Order LORDS OF RAINBOW from Amazon
Trade Hardcover
LORDS OF RAINBOW
LordsOfRainbow.com

Order DREAMS OF THE COMPASS ROSE from Amazon
Trade Hardcover
DREAMS OF THE COMPASS ROSE
DOTCR page

Order TOTALLY CHARMED: Demons, Whitelighters and the Power of Three based on the TV show Charmed, edited by Jennifer Crusie from Amazon
Trade Paperback
TOTALLY CHARMED
BenBella Books
SmartPopBooks.com

Order LORDS OF SWORDS from Pitch-Black Books
LORDS OF SWORDS
Pitch-Black Books

Order ATLANTA NIGHTS from Amazon
ATLANTA NIGHTS
TravisTea.com

Order STRANGE PLEASURES #2 from Amazon
STRANGE PLEASURES #2
Prime Books
Shocklines

Order BEYOND THE LAST STAR from SFF Net
BEYOND THE LAST STAR

Order OUTSIDE THE BOX from Amazon
OUTSIDE THE BOX

Order SWORD AND SORCERESS #17 from Amazon
SWORD AND SORCERESS #17

Order SWORD AND SORCERESS #16 from Amazon
SWORD AND SORCERESS #16

Order THE AGE OF REASON from SFF Net
THE AGE OF REASON

 

Archive: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October |

Archive: 2004 News | 2003 News | 2002 News | 2001 News | 2000 News | 1999 News | 1998 News | 1997, 1996 News


since 11-6-99

You are visitor # 3353 since 2-14-96