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Monday, August 3rd, 2009

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10:43a
News from the Dying Earth
Sales have been going well for Songs of the Dying Earth. I cannot say I am surprised, the editors (George R R Martin of GAMES OF THRONES fame and Garder Dozois of ISAAC ASIMOV fame) managed to get the most legendary living figures in the fantasy field to contribute, including such luminaries as Tanith Lee, Neal Gaiman, Kage Baker, Glen Cook, Dan Simmons, George R.R. Martin, Tad Williams, Robert Silverberg, and yours truly.

The editors sent me an update, which I pass along to you: 

Subterranean Press has announced that SONGS OF THE DYING EARTH is now sold out in all three versions (trade hc, numbered, lettered).

The limited editions will be shipping as soon as the slipcases are done.

Next up will be the British edition from HarperCollins Voyager in the UK, scheduled for release in October.

The Tor edition will be along in about a year.
2:23p
24 hour TV supervision -- Going to Bed on Time
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/115736/Sin-bins-for-worst-families

The Children’s Secretary set out £400million plans to put 20,000 problem families under 24-hour CCTV super-vision in their own homes.

They will be monitored to ensure that children attend school, go to bed on time and eat proper meals.

Private security guards will also be sent round to carry out home checks, while parents will be given help to combat drug and alcohol addiction.

Her Majesty's Government is also a fan of SF!  By which I mean that the UK is following the ideas put forth in science fiction stories such as NINETEEN EIGHTY FOUR by Orwell, or the HUMANOIDS of Jack Williamson .

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