|last minute shamless self promotion...
||[Mar. 23rd, 2011|04:59 pm]
... since Hugo Nominations close tomorrow (March 26), my novel The Dervish House (Pyr/Gollancz) is eligible in the Novel category. Said it before, I'm saying it again. Thanks.|
Here in California it's only the 23rd. Is it the 25th in Britain already?
So that's at least two nominations to date.
Don't you know Ian is a head of his time?
DEAR MR. MCDONALD:
I'm about 100 pages into River of Gods, the first novel of yours I've tackled. Very enjoyable (and quite believable) so far, and I'll undoubtedly be reading other books of yours in the future. It's always nice to find good, solid sci-fi novels like this at a time when the shelves at the library are increasingly dominated by fantasy and "alternative history."
Edited at 2011-04-11 12:54 pm (UTC)
found your site on del.icio.us today and really liked it.. i bookmarked it and will be back to check it out some more later
Thanks for the information. I think that you should wash your face at least 3 to 4 times a day. Youâll be surprised how much better your face will look.
DEAR MR. MCDONALD:
I could not help but notice that, in addition to the Hindi glossary at the back of River of Gods, you also mention a "soundtrack" which includes a couple dozen different artists, some of whom I am familiar with. Is this a real CD, or just a recommendation of the sorts of music one should listen to while reading your novel?
I think its a reccomendation
I am nearly done with The Dervish House, and would love to know Ian, how you managed to so fabulously capture the Turkish culture, spell the names correctly, and take me to an Istanbul that I know well, but haven't been there for many years. I lived in Turkey for 9 years in the 1970's, and except for the Bridges and Nano, very little has changed by the time of Dervish House, 2024.
How'd you do it? Turkish Ghost writer? I am sending you my selaams for a wonderful work both in Sci Fi that is believable, and depicting my home of my heart. I live in Oregon now, and there is very little Adana Kebap here.