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November 28, 2009

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I don't want to say too much about the plot, which is a bit more convoluted than it first appears

Your initial description of the plot didn't exactly make it sound anything but convoluted. And it gets even more so afterwards? And there are also horrible puns? I guess I'll have to make a trip to the bookstore.

There's actually a fairly significant chunk of Tanith Lee's output that's for young adults or children. (Including her very first novel, and still my own favourite, The Dragon Hoard.)

A prominent recentish example is Black Unicorn, which is noted for being set, incidentally, in a world where there's a type of domesticated creature called a "peeve".

Oaul A... Groan.

Oops. 'Paul A'.

After today's technological exploit of successfully setting our home up for wireless access, I've decided to treat myself. If neither the local Barnes & Noble nor Borders have Piratica, I'll buy it on the internet tomorrow. I wouldn't read it right away, but I love the act of buying books.

If you buy it from Amazon, please do it by clicking on my link above. I get a few cents on any sales made on Amazon to someone who arrives via one of my links. (So far this is about $14 over two years, which doesn't exactly pay for the Typepad account, but maybe one day it will start to be a little more substantial.)

On anything I buy that visit, not just that item? So if I click on one of your links to get to Amazon, then buy something else entirely, you still get the referral money? Hmmmm.

Mary Aileen,
Yup! So feel free to always go to Amazon when you want to shop by clicking on any of my shopping links.

I get interesting reports of what links people click on and then whether they buy that item or something else, and I can see what the "else" is, though its not broken down by purchaser. Anyone want to admit to being the Paige Turner mystery fan or the purchaser of Killer Klowns from Outer Space? (That's a great bad movie, if you know what I mean.)

I just added a few cents to your account, Susan. No, I didn't order Killer Klowns. Yes, I ordered Piratica.

Be sure to let us know what you think of it!

I got Piratica today.

I see you've got CM Valente's blog linked; have you read Palimpsest?

I ask because Piratica reminds me doubly of Palimpsest: the latter's first chapter is titled rhymingly "16th and Hieratica;" and the initially-fictional-but-subsequently-actualized YA novel referenced within is titled similarly, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making.

Anyway, thanks for the recommendation!

- Eli

(Also, it appears we have a number of friends in common.)

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