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    • CommentAuthorAllen
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2011
    This makes me very happy all around, I have been wanting a nice new Finder collection, and it's good to know the material in Dark Horse Presents will be part of the following collection along with the other storyline from the web. I also really hope the move to Dark Horse gets more people to read the work, Finder deserves a big audience.
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    Joy! This is wonderful on so many levels! (And to get Voice in paper finally. What a compact exploration of sex, gender, and culture. and class. So so good.)
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    Which means I'll be buying the complete collection again. This is very much not a complaint, I love her work and I can't wait to get my grubby mitts on them. Thanks for the link, Warren!
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    OH, fantastic! I picked up the "Mystery Date" Finder volume from Carla's table at NYCC! She was lovely to talk to, and I seriously enjoyed the book. One of the most unusual and absorbing comics I've ever read.
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    "Aboriginal SF" is my new favorite phrase. I should write some of that.

    Can't wait to pick up a print copy of VOICE. I've found that FINDER always reads better in book form. I have to read them twice. Once all the way through, and once flipping back and forth with the annotations.
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    Carla Speed McNeil has launched her new Finder website. It's easily the best web-presence she's ever had.
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    Christ, I did say that.

    I have, stuffed under the couch, a fresh hot copy of my first dead-tree book in mutter-mutter years. I expect that by the end of the week I will be able to look at it objectively, but I can say that all the individual bits of it looked great in production. It's pounding down the gangplanks toward the shops even as we speak. And if I'm being a bit daaaarh about it right now, at least my cringing self-consciousness spurs production. I've written three weird little anecdotes that can be woven into the next book this week.
    • CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2011
    There was actually an Aboriginal SF magazine that started publishing in '85 or '86, and went on for a number of years (not sure how long). I think the phrase may have been coined to pigeonhole U.K. LeGuin's work (it's a vague recollection, and could be completely wrong).
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2011 edited
    Christ, I did say that.

    Yes you did, young lady, and now you must bear the brunt of everyone finding out how excellent your work is. I mean, everyone else.
    The new site is a treasure trove of info for newbies and old fans.

    Everyone on this site who says they love comics should own these books, as a sterling example in world-building that's all too rare.
    • CommentAuthorSteerpike
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2011
    Everyone on this site who says they love comics should own these books, as a sterling example in world-building that's all too rare.

    This. I was talking up Finder to housemate just a few hours ago, and now I have the newish website to point her to as well.
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    @Carla Speed McNeil
    Thanks so much for signing my copy at NY, and congratulations on the Dark Horse deal! I bet the new book looks fantastic, but I suppose it wouldn't be comics without self-doubt.

    I think I've read LeGuin call her stuff anthropological SF, and either way I totally get the comparison.
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    I must have been revising history. I've been telling people for year that aboriginal SF is a term from thirties and forties pulp publishing, and I'd've sworn with my head in a vise that it was true, and now I can find nothing to substantiate this claim.


    Well, lying in marketing is a bit less reprovable than, say, falsifying medical trials.

    Paul, I need to get a whole bunch of books signed by YOU. Every few weeks I throw another cocktail napkin sketch on a stack of stuff for a wholly different book, and when came time to design the love interest, I could only flip open all my FA books to Jack and roll all around on them.
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2011
    Hey Carla, you gonna be showing up to any conventions to be the queen of the indie prom with FINDER?
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    Wow, I had no idea, I would have mentioned something at New York if I knew you were into Freakangels! I think when I was designing Jack I did the same thing with pictures of Corto Maltese
    (who is infinitely sexy), so I'm happy if even a bit of that rubbed off :D
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    Oh, crap, Corto Maltese, yes. I see it in Jack now you mention it. That seventies version of the sexy asshat needs to come back. Yes, I am a hopeless fan of FreakAngels. I was probably deep into my TALK A BLUE STREAK BE INTERESTING convention mode and didn't realize who you were, for which I apologize, but it's probably better for you that way-- I embarrassed poor Andi Watson half to death one Comic-Con a while back, too forward. I will moo on at length about the character design and coloring style of FA in these threads, so very very nice. Your color work (yours and your colorists') is what I'd do to my own stuff if I was any good at it at all.
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    Which indie prom are you thinking of, Yet Another Amazing Guy Named Paul?
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    I was hoping to see you at TCAF with your new book, but I don't see you on the guest list.
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    The Beguilers say I've got a spot if I want it, I just have to get a whoooole lot done in a very short time to make it possible.
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2011
    I was prompting you for your appearance at Wonder Con, dearie!