Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Rats and the Ruling Sea/Red Wolf Conspiracy European Mini-Tour, Part One

What a whirlwind. Blogging had just not been in the cards. I have fifteen minutes in this Paris apartment before handing over the key to the landlord & moving on to a hotel. Just enough time to post a few snapshots from the awesome Forbidden Planet pre-release event for The Rats and the Ruling Sea. Very nice turnout. Incredibly nice people. FP has a superb SFF book collection as well--far superior to the New York store of the same name (apparently there was a legal & territorial split some twenty years ago, creating two independent companies with the same name but different management).

[The group shot, left to right: SF novelist Stephen Sweeney, fantasy novelist Stephen Deas, Michaela Deas, Murad Hajeebhoy, RVRS, and visiting Oxford research professor Laurel Plapp. Digesting an incredible nouveau-Mex meal in "Wahaca" (yes, that's how it's spelled), Covent Garden, London.]

The French side of things is just beginning, but already Bénédicte Lombardo, my wonderful publisher here, has taken me for coffee to the Paris home of Michael Moorcock and his wife Linda. Had a marvelous, merry time in their great old flat with a view of the left bank rooftops.

Tomorrow the French interviews begin! Mon Dieu.


ediFanoB said...

Good to see that you have had a good time at Forbidden Planet. I know sooner or later I will be back to London for some days and then I will go to Forbidden Planet....

Hope you will have a great time in France too.

Only two hundred pages left in my reviewer copy of The Rats and the Ruling Sea. Awesome, stunning, ....
Great, great book!

Robert said...

Thanks so much! I hope you like it right to the end! Yes, the French are treating me like Louis XIV. All best wishes-- Rob