sapphirefiber:

I am reminded of the scene in High Wizardry where Peach decides a Crossings bathroom is the perfect place for a last-minute bath…

(via petermorwood)

dduane:

70s-postmiserablism:

it’s been years and years since i’ve read any of tamora pierce’s books, or the young wizard series, but i’ve actually been seeing whispers of the fandoms pop up on tumblr and im like ……..my people……….

Yeah, we’re around. :)

(It really is fascinating how much of an overlap there is between YW readers and people who like Tamora’s books. Probably there’s a thesis in that for somebody…)

YW and Tortall have been two of my favorite series for around 20 years. I still get excited and giggly every time a new book comes out.

…And you know, I would read that thesis. It doesn’t surprise me at all that there’s an overlap between the two fanbases, but it would be interesting to know more about us.

Q

strix-alba asked:

I saw a post going around on a related topic and it got me wondering: are there wizard octopi?

A

dduane:

Hmm. 

I wouldn’t see why not. From where we’re standing, they’re at least as intelligent as cats or dogs. They are fairly high up the predatorial chain (which is often a factor).

And you have to admit, being able to finish off a wizardry by tying yourself into the Wizard’s Knot would have a certain flair. :)

eustaciavye77:

wibblywobblytimeywimeythingy:

Brownie points to whoever figures out why the error code is 07-08-06

Being a bit behind, I didn’t find out until this year that Doomsday was aired on my 29th birthday. It still creeps me out.

Subject is out of ambit.

eustaciavye77:

wibblywobblytimeywimeythingy:

Brownie points to whoever figures out why the error code is 07-08-06

Being a bit behind, I didn’t find out until this year that Doomsday was aired on my 29th birthday. It still creeps me out.

Subject is out of ambit.

dduane:

Two teenagers are sitting together on a big dusty grey rock: a boy and a girl, admiring the view. Mostly.

The rock is on the Moon. It’s on the peak-ridge of one of the Lunar Carpathians, which is a young and jagged mountain range rearing up over the pale rolling highlands that run down toward…

This is adorable and fantastic and I’m not ashamed to admit I squealed a bit when I realized what I was reading.

dduane:

We recorded this over the weekend, and it was just a trip to do! It has to do with the just-released New Millennium Edition of So You Want to Be a Wizard, but also a whole lot more.

Talking with Diane Duane is like having a conversation with a wind storm; things keep coming at you from all directions, and everything blows you away….

If you know who Diane Duane is, you’ll have a great time listening to this podcast, because the stories she tells about every corner of genre entertainment in the last 30 years are great. If you don’t know Diane, you’ll really want to afterwards.

You can download this special GeekDads podcast here, or listen to it streamed through the embedded player at the GeekDad page.

The links referenced in the podcast, BTW, are these:

The main DD.com website: http://www.dianeduane.com

DD’s weblog: http://www.dianeduane.com/outofambit

The food hobby site: http://www.europeancuisines.com

The ebook store: http://ebooksdirect.dianediane.com

I often try to keep author-as-person kind of separate in my mind from the books they write, because some of my favorite books were written by people I don’t think I would actually like very much.

And sometimes I don’t have to worry about it, because my list of favorite authors includes Diane Duane and just listen to this podcast. Not only does she write great books, but how fun would it be to sit down and have a conversation with her?

“So You Want to Be a Wizard” New Millennium Edition: win a free copy!

dduane:

This message will tell you how to win an ebook copy* of the New Millennium Edition of So You Want to Be a Wizard... and also let you see the new cover.

…Gradually.

Here’s how this will work.

You see the jigsaw puzzle above? Four times a day or so, a new version of the image with a piece (or two) (or three) removed will pop out of my Tumblr queue. Friday morning, August 3, when the book releases, the image will be complete.

So that’s nice. But here’s where those of you who feel like participating in this somewhat extended virtual booklaunch come in.

Want to be in the running for a free copy of the ebook version? Just reblog this post. (Likes don’t count, sorry. You must reblog to be eligible.) ETA: Multiple reblogs are OK. Just try not to drive the other people on your dashboards crazy. Yes, there’ll be a fair number of these posts floating around by Friday. Don’t worry yourselves about that. It doesn’t matter which one you reblog: I’ll be keeping track of them all.

I’ll be picking twenty rebloggers at random starting at noon (US) EDT on Friday, August 3, and will drop the URL where you can download the book into your mailbox. Or I’ll email it to you if you prefer. We will have all the major ebook formats: even, just this once, PDFs for those of you who don’t use or don’t like ebook readers. The books will not officially go on sale until all of the winners have received their copies: so you will literally be among the first people on the planet to get your hands on the book. (Virtually speaking.) (BTW, there will also be a Twitter version of this contest: the same timing will apply, though it won’t start for another couple of days.)

…Oh, and I’ll autograph your copy to you inside the ebook as well.  It’s a little extra work, but worth it, I think

You can read more about the new release of this book here if you’re curious or haven’t heard the news as yet.

So there you go. Start reblogging, and good luck!

*Yes, there will be hard / “dead tree” copies of the book available too, starting around this time next month. Keep an eye on the Tumblr or the main blog at http://www.dianeduane.com/outofambit for details.

dduane:

This message will tell you how to win an ebook copy* of the New Millennium Edition of So You Want to Be a Wizard... and also let you see the new cover.

…Gradually.

Here’s how this will work.

You see the jigsaw puzzle above? Four times a day or so, a new version of the image with a piece…

dduane:

This message will tell you how to win an ebook copy* of the New Millennium Edition of So You Want to Be a Wizard... and also let you see the new cover.

…Gradually.

Here’s how this will work.

You see the jigsaw puzzle above? Four times a day or so, a new version of the image with a piece…

dduane:

This message will tell you how to win an ebook copy* of the New Millennium Edition of So You Want to Be a Wizard... and also let you see the new cover.

…Gradually.

Here’s how this will work.

You see the jigsaw puzzle above? Four times a day or so, a new version of the image with a piece…