Tuesday, April 01, 2008

A+ for ELRIC!

Thanks to my pal Jeff Lucas for giving me the heads-up on this. Check out pg. 76 of the April issue of SCI FI MAGAZINE where Adam-Troy Castro offers an awesome review of ELRIC: THE STEALER OF SOULS and a brief sidebar interview with the Grandmaster himself, Michael Moorcock. SCI FI rates the book an A+!! Can't beat that.... :)


Blogger ces said...

No, an A+ is pretty hard to beat!

Congrats to Mr. Moorcock!

10:19 PM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Thanks, Christine. Hope you're doing well over there! :)


7:46 AM  
Blogger ces said...

I'm well! Hubby is in Portland for 3 days. The sun is shining and it's 44F out, so I took a morning walk. Spring has arrived - flowers, trees, cats, & dogs!

12:32 PM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Glad to hear it! I'm not sure if we get spring here in San Antonio. I think it goes from a mild winter straight into summer. ;)

Already getting muggy here, but far from unbearable....yet. Decent weather overall though....no complaints. Traci and I do miss the cool temperatures up there in Seattle. Boy, that was nice. I think we're also skewed because we managed to get near-perfect weather for the three pure tourist days we had up there. It's now one of our favorite cities.

Someday we'll get to Portland.....never been there....haven't been to Vancouver either.....we've heard great things about that town.

6:31 PM  
Blogger ces said...

Portland's Powell's Books original branch just on the edge of the Pearl District has a HUGE science fiction section. You should get a book signing gig there.

The Portland Art Museum is fantastic! We saw the China exhibit with all the terra cotta soldiers there & the Egyptian artefacts exhibit there. And lots of other wonderful exhibits also.

The Pearl District has food, food, food. Plus shops. And did I mention that it has food?

Well, I could go on forever about Portland. But you & Traci would really enjoy it.

9:17 PM  
Blogger lemec said...

Congratulations to Mike and John!

A+ for Elric is pretty sweet!


I'm very happy the book is well received!



2:34 PM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Thanks, Christine....thanks, Joe!

Sorry I've been a bit absent here.....it's because I've been completely present here in the studio working on new covers. Much more soon....:)

9:12 AM  
Blogger ces said...

Oh good! I was beginning to wonder if you'd been swept away in the storms! or melted in the muggy heat!

Can't wait to see the new covers!

5:32 PM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Hi, Christine --

Nothing that bad thankfully. At the moment, I'm working on two STAR TREK covers and I'm finishing the final cover for the new Pyr edition of Robert Silverberg's SON OF MAN. This one will be a wraparound cover. I'll post it here as soon as it's done.

Also working on the covers for Lou Anders' next big anthology FAST FORWARD 2 and the next Mike Resnick STARSHIP book. More to come after that. It's been busy.....:)

8:46 AM  
Blogger ces said...

Busy is good!

It's a beautiful day today - 72 degrees tomorrow!

We went out to b reakfast down by the beach - later we'll go back down to walk.

2:08 PM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Hi, Christine --

Just touching base.....I haven't blogged in a while, and I'll have much to say in the next couple of days. Like I mentioned before, I'm working on several covers and just trying to stay focused on the art, so I haven't been blogging in the meantime. SON OF MAN is almost done though, and I'll be curious to see what folks think. Hope you're doing well over there. :)

10:58 AM  
Blogger ces said...

Well, we had 2 days of sun & then the rain returned. Today is "guess we better file our taxes day" - why do it ahead of time when you can do it the last day? ;-)

We finalized our trip to Frisco - May 2-6 - got hotel reserves & everything!

I just finished reading a Lackey/Roberta(somethin)> book. Well, I didn't really read all of it. I read the first 25% and the last 25%, and even that was too much. Then I picked up Mieville's "Scars" (british version). It's really amazing how some authors you only need to read the first 2 sentences and you're hooked!

Glad to hear you're still cooking on your art! I know the covers will be fantastic, and it's great that you share them with us!

Take care,

11:17 AM  

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