Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Jeffrey Ford at Joseph Mallozzi's

Readers of Joseph Mallozzi's mega-popular blog are currently discussing Jeffrey Ford's THE EMPIRE OF ICE CREAM. Check it out. Looks like Jeff is also offering Mallozzi's audience a chance to help him create a short story. Ballsy! And it also looks like EMPIRE is getting ready to completely sell out (THE FANTASY WRITER'S ASSISTANT already has), so if you don't own a copy yet, don't wait around. :)


Blogger ces said...

Beautiful cover. Is it a wraparound?

Now I want a cup of coffee and a cat. :-)

4:33 PM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Hi, Christine --

Thanks! Yes, it's a wraparound....this book is one of my all-time short story collections. Ford's one of my favorite writers...

10:03 PM  
Blogger ces said...

Went to amazon - the blurb makes it sound interesting. I'll add it to my list.


10:44 AM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

I'll be curious to hear what you think of it. :)

1:27 PM  
Blogger ces said...

My copy came in the mail today.

I'm a little disappointed in the cover. The colours aren't the same as in the image posted here. And they did the cover in a matte finish, so everything blurs together.

Also, they cut off the cover down the cat's nose and just barely got in the gentleman's right glasses frame - maybe about 1/4 in. to the right shows.

So now it goes in my ever-growing stack.

John, did you ever start Perdido Street Station?

The sun has been out all day . . .

6:26 PM  

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