First, some Claudius Rex news:
The Year’s Top Short SF Novels 5, an audio anthology which includes that novella (along with stellar entries from Ken Liu, Cory Doctorow, and others), is available on CD and from Audible.com. I’m very pleased with how it came out, and if you’ve got a lot of travel coming up it might be just the ticket for a long drive or boring flight. If you’re just curious how it came out, conveniently the audio sample is from the middle of Claudius Rex (I’ve listened; it’s pretty spoiler-free).
Also, I’ve finished work on the novel-length sequel to Claudius Rex and have begun shopping it around. I don’t currently have an agent, so it may be some time before there’s news on this front. I’ll keep everyone posted.
Second: The email list that I’ve been planning is almost ready. I’ll be sending out the first email probably in January. If you’d like to be on the list, you can drop me a line via the contact form, or just wait until I announce it later.
Third: I’ve gotten word that my novella The Liar will appear in the March/April issue of F&SF. I’ll keep everyone posted once that’s available.
Fourth: I recently moved to a new house (which is a large part of my silence here lately; I haven’t even seen Star Wars yet) and am putting my office back together. I’ve decided that I’m dissatisfied with my treadmill desk. The treadmill itself is great, but the table I had been using just isn’t cutting it. If any of you use standing or walking desks, do you have any suggestions?