From ALA Returned / News

This year’s ALA Annual happened in San Francisco, and it was a pleasure to be there when the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage legal across the U.S. I can’t recall the last time I was in a city that was as universally excited. Librarians generally trend left, radical, and queer-friendly, so the conference was pretty much jubilant, too.

My haul:

books from SF

One travels, and one acquires books.

The books above were mostly freebies. Some notes:

  • I met Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at a promo/release party, where he signed my book. Nice guy, and I loved how he articulated his interests in fiction.
  • Friend and colleague Alex P. Watson gifted me with The Loud Adios.
  • I picked up the O’Hara collection at City Lights, which I visited for the second or third time. I’ve read all of O’Hara in past, but it’s a pleasure finally to own a collection from him.
  • Birth of a Bridge is from the good folks at Talonbooks, who publish some amazing stuff.

My short story, “Wolf of Hunger, Wolf of Shame,” is forthcoming later this year in the revived Weirdbook, issue 31.

I will have a post down the road about putting together the list of Weird Fiction Publishers. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s here —

Happy Canada Day!