Sunday, January 27, 2008

Preditors and Editors Result, a thank you and some other news

Well I'll start with the good news because all the rest is bad. The results of The Preditors and Editors Poll is through and Flames of Herakleitos was voted up to seventh position and for that I would like to thank all of you who took the time to vote for it, I really appreciate you taking the trouble. I can now add this graphic to my blog as being in the top ten :)
Ahh... now the bad news, my mother-in-law, a lovely quiet, unassuming Italian lady lies gravely ill in Singleton Hospital. She has terminal cancer and is going through a terrible time. It is so sad and painful to see her the way she is, but we are unable to do anything for her other than stay by her bedside and hold her hand.
But that's not all, our daughter (who just had a lovely baby boy, Raphael) is in hospital too with liver problems. Twice they have attempted to drain the liver which is enlarged and infected but failed. However, today they did manage to go in through her side and fit a tube and the liver is being drained, but she is in extreme pain even though sedated and on various pain-killers, including morphine. My blog might not be updated for a while as we have our little baby grandson staying with us and all our time is spent with him or in the hospitals.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

My next car

I'm thinking of changing my Mazda 6 for something non-Japanese (a small protest over their whaling policy - see previous posting if you are interested) and stumbled across the new Lamborghini Reventon which I'm very tempted with...

it's only about £800,000, has a 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds time before running on to a top speed of 211mph, but wait, it also has...

A G-force indicator – like those seen in fighter jets!

Well, I'm ready with my deposit, but only if they have it in Ferrari Red...

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Preditors and Editors Poll

That well known SF/SFF site is doing a poll of all things SF/SFF/Horror, including SF/SFF novel of 2007 and
Flames of Herakleitos
is in there and just gagging for your vote. So, if you have two minutes and the inclination to vote for me I'd appreciate you clicking on this link VOTE
Many thanks!

Steve Upham of Screamingdreams and Estronomicon is also there with nominations for best editor and best short story anthology, I know he'd like a vote too!