Shades of darkness and egoboo

Peter Watts was here a couple weeks ago, and in the course of a long and roving conversation, he told us that Caitlin Sweet’s The Pattern Scars was up for The Bookie Award on the CBC Site. (And she’s won–her post is here! Peter’s analysis of the voting patterns is here.)

I haven’t met Caitlin, though I’m keen to, and I haven’t read the book yet. But it’s dark, apparently. Very dark. In the course of describing this novel to us, Peter said:

I mean, your stuff is dark, but at least your characters get to experience these brief bright moments of magical beauty before everything turns completely to shit.

As descriptions of my stuff go–especially, perhaps, Indigo Springs, I have to say I find this completely delightful. And I want to add that if you like darker-themed fiction, and you read something of mine and think, “Damn! Too cheery!” (It could happen!)

Well, you now know who to look up, don’t you?

Congratulations, Caitlin!

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About Alyx Dellamonica

After twenty-two years in Vancouver, B.C., I've recently moved to Toronto Ontario, where I make my living writing science fiction and fantasy; I also review books and teach writing online at UCLA. I'm a legally married lesbian, a coffee snob, and I wake up at an appallingly early hour.

3 Responses to Shades of darkness and egoboo

  1. Caitlin says:

    The keenness-to-meet is reciprocated, Alyx.

    Thanks so much for your congratulations–and for doing some vote-clicking yourself!

    Your sister in darkness…

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