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 I'm a huge fan of Dylan Meconis'  (LJ:  quirkybird ) work!  Family Man, Bite Me, and, of course, Click! the one-shot sequel she did with Sara Ryan (to her Empress of the World, the best teen novel about being bi I know) . . . . But so far her new work, Family Man, has been available only online, and, well, I just don't have the bandwidth for all that clicking & screen-shifting.

So I am crazygrateful to pamola for letting me know that Dylan is even now raising money to produce the first two chapters of Family Man via pre-sales and incentives at her temple of commerce!

You know what you must do.  (As do I!)

And as a special offer to LJ readers only, I allow you to be the very first to know that DYLAN & SARA ARE DOING A BORDERTOWN COMIC! Yes, blackholly & I are even now going over the pencils of the 16 page 'script that will be part of the new Bordertown anthology, to make sure that there are enough pointy ears and studded leather jackets.  It's the only comic in the whole anthology.  It's good.


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Apr. 13th, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)
Yeeow! This is excellent!
Apr. 13th, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)
Stick Wizard!

Okay, probably not, but a couple weeks ago I stumbled on a copy of the Tor reissue of Borderland. I've been reading and re-reading Danceland and so of course it sprang to mind.
Apr. 13th, 2010 02:39 am (UTC)
Every single thing I hear about this anthology is awesome.
Apr. 13th, 2010 02:46 am (UTC)
I didn't think I could be more excited for the anthology but now I am. That's awesome!
Apr. 13th, 2010 03:32 am (UTC)
I am on pins and needles. Is it next year yet?
Apr. 13th, 2010 04:12 am (UTC)
Totally can't wait!
Apr. 13th, 2010 02:39 pm (UTC)
A bordertown comic! by Dylan! excellent!
Apr. 13th, 2010 04:28 pm (UTC)
If I had had any idea that such a thing was even possible, I would have been agitating for it. My profound thanks to whatever genius thought this up. I can't wait --
Apr. 14th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
I think it is Empress of the World? Thank you for recommending it, I'm going to check it out.

......so what is the best non-teen novel about being bi that you know?
Apr. 14th, 2010 03:23 am (UTC)
omg - yes - will make the correction, thank you! (And how funny is it that I know Sara saw this, and either missed that or was too polite to say so?)

Best non-teen novel about being bi? Hmmm.... I guess I'd have to say Elizabeth Knox's THE VINTNER'S LUCK. That's a guy, though. Not sure I know a bi adult female novel - or at least, can't think of one right this minute. Other than mine.
Apr. 14th, 2010 07:25 am (UTC)
Adult novels about bi women
KINFLICKS by Lisa Alther is okay, if I remember right, in a 60's/70's self-discovery kind of way. And there's Mary Renault's TWO FRIENDLY YOUNG LADIES. Sort of. (Bonus points for the houseboat, and for a very excellent farcical scene in the middle with people popping in and out of rooms and just missing various indiscretions, but marked down for a certain skirting of the subject and an excess of repressed British WTF-is-going-on-here-exactly?)

I like Empress of the World better than either of them, though.
Apr. 14th, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Adult novels about bi women
Thanks, Els! Hey, can we count Virginia Woolf's ORLANDO?
Apr. 14th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Adult novels about bi women
Oh, sure, what the heck. Who knows what Orlando's about anyway?

Speaking of Virginia Woolf, though, I think the heroine of Michael Cunningham's THE HOURS is bi. I forget, though. (The modern-day heroine, that is. Virginia Woolf is in it, too, so I guess it counts as a novel about a bisexual woman in any case.)
Apr. 15th, 2010 06:53 am (UTC)
Re: Adult novels about bi women
Oh btw, that was me, that anonymous just above. Anonymous and too distracted to log in, apparently.
Apr. 29th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
It was the hesitation of politeness. (Also, that is one of the most frequent misrememberings of the title. Sometimes I'll get Queen of the World, too...)

Thanks, comrade_cat, and thanks Ellen for updating! I suspect Dylan and I will have some Things To Say about the story and collaboration once we've recovered from Stumptown and Dylan's finished inking!
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