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July 2023 - a few cool things because it's getting warm here
The weather is starting to heat up where I live, which is awesome for my garden, but not great for me getting a good night sleep.
In writing news, I’ve just finished another round of edits for Subject 34. I’m confident it’ll be ready to come out in September, I’ll be putting up a pre-order soon.
Foolishly, at the same time, I’m also editing a book that is tangent to the Encoded Orbits series which I’m tentatively calling The Forgotten Chart (or maybe The Hippo Manuscript — except that might be a bit silly). The protagonist is this one is a grumpy curmudgeon, and she is so much fun to write!
Later in July, I’m going to shift focus and start on my first draft of that shiny time travel novel (which might end up called Tangled Timelines—coming up with book titles is hard).
That seems like a lot of writing news, but mostly I’m just chugging along.
And now on to the cool stuff:
In my day job, I work with data from scientific instruments sitting on the bottom of the ocean—which gives me all sorts of opportunities to use my favourite word: benthic.
A few times a year, we send down robots to work on these instruments—and we’re diving now. Head here to check out some awesome footage of the alien world at the bottom of the ocean.
I finally got around to watching Moonrise Kingdom—like all of the Wes Anderson movies I’ve seen I laughed out loud, loved the aesthetic and ended up feeling a bit unsettled. I don’t know if I recommend it or not.
If I had to choose a Wes Anderson movie to recommend, my top pick would be Fantastic Mr. Fox (because it was fantastic), followed by Isle of Dogs.
For any Wes Anderson fans out there, which movie is your favourite?
On a different note, I love this:
I have a soft spot for miniature things and min-century (20th century) things. And all of this artist’s stuff is fabulous, check it out here.
Soon, I’m taking a break and heading out camping, but I’ll be back!
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