Naomi Novik (naominovik) wrote,
Naomi Novik
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Tour drabble from Seattle!

In Seattle, Tristan totally got her drabble prompt to the head of the line by bringing me awesome Temeraire loot -- it is super-cool and I cannot wait to show it off, but my iphone photos are inadequate, so you are going to have to wait until I get home for pictures. :D *is a tease*

Her prompt was "Tharkay and name":
His father called him George, determinedly; his mother made no demur, but she did not need to: the weight of aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents were ranged with her, and all their society. At the age of five, Tenzing thought the other only a pet name, and English a private language for two; he was conscious of the greatest indignation when the British envoy visited and with his loud voice intruded.

She died, two years later, and his world was altered; but the change ensured her victory: he could not resist being taken away, but he refused to answer to George.


Sniffle. :(

Day two of Comic-Con was, uh, mostly spent by the pool watching other people stand in very very long lines </bad fan>. Sadly, I have acquired a brilliantly red nose despite carefully staying under an umbrella ALL DAY, which does not seem fair, so I now have a cheap and ugly pink San Diego baseball cap on. :P There were also fun interviews with Annalee Newitz of io9.com (in awesome Jaenelle Monae cosplay) and Adam Rogers of wired.com, and the day ended in a lovely dinner with whitearrow and awesome writers Gillian Horvath, Melinda Snodgrass, and Nancy Holder. \o/

Today is my Del Rey booth signing at 4, and then I may wander around the dealer's room a little more if I am feeling adventurous and the floor does not appear to be a life-threateningly-solid mass of humanity.

And tomorrow, home! \o/
Tags: book tour, conventions, drabbles, temeraire
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At the age of five, Tenzing thought the other only a pet name, and English a private language for two; he was conscious of the greatest indignation when the British envoy visited and with his loud voice intruded.

Oh, that is both adorable and heartbreaking. T_T

Swing by Alaska on your next signing tour? All this talk of drabble prompts is making me envious. :)
Oh, ow. That was both adorable and painful. Tharkay, you poor little wooble.  :(

And as it turns out bribery does pay! Thank you for picking my prompt :D. And here is a picture of the loot on deviantart so you won't have to be quite such a tease.

And the dealer's room not being bad on a Saturday at Comicon? Good luck there. *grins*
 
I missed your stop in Seattle since I was out of the country....BUT I got back home and there was Tongues of Serpents waiting for me, all signed and purty.
AWWWWW.
I am highly amused by the idea of Tharkay being called George. Since everyone was, in those days, and it allows for so many opportunities in mockery. :)
awww, man, Tharkay.

So glad I got to meet you in Seattle--my husband quoted the story you read to our gaming group the next night. I was still giggling about the elves at Per Se. :D

I hope once you conclude your tour you have some downtime, and please do avail yourself of the card my husband left with you; it'd be my great pleasure to send you whatever books you'd like, as thanks for all of your lovely work.
Will Tongues of Serpents be available in audio?

I quite enjoyed the audio versions of the previous Temeraire novels, and was eagerly looking forward to listening to something good, to make my workouts on the treadmills somewhat less onerous...sadly, there's currently nothing listed on Audible.com...
Oh, that is so tragic of Tharkay. No wonder he couldn't hide his bitterness in Black Powder War. Marvelous, Naomi! Thank you so much for doing these drabbles!