Surfing the best of the writers’ blogs so you don’t have to.
It sounds like a plot lifted from a John LeCarre novel, but the real-life poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko, ex-FSB (morphed out of the old KGB) agent and vocal critic of the Putin administration, is a real-life thriller waiting to be solved by an intrepid counterspy, or something or other. Didn’t death by plutonium go out with plaid pants and white belts? R.J. Hillhouse thinks so too (h/t Confessions). At any rate, I can’t wait to read the novel when it comes out.
Ray’s beginning the subbing process of his latest finished wip . . . . AC Crispin has a fascinating account of one of the worst scammers in the biz getting her just desserts in court . . . . GalleyCat has tidbits from NYTBR Science Fiction reading series.
Finally, I find this both ineffably sad and uplifting. Dave Cockrum, creator of the X-Men comics (among other accomplishments) died last week in bed, peacefully, wearing his Superman jammies.
That’s how we should all go out, imo. Write on.