Dec 14, 2010

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

How are you? I hope you are staying warm at the North Pole and that Mrs. Claus hasn't read Twilight yet. If so, I'm sorry. I just wanted to write you this letter to let you know that I have been a very good blogger this year. I have read lots of books and written many good posts. I have not advertised or sold out for free books or attention at all. Except for that one time, but I really wanted a copy of The Heroes, so I hope you will forgive me.

I am also sorry for being mad at Paolo Bacigalupi. He just wouldn't share the awards with the other writers and I thought that was mean. I also promise not to make fun of The Speculative Scotsman. He does not actually use kittens as bookmarks. Anymore.

Since I have been so good, I would like the following for Christmas:

1. A job in the publishing industry. All the other bloggers are getting them.

2. ARCs of any (or all) of the following.
  • The Wise Man's Fear - Patrick Rothfuss
  • The Dragon's Path - Daniel Abraham
  • The Coldest War - Ian Tregillis
  • Raising Stony Mayhall - Daryl Gregory
  • The Croning - Laird Barron
3. For Neil Gaiman and/or Michael Chabon to write (and publish) new novels this year. Also, do you know if they are the same person?

4. For China Mieville's Embassytown to come out in January instead of in May.

5. For Daniel Abraham to get the credit he deserves.

6. For a new Kindle that doesn't break if it is accidentally dropped. Not that I did that.

7. For the Blogger Platform to stay stable for an entire post. Or for some free help upgrading to Wordpress.

8. For the editors at DAW/Orbit/Tor/Del Rey/Night Shade Books to see this post, particularly Wish #2.

9. For a Star Wars author to write me into A Galaxy Far, Far Away. I would like to be a recurring character but if I have to die, I would prefer to fall at the hands of a lightsaber wielding Sith Wampa.

10. For World Peace and the completed manuscript of A Dance With Dragons. If I can only have one, then I would like A Dance With Dragons.

Thanks Santa!

P.S. Anyone on the naughty list should get a copy of The Omen Machine instead of coal. Coal can be used to bring warmth and light so some people may be glad to get it.


  1. Haha that was great! I'm hoping for a Kindle myself, along with most of those book releases you mentioned.

  2. Would definitely fight you for Rothfuss and Abraham...

    re: #7 - have you tried using Live Writer? I use it for mine and it's SO much easier to post than it was using Blogger itself.

  3. 7. Is it so complicated?

  4. Regarding #2, I don't have much pull with Santa, but I'll see what I can do when the time comes...

  5. Your Christmas list is eerily similar to my own!

  6. I wish I'd thought of a Dear Santa post first.

    World peace, or completed Dance with Dragons. . . hard choice.

  7. I had fun reading this :)

  8. What a great holiday post! And I'm getting in line right behind you for those particular ARCs.

  9. Surely The Crippled God ARC should be at the top of everybody's lists?

  10. I would rather have any of those ARCs (and several others) before I would want The Crippled God. There is no possibly way I could catch up on Malazan before TCG was released much less for the ARC.

  11. Hey! I know you! You're the one who hacked into my computer and stole my wish list! You bastard!

    *coughs awkwardly*

    All kidding aside, this seems to be pretty universally cut and dry with all the bloggers....a lot of this have a list pretty similar. All we can do is hope & pray Santa doesn't figure this on the naughty list.
    Merry Christmas!

  12. Oops. For the comment above, when I wrote 'this' that word was meant to be 'us'. Guess that what happens when you write at 6 o'clock in the morning.


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