Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Plank Walking

September 19th was International Talk Like a Pirate Day but I missed it again. I keep forgetting about it, the same way I forgot about Different Coloured Eyes Day back on June 12th. Maybe there should be a 'Forgetting All About International Days Day' for people like me so that I can symbolically join with like-minded souls and un-celebrate the occasion!

I'm able to be more piratical than usual this year for several good reasons, one of those reasons being the imminent publication of Fast Ships, Black Sails, an anthology that features a slew of pirate stories by such hearty pen-lubbers as Howard Waldrop, Steve Aylett, Michael Moorcock, Garth Nix, Elizabeth Bear and myself!

Apparently there will be a film and a song to help promote the book. A short extract of the film can be found here, partly featuring me, reading a selection of my own words with my own mouth while dressed in one of my own shirts. Bully for me, I say!

Hey! Congratulations, enorabuena, parabéns! Hope you had a nice birthday party at the beach!

Pedro Marques

PS: Just started reading "The Third Policeman" and you were right about FO'B, it is just superb!
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