11/13/2004 Entry: "The Most Anticipated Book of 2005?"
In the course of updating the forthcoming books page, I discovered the cover of Tanith Lee's METALLIC LOVE is up at Amazon as well as the publisher's blurb. Kinuko Craft has created another beautiful work of art. (Aside: I signed up for the 2005 World Fantasy Convention only because I saw Craft is the artist guest of honor.)
I picked up Bantam Spectra promotional material at Noreascon 2004 that included the first chapter of this book. The excerpt was good, but kinda grim. The heroine isn't Jane but a young girl raised in deprivation by an inner-city cult. We learn about her awful life, and her discovery of Jane's diary, through her own journaling. It wasn't a particularly gripping beginning, but I'm still dying to read the entire book. (And as much as I loved THE SILVER METAL LOVER, I hope to god that if METALLIC LOVE has a romance, it isn't heartbreaking.)
Here's what Tanith Lee had to say about the book on her website in 2003: