Yesterday, Sunday Sept 24th, was my first time out to Word On the Street festival. It was held at Queen’s Park in downtown Toronto. Took my 6 year old son with me and he had a blast. We caught the subway from Fairview Mall. It was Tim’s first time on the subway which he treated like an amusement ride.
While there I managed to hit the SFWA booth. There I talked briefly to Terence M. Green and picked up his book Sailing Through Time. A longer discussion with Karl Schroeder took place and I picked up a few of his books as well. Karl had a copy of his new book – Sun of Suns, I believe the title was, and its a SF version of a pirate story that takes place in a world with no gravity. He was very enthused about it and has signed a three book deal, with a fourth possibly in the wings. Great to experience the infectious passion of a writer first hand.
We managed to do all of this before the rain kicked in.