Well that’ll teach me to be productive at work. I have only now come across this posting on Charlie Stross’ webjournal, which states simply:
I’m going to be in Washington DC tomorrow, with jet-lag, not to mention my wife (also jet-lagged). In an attempt to stave off the jet-lag by staying awake until local time 10:30pm, we’ll be drinking in The Brickskeller at 1523 22nd St NW from about 7pm onwards. If you’re in Washington DC and good beer and extremely jet-lagged authors interest you, that’s the place to be on Tuesday 1st.
If you haven’t been fortunate enough to read any of Stross’ work, you’ve missed some far-future science fiction as well as some delightful stories set in the present time, albeit a present where the ancient other-worldly horrors from H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu are real and there’s a supernatural cold war going on. Think occult James Bond – with a lot of humor – and you have the picture. His most current book, Halting State, is in the running for a Hugo and is waiting patiently on my nightstand for me to start it. (Thanks, Arlington library!)
So, if you had the good fortune to hoist a beer with Mr Stross last night while I was shouting myself hoarse at the Verizon Center, I hope you gave him a positive impression about our fair city. Maybe you saw him and didn’t realize it – a comment in his announcement post stated “I will be using a large green plush Cthulhu as an identification tag” so if you saw a plush and friendly gibbering horror, you sat near a famous writer.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs