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April 19, 2010 by Richard Wright in Journal, Life, Writing

New Delhi is one of those cities where a car becomes important.  Not having one makes the city daunting and inaccessible.  While it’s possible to do ordinary things like taking your child to school and popping to the shop without one, six months of taxis becomes a gruelling haul.  Another two and a half years of the same was pretty much unthinkable.  Now we have this big, boxy, beautifully air conditioned thing, complete with driver, and the city is suddenly easier.

I wanted to have it written into the driver’s terms and conditions that I could call him James, particularly when asking to be driven home, but wiser heads prevailed.

Have I convinced you to buy a copy of the Dark Faith anthology yet?  This review might help.  Apex Books are also running a daily devotion of mini-interviews with contributors right up to the release on May 1st.  Whether you’re making up your mind, or have already ordered and want a taste of what you’re buying into, it’s worth a read (because, you know, it’s not all about me…).  Alethea Kontis, Mary Robinette Kowal, D.T. Friedman, and Tom Piccirilli have all had a go.  At some point, I probably will too.

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3 Comments

  1. Jackie BaisaApril 19, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Lovely car! Brand new? Looks spiffy!

    Real glad to hear that you are more mobile now.

  2. Richard WrightApril 19, 2010 at 4:39 pmAuthor

    This year’s model, fresh off the line and sparkly…

  3. Jackie BaisaApril 19, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Ooooh! Shiny!

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