I am awake, sort of. Given the time I got to bed last night, I think I may be back on California time. But I think I am doing OK. Over breakfast I have been discussing the role of maps in fantasy novels and the soap opera nature of formula fantasy with John Clute, Liz Hand and Guy Gavriel Kay. Clute is a morning person, and even more terrifyingly clever when he’s awake and you still desperately need coffee. I think I managed to hold my own. I helped that I was the only person at the table able to talk intelligently about role-playing theory.

And now, I have to work.