Worldcon Report 1: Book View Geyser

by Brenda W. Clough

The laimagest time I went to London was 13 years ago and, I had planned to go with a friend, Amy Sheldon. We selected a mutually agreeable date, booked our flights, and were all set to go. On the morning of the departure I got into the car and turned on my radio. It was September 11, 2001. When I pick ’em, I really pick ’em.

So, once more into the breach! I no longer can handle time zones well. So this time we are making a side trip: one day in Reykjavik in Iceland. I am writing this from the Liefurimage Erikson Hotel, where a gigantic bronze of the hero is practically peering in through my window. We spent the day on a bus tour of the nearby countryside. I don’t dare insert too many photos, but here is a geyser pool, at the Geysir that gave all these phenomena their name. And, a spectacular waterfall, the Gullfoss. It is only about 50 degrees here and blowing a stiff wind, perhaps 20mph, so it is COLD! A fine change after the Eastern Seaboard. Tomorrow, London!


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About Brenda Clough

Brenda W. Clough spent much of her childhood overseas, courtesy of the U.S. government. Her first fantasy novel, The Crystal Crown, was published by DAW in 1984. She has also written The Dragon of Mishbil (1985), The Realm Beneath (1986), and The Name of the Sun (1988). Her children’s novel, An Impossumble Summer (1992), is set in her own house in Virginia, where she lives in a cottage at the edge of a forest. Her novel How Like a God, available from BVC, was published by Tor Books in 1997, and a sequel, Doors of Death and Life, was published in May 2000. Her latest novels from Book View Cafe include Revise the World (2009) and Speak to Our Desires. Her novel A Most Dangerous Woman is being serialized by Serial Box. Her novel The River Twice is newly available from BVC.


Worldcon Report 1: Book View Geyser — 4 Comments

  1. Wonderful! We were just at Yellowstone viewing geyser pools that look very similar. Can’t wait to experience your trip vicariously.

  2. Awesome! I have seen Yellowstone geyser pools but no Iceland yet! Have a smooth transition and a wonderful trip. Looking forward to the reports.