Daily Archives: July 11, 2009

TLC (or DLK) a Deutscher Phantastik Preis Nominee

This is nice: The German version of The Last Colony has been nominated for the 2009 Deutscher Phantastik Preis, in the category of Best International Novel. The entire slate of nominees in the category:

  • Brian Keene: Der lange Weg nach Hause (Otherworld Verlag)
  • Cassandra Clare: Chroniken der Unterwelt – City of Bones (Arena)
  • John Scalzi: Die letzte Kolonie (Heyne)
  • Neal Stephenson: Principia (Manhattan)
  • Patrick Rothfuss: Der Name des Windes (Klett-Cotta)

That’s not bad company to be in. Here’s more information about the award itself.

It’s fun to be nominated for stuff. It’s fun to occasionally win, too. But being nominated is fun enough. Danke, German readers!

In the Absence of Me Having Anything in Particular To Say Today

Have a video of a song I liked, oh, 20 years ago:

The band: An Emotional Fish, thus proving that bands with terrible names can make reasonably good music. This is actually the first time that I’ve seen video in all that time, however. Interesting. And not a speck of blue in it.