Monthly Archives: March 2007

Reader Request 2007 #5: Out of Poverty

Castiron asks: What advice would you give to someone who wants to help folks who are poor (either specific individuals they know, or poor people in their community in general) become not-poor? Well, Castiron, if you can’t give them good jobs with good wages and excellent benefits — which would be helpful — then what […]

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Author Interview: Alma Alexander

Over at the Ficlets Blog today, I’m interviewing Alma Alexander about her latest book, the YA Worldweavers: Gift of the Unmage. We also talk about her world travels, making characters who deny then defy expectations, and whether writing can be taught. If you miss all this, generations hence will mark this as a black day […]

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2007 Hugo Nomination Thoughts

Some thoughts on this year’s Hugo nominations. Yes, I’ll talk about my nomination — how can I not? — but let me get through some other thoughts first. * First, what the hell? I assumed that the first Worldcon based in Japan might actually have some Japanese nominees on it somewhere, but as this Hugo […]

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2007 Hugo Nominations

Yes, I’m nominated. Try to find me. Here’s the list: NovelMichael F. Flynn, Eifelheim (Tor)Naomi Novik, His Majesty’s Dragon (Del Rey; also, Voyager, 1/06, as Temeraire)Charles Stross, Glasshouse (Ace)Vernor Vinge, Rainbows End (Tor)Peter Watts, Blindsight (Tor) Novella“The Walls of the Universe” by Paul Melko (Asimov’s, April/May 2006)“A Billion Eyes” by Robert Reed (Asimov’s, October/November 2006)“Inclination” […]

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Various & Sundry 3/28/07

Hey there. Been busy today. Here’s some stuff to think about while while I get my act together: * The Spring 2007 edition of Subterranean Magazine Online kicked off a couple of days ago (that’s the “cover” for it up there). I’m in it, just not yet — material from the issue gets released over […]

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Various & Sundry 3/28/07

Hey there. Been busy today. Here’s some stuff to think about while while I get my act together: * The Spring 2007 edition of Subterranean Magazine Online kicked off a couple of days ago (that’s the “cover” for it up there). I’m in it, just not yet — material from the issue gets released over […]

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Various & Sundry 3/28/07

Hey there. Been busy today. Here’s some stuff to think about while while I get my act together: * The Spring 2007 edition of Subterranean Magazine Online kicked off a couple of days ago (that’s the “cover” for it up there). I’m in it, just not yet — material from the issue gets released over […]

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Various & Sundry 3/28/07

Hey there. Been busy today. Here’s some stuff to think about while while I get my act together: * The Spring 2007 edition of Subterranean Magazine Online kicked off a couple of days ago (that’s the “cover” for it up there). I’m in it, just not yet — material from the issue gets released over […]

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Various & Sundry 3/28/07

Hey there. Been busy today. Here’s some stuff to think about while while I get my act together: * The Spring 2007 edition of Subterranean Magazine Online kicked off a couple of days ago (that’s the “cover” for it up there). I’m in it, just not yet — material from the issue gets released over […]

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Various & Sundry 3/27/07

Various things: * I meant to pimp Justine Larbalestier’s Magic’s Child last week, when it hit the stores, but then collapsed into my own belly button. Let me rectify that now by saying that Justine has written not only a terrific book here — this should not be a surprise, given that she’s up for […]

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Various & Sundry 3/27/07

Various things: * I meant to pimp Justine Larbalestier’s Magic’s Child last week, when it hit the stores, but then collapsed into my own belly button. Let me rectify that now by saying that Justine has written not only a terrific book here — this should not be a surprise, given that she’s up for […]

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Various & Sundry 3/27/07

Various things: * I meant to pimp Justine Larbalestier’s Magic’s Child last week, when it hit the stores, but then collapsed into my own belly button. Let me rectify that now by saying that Justine has written not only a terrific book here — this should not be a surprise, given that she’s up for […]

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Various & Sundry 3/27/07

Various things: * I meant to pimp Justine Larbalestier’s Magic’s Child last week, when it hit the stores, but then collapsed into my own belly button. Let me rectify that now by saying that Justine has written not only a terrific book here — this should not be a surprise, given that she’s up for […]

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Various & Sundry 3/27/07

Various things: * I meant to pimp Justine Larbalestier’s Magic’s Child last week, when it hit the stores, but then collapsed into my own belly button. Let me rectify that now by saying that Justine has written not only a terrific book here — this should not be a surprise, given that she’s up for […]

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