Daily Archives: March 23, 2009

The Internet Has Just Justified Its Existence

Carl Sagan’s Cosmos series — all 13 episodes — available for viewing via Hulu. I envy those of you who get to watch it for the first time.

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Re: The Hugo eBooks Package: Patience, Please

I normally don’t ask people to forward on the posts I write but I’m doing it in this particular case, so feel free to point to this or repost it as you see fit. I’m getting reports from various quarters that some folks have started to complain that the “traditional” Hugo Best Novel ebook package […]

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Mary Robinette Kowal Interviews the Campbell Nominees

Current Campbell Award tiara wearer Mary Robinette Kowal is interviewing this year’s Campbell nominees, one of whom will take the tiara (and cheeseboard) from her this August at Anticipation, this year’s Worldcon in Montreal. This week it’s David Anthony Durham, whose fantasy novel Acacia I admire quite a bit. Check out the interview, and then […]

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Updates on BigIdeaAuthors and Whateveresque

Quick notes on things: * The publicist guide for BigIdeaAuthors.com is completed and I’ll be sending a URL for it to folks on the site’s mailing list in the next couple of days. If you’re not on the mailing list and would like to be, go to BigIdeaAuthors.com and sign up. We’ll also most likely […]

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Paging Bobby Jindal

So, Governor Jindal, what was that you were saying about the wastefulness of volcano monitoring?

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Correlation is Not Causation, Hugo Division

The entrail reading around the Hugo selections has begun, notably regarding the Best Novel candidates. One of the leading memes about this year’s batch of nominees is how the Internet is a prohibitively influential factor on the ballot. It goes a bit like this: “Look! Four of the five authors on the Best Novel ballot […]

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