Daily Archives: April 27, 2009

2009 Locus Award Finalist List is Out

And it is here, for those of you who are interested. I’m a finalist in two categories: Young Adult Novel Little Brother, Cory Doctorow (Tor); The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins, Bloomsbury); Tender Morsels, Margo Lanagan (Knopf); Nation, Terry Pratchett (Doubleday UK, HarperCollins); Zoe’s Tale, John Scalzi (Tor) and Short Story “King Pelles the Sure”, […]

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May Appearance Reminders

May is going to be a busy month for me in terms of appearances, and then I hide in a hole until the last weekend of July. So if you’re gonna stalk me, May’s your month. Here’s where and when: May 1 – 3: Penguicon 7.0. I’ll be a “nifty guest” here, which is like […]

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Really the Only Thing That Has to Be Said About the YA Thing

Observers of the science fiction field will note the Nebula Award for Best Novel was won this year by a YA book, that the Tiptree Award is co-shared by a YA novel, and that in the Hugo Best Novel category, two and a half of the books nominated are also YA (the “half” in this […]

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Free Anthology; Tiptree Awards

Two quick things: First, you may recall Mary Anne Mohanraj did me a mitzvah recently and did a thoughtful and very interesting guest entry on racism (two, actually). Some of you mentioned at the time you wondered what her fiction was like. Well, here’s a chance to find out: MAM is a contributor to a […]

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My Drug of Choice

This morning the local convenience store manager looked at me, and asked with neighborly concern if everything was all right. I told her everything was fine, except that the entire plant kingdom was trying to mate in my nose. Which necessitated the Claritin you see above. With luck it’ll keep me from sneezing every seven […]

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