Monthly Archives: April 2014

I’m Swancon 40’s International Guest of Honor

Swancon being Western Australia’s premier science fiction convention, don’t you know. Yes, next year I will be in Perth, round about Easter-time. It’ll be fun! And if you’re in Australia, you should pop by. I mean, everything in Australia is close to everything else, right? I made a video for Swancon to show when they […]

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Happy Easter

Every year since Athena was an infant, this particular Easter bunny has shown up with a basket of treats for her. And look! The bunny’s back! Good to see some things don’t change. A very happy Easter to those of you who celebrate it. And for those of you who don’t, have a wonderful day […]

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The 2014 Hugo Nominees

Here are the nominees this year! 1923 valid nominating ballots were received and counted from the members of LoneStarCon 3, Loncon 3 and Sasquan. (1889 Electronic  and 34 Paper.) BEST NOVEL (1595 ballots) Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit US / Orbit UK) Neptune’s Brood by Charles Stross (Ace / Orbit UK) Parasite by Mira Grant (Orbit US […]

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Write a Check, Get an Entirely Unrelated Check

Oh, boy, Tax Day! That’s when I find out how much my refund is! (Checks paperwork) WHAT?!??!? (Writes check to IRS, grumbles) Well, at least I got this check today: That’s right! I am now verified on Twitter! It’s your assurance that whenever I write about gremlins, it’s really me, and not, say, Mary Robinette Kowal, […]

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My Festival of Books Panel, Written Up

For those of you who were wondering how my panel at the LA Times Festival of Books went this weekend, there’s a short writeup of it here. It’s accurate with the small clarification that that I didn’t say I wrote in screenplay format, rather that my books often have three-act structure (which is a standard […]

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Women Characters in The Human Division

Question in e-mail today asks, of my book The Human Division: “What’s up with every one of the side characters being women?”  My first thought was: Huh, a reader finally e-mailed about that. My second thought was: Huh, it took a year and a half before a reader e-mailed about that. My third thought is: […]

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