Monthly Archives: March 2009

New Story at The Daily Cabal

Red New Day lives here http://www.dailycabal.com/

Stray Thoughts on Long Sentences

My writerly posts seem to have been few and far between lately. Possibly because my brain hasn’t been working or has been infected by a case of ‘wombatitis’, which is a lesser known but still virulent strain of laziness. But I have taken some tablets (okay, half a block of choclit) to combat the wombatitis and
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A Plug – Quality Horror and Science Fiction

For quality horror and science fiction, head over here http://www.apexbookcompany.com/apex-online/. Apex have “stuff” by such fine and twisted minds as Lavie Tidhar, Ekaterina Sedia, Theodora Goss, Alethea Kontis, Lisa Mannetti and more. Nothing wrong with any of the foregoing.

New Ceres Nights – On Pre-Sale

New Ceres Nights is now available for presale within Australia only.  Rest assured it will be available for OS purchasers soon. Go here http://twelfthplanetpress.wordpress.com/shop/ to add something wonderful to your bookshelf :-).

New Ceres, a planet in the outer colonies, embraced the Age of Enlightenment nearly two hundred years ago and refused to let go. Refugees
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Attention, attention!

This is v exciting. May I draw your attention to the Best Speculative Fiction Adapted category of the SCRIBE Awards*? Karen Miller’s Star Wars novel is up for a gong! Woot and Snoopy Dancing combined.

HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY by Bob Greenberger

THE MUTANT CHRONICLES by Matt Forbeck

STAR WARS – THE CLONE WARS: WILD SPACE by Karen Miller

UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS
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Free Shimmery Goodness!!!

So exciting it requires three exclamation marks in the title!!!

Shimmer is re-launching and giving away their tenth issue free – FREE! There is an interview with the erudite Cory Doctorow (creator of Little Brother, amongst other pieces of genius). Go here http://www.shimmerzine.com/issue-ten/ to download your copy – and tell people! They need it too.

The ToC
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Hugo Awards 2009 – Nom-nom-noms

Belatedly (I am a little slow): the Hugo noms live here http://www.thehugoawards.org/?p=260

Of special excitement and note are: Ann VanderMeer (with Stephen H Segal)  for Weird Tales as Best Semiprozine, the magnificent Mary Robinette Kowal’s “Evil Robot Monkey” for Best Short Story (and last year’s Campbell winner), and my friend and occasional ToC buddy, Aliette de Bodard for The John W.
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Nerdology 1.0

As my friend and colleague Lisette says nothing is more exciting than when “literacy, storytelling and politics are combined”. This equals Nerdology 1.0.

The fantabulous 826 National literacy centres rock – Dave Eggers’ baby http://www.826national.org/. This link to Powells’ notes on one of their products Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country Read more…

Funny and Useful – How Not to Land an Agent

Courtesy of Master Aidan Doyle and all the time he spends on t’internets … From JacketFlap.com

http://www.jacketflap.com/megablog/index.asp?Year=2009&Month=03&Day=05&postid=314226

Clarion South – Redux

An interview on Tor.com by the excellent Matt Staggs with Clarion South Convenors and general powerhouses, Kate Eltham and Rob Hoge.

http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=18199