Monthly Archives: February 2010
… the rather glorious prose of Eugie Foster … Returning My Sister’s Face is awesome. Thank you to BDC, whose gift it was.
This was one of my fave books when it came out – it was set in Brisneyland and it was creepy. I’ve had 3 copies of it and have leant them all out and never seen the damned things again.
I will be getting one of these and NO ONE is borrowing it. NO ONE!
WINNER OF 2 AUREALIS AWARDS
… but quite frankly this review (recently pointed out to me by *someone who does*) is almost enough to make me start … or maybe I should just listen to more reviews like this.
Language and lack’o’political correctness warning …
Charles Tan, the Bibliophile Stalker (the only good stalker is a bibliophile stalker – no, really) interviews Alisa Krasnostein, Guiding Goddess of Aussie indie Twelfth Planet Press, over here http://charles-tan.blogspot.com/2010/02/interview-alisa-krasnostein.html
Writers who want to be informed will read this … take responsibility for your career and expand your knowledge of the industry!
I got a copy of Joe Hill’s Horns in the mail the other day (great cover). It’s the first thing I’ve read of his and I was looking forward to it … on the upside, I think he’s a better writer than his dad … on the downside, on about p.5 I thought
… the idea of self-promotion, something with which a lot of writers are quite uncomfortable.
I’ve just finished writing an article for the next edition of the Australian Writer’s Marketplace on finding a literary agent … one of the points I put in there was ‘Write first, agent second’.
If you’re approaching a literary agent, you need to have a product
Reason # 297 why Rob Hoge is one of my favourite stirrers. I understand his passion – there’s a tiara at stake.
People, it’s time we made the John W Campbell Award into more than just award for new writing talent from North America.
The John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer has been awarded 37 times since it started in
… eligible for the Campbell http://www.writertopia.com/awards/campbell
This is the awesome Mary Robinette Kowal receiving the award – in her glorious vintage dress – in 2008
There is voting required, it seems, and requirements for voting so check things out on the website … should you feel so inclined :-).
(Thank you, Lolcats)
I answer questions over here for the redoubtable Girlie Jones http://girliejones.livejournal.com/1553106.html.
Other far more interesting people like Karen Miller, Lisa Hannett, Peter M Ball and Garth Nix answer questions over here: