Quick 2014 Hugo Nomination Thoughts

Quick 2014 Hugo Nomination Thoughts

Because, I have them!

* Nope, I’m not on the ballot this year. It will happen. As I won the best novel Hugo last year, I am perfectly fine with that. It’s nice to spread around the joy.

* I think it’s an interesting slate this year: Lots of stuff to like, a few things to puzzle over, and as always lots of fodder for discussion. On the novel ballot it’s particularly interesting to see Wheel of…

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The 2014 Hugo Nominees

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 / Orbit UK)
  • Warbound, Book III of the Grimnoir…

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Your Saturday Iron Maiden

Because it’s the birthday of my very good friend Kevin Stampfl, who back in the day loved him some Iron Maiden.

Today is International Kristine Blauser Scalzi Appreciation Day

Today is International Kristine Blauser Scalzi Appreciation Day

On account that it is also her birthday.Allow me to go first and to simply say that I can’t imagine what my life would be without her; I imagine it would me being alone in a small apartment, eating cold cereal from the box and weeping, every day, all the time. And, yeah. Don’t want that. So thank you, Krissy, for being my wife and making my life a joy every single day you are with me. I love you.

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Yes, Folks, I’ve Seen Today’s xkcd; Yes, It’s Rather On Point

If you click through to the cartoon on the xkcd site (click on it above to do that) the mouseover text on the cartoon is worth reading, too.

Yes, Folks, I’ve Seen Today’s xkcd; Yes, It’s Rather On Point

If you click through to the cartoon on the xkcd site (click on it above to do that) the mouseover text on the cartoon is worth reading, too.

Today’s New Books and ARCs, 4/17/14

Some lovely books and ARCs in this stack — and now I want to know which look desirable to you. Share in the comments!

Today’s New Books and ARCs, 4/17/14

Some lovely books and ARCs in this stack — and now I want to know which look desirable to you. Share in the comments!

Hungarian Cover of The Human Division

Keeping once again in the basic template established for the OMW books by the publisher. I am assuming that these two gentlemen are Harry Wilson and Hart Schmidt.

Hungarian Cover of The Human Division

Keeping once again in the basic template established for the OMW books by the publisher. I am assuming that these two gentlemen are Harry Wilson and Hart Schmidt.

The Four Levels of Discrimination (and You) (and Me, Too)

The Four Levels of Discrimination (and You) (and Me, Too)

I’ve been talking about sexism recentlymy own and others — and I have to say I’ve found it increasingly exasperating to see the massively defensive response of “not all men are sexist” that inevitably follows. One, because it’s wrong (more on that in a bit), and two, because the more I see it, the more it’s obvious that it’s a derail, as in, “Holy shit any discussion of sexism makes meuncomfor…

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More On the Limited Signed Print Edition of Unlocked From Subterranean

More On the Limited Signed Print Edition of Unlocked From Subterranean

Subterranean Press has has more news of the signed, limited edition of the “Unlocked” novella — and if you pre-order in the next couple of days, US shipping will be free. Free, I tell you! SubPress does excellent versions of my work, and this one will be no exception — I’ve already seen the layout and it’s lovely.

Remember that the printed version of “Unlocked” actually islimited, as in, once…

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