Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bordertown lives

Emma Bull would like you to know that Bordertown lives and is back with a shiny new anthology. I've mentioned Bordertown a few times recently, but this little nugget at the end of her post was worth sharing:

And of course, you can go to Bordertown yourself. Because Welcome to Bordertown, the new anthology, is officially available at all your favorite places for book-buying. You'll find it shelved as Fiction...like so many other travel guides to strange and magical places.


Saturday, May 21, 2011

2011 Nebula Award Winners

Via Tor.com and Genreville

The Nebula Awards.  They had nominees.  They have winners. 

Novel: Blackout / All Clear, by Connie Willis
Novella: "The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen's Window", by Rachel Swirsky
Novelette: "That Leviathan, Whom Thou Has Made", by Eric James Stone
Short Story: "Ponies", by Kij Johnson, and "How Interesting: A Tiny Man", by Harlan Ellison (TIE)

Honestly, because of stuff, I didn't get the chance to read many of them, but congratulations to all the winners, but especially Rachel Swirsky for the excellent “The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen’s Window”.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

random things

So, I've been away for a while and I will be busy learning EMT and Nursing for the rest of the year, but I've started to catch up on stuff that I missed while at BMT. 

Much of this is probably old news, but it's stuff that interested me enough that I wanted to make note of it. 

Jeff VanderMeer interviews Johanna Sinisalo.  You may remember Sinisalo from her Nebula Award nominated story "Baby Doll".

Two posts on Bordertown.  There's a new collection forthcoming.  I need to figure out if I want to try to read the back catalog first, or dive into this one. 

There will be a sequel to next month's new Wild Cards novel (Fort Freak).  The new one is tenatively titled Lowball.  I heart Wild Cards.

Speaking of Fort Freak, it has a cover.

Some guy named George finished a book.  Whatever. 

That same guy named George talked to another guy named Joe.  Shrug.

If you like Daniel Keys Moran (and you should), you'll be happy to know that his backlist and the brand freaking new AI War are available as e-books

David McCullough has a new book coming out.

The new Stover novel is due for publication February 2012.  It's undergone a name change

Oh, very central to my interests - the Hugo nominations are out!  I'll post more on this later, but let me give a belated woo to Mary Robinette Kowal, Carrie Vaughn, Nora Jemisin, Rachel Swirsky, and Aliette de Bodard.  Awesomeness gets recognized, y'all.  I will mention that several of these matched my ballot.  Just saying, I've got good taste. 

Genevieve Valentine's debut novel Mechanique is out.  I'm freaking excited to read this as soon as I possibly can.  Not sure when that'll be whilst in school and on an Army post, but it will happen.  Otherwise, there's a nice review over at the AV Book Club.

I'm sure I'm completely overlooking something, but that's the awesome I could remember.  Go read Mechanique now.  Go.

Saturday, May 07, 2011


This is a short note just to let folks know that yes, I am still alive.  I graduated BMT on April 29 (interesting experience that I may tell you about later).  This past week I've had a bunch of briefings on a number of things.  My classes start next week and I expect I'll be quite busy at that point. 

One person I spoke with in my career field said he had three tests the first week.  We'll see how that goes. 

Otherwise, I haven't read anything other than my  BMT Study Guide (Mar 1 - Apr 29 and an issue of Playstation Magazine (two days ago).  I did knock out Stephen King's Dolores Claiborne on my flight down to San Antonio.  Decent novel, but nothing I needed to share with the world. 

That's it. 

If you need something else to read, go take another look at Alison McGhee's entry from March 14 (thanks Alison!)