Well, damn. Now I seem to be experiencing an allergic reaction to…something? Also, my iPhone stopped working, flashing up a “No SIM card installed” error message, forcing me to swing by my cell phone provider and have the chip replaced. In better news, I received an email from our friend and tireless editor, Lou Anders, who informs me that the Hugo Awards are now open for nominations. Episodes of Stargate: Universe that aired in the 2010 calendar year are eligible in the Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) category. My story, “Downfall”, that appeared in the Masked anthology of superhero fiction is also eligible in the Best Novella category (“Awarded for a science fiction or fantasy story of between seventeen thousand five hundred (17,500) and forty thousand (40,000) words.” Apparently, “Downfall” clocks in at a robust 18,181 words!). Also eligible is Lou Anders in the Best Editor (Short Form) category. If there’s an episode of SGU you want to see honored, if you enjoyed “Downfall” and want to give me an early, early 2011 Christmas present, or would like to support Lou, then head on over and vote.
And how, exactly, DO you vote? Well I’m glad you asked. Mosey on over to this site (http://www.renovationsf.org/hugo-intro.php) where all will be explained.
Over the next few days, I’ll be going over the list of contenders in the various categories after which I will give you all the heads up on who else is eligible for what.
Coincidentally, I’m putting together a list of My Top 10 Favorite 2010 Reads that I hope to post as tomorrow’s blog entry. I’m not limiting myself to works published in 2010. Instead, any book I read in 2010, regardless of publication date, is eligible. If you were asked to offer up a similar list, what would top you Favorites 2010 Reads?
A reminder that you have a couple of weeks to finish our January Book of the Month Club pick, The Iron Hunt. Discussion begins the week of January 17th with author Marjorie M. Liu who, I’m willing to bet, will come over and kick your ass if you’re not ready. So be ready!
Sorry for the late(ish) post. I was out to dinner with the boys…