If I never again hear the word "rollicking" employed to describe a novel, it will be too soon.
Epidode #35 of "ShunnCast" is now available, in which Bill, against his better judgment, accompanies a runaway Elder Finn to the airport, where he experiments with phrases you must never use whilst frequenting such establishments. In other words, this is the episode you've been waiting for!
See also shunncast.
What is wrong with the following sentence (from a New York Times article by Manohla Dargis)?
Still, it proved that a studio division could make money, win awards, attract talent and excite the audience, which is why Miramax and all it helped wrought is one of the best things to happen to Hollywood since the end of the old studio system.Or am I, like Jennifer Garner trying to tell Conan O'Brien that snuck is not a word, stumbling over some once-bad English that quietly gained acceptance while grammarians' heads were turned?
Part Two of Amy Brozio-Andrews's interview with yours truly is now available at Absolute Write! This time around we discuss genre, conventions, and technology.
Part One of the interview, which focuses more on writing, revision, and inspiration, is still available as well.
Absolute Write says they don't usually break their interviews into two parts, but apparently I rambled unstoppably way past their word limit!
This means you can now read my novella "Inclination" at their site for free, in its entirety.
But that's not all! Read Paul Melko's excellent novella "The Walls of the Universe" as well, not to mention Daryl Gregory's moving novelette "Second Person, Present Tense." I highly recommend them both.
Epidode #34 of "ShunnCast" is now available, in which Bill finds his privacy violated by a heinous and despicable criminal act on the part of his mission president, only to head out on split-offs with Elder Finn and discover even darker and more shocking revelations. Plus, they shot Joseph Smith?!
See also shunncast.
The preliminary ballot is essentially the Nebula longlist. SFWA members will now vote to narrow the ballot down to five nominees in each category. The resulting final ballot (a/k/a shortlist) will then be voted on in March, with the awards ceremony to be held the weekend of May 11-13 in New York City.
What? What's that you say? There are only four works on the preliminary ballot in the novella category? Well, don't that beat all? I guess that means those stories all advance automatically to the final ballot. Which would make me...
Holy shit! I'm a Nebula nominee again! (Er, somewhat unofficially.)
Actually, when one works, one comes to a solution much more quickly than when one sits and thinks.
Attention, Asimov's readers!
Please remember that my story "Inclination" is up for consideration in the novella category. If you wanted to rank paulmelko's novella "The Walls of the Universe" somewhere up there too, that would be okay by me.
Also remember gregvaneekhout's excellent and exciting short story "The Osteomancer's Son," Tim Pratt's short story "Impossible Dreams," beth_bernobich's novelette "A Flight of Numbers Fantastique Strange," Kris Rusch's novelette "Except the Music," and anything published by Jack Skillingstead in 2006.