Nebula — Awards Banquet

The awards are in and the winners are: Novel: The Yiddish Policemen’s Union , Michael Chabon Novella: Fountain of Age, Nancy Kress Novelette: The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate, Ted Chiang Short Story: Always, Karen Joy Fowler Script: Pan’s Labyrinth, Guillermo del Toro Andre Norton Award: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling Michael Moorcock was also honored as the Damon Knight Grandmaster. John Picaccio’s speech introducing him included letters from many many of Read more…

Nebulas — Day One

Well that was fun. The first night of the Nebulas was the mass autographing where everyone roamed around and greeted old friends and there were plenty of rock stars for fans (and aren’t we all) to get autographs from and to ooh and aah over. The Tales from the Secret City authors mostly congregated at one table (and we let Jayme Blaschke sit with us because he said he would cry if we didn’t). We had Read more…

The ongoing Texas polygamous cult saga — or, those clothes! That hair!

Warning: Following rant, not about writing. Ladies, can we have a consensus here? Basically, if some guy tells you you can’t get to heaven unless you have sex with him and his buddies and have their babies, oh yeah and dress the way he tells you, and then marries off your teenage daughters to his buddies, well, no.  He’s not a prophet, he doesn’t have a direct line to God, he just wants to get laid, Read more…