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Montreal WorldCon Day 2: I win an Aurora Award!

Well, you can’t have a much better day at a WorldCon than I had today, short of winning a Hugo:  tonight I won the Aurora Award for the best long-form work of science fiction or fantasy by a Canadian writer in English in 2008. The award was presented at a banquet this evening, and my …

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Denvention: Day 2

And so Day 2 has come and gone (at least for those of us for whom 11 p.m. is still a reasonable time to head to one’s hotel room). It was a good one for me. Things started off with a bang with the panel I mentioned a few days ago featuring writers reading their …

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The Nebula Awards…

…have been handed out. These are the awards nominated for and voted on by active members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, which would include me (finally!) this year, although I’m ashamed to say I didn’t vote (I simply hadn’t read enough of the nominees)… Novel: Seeker, by Jack McDevitt (Ace, Nov. …

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Internation Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day: The Column

For the past 17 years, my science column (which continues to run weekly in the Regina Leader Post) also ran, at first weekly, then every other week, on CBC Radio’s Afternoon Edition here in Saskatchewan. As of two weeks ago, however, my CBC focus has changed to matters World Wide Webbish.I still write them up …

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International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day

In response to this rant by the outgoing Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America vice-president Howard V. Hendrix, in which he takes issue with the growing practice of writers posting work online for anyone to read for free, World Fantasy Winner and current Nebula Award nominee Jo Walton has had an idea: I am …

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Derryl Murphy throws hat in ring for SFWA VP

Further to the previous post about John Scalzi running for president of SFWA, Derrly Murphy, former Canadian regional director, has put his name forward for vice-president. I’m leaning his way, too.

John Scalzi for SFWA president?

John Scalzi has announced he is in the running as a write-in president for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). I just received my ballot and haven’t given it any serious thought yet, but after reading his comments and platform, I have to say I’m leaning toward writing him in. If you’re …

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Index to science fiction awards

If you want to know who won what when in the field of science fiction literature, then the Locus Index to Science Fiction Awards, newly updated, is the place to go. And if you’re interested in SF and don’t visit Locus Online regularly, you’re missing out. In fact, if you’re really interested in SF, especially …

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Nebula Awards preliminary ballot announced

The Preliminary Ballot for the Nebula Awards® for 2006 have been announced. If the Hugo Awards, voted on my members of the World Science Fiction Convention each year, are science fiction’s equivalent of the People’s Choice Awards (which are on TV tonight, I just learned. Who knew? Oh, I suppose people who watch any TV …

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