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Citizens of Intrawebistanopolis!

Most of my recent news has had to do with tax nightmares (boo!), sibling weddings (yay!), and sick children (boo!) – but here are a few bits of neat-o keen professional stuff:

- I am honored to be a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction or Fantasy Writer! I was a finalist last year as well, and this year the ballot looks even more impressive/intimidating. But the fact that, with only my goofy little short stories, I somehow managed to again get on a list where everyone else has multiple novels to their name – some of them New York Times Bestsellers! – makes me happy.

- My story “The Faithful Soldier, Prompted” is one of the storySouth Million Writers Award Notable Stories of 2010!

- For those keeping track of such things, I’ve locked down details of my readings at Penguicon (Sunday, May 1st 1pm Board Room) and WisCon (Saturday, May 28th 1pm Michelangelos (part of the ‘Great Lakes Graverobbers’ reading)). Hope to see some of y’all there!

-My Nebula-nominated story “Hooves and the Hovel of Abdel Jameela” is still racking up translations! It recently appeared in the cool-looking Czech SF/F magazine XB-1:

- And speaking of cool-looking… I HAVE SEEN COVER SKETCHES FOR THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON!! And. They. Are. Awesome. Sadly, I can’t share until there’s a finished cover w/ color, type, etc. But think old school Star Wars poster crossed with the 1001 Nights. Jason Chan is the artist, and I’m very geeked with the direction he’s going.  Also, peep the *amazing* handiwork of Priscilla Spencer, who will be making the map of the Crescent Moon Kingdoms.

Guys, I think this book is gonna be purty purty purty!
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  1. Posted Friday, April 29th, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

    AUGH! These don’t release until 2012 or so? I can’t wait to read them!

  2. Posted Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    Thanks kindly for your interest – and your patience!

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