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Hugo nominations are nearly closed out. For the record, here is a selected list of my own favorite work of this past year, should you be inclined to review it for award consideration in your own nominating process.

Novels
Pinion, Tor Books
Third volume in the Mainspring cycle, action-adventure in the clockwork Earth.

Novellas
The Baby Killers, PS Publishing
Alternate history politics, magic and spycraft, wherein I try to address the steampunk aesthetic at all levels of the work.

“The Bull Dancers”, Audible.com (audio presentation as part of METAtropolis: Cascadia)
Sequel to my piece in METAtropolis, about the ultimate fate of Green cities in a world beset by a soft apocalypse.

The Specific Gravity of Grief, Fairwood Press
My intensely personal study of a genre writer riddled with cancer. Arguably more appropriate for “Best Related Book”.

Novelettes
“Coming for Green”, The Sky That Wraps, Subterranean Press
An exploration of the Green universe from the perspective of a much put-upon secondary character.

Short Stories
The Starship Mechanic” with Ken Scholes, tor.com
Our joint project from a writer-in-the-window session at Borderlands Books, about an alien lost on Earth.

From the Countries of Her Dreams” with Shannon Page, Fantasy Magazine
A side tale from the Green universe from another perspective.

The Speed of Time“, tor.com
Structurally experimental view of the end of the universe.

“If This Were a Romance” with Shannon Page, Love and Rockets, DAW Books
Exactly what it says on the tin. A romance set on a generation ship.

“Torquing Vacuum”, Clarkesworld
Backstory on three important characters from my Sunspin space opera project.

Best Related Book
The Specific Gravity of Grief, Fairwood Press
My intensely personal study of a genre writer riddled with cancer.

Also, I am eligible for nomination as Best Fan Writer for this blog, and as Best Editor, Short Form, for METAtropolis: Cascadia.

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[awards] Nomination season is upon us

Nominations are open for the Nebula (through mid-February) and Hugo (through late March) awards.

For the record, here is a selected list of my own favorite work of this past year, should you be inclined to review it for award consideration in your own nominating process.

Novels
Pinion, Tor Books
Third volume in the Mainspring cycle, action-adventure in the clockwork Earth.

Novellas
The Baby Killers, PS Publishing
Alternate history politics, magic and spycraft, wherein I try to address the steampunk aesthetic at all levels of the work.

“The Bull Dancers”, Audible.com (audio presentation as part of METAtropolis: Cascadia)
Sequel to my piece in METAtropolis, about the ultimate fate of Green cities in a world beset by a soft apocalypse.

The Specific Gravity of Grief, Fairwood Press
My intensely personal study of a genre writer riddled with cancer. Arguably more appropriate for “Best Related Book”.

Novelettes
“Coming for Green”, The Sky That Wraps, Subterranean Press
An exploration of the Green universe from the perspective of a much put-upon secondary character.

Short Stories
The Starship Mechanic” with Ken Scholes, tor.com
Our joint project from a writer-in-the-window session at Borderlands Books, about an alien lost on Earth.

From the Countries of Her Dreams” with Shannon Page, Fantasy Magazine
A side tale from the Green universe from another perspective.

The Speed of Time“, tor.com
Structurally experimental view of the end of the universe.

“If This Were a Romance” with Shannon Page, Love and Rockets, DAW Books
Exactly what it says on the tin. A romance set on a generation ship.

“Torquing Vacuum”, Clarkesworld
Backstory on three important characters from my Sunspin space opera project.

Best Related Book
The Specific Gravity of Grief, Fairwood Press
My intensely personal study of a genre writer riddled with cancer.

Also, I am eligible for nomination as Best Fan Writer for this blog, and as Best Editor, Short Form, for METAtropolis: Cascadia.

If you are a SFWA member, you have access to all these works at the appropriate SFWA forum topic.

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[links] Link salad overhears song from the woods

A reader reviews Pinion — Not so much with the liking.

What steampunk means to me — A commentary. I agree with Callaway; as I’ve said before I see steampunk as ‘skin’ or an aesthetic, not a movement qua cyberpunk or New Weird. I wrote “The Baby Killers” in part to address this, to try to reach for steampunk themes. We shall see if I have succeeded.

Human heads found in boxes at Ark. airport — I always wanted to get ahead. (Thanks to .)

The Man In The Iron Mask — Ok, this is very strange. (Via Dark Roasted Blend.)

Protecting the Lunar Farside — Some crunchy science with SFnal implications from Centauri Dreams.

Death by toxic goose. Amazing waterfowl facts part II — Some weird stuff here.

Burn the scientists![Italian] seismologists are now being indicted and investigated for manslaughter, on account of their failure to warn the population that an earthquake was coming. WTF?

No, Really, Palin Has No Political Future — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison (a self-identified ‘paleocon’) on Sarah Palin and the politics of the 2012 presidential election.

?otD: Kitchen prose or gutter rhymes?


6/19/2010
Writing time yesterday: n/a
Body movement: n/a
Hours slept: 8.5 (interrupted, nightmares)
This morning’s weigh-in: 232.2
Yesterday’s chemo stress index: 9/10 (infusion)
Currently (re)reading: A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett

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[links] Link salad’s face is at first just ghostly

A rather nice review of Mainspring From Alex J. Kane.

My single-title novella “The Baby Killers” is up for pre-order — With a nice write-up.

My short story “The Dead Man’s Child” is up at Cosmos

Podcast of my widely-reprinted short story “On the Human Plan”

Fifty Years of Romance and Research or a Jungle-Wallah at Large — My new favorite book title. Snurched from Tetrapod Zoology, with the following description: Two of the seals died and Hose performed dissections on them while still in the carriage, “flinging the more perishable parts out of the train window, to the consternation of fellow passengers”.

Star Trails and Tajinastes — Quite an image from APOD.

Genetic Programming: Evolution of Mona Lisa — Ok, this is darned cool. (Thanks to .)

What Is I.B.M.’s Watson? — Mmm. SkyNet. (Thanks to .)

The Ten Most Disturbing Scientific Discoveries — Honestly, they could have dug a little deeper ‐ teratoma, anyone? — but still an interesting article. (Via @inkhaven.)

Panel Recommends Approval of After-Sex Pill — Forced pregnancy enthusiasts oppose reproductive freedom, of course. Also, this just in, sun rises in east.

Republicans Side With BPThe party of personal responsibility seems to think that corporations, while persons, aren’t personally responsible for anything. Mmm yes. (Via a guest post at the blog of Ta-Nehisi Coates.)

No Price to Pay for TortureNYT on the Obama administrations ongoing defense and coverup of the Bush administration’s torture policies. Ths makes me sick. I voted for Obama because I wanted someone better than Bush in the White House. It wouldn’t take much to be Bush’s intellectual or moral superior, but in this matter (amomg others) Obama is failing at that simplest of tasks. I am angry and disappointed in our president.

?otD: What is your favorite whiter shade of pale?


6/18/2010
Writing time yesterday: n/a
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.5 (interrupted, nightmares)
This morning’s weigh-in: 231.6
Yesterday’s chemo stress index: 6/10 (exhaustion)
Currently (re)reading: A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett

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