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Sidewise Award!

“The Weight of the Sunrise” won the Sidewise Award for Best Short-Form Alternate History! I’ve always wanted to win that award and I’m so excited. 🙂 Haven’t posted til now because I was too busy with London. London was amazing. I especially liked the Tower, the Churchill War Rooms, and our side trip to Bletchley Park.

Upcoming: Fall is always my low-travel, high-productivity season. Here we go!

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Nebula!

The Weight of the Sunrise won a Nebula for Best Novella of 2013! I haven’t had brain or time to blog until now.

Rainbow Dash captures how I felt at that moment. 🙂

Thank you everyone–to those who read and nominated the story, to those who voted amongst a great set of nominees, to those who’ve flooded my inbox with congratulations.

The ceremony is available here if you’d like to watch it. Jump to 1:25:00.

Here’s a pic of Shannon and me before the ceremony. Doesn’t he look like an evil professor?
nebuladress

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Finalist for the Sturgeon Award

The Weight of the Sunrise is a finalist for the Sturgeon Award!

http://www.sfcenter.ku.edu/sturgeon-finalists.htm

“The Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the best short science fiction of the year was established in 1987 by James Gunn, Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at KU, and the heirs of Theodore Sturgeon, including his partner Jayne Engelhart Tannehill and Sturgeon’s children, as an appropriate memorial to one of the great short-story writers in a field distinguished by its short fiction.”

Yay! Lots of good fiction on that list.

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General life updates

General life stuff.

Keeping weird hours for the last few months. Up late, sleeping late. I’ve gone semi-nocturnal. This is something that happens to me periodically, and eventually I return to a normal day cycle.

I’m an auntie! My first nephew was born a week ago. I sent him a newborn-safe stuffed dinosaur to encourage his interest in paleontology. I’ve always been an eccentric auntie in search of a nephew. (I do also have an honorary niece who lives in Indiana.) Now installing closet to Narnia.

Playing Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. I am the most persistent money-grinder you will see. I am happy to mow an entire field of grass for 7 Rupees. Also? Bug-catching. I am the master. Storyline? What storyline? We all know the real point of Skyward Sword is to play the mini game Thrill Digger.

Going to Dundracon this weekend, the local gaming convention. I’m running a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic game. Some friends playtested it and it’s totally 20% cooler than other roleplaying games.

Ponies!