Monthly Archives: April 2009

2009 Nebula Award Winners

 via  http://www.nebulaawards.com/index.php/guest_blogs/blogging_from_the_nebs/

Winners – Andre Norton Award – Flora’s Dare: How a Girl of Spirit Gambles All to Expand Her Vocabulary, Confront a Bouncing Boy Terror, and Try to Save Califa from a Shaky Doom (Despite Being Confined to Her Room) – Ysabeau S.  Wilce (Harcourt, Sep08)

Solstice Awards – Kate Wilhelm, A.J. Budrys, and Martin H. Greenberg 
SFWA Service Award – Victoria Strauss 
Jane Espenson is accepting the Brasdbury for Joss Whedon, and Joss is appearing via some strange technical sci-fi video. 
Grand Master Harry Harrison 
Author Emerita – M. J. Engh 
Script – WALL-E 
Short Story – “Trophy Wives” – Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Fellowship Fantastic, ed. Martin H. Greenberg and Kerrie Hughes, DAW Books, Jan08) 
Novella – “The Spacetime Pool” – Catherine Asaro (Analog, Mar08) 
Novellette – “Pride and Prometheus” – John Kessel (F&SF, Jan08) 
Special thanks – Christine Valada 
Novel – Powers – Ursula K. Le Guin (Harcourt, Sep07

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New word for today

Stample: to stand, step or trample on a person’s body on the ground.

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Mismatched casting

I might be wrong, but I didn’t ever read Kay Scarpetta as a sexy pouty woman in her early thirties. Never. She may be attractive, she may be a strong feisty intelligent character, but I just never saw Angelina Jolie when I read the books. That’s some weird casting choice. 

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Mismatched casting

I might be wrong, but I didn’t ever read Kay Scarpetta as a sexy pouty woman in her early thirties. Never. She may be attractive, she may be a strong feisty intelligent character, but I just never saw Angelina Jolie when I read the books. That’s some weird casting choice. 

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To be done by Tuesday and other lists

Updated and changed around a lot, so new post required:

The holidays are winding down again, but typically, my job list is growing. I need to write it down. These are the "Must Be Done Before Tuesday" jobs, and doesn’t include the usual houseworky things that have to happen always:

* Remove paint from back deck
* Apply for Access editor job (I know I said I wasn’t going to but they actually ASKED me to! It’s a night time extras thing…)
* Get WASLA newsletter done
* Marking
* Prep for school – poetry
Filing
* Prepare spare bedroom for visitors (arriving Saturday)
* Find somewhere to live (offer made on property 23/4/09 – also got two weeks extra in current house approved ETA: Bank appointment today got things in motion – contract signed!)
* get kids ready for back to school

Must be done soon:
* t-shirts for Adelaide?

First day back at work:
* Apply for unpaid leave to go to Adelaide – might not happen, but need to have it in case.
* Apply for PD days for ASLA Conference
* Take photos for WASLA article of revamped library

Coming soon:
* Clear out more crap – don’t want to move it! (ETA: Having a Great Book Giveaway next Sunday May 3rd to clear out a few boxes worth of books – if you live in my vicinity and want some free books and a cuppa or glass of wine, feel free to come along between 11am and 7pm!)
* write pending reviews for Scarecrow, Succubus in the City and The Forest of Hands and Teeth (ooh, that one will have to wait cos Kate’s got the book)
* Sort out Lightning Source account (technically could slide til later, but needs doing)
* get removalist quotes for big stuff
* Move (graaagh)
* Adelaide (hopefully)
* Judging writing competition
* Possible open reading period for Spec Fic for Kids anthology
* grant writing
* Great book giveaway!
* get together (with kids!) to farewell Matt Chrulew
* other editing commitments
* Aurealis judging starts (if they want me again 🙂 )

Things already achieved these holidays:
* Swancon & New Ceres Nights launch
* Gardens and lawns fixed up (okay, so I cheated and got Weeding Women out to do the gardens, but I still achieved it!)
* Clothes sorted and packed up 
* Rubbish in garage GONE.
* Lots of books read (does that count?)

 

I’ve moved a bunch of stuff from the Tuesday deadline (bah) but have achieved a bit. Having to spend many hours with real estate agent yesterday and bank manager today knocked a fair bit of time out of the equation. Helped achieve a task on the list though!

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