There’s lots of Guardian posts to talk about this morning.
To start with, a small moment of relief. I had been beginning to lose my faith in the Forces of Nannyism, but I’m pleased to report that someone has at last started yelling “Moral Panic!” over Margo Lanagan’s Tender Morsels. Here it is. Thanks to Iain Emsley for pointing me to it. Now we can all complain about how silly this is (except for those of us also prone to attacks of moral panic).
Secondly the paper has caught up with The 99. I tweeted about it last week, but you may have missed that so here’s Riazat Butt (a religious affairs correspondent, no less) talking about Muslim super heroes, and here’s the link where you can download the Origins comic for free.
Judge James Walton, chair of Radio 4’s The Write Stuff, said that Beckett’s win was “a bit of a surprise to the judges, none of whom knew they were science fiction fans beforehand”.
I do also hope that Andy Hook is getting something out of this. He might be folding Elastic Press, but he still deserves plenty of kudos for having published the book.
And for those of you who are thinking the the book needs a new publisher, John Jarrold is happily thinking about a bidding war.