Category Archives: SFAW

News From China

Just in case you don’t all follow SF Awards Watch, this evening I got to blog about a new set of awards from China. Read all about it.

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A Gaiman Scoop

I have just done a post for the SFX Awards over on SFAW. What I didn’t put in there was the other snippet of news that Dave & Barry of Geek Syndicate tweeted during the ceremony. According to them, Neil … Continue reading

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Class Pimpage

As usual I have been collecting links to pimpage pages over at SF Awards Watch. Mostly they are pretty standard stuff, but Walter Jon Williams has one of the best I have seen in a long time. Oh, and if … Continue reading

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Morning in Brisbane

It is a good job I leave my iPhone by my bed at night. This morning I switched it on to check Twitter and found that the Aurealis Award ceremony was in full swing in Brisbane. I got the announcements … Continue reading

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Norton Awards

I’ve just been posting about this year’s Norton Award winners over at SFAW. They look like very good choices to me. Doug Dorst’s book is something that I’ve been wanting to get hold of for some time, and will hopefully … Continue reading

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Fantasycon Anyone?

I have finally got around to buying a membership for Fantasycon (and yes, SFAW is planning to cover the British Fantasy Awards live). I could do with a room share. Anyone else planning to go? Female non-smoker preferred.

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Gemmell Reaction

One of the best things about the new Gemmell Award is how Debbie Millier and her cohorts have managed to grab the attention of the mainstream media. Their inaugural presentation has garnered at least two mentions in the Guardian Book … Continue reading

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Adelaide – Lazy Sunday

The con is now in full swing, but to be honest that’s not a lot of action. The number of people here appear to be quite low – probably not a lot more than were in Auckland. Many of the … Continue reading

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Adelaide In Progress

So far so good. I have kindly allowed Jonathan Strahan to laugh at me over the cricket, and I have been shopping. I have, of course, done other stuff too. I have talked to Perry Middlemiss and Rose Mitchell about … Continue reading

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Lazy French Sunday

It is the last day of the con here in Epinal. The sun is shining brightly outside and the hotel lobby is full of people checking their email, sad creatures that we are. I appear to have failed to post … Continue reading

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Imaginales – Day 2 Wrap

First up I have discovered to my embarrassment that I have been mis-pronouncing the name of the convention for ages. The final ‘s’ of Imaginales is silent. I have been spending too much time with Latino people, I think, and … Continue reading

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Not Dead

Urk, I’ve just realized that I haven’t posted anything here all day, and it is almost midnight in the UK already. OK, so I have been busy doing other things. Today I’ve been editing an article for the next Clarkesworld, … Continue reading

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A Successful Event

Kevin and I are very pleased at how well the Nebulas live blogging event went last night. As I recall had 118 people check in during the show, and 53 watching for more than 1 minute. Those numbers have since … Continue reading

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Who Needs Sleep?

Last weekend I was in Montreal for a Worldcon committee meeting, on Tuesday I was back in the UK for the London Book Fair, and tomorrow I have to be in LA for the Nebulas – well, virtually anyway. Details … Continue reading

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Catalog Neepery

One of the things that drives me crazy when doing things like SFAW is the lack of an easy way to direct people at books. Providing Amazon links is all very well, but I don’t like encouraging the creation of … Continue reading

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Traveling

Kevin and I are heading off to Chicago today. Things will be a bit quiet around here for a while. While we are away, why not pop over to SFAW and start populating the 2008 Recommendation Lists, or vote in … Continue reading

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Nnedi in The Guardian

The Guardian book blog has published an article about Nnedi Okorafor’s win in the Wole Soyinka Prize (something I wrote about on SFAW a few days ago). This is really a rather huge story, because the Wole Soyinka is the … Continue reading

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SFAW Recommendation Lists Open

Just in case you don’t follow SF Awards Watch (and why not?), please note that our recommendation lists for 2008 works are now open. Also we are looking for people interested in taking part in “mind meld” type discussions regarding … Continue reading

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World Fantasy Awards

Well, that turned out to be a lot of fun despite not being in Calgary. If you want to see what happened, you can replay the coverage here. And… Yay! Go Liz! Go Guy! Happy dance. It is nice when … Continue reading

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World Fantasy Awards Coverage

It turns out that the whole things would have been a bust anyway as there is no wi-fi access in the banquet room. Fabulous ace reporter, Gigi Gridley, will be texting the winners through to me as they are announced … Continue reading

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