November 17th, 2009


Nebula Awards are fun (and also confusing).

Nominations for the 2009 Nebula Awards have opened. To quote Wikipedia (source of all knowledge, "The Nebula Award is given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the previous year." Since everybody seems to be putting up lists of their qualifying material, I thought I'd do the same. I'm generous like that.

First, of course, the novel. Rosemary and Rue [Amazon]|[Mysterious Galaxy] was published by DAW Books in September 2009, putting it well within this year's window. Urban fantasy, fairy tale noir, and the beginning of my first series. Yay!

Short stories, I have several that appear to qualify quite nicely under the current rules. "Animal Husbandry" is a story of post-apocalypse survival and psychological horror, originally published by Morrigan Books in Grants Pass (August 2009). (Amazon says the book is out of print, and Amazon lies, but if you're a SFWA member and want to see the story, I'll happily send it your way.)

"Lost" is a sad, sentimental fantasy piece, originally published by The Ravens in the Library Project in the anthology Ravens in the Library (February 2009). This book is out of print, but again, if you're a SFWA member and want to see the story, I'll happily send it your way. The story will be reprinted by Wily Writers this coming December. You might also want to look at "A Citizen in Childhood's Country," which is not quite a companion piece, but might be, if you tilt your head and squint. It was published by the Book View Cafe in October 2009.

Finally, although I have other stories that technically qualify, I want to point out "Knives." This is a sort of modern-day revisiting of "The Little Mermaid," and was also originally published through the Book View Cafe, in August of 2009/

I find it almost terrifying that I have this many things that even technically qualify. And next year, I'll have two things to list as potentially qualifying novels.

Sometimes the world is amazing.

Let's play dress-up!

Two awesome shirts enter, but only one can make it to my dresser (because I really don't have that big of a budget for awesome shirts right now). Both come in the girl's-cut extra-large, which is my poison of choice, so without that easy determining factor, it's time to play Barbie and let someone else dress me. I give you...

Poll #1486768 T-SHIRT DEATH MATCH!!!!

Which of these shirts do I truly need?

Vote! I can't promise to abide by the prevailing decision, but hey, I'm amused.

ROSEMARY AND RUE pendant auctions!

chimera_fancies is gearing up for the big Rosemary and Rue pendant sale (details and specifics posted here; suffice to say, it's gonna be awesome). To prepare for the sale, and give everyone a chance to get the shiny, she's started by posting three auctions of pendants she feels best represent the book. Click a pendant to go to the associated auction:

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Enjoy, and remember, not my auction, so take your questions to chimera_fancies!