For the first time in twenty years, a significant Star Trek milestone will pass without a movie or television episode to mark it. But while there will be no new big- or small-screen adventures for the crew of the Starship Enterprise when the series turns forty in early September, the legacy of Star Trek will [...]
Completing the "Cover to Cover" interview series of this year's Hugo Award nominated novels and novellas, here is the list of the winners, awarded at Worldcon on Sunday, August 27:
- Best Novel: Spin by Robert Charles Wilson (Tor) (interview: Cover to Cover #226)
- Best Novella: "Inside Job" by Connie Willis (Asimov's January 2005) (interview: Cover to Cover #232)
- Best Novelette: "Two Hearts" by Peter S. Beagle (Fantasy & Science Fiction October/November 2005)
- Best Short Story: "Tk'tk'tk" by David D. Levine (Asimov's March 2005)
- Best Related Book: Storyteller: Writing Lessons and More from 27 Years of the Clarion Writers' Workshop by Kate Wilhelm (Small Beer Press) (interview: Cover to Cover #183)
- Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: Serenity, Written & Directed, Joss Whedon. (Universal Pictures/Mutant Enemy, Inc.)
- Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: Doctor Who "The Empty Child" & "The Doctor Dances" Written, Steven Moffat. Directed, James Hawes. (BBC Wales/BBC1)
- Best Professional Editor: David G. Hartwell (Tor Books; Year's Best SF)
- Best Professional Artist: Donato Giancola
- Best Semiprozine: Locus edited by Charles N. Brown, Kirsten Gong-Wong, & Liza Groen Trombi
- Best Fanzine: Plokta edited, Alison Scott, Steve Davies & Mike Scott
- Best Fan Writer: Dave Langford
- Best Fan Artist: Frank Wu
Congratulations to this year's winners, and don't forget to check out the related "Cover to Cover" interviews!
Show Notes: Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2006 Edition, edited by Rich Horton This week, Joe Murphy joins Michael in studio for a bit of book discussion, followed by Michael and Evo's chat with Rich Horton, editor Prime Books' Science Fiction: Best of the Year anthology, and concludes with a live call from [...]
Show Notes: "Inside Job" by Connie Willis This week, "Cover to Cover" continues our Hugo Award nominated novels and novellas special interview series. There'll be one story per show covered up until the Hugos are awarded at Worldcon in Anaheim, August 23-27, 2006. This week, David Moldawer talks to Connie Willis about her novella "Inside [...]
Now here's an interesting idea. I'm always intrigued at the speed at which some people respond to adversity. By now you are all familiar with the news of all liquids being banned in carry-on items. Here's how a couple of guys are responding to the new regulations:
It Came From Airport Security is an upcoming anthology of short stories, and we need your submissions!
Write a story of no more than 4,000 words in any genre on the subject of what happens when someone (or something) is exposed to the substances mixed in an airport security waste bin. License your story under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license. (This blog and the resulting anthology will be licensed the same) ... and more guidelines on the site
The prizes aren't all that great, but it seems like a fun idea. If you are interested, follow the link above for full details. And if you submit, please let us know!
Show Notes: "Burn" by James Patrick Kelly This week, "Cover to Cover" continues our Hugo Award nominated novels and novellas special interview series. There'll be one story per show covered up until the Hugos are awarded at Worldcon in Anaheim, August 23-27, 2006. This week, listen again to Michael and Evo talking to James Patrick [...]
Mur Lafferty and Ben Phillips have teamed up with Escape Artists, Inc. (the folks behind Escape Pod, the science fiction podcast magazine) to create Pseudopod -- bringing you great original works of short horror fiction to your MP3 player of choice each and every week.
There's a site I've been meaning to write about for some time now. Meme Therapy has just migrated to a much better web host, so now is the time.
Oops. Cat's out of the bag. I'm talking about Meme Therapy. You tune into us to hear us chat with science fiction and fantasy authors primarily. (Well, unless you're tuning in to listen to our lovely wives chat with young adult authors, that is.) And while we occasionally bring you some news and information from the world of scifi literature, we're primarily an interview show.
So what's a boy/girl/cymek to do when he/she/it needs deeper information, not only about the authors of sci-fi books, but actually from said authors of speculative fiction? Check out Meme Therapy. Great text interviews with authors, excellent discussion questions passed around to the brightest names in science fiction today, and exceptional commentary from the staff. I love this site. You should check it every day, or subscribe to their RSS feed. Now.
Show Notes: "Identity Theft" by Robert J. Sawyer This week, "Cover to Cover" continues our Hugo Award nominated novels and novellas special interview series. There'll be one story per show covered up until the Hugos are awarded at Worldcon in Anaheim, August 23-27, 2006. This week, Michael and Evo talk to Robert J. Sawyer about [...]
BookMooch, the online community where you can exchange your used books for others, has moved from beta to full-release. Lots of features to help you get your list of books in the system quick and easy. I'd love it if one of you bibliophiles out there would give this a dry run and let us know what you think!
Seth Godin has a post featuring his short-list of advice for authors. While Seth is a non-fiction author, and his advice was aimed specifically other non-fiction authors, much of the advice holds true. He has some great advice on hiring your own editor, giving away copies, the value of blurbs vs. blog mentions and much more.