Posts Categorized: News

Loncon3: Where I Will Be (Or Where You Should Avoid)

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I am flying to London in a week to be a part of Loncon3. I have been nominated for a Hugo Award with my co-editor and publisher and blogging soul mate, Jared Shurin (eesh, that sounds creepier than it is). Also, I participated in wrangling the cats for the Literary Program, which means if you see… Read more »

Welcome to Staffer’s Book Review 3.0

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Don’t hit the back button! You’re in the right place! For the past three years Staffer’s Book Review (formerly Staffer’s Musings) has been a labor of love for me. It’s been a forum to talk about books, and really only books, and really only from me. When I started I was a fresh faced twenty-nine… Read more »

Author D&D at ConFusion 2014!

One of my favorite conventions every year is ConFusion in Detroit, Michigan. It’s an intimate local convention that manages without fail to turn out a huge number of incredible authors and industry people. My hats off the con runners, who do a tremendous job. The fact it’s the home convention of Subterranean Press probably doesn’t… Read more »

Interweb is in the Hugos’ Megahurtz

So, some news happened today. Speculative Fiction 2012: The Best Online Reviews, Essays and Commentary has been nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Related Work of 2013. [Editor’s note: IS SOMEONE SCREWING WITH ME?!?] Although my name is on it, next to one of the finest bloggers in the field, Jared Shurin, I feel we can… Read more »

Rocket Talk, the Tor.com Podcast

Here’s the deal, I’m the host of the Tor.com podcast. It’s called Rocket Talk. It’s a a show dedicated to insightful and expansive conversations about all the cool ass shit we love. So, check it out. To preemptively answer your question, I am both the Ninja and the Cthulu thing. I am Ninjulu, a dread assassin… Read more »

Why I’m Excited Today…

John Love has a new novel. Who’s John Love ? He’s a British dude who wrote one of the best novels of 2012 that no one has heard of–Faith. Built around the idea of aegrescit medendo, which is a Latin medical phrase meaning, ‘The cure is worse than the disease’, Faith is the story of a near mythical… Read more »

Announcement: The Oathbreaker’s Shadow lands a US deal

Earlier this year I read Amy McCulloch’s The Oathbreaker’s Shadow. Unfortunately, because the book had no publisher stateside, I had to threaten a bunny’s life to get a copy. I’m not proud, but I did it. After reading the novel, I immediately spent several hours (ok, more like many five minute increments because… Twitter) lamenting… Read more »

Stop Whining About Diversity and Start Running…er… About It?

I’ve been fairly outspoken at times about how the SF&F community could do with a little more diversity. I’ve mostly talked about how we need to look beyond the borders of the United States and the British Commonwealth, but there’s a lot we can do for diversity here at home. Two New York City publishing… Read more »

Mission Statement: The Hugos and Worldcon Aren’t What I Expected, Etc.

If the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) wanted to call me a hater, I would be inclined to agree. I have been one of the Hugo Awards’ hugest detractors in recent years with blog post after blog post excoriating the WSFS for their silly rules, the award for its myopic view, and the voters for their… Read more »

My WorldCon Schedule

This is like a meme. Everyone is doing it. Except, I don’t really have a schedule. Because that would be silly, right? There aren’t a bunch of folks lining up to hear me read my Hugo Rant. (WHY AREN’T THERE PEOPLE LINING UP FOR THAT?!) Of course, I’m helping throw Drinks with Authors, and I’ll… Read more »