Posts Categorized: News

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 »

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 »

Drinks with Authors: The Not-to-be Missed WorldCon Event

Steve Drew, of r/fantasy, and I wanted to put together a gathering at WorldCon. There were lots of authors left off programming, and programming doesn’t always deliver the kinds of interactions we wanted to have. But, what to do? Myke Cole had the answer. Called “Drinks with Authors”, we’ve put together an event to give… Read more »

Announcing: Joe Abercrombie Obsession

Yes, that’s a really big picture of the title of Joe Abercrombie’s first book. I’m a pretty big proponent of his work, in case anyone wasn’t aware yet. I posted it in celebration of my first post at Tor.com which was published this morning. In it I review Abercrombie’s newest short story “Some Desperado”. I had not… Read more »

Broken Promises Can Never Be Put Back Together

I announced on Twitter that if I got to 1,000 followers on Tuesday, I would read a self-published novel nominated by my followers. The time has come to pay the piper, so to speak. The overwhelming suggestion from my followers was Rob J. Hayes, The Heresy Within. Reading the blurb, I’m a little concerned. Thanquil… Read more »