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As I write this, I know that I’m going to have to sit on this news for another week. Here’s the thing about the Hugos, for me. I’m a huge stinking fan. The works nominated have shaped my reading tastes and habits since I was a teen. To make the ballot…
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I don't think I read it, but if it is as good as the rest of your writing, it deserves the nomination, at least. 
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SL Huang is joining us today with her novel Zero Sum Game. Here’s the publisher’s description. Deadly. Mercenary. Superhuman. Not your ordinary math geek. Cas Russell is good at math. Scary good. The vector calculus blazing through her head lets her smash…
SL Huang is joining us today with her novel Zero Sum Game. Here’s the publisher’s description. Deadly. Mercenary. Superhuman. Not your ordinary math geek. Cas Russell is good at math. Scary good. The vector calculus blazing through her head lets her smash through armed men twice her size and dodge every bullet in a gunfight. …
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Thanks.

Something interesting and intriguing there in SL's comments. 

Not to mention she got her game on.  
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Please give this a watch. It is difficult, because of frank discussions about the complications that severe mental illness can cause, but please do watch.  

I'm contributing a cut scene from Valour and Vanity to the anthology. Interestingly, it was cut because many of my beta-readers saw one of my characters struggle with depression as "whiney."
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Stories like this make me so glad that we have healthcare in the UK. It's awful that ill health should get you into debt like that. Medical care is surely a right, not a privilege. I'll look out for the book, when it's released. Good luck Rob.
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Must have had fun and learned a few things even though it looks like the one they gave you to use was fighting back. 

:)
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Since Valour and Vanity is coming out on April 29th, I have a ton of travel scheduled for the next two months. April Chicago, IL Friday, April 25 – Sunday, April 27 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo http://www.c2e2.com/ Mary’s schedule May I’m…
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This makes me sad, too.
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A short quiz: After eating smoked salmon should one...?

a) brush one’s teeth to remove the fishy flavour? b) eat a Thin Mint?
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Eat a Thin  Mint of course!  (actually, my go to is sugared ginger)
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Elizabeth Bear is joining us today with her novel Steles of the Sky. Here’s the publisher’s description. Elizabeth Bear concludes her award-winning epic fantasy Eternal Sky trilogy in Steles of the Sky. Re Temur, legitimate heir to his grandfather’s…
Elizabeth Bear is joining us today with her novel Steles of the Sky. Here’s the publisher’s description. Elizabeth Bear concludes her award-winning epic fantasy Eternal Sky trilogy in Steles of the Sky. Re Temur, legitimate heir to his grandfather’s Khaganate, has finally raised his banner and declared himself at war with his usurping uncle. With …
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Thanks for the post....very interesting. 
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I am pleased and startled to announce that Without a Summer has been awarded RT Reviews Best Fantasy Novel.  The other novels on the list are stunning and you should definitely check them out. LONDON FALLING Paul Cornell, TOR, (April 2013) THE CITY Stella…
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YAY!! Congrats!
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Let’s poke the Internet!

Of course, we may want to just sit on our hands for a few minutes and think before we poke…

Enough thinking. Let’s talk about talking about things. As 21st-century writers, we often spend time writing the things we think on assorted topics. We might blog these things, tweet them, or post comments to other people’s blogs. And before we do those things, we should consider the consequences, and not just the possible fallout from what we’re saying — all the consequences.

This doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t express our opinions, of course. This is just a reminder that choosing to express is also choosing a bunch of other stuff.

And on the outside chance you find yourself needing to apologize for something you’ve said, well, we also link to Scalzi’s Whatever regarding Apologies.
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Do not poke the Internet. It is hyper-sensitive, perceives tickles as attacks, and you don't touch something if you don't know where it's been.

(And I feel like washing my hands and keyboard after finding some places by accident on the Internet.) ;)
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Michael R. Underwood is joining us today with his novella Attack the Geek.  For full disclosure, I narrated the audiobook and loved the heck out of it. Ree is smart, snarky and 100% geek. This is a fast-paced adventure, that’s witty and fun. Here’s the…
Michael R. Underwood is joining us today with his novella Attack the Geek.  For full disclosure, I narrated the audiobook and loved the heck out of it. Ree is smart, snarky and 100% geek. This is a fast-paced adventure, that’s witty and fun. Here’s the publisher’s description. A side quest novella in the bestselling Geekomancy urban …
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Wow. If I weren't 55% deaf & already having the text version, I'd be all over your audiobook version!
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  • Author of Shades of Milk and Honey | Professional puppeteer
    present
  • Other Hand Productions
    Puppeteer, 1995 - 2011
  • Tears of Joy
    Puppeteer and lead designer, 1993 - 1999
  • Lazy Town
    Assistant puppeteer, 2004 - 2007
  • The Puppet Kitchen
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    Secretary, 2008 - 2010
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    Vice President, 2010 - 2012
  • Shades of Milk and Honey
    author of novel from Tor books, 2010 - 2010
  • Glamour in Glass
    author of novel from Tor books, 2012 - 2012
  • Without a Summer
    author of novel from Tor books, 2013 - 2013
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Hugo-award winning author, Mary Robinette Kowal is a novelist and professional puppeteer. Her debut novel Shades of Milk and Honey (Tor 2010) was nominated for the 2010 Nebula Award for Best Novel. In 2008 she won the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, while two of her short fiction works have been nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story: “Evil Robot Monkey” in 2009 and “For Want of a Nail” in 2011, which won the Hugo that year. Her stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov’s, and several Year’s Best anthologies, as well as in her collection Scenting the Dark and Other Stories from Subterranean Press. 

Mary, a professional puppeteer, also performs as a voice actor, recording fiction for authors such as Seanan McGuire, Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi. She lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters. Visit www.maryrobinettekowal.com
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This is the old standby. When it is late this is always a cozy spot to nip into for a pint and a bite to eat. It's bar food, but it's a good Pacific Northwest rendition of bar food.
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