Bah, I have spam in my filter.
For those inclined to MUD, my review of 6Dragons is up over on GamingHUD. Check out the new Battlefield 3 – Faultline trailer while you are there. All news and reviews are gathered on the front page so it should be easy to find.
If you sign up for the Tedeschi/Trucks Band newsletter you can download a mp3 single “Bound for Glory” off the upcoming album Revelator for free. Normally I wouldn’t rec more email to anyone but I get about one a month, sometimes less so it is worth it if you are a fan of the band or of Susan or Derek.
Amazon.com has the mp3 version of the new Los Lonely Boys album Rockpango on sale for 5.99. They have quite a few various releases on sale and will upgrage their new Cloud drive storage system from 5G to 20G with any purchase of an mp3 album. I haven’t tried it out yet but I suspect Kahuna will have tested it before the end of the day.
Scooter and I have been trying to go to the park all week but it will not stop pouring rain. I understand this is likely normal spring weather but I am ready for sun and heat. I also miss my azaleas.
Off to test mods while she dozes on the couch.
From Wikipedia -
“The Nebula Award is given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction fiction published in the United States during the previous year.
The fiction Nebulas are awarded in five different categories: novel, novella, novelette, short story, and script. The categories are defined by length in words, as follows:
- Novel: a work of 40,000 words or more
- Novella: a work of at least 17,500 words but under 40,000 words
- Novelette: a work of at least 7,500 words but under 17,500 words
- Short story: a work of under 7,500 words
- Script: a script for a movie, TV or radio show, or a play”
The 2010 Nebula nominees have been announced and it is like, Girl Power as far as the eye can see. Or read. I can not even put into words how exciting it is to see so many, many women nominated. Nothing against the men of course, as they have many wonderful entries (Richard Curtis for the brilliant Doctor Who episode ‘Vincent and the Doctor’ especially) but I love the sheer number of good women writers represented this year.
This year the nominees for novel include N.K Jemisin for The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, Mary Robinette Kowal for Shades of Milk and Honey and Nnedi Okorafor for Who Fears Death. Check out the SFWA announcement for a complete listing of nominees in all catagories as well as nominees for the Andre Norton Award and the Ray Bradbury Award.
A big Congratulations to all the authors on their nominations.
Scooter’s curtains need finishing, I need to clean the fridge and looking out the wall-o-windows as I drink my coffee this morning shows a gorgeous, sunny day.
Yeah, I’m taking the day off.
When I started the awesome vid-a-day I told myself one Bon Jovi vid in the lineup was more than enough. Then saw the true face of awesome.
Awesome Vid – Day Number Four – It’s My Life
*this vid contains scenes of violence*
I don’t even know where to begin. It’s Lord of the Rings. It’s Bon Jovi. It’s Lord of the Rings and Bon Jovi —TOGETHER.
This shouldn’t exist. There should not even be the possibility of this existing and yet, here it is. And people…
It is awesome. It is amazing. It is glorious.
Music by Bon Jovi – Images by New Line Cinema- video by haussperling
I am out of my favorite coffee. The bleak despair of this statement speaks for itself.
I kept getting emails about a Yim Yames. I thought they were spam and kept deleting them. It took forever to figure out they were announcements about Jim James of My Morning Jacket. Spellcheck is your friend people. Don’t be afraid to use it.
I also keep getting comments on the blog that connect back to an ad site. Let me save you all the trouble. If your comment links back to a static ad page of any kind (losing weight, buying drugs, making money with google, whatever) I will not okay your comment. You don’t need to have a blog or website to comment here but I am not going to advertise for you.
The Suvudo Free Book Library has some new titles in for download! I picked up The Briar King by Greg Keyes and will post a review once I finish reading it.
The cool of the blogosphere (and the bloggers I meet here) is off the charts. It even made up for my lack of coffee.
So I have this problem. I bookmark pages I don’t have time enough to read but then I forget them and find them weeks later. With no memory of -why- I bookmarked them.
Like this one:
Thoughtcrime Experiments is a free anthology of fantasy and science fiction stories and art, published under a Creative Commons license. That means not only is it free but you can download it, play around with it a little and create your own customized narrative. Kind of like the anthology version of sampled and remixed music. The anthology is edited by Sumana Harihareswara and Leonard Richardson.
Since it contains a story by Mary Anne Mohanraj I probably picked the link up on her site. Maybe.
You can read the stories and view the artwork online or you can download the entire book. It is also available for Kindle and other readers.
This was a free pdf copy of the book available from the Suvudu free book library. It was very, very good. Sort of the Napoleonic Wars with air support.
For a preview, check out the excerpt from the book on the Temeraire website.
Dabel Brothers Publishing has provided a sneak peak of the first 10 inked pages to “The Wheel of Time: Eye of the World #0 – Dragonmount”, with art by Chase Conley. The series is being adapted to comics by Chuck Dixon.
The first issue goes on sale April 29th.
(And if the first panel is Lews Therin, that is an awesome depiction of him.)
A new indie press, Verb Noire, has been created to:
“celebrate the works of talented, underrepresented authors and deliver them to a readership that demands more.”
Verb Noire is actively soliciting submissions so if you are an interested writer of speculative fiction please check out the guidelines.
(These have been updated to include Young Adult fiction)