Monday, May 17, 2010

The good, the bad and the "Nebulous"

This week I'm guest blogging at Fusion Despatches for author, K.S. Augustin. She'll be guest blogging here the night before BayCon (May 27).

Human nature hasn’t changed much since man discovered fire or Cain killed Abel. People still have the same motivations. Man kills, steals or lies for land and money. The material things we fight over have changed, but the base motivations and plots have not. Our lives have grown more complex because of our possessions, but our motivations at their core are just as simple.

We’ve heard or read all the stories before. There is nothing new. That’s why writers recycle.
Finish reading my entry on Recycling Storylines Well now.

Then come back here for some mostly fantastic SF news.

The Nebula awards were presented this weekend in Cape Canaveral, FL. And many went to my friends! :)

The Windup Girl – Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade Books, Sep09)
The Women of Nell Gwynne’s, the late Kage Baker (Subterranean Press, Jun09)
“Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast” – Eugie Foster (Interzone, Feb09)
“Spar” – Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld, Oct09)
“ District 9” Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell (Tri-Star, Aug09)
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making – Catherynne M. Valente (Catherynne M. Valente, Jun09)

Not so good news - ABC cancels Flash Forward. Condolences to Robert J. Sawyer on this one. For those of you who don't know, it's based on his novel of the same name.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is going to the big screen with Natalie Portman playing Elizabeth Bennet.

I'm going to experiment with a different blogging schedule. Interviews will go up on Thursdays. And an entry on writing, science fiction, sf news, etc. will go up on Monday or Tuesday. Now that I'm working at home, I can be more flexible. My back is doing great two weeks post surgery. The home office reclamation has begun -- one shelf at a time. Darn! Should have done a before picture. The boys really had it messed up.

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