January 3rd, 2014

cassie

attention SFWA members and Hugo voters!!!!!

Borrowing a page from the mighty John Scalzi on his Whatever blog, I would like to make note of works of my fiction that are eligible for awards consideration, most notably the Hugo and Nebula Awards.

On the one hand, I probably have no chance of even being nominated for either award. On the other hand, it never hurts to try. So.....

Here's what of my work is eligible for Hugos and Nebulas that was published in 2013:

Best Novel
Leverage: The Zoo Job (Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indie Bound | Kobo)
Gryphon Precinct (Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indie Bound | direct from publisher)

The following are all available in either Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet (Amazon (trade) | Amazon (Kindle) | Barnes & Noble (trade) | Barnes & Noble (Nook) | Indie Bound | direct from the publisher) or Tales from Dragon Precinct (Amazon (trade) | Amazon (Kindle) | Barnes & Noble (trade) | Barnes & Noble (Nook) | Indie Bound |Kobo | direct from the publisher). Which one is which is indicated by the notations CZ or DP.

Best Novella
"Cayo Hueso" CZ
"When the Magick Goes Away" DP

Best Novelette
"God of Blunder" CZ

Best Short Story
"Undine the Boardwalk" CZ
"Love Over and Over" CZ
"Heroes Welcome" DP
"Brotherly Love" DP
"Blood in the Water" DP
"Catch and Release" DP

I'm willing to provide PDF copies of the above to folks who can prove they're voters. E-mail me at krad at whysper dot net for that.

Also a few Hugos-only categories:

Best Related Work
The Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch on Tor.com (archived here)

Best Podcast
The Chronic Rift
Dead Kitchen Radio: The Keith R.A. DeCandido Podcast
Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast
The Batcave Podcast

(All of the above to be found at The Chronic Rift Network web site.)
  • Current Music
    "Behind Blue Eyes" by the Who
ds9 rewatch

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: "The Die is Cast"

Garak tortures Odo, Sisko disobeys orders, Eddington obeys orders, Tain gets hoist on his own petard, the Dominion threat gets some teeth, and we get one of the best closing scenes in Trek history. The DS9 Rewatch sees that "The Die is Cast."

An excerpt:
It’s a great character piece and a great action piece, with points to both writer Ronald D. Moore, who killed it in the script, and director David Livingston. The camerawork is superb here, from the great angle on Odo as he thrusts his arm out in a futile attempt to change shape to an excellent use of close-ups during several conversations. Best of all is the superb closing scene with the close-up of Garak in profile and the shadowy reflection of Odo in the mirror, one of the most visually impressive and vivid scenes in the show’s history, punctuated by Garak sad returning of the favor to Odo by confessing something he doesn’t want to admit to anyone else: that he’s a very good tailor.
  • Current Music
    "All Along the Watchtower" by Neil Young & Bruce Springsteen
Bruce

Friday fanfare: "All Along the Watchtower"

A gem I stumbled across, Neil Young joining Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for a buzzsaw-like rendition of "All Along the Watchtower." Trivia: Nils Lofgren was Young's guitarist in Crazy Horse before he joined the E Street Band. And this rendition has some amazing guitarwork by Young, Springsteen, and Lofgren, as well as a killer sax bit by the Big Man, Clarence Clemons.

  • Current Music
    still "All Along the Watchtower"