I’m still sick with a rather nasty cold I caught on the plane. Taking my Mom to the cemetery yesterday to visit my grandparents’ graves probably wasn’t the best of ideas, especially as both set of grandparents are buried on cemeteries on opposite ends of the city. I probably should have canceled, because I was feeling so bad, but I had promised my Mom to take her to the cemeteries, so I didn’t.
Anyway, expect light blogging today and tomorrow, since I have an interpreting job tomorrow (which is why I really can’t afford to be ill).
And now for some links:
The World Fantasy Award winners for 2011 have been announced. The best novel award goes to Nnedi Okorafor for Who Fears Death, while the two short fiction awards go to texts from Neil Gaiman’s and Al Sarrantonio’s anthology Stories: All New Tales. I thoroughly enjoyed Stories and while I haven’t read Who Fears Death yet, it was almost unanimously praised. Besides, considering that Nnedi Okorafor lost out against an IMO dull and cliched World War II time travel novel at the Hugos and Nebulas, it’s great to see her take this prize.
There’s a great post by Sherwood Smith and a great discussion about what writers owe readers over at the Book View Café.
Lynn Viehl at Paperback Writer has a great post about setting and how a character’s home should match the character.