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    Mortality. It's so LONG.
  • Birthday 01/12/1975

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  1. NO! B52s, give back my man. Or Candy Everyone loves Candy.
  2. That's an appalling pairing. How about Here comes Your Man by the Pixies. It's a good one. Even better, Beautiful by the GoGos
  3. Just got an email for free Pratchett from Tor.com. READ FORTH :hic:
  4. Fine. The Passenger is a crowd pleaser and if that doesn't work, Groove is In the Heart.
  5. Lively, eh? Definitely old Depeche Mode. Maybe Dreaming of Me.
  6. What's up fellas. I finally found my thread. Hallelujah.
  7. @lady narcissa Nation of the Beasts is out on KU. READ IT WITH ME!!! She's already a pick for me for Professional Artist! Illustrations and cover art are hers.
  8. I like Uprooted series for a YA. I know it's not eligible for that, exactly. I liked the Binti series for YA also. To me it fits that genre. Given, what "most people think is for teens" and "what I think is for teens" are much different books. Your Circe book is in my queue!
  9. Nebula Reading List is up and kinda started. It's still pretty thin, Click the menu left to look at novels or novellas. https://www.sfwa.org/forum/reading/3-novelette/ I opened to the novellette page because I loved Shooting Iron by Cassandra Khaw (Magic Cowgirl story published in F&SF) and The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bollander (Alternate history elephant story)
  10. The Bollander novella is MUCH better than her previous work. I totally bounced off the murderbot diaries. I found murderbot to be a brat. One of those "not for me" books. I did place Bennet's trilogy first on my ballot. I loved that series and look forward to reading more of his work. Sorry to hear your reaction to Lee's new book. It's on my to-read pile along with Arden's new book. We'll see.
  11. You're going to make me read this. I remember how much you loved it. Read my Margaret Killjoy books. I'll even mail or kindle them to you. I liked them that much. Remind me, is this second in the series? NVM, I have the power of google and I'll go check. My short story game is weak this year, but the term just started. This is when I usually get caught up on stories and novelettes. I always have 5-10 idle minutes in lab or class. I have 3 issues of FSF magazine to go back and read.
  12. ^^This. Margaret Killjoy's excellent book The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion was overlooked last year. Her new book The Barrow Will Send What it May is eligible. I just finished it. It's the second of a series, they're both short, so I'm not sure if they are novel or novella length. I don't have my notes from last year. I personally love this series. A lot of my friends could be described as anarcho-punks. This book was clearly not written by a tourist but by a member of the community. If you've ever been curious about train kids, circus performers (sideshow variety) or the life of punk bands on the road, this book will give you a glimpse of what that life is like. None of the characters have those jobs, but folks who travel for art often use networks of people like the one described in the books to enable their art. Brook Bollander's The Only Harmless Great Thing is a fantastic novella about an alternate history where elephants were used to mine uranium. She has really honed her craft over the last few years. Some of the events in the novella are real. Women were used in radium mines, historically and many died of cancer. The prose is beautiful. Cixin Liu's Ball Lightening just came out. I prefer this translator, who translated The Dark Forest to the translator responsible for Three Body Problem, so I've REALLY been looking forward to it. Yoon Ha Lee's third book Revenant Gun is out. I really enjoyed the first two. Rivers Solomon is partnering with Clipping to write a book inspired by the Deep, but I suspect we won't see that until next year. I'm tired, so that's a start for now. For the record. The Stone Sky was the best book on that ballot. There were several I loved nearly as much that didn't make the ballot, but of the ones on the list it was the clear standout. Well deserved win to Jemisin.
  13. Gatekeeping SUCKS. And that's what she's doing. "Queerer than thou" queers are just mean girls / boys in an outside of high school environment. You're better off knowing that she's superficial and childish NOW before she can actually hurt your career. I think I broke my microscope yesterday. I have to be the clumsiest faggot on earth. This trip has been a series of "The Most Awful Things That I Can Possibly Do Under Stress, squared." And right now i am sitting on the porch trying to have a wine and i am LITERALLY getting wrapped in a spider web. Please burn this address with fire.
  14. Outed myself at work due to carpool necessity / science community is a small town / this is a small town. Hopefully shes not a gossip, because with ONE second degree connection she has information that could damn me from returning next summer to do research. @Robin Of House Hill, people are the GODDAMNED worse and you are right. Edit: I'm not worried that being outed will make me appear "more difficult". Ok I am. I'm not PRIMARILY worried about that.
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