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  1. Kyoshi

    Lit Prizes

    Thank you so much!
  2. Kyoshi

    Lit Prizes

    The international booker noms are out apparently. But every link I clicked wanted cookies or something, and I feel I've given enough cookies for one lifetime. Maybe in my next life.
  3. whenever people are "gathered together" i die a little inside.
  4. ... and this is why I'm staring a #ReleaseTheNamiAndWeiCut campaign.
  5. i also wanted more prax, but more just because i really liked the character, i didn't care if he would add anything to the series. i just wanted a "keeping up" sort of thing. "where are they now?" same with avasarala's family. at least one throwaway line about how her descendants are doing. i think if kit's chapters went to mei and nami, i might have actually cared more for them, as opposed to slogging through just because i understand that something huge will result from them. maybe establish that kit is living on that other world through convos on the ship and that would be enough to justify alex leaving sol; also establish alex hasn't kept in touch with kit, build up the guilt throughout the book until at the end he has no choice but to follow his son, even though we never meet kit so to speak. imho we really didn't need kit's chapters. mei and nami forever woohoo!
  6. Like everyone, I struggled through the beginning (new characters I didn't particularly care about because they didn't get as emotional an introduction as Maneo, Fillip, Prax, etc.; and not really knowing what the primary goal for most characters was from the beginning) ... but once it got going, it was really amazing. I loved the ending a lot. But I also felt really sad for Amos. Everyone he knows eventually dies. The one complaint I had was that I was really hoping for a Fillip chapter (keeping fingers crossed that one of the novellas/short stories will address this). And maybe a Prax chapter to kind of tell us how the inner planets (relative to the gates) experienced this whole thing, the same way Amos gave us insight after the Free Navy attacked Earth. I can't believe I have to wait for March to get the complete short story/novella compilation.
  7. Those who qualify: https://commonwealthfoundation.com/commonwealth-short-story-prize/ the deadline is 01 November.
  8. Ah! Makes a lot more sense. Thanks for the clarification.
  9. I don't know how to check book sales and so forth, but the tweet has gone unchallenged. And maybe this says more about me and my ignorance, but I'd never heard about him until yesterday when he was announced as the winner.
  10. Bittersweet for sure. Unless they try to be (extra) edgy next year by giving it to him anyway (crossing my fingers). Just saw on twitter Abdulrazak Gurnah has sold only 3000 copies of his books worldwide, combined.* The Swedish Academy is sketchy for sure, but I can't say I'm not also really happy about this one. *of course one has to take into account the accuracy of twitter claims.
  11. another vote for the first one.
  12. Just checked and from what I can see on wiki, I got the standard order this time. My Volume 1 order was very crazy though, like they were just throwing everything at me randomly. Didn't even think there might be different orders until I came to this thread, then I felt like I was in one of the episodes.
  13. Just kind of stumbled onto this on Netflix, meaning I've just binged everything. Anyway, I'm sure I'm being profiled because my Volume 1 Episode 1 was Three Robots, and my Volume 2 Episode 1 was Automated Customer Service. I'm not sure how I feel about this.
  14. congratulations! all the best going forward.
  15. Reading that you saw your book was on loan, @The Marquis de Leech, and that you saw yours on a shelf against known titles, @Derfel Cadarn, kind of made me smile ... okay, it definitely made me smile. That's kind of beautiful.
  16. I think this is what irks me about the selection, it does seem that the Academy was trying to correct the error with Dylan. And I say this without trying to take anything away from Gl├╝ck; but I'd have preferred if she perhaps won it in Dylan's year, and the Academy could have then made its way to rewarding someone on the perennial bridesmaid list. I'm honestly personally tired of constantly hoping Ngugi Wa Thiong'o will bring it home. PS: also kind of unhappy an organisations was picked for Peace. Personally not a fan of organisations getting awards and stuff, especially the Peace one.
  17. Regarding the name: probabaly what @A Horse Named Stranger said. Names are important to people; we see it even more recently with more people insisting on their names being spelled and pronounced correctly (this is a thing in South Africa). I'd also insist, whether or not Americans would pronounce it correctly, I'd even go as far as putting the umlaut with a pen/pencil on printouts that didn't have it, when I could.
  18. Congratulations. And thanks for sharing. FYI, the link gave me an English option.
  19. This is some legendary stuff. I just came here to say I love everyone on here. Good luck with everything. No, I'm not high or drunk.
  20. Hey. I hope you're ok. Anyway, hopen to see you active again since I really miss your input. :-)

  21. Thanks. Sadly, mine is an android device. But thanks anyway.
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