Well, the final ballot for the Nebula Awards is out, and Andy Duncan’s “Unique Chicken Goes in Reverse” from Eclipse One is on it! I could not be happier. Stories from the book are being reprinted in year’s bests and are showing up on awards ballots.Â It’s been a real success, and this is some wonderful, wonderful news.Â I have my fingers crossed.
Just before Christmas there’s a new James Blaylock novel AND Small Beer are doing a cool Joan Aiken collection. I was sitting at my desk in a real funk, and both of those pieces of news made me feel immeasurably better. It’s been 11 years, I think, since Blaylock’s last novel and now comes Knights of the Cornerstone from Ace in November. Color me very happy. Damn good news!