There’s no getting around just how much this sucks. Kage is a lovely human being and a writer who has given a lot of us many hours of rapt enjoyment. She’s also a very humorous writer, and I hope that her sense of humor is helping her a little bit in these extreme circumstances. (In typical Baker fashion, when, not knowing she had cancer, we queried about her contribution to the forthcoming Lambshead Cabinet of Curiousities, she replied in part that she wasn’t up to it unless we wanted her as medical specimen.)As for today's news, the elephant in the room is the iPad. Here's a quick rundown.
If you want to drop her a line or send her something (you really should), the information on how to do so can be found here.
In local news, as far as speculation is concerned, since Neil Gaiman is dropping by the Philippines in March, maybe we'll finally see the Fully Booked Awards again.
- Steph Bowes interviews Foz Meadows.
- The Agony Column interviews Jeff Carlson (podcast).
- Justine Larbalestier interviews Sarah Reees Brennan.
- SF Signal Mind Meld: Who Should Be The Next Grand Master?
- Rich Horton's Summary: DAW anthologies, 2009.
- Grasping for the Wind's Inside the Blogosphere: Who Introduced You to the Love of Literature?
- Nick Mamatas on New Haikasoru hotness.
- Jim C. Hines on Remedial Publishing Math.
- Jeremy L.C. Jones on You Never Say “I Love You,” But I Know How You Feel.
- Daniel Abraham on Playing With Others: Writing With a Partner or Two (or Three).
- Rachelle Gardner on I'm Here to Make Friends.
- Juliette Wade on Re-Write Wednesday: Structural Rewrite of Death.
- Guy Hasson on Writing for Two Cultures.
- Black Coat Press is launching a "Best of French Science Fiction" Program.
- Realms of Fantasy on Help for Haiti.
- New Fairy Tales open to submissions.
- Video of the NYC Google Book Settlement Workshop.
The Book of Dreams edited by Nick Gevers