So, we're one week in, how's it going so far? Not as well as I'd hoped. I submitted one story yesterday and haven't quite finished my first story of the year, even though it was one of those three-quarters finished stories from last year. Oh, well. We fight on. It'll be done within twenty-four hours. I also have to figure out what I'm going to write next. I've taken on way too much stuff. Not the goal, but the goal plus everything else, meaning other writing things I've sort of promised to do. But it's cool. What the hell else was I doing with my life anyway?
Hey, the Sofa rocks! First off, the winners of this year's Sofanaut Awards have been announced. I'm actually lifting this from the always excellent SF Signal because it was actually written there and only on audio at the Sofa itself.
- Best Main Fiction: "Exhalation" by Ted Chiang (ep #66)
- Best Flash & Short Fiction: "Then, Just a Dream" by Lawerence Santoro (ep #84)
- Best Poetry or Song Contributor: Neil Gaiman
- Best Narrator: (Tie) Lawrence Santoro and Spider Robinson
- Best Fact Article Contributor: Jim Campanella (Science News)
- Best Artwork: StarShipSofa Stories Volume 1 - Skeet
On top of all that, StarShipSofa has a really cool show out this week with Amy talking about Trollope (Who shares a birthday with me) and a story by one of my favorite authors, Paul Di Filippo
Editorial: Lord Dicken’s Final Tally by Tony C Smith 04:00
Fact Article: Looking Back At SF History by Amy H Sturgis 16:20
Main Fiction: iCity by Paul Di Filippo 30:00
Fact Article: The Winners: The Sofanaut Awards 57:30
Narrator: Jeff Lane
Lastly, I haven't yet read Kick-Ass (though a friend is loaning me his issues in a couple of days (Thank you, Jim)), but this trailer wowed me. It's not to be watched when the kids are around. Even if the kids are in their mid-thirties. Saw this on SF Signal as well. Maybe you should just go over there. I can't post the damned thing here, but go see for yourself: