WWWednesday: September 8, 2021

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir, Dragon Award WinnerDragon Awards were announced Sunday. Andy Weir won for Best Science Fiction novel (Project Hail Mary); Jim Butcher won for Best Fantasy novel (Battle Ground). T. Kingfisher walked away with two Dragons; one for best YA and one for best horror novel. Congratulations to all the winners. The Baen Fantasy Adventure Award was also announced.

The Sideways Awards, celebrating excellent works of alternate history, announced their finalists.

File 770 shares two crime drama award announcements.

Locus reports out on ReaderCon 31.

Uncanny Magazine announces editorial changes.

Publishers Weekly explores Tik-Tok as a marketing tool for authors with backlist books.

Stress on every aspect of the supply chain is having an impact on book publishers and book distributors, like Ingram.

Last weekend, Atlanta’s DragonCon reconvened live, with firm Covid protocols in place. This link takes you the hour-plus long YouTube video of this year’s parade. I like the woman host’s costume arm.

Over at Quick Sips, Charles Payseur rewards us with his short fiction reviews. By that I mean reviews of short fiction.

On his blog, Brandon Sanderson provides a brief update of what he’s up to. It’s a lot.

Sue Burke shares her experience with her current book Immunity Index, from concept to produced copy.

Atlas Obscura wants to be sure you know about the house of mugs.

A review of Seattle’s game con, PAX, in the epoch of Covid.

Tonight, 7 pm Pacific Coast Time, Nancy Jane Moore and Shingai Njeri Kagunda read on Story Hour.

There were doubts, there were questions, but for the Mary Sue, at least, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a glorious success.

Marie Brennan and Alyc Helms, cowriters of THE ROOK AND ROSE series under the name M.A. Carrick, share the developments up the upcoming books chapter by chapter. Here is some non-linearity for you. As a bonus, (I think I’ve inked to this before) you can have your pattern read, using the divination system that is vital to the books.

Gizmodo is excited about the upcoming Marvel’s Midnight Sun game. The embedded video is gorgeous, and 6.49 minutes long.

Speaking of videos, here’s one from ABBA, who teased the release of an all-digital album last week. Here is the lyric video of one of the new songs. The song’s meaning changes if you think of the point of view character as a vampire. (All the talk about new shape and form, and having to be asked to enter the apartment.)


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Marion Deeds, with us since March, 2011, is the author of the fantasy novella ALUMINUM LEAVES. Her short fiction has appeared in the anthologies BEYOND THE STARS, THE WAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE, STRANGE CALIFORNIA, and in Podcastle, The Noyo River Review, Daily Science Fiction and Flash Fiction Online. She’s retired from 35 years in county government, and spends some of her free time volunteering at a second-hand bookstore in her home town. You can read her blog at deedsandwords.com, and follow her on Twitter: @mariond_d.

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