May 7th, 2014

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A Brave New World... Cover

Bantam has changed the cover for our forthcoming concordance, THE WORLD OF ICE & FIRE, several times.

You've seen a couple of the earlier mockups here and on my website.

Now here's the latest and... I am told... final cover.


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 How do you like it?

 WORLD OF ICE & FIRE will be out in the fall.  It is going to be a gorgeous book, a big coffee table volume with lots and lots of stunning artwork, and tons of fake history.  We were supposed to provide 50,000 words of text, but... ah... I got carried away.

 
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LOCUS Nominees Announced

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LOCUS, the premiere SF and fantasy newsletter/ fanzine/ semiprozine/ whatever -- an indispensible publication whatever you call it -- has just announced the finalists for this year's annual Locus Awards, and I am happy to announce that the list includes a couple nods for me.

"The Princess and the Queen," my 'fake history' novella from DANGEROUS WOMEN, has been nominated as Best Novella.

And OLD MARS, the retro-SF anthology I co-edited by Gardner Dozois, is a finalist for Best Anthology.

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Gargoo is competing against himself in the anthology category, since his annual BEST OF THE YEAR is also nominated.  Gardner is also nominated as Best Editor (I'm not).

I'm also thrilled by the nominations of a couple of stories we edited.  Joe Abercrombie's "Some Desperado" from DANGEROUS WOMEN and Howard Waldrop's "The Dead-Sea-Bottom Scrolls" from OLD MARS are both finalists in Best Short Story.

And while I had nothing to do with it, I'm equally delighted by the nomination of ABADDON'S GATE by my friends Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck as Best Novel.  ABADDON'S absence from this year's Hugo ballot is a crime, especially considering some of the stuff that did make that ballot.

Win, lose, or draw, it is an honor just to be nominated.

The full list of nominees can found here:

http://www.locusmag.com/News/2014/05/2014-locus-awards-finalists/
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