WWWednesday: June 3, 2020

A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinkser

A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker

The World Fantasy Convention is the latest con to announce it will be an online experience. The Con is scheduled for October 29 through November 1, 2020.


Nebula winners announced. Sarah Pinsker won Best Novel for A Song for a New Day; Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone Best Novella for This is How You Lose the Time War; Cat Rambo Best Novelette for “Carpe Glitter”; A.T. Greenblatt Best Short Story for “Give the Family My Love.”

Congratulation to the winners and all the nominees. Thanks for providing a year of great work for us to read.

The Munsey Awards exist to acknowledge those whose actions have led to the betterment of pulp fiction. They have announced the 2020 awardees.

Books and Writing:

This is from 2016. Nerds of a Feather ranked the Malazan Book of the Fallen novels. I wonder if Bill agrees with this ranking.

Acclaimed novelist Celeste Ng is leading a movement by writers of color to help include more underrepresented voices in publishing, by funding two internships in a publishing firm.

Five publishers have continued to push back against the Internet Archive, filing a copyright infringement lawsuit.

At Whatever, Drew Murray discusses how much tech detail is too much, describing his new technothriller novel Broken Genius.

TV and Movies:

The AV Club writes about the CW’s new superhero series Stargirl. Warning, spoilers.

Vast of Night premieres on Amazon, and Ars Technica has a nice feature about it. I love the obsessive attention to period detail!

Swallowtail Butterfly in Lavender

Butterfly in Lavender


Here are 20 strange and wonderful places in the world.

A new theory about Rapa Nui (also known as Easter Island) challenges the “pre-colonial collapse” model.

Yahama offers remote cheering for stadiums with Remote Cheer. How timely.

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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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  1. hard to rank books that pretty much for me were all 4.5 or 5. I”d put a bunch in the number 1 spot and another group in the number 2 spot :)

    But regardless of ranking, if you can’t tell, highly recommend reading them (especially with all the time some of us have on our hands–it’s a looooonnnng series . .. )

  2. A Song for a New Day deserved to win. What a timely novel!!!

  3. I am happy to read that the World Fantasy Convention is online this year. That means I can “attend,” and given that it’s truly a great convention, that brings joy!

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