WWWednesday: May 18, 2022

RIDDLEMASTER OF HEDWriter David B. Coe blogs about clueless writing advice. There’s not any actual writing advice but it’s an entertaining column, and I’m pretty sure we’ve all had some version of this experience.

You can be famous a number of ways. YA SFF writer Kass Morgan, (aka Mallory Kass) author of The 100, competed on Jeopardy last week.

From last week, fantasy writer Patricia A. McKillip passed away at the age of 74. This was a big loss for me. She’s one of the writers who inspired me to write. Thanks to Paul for the link.

It’s award season! Locus gave us the finalists’ list for the Seiun Awards, awarded in Japan for best original or translated work published there last year.

Nommo, the African Speculative Fiction Society, provided its finalists for the 2022 award.

And the Roswell and Feminist Futures Awards will be announced this coming Saturday.

Camestros Felapton discusses the Becky Chambers novel The Galaxy and the Ground Within, and acknowledges his difficulty with the story.

On Whatever, John Scalzi announces the return of his summer staff writer (and daughter) Athena Scalzi.

Nerds of a Feather review T. Kingfisher’s latest, Nettle and Bone.

If you’re looking for a hobby this summer, why not build a wormhole? Because it’s incredibly difficult, that’s why.

Amar El-Mohtar posted a video by Rina Sawayama on Twitter. Sawayama was born in Japan and currently lives in Britain.  I love the message and the bright, poppy visuals of this one! There is one F-bomb if you listen for it.


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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. The Riddlemaster of Hed was extremely influential for me as a reader. It was the book that started my love of fantasy literature. I read a lot of science fiction as a kid, and many of the fantasy classics such as those by C.S. Lewis and Tolkien, but it was The Riddlemaster of Hed that really got me reading fantasy.

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