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(no subject) [Apr. 20th, 2014|11:25 am]

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(no subject) [Apr. 20th, 2014|05:00 am]

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April 20 is Concert Day.

On this day in history:

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Jazz Singer
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Please tell me about G+ ? [Apr. 20th, 2014|12:42 am]

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Squeee flashback. Suddenly I'm thrilled all over again that I'm on a ... er, world wide web. Because here in the US it's midnight, not a good time to ask my USian sources -- but my friends on the other side of the world  are in daylight hours and awake, probably.

So -- what about G+ ? I've been avoiding it, but now Google seems to require me to join or they won't let me login to my Gmail account!   When I enter gmail.google.com, instead of just asking me for my email password, they say

One account. All of Google.

Sign in to continue to Gmail


I'm worried about my pseudonyms. I have several, each with its own Gmail address. And I do not want to give out my real name, location, etc.

Any clues?

Supporting LJ vs the Russian DDOS by crossposting from DW. Comment here or at http://houseboatonstyx.dreamwidth.org/60808.html.
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(no subject) [Apr. 19th, 2014|11:51 pm]

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I'm pretty sure I'm going to cancel cleaning tomorrow.

EDIT: She actually needed to reschedule - they are out of town. Sometimes life works out in your favor.

I've taken TWO hydro's and the pain has only eased a little. This may also mean not getting together with Cassie. Or at least making it a shorter visit, since she needs me to take her shopping.

I am in a foul, foul, irritable mood at the moment due to all this. Times like this I am doubly glad I live alone. No one is around to irritate me further.what's the point of the Alcohol Cure pill, David didn't like that I journaled so muchCollapse )

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Samsung programmers are inept [Apr. 19th, 2014|11:33 pm]

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What *genius* thought it was a good idea to have te software update checker my phone installed omn my computer check (and report!) efvery 30 minutes that my phoo'ne's software is up to date (regardless of whetbner the phone is connected to the computer.

And beyond that, the program has *no* options or settings. No way to change the frequency of checks or anythung. All I can do is uninstall it (which I'm getting *really* tempted to do.

Thetre's also a glitch in how the contact list is handled. I'm offewred the opportunity to copy any of the entries (or all of them) to the SD card. Except trying gets a "file size is too big for available storage.

Which, given that I've got 6 gig free on the card is utter bullshit.

Makes me feel *ever* so trusting of my phone's fubnctionality, y'know?
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Happy Easter [Apr. 20th, 2014|07:42 am]

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Everybody Loves Jello [Apr. 20th, 2014|06:50 am]

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2014 Hugo Nominees F/M [Apr. 20th, 2014|12:28 am]

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Boy, do I regret the fractional credit approach.

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My tweets [Apr. 20th, 2014|12:00 pm]

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  • Sat, 16:35: Finishing up photos of the Children's Costumes. Will upload them when I get home. Limited to 6gb. #swancon
  • Sat, 21:07: Sorry, but you can have your drama llama all by your lonesome.
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[FORUM] Do you think that robots will cannibalize our economies? [Apr. 19th, 2014|11:55 pm]

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A recent post at Lawyers, Guns and Money by Paul Campos the 11th of this month entitled "Economic possibilities for our future robot overlords" caught my attention. Briefly? A prescient essay by John Maynard Keynes about wealth per capita and income was interestingly wrong.

[I]n 1939 John Maynard Keynes published what eventually became a famous essay, entitled “Economic Possibilities For Our Grandchildren,” in which he tried to predict what “the progressive countries” (what would now be called the developed world) would look like in 2030.

The essay makes two big predictions:

(1) By 2030 the developed world would be in per capita terms four to eight times wealthier than it was a century earlier.

(2) This explosion of wealth would produce a tremendous reduction of hours worked, as people chose leisure over yet more income.

The first prediction was almost uncannily accurate, while the second has turned out to be completely wrong in regard to the United States, and largely wrong about Europe.

[. . . W]ork hours in the US and Europe had declined considerably over the previous half century, and Keynes assumed that the income effect — the declining marginal utility of income in relation to leisure — would cause this trend to continue. Since then, however, the decline in working hours has ceased almost completely in the US, and slowed down drastically in Europe (Europeans do work about 20% fewer hours than Americans however, which is not a trivial distinction).

Economics being a rather tautological discipline, there is of course a ready theoretical explanation for this as well: the substitution effect — i.e., to the extent that productivity increases are reflected in higher income per hour worked, each hour of forgone work in favor of leisure becomes more costly to the worker.


Income growth has fallen far behind GDP per capita, and may be likely to continue to fall.

In the late 1960s, median household income was nearly double per capita GDP, while today we have nearly a one to one relationship between the two metrics (Households are on average only slightly smaller today. I don’t have figures for 1967 handy, but in 1975 the average household included 2.89 people, while in 2012 it featured 2.54 persons). Or to put it another way, if over the past 45 years the nation’s increasing wealth as measured by output had ended up getting distributed equally across income groups as income, median household income in the US would be nearly $100,000 per year, rather than half that sum.


Why? At his blog, Noel Maurer has complained at length about robots and advanced computer systems cannibalizing formerly middle-class occupations. (He has a tag, and everything.) At a deeper level, this slow income growth--accompanied by growing inequality--is ultimately a matter of policy.

Will this trend change, do you think? Or will it persist until something--I dare to predict something unpleasant--occurs?

Discuss.
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is it wrong to draw porn fan art of your own work [Apr. 19th, 2014|07:46 pm]

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My mostly-dormant pornmonger alter ego drew what might have happened at the end of chapter XI if another of Rita’s exes hadn’t shown up [NSFW].

I had to ponder Carol’s skin color for a bit; I’d been drawing her in “midtone”. I knew she was not A Honky but picking exactly the right tone took some time. I’m pretty sure she’s at least second-generation Martian, and haven’t put any thought into what kind of ethnic mix may have colonized that planet. Though I think I’ve also implied that her current body may not be the one she was born in, what with it being a normal Earth human height; maybe she just likes that shade of brown.

Also I think I am now finished with the edits for the second attempt at printing book 2 of Rita. I let myself finish this as a reward for that, in fact. Well, “finish” – there is stuff I could definitely still work on here, but it’s good enough for porn!

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(no subject) [Apr. 19th, 2014|09:03 pm]

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It's a cracked tooth. Yay. Monday I'll be calling the local dental school - they aren't open on weekends. I should be able to cover the costs with what's left of my loan. Here's hoping. If not, and if Pat isn't able to, I might take you guys up on your offers of help.Hydro-induced rambling about random stuff, some about Cassie, and other random, inane stuffCollapse )

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Nymphomaniac & Shame [Apr. 19th, 2014|10:32 pm]

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We recently saw two similar movies, Nymphomaniac and Shame, both about sex addicts.



Nymphomaniac was long (in two volumes). And it was porn. But not sex porn. Relationship porn. If you define porn as something that's shows us something which we all kinda' want to "just happen" and which in fact never happens, then Nymphomaniac is relationship porn. Joe, the heroine of the movie, is found beaten in an alley by Seligman. Seligman, finding a stranger, takes her home and then listens to her tell her story. Seligman is an unrealistically good listener and you watch their relationship grow during the one evening portrayed in the two movies. The fact that Joe's life story is about sex is really secondary. More or less. Lot's of sex in that movie.

While the action in Nymphomaniac seems (intentionally) staged, the story of Brandon, the protagonist of Shame, is gritty and realistic. Brandon works in a Manhattan "office" (what he does is never revealed), rides the subway and has lots of sex: internet sex, prostitutes, bar pick ups, masturbating to porn magazines. His sister shows up for a visit. Why is there relationship so strained? Why does her presence bother him? As the film unfolds Brandon binges on sex to deal with the emotions brought up by his sister's visit.




I recommend both, but Shame more that Nymphomaniac. Why? Shame was a better story and film. The music propelled the story. We saw emotional nuance. Too bad Michael Fassbender didn't receive any Oscar nominations for the movie.

Michael Fassbender was snubbed by the Oscars due to insecurities created by the size of his penis.
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[tech] Understanding git usage? [Apr. 19th, 2014|09:54 pm]

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I'm attempting to grasp git usage best practices.

Let me explain something that I think I understand, and those of you who are git users can tell me if I have it right.

Consider the common scenario that you're hacking away on Verion 2.0 of your widget, and an urgent issue, say a critical bug, comes up in the Version 1.13 release, and you have to stop what you're doing on Version 2 to go fix Version 1.

Do I understand correctly that the git way of doing things is that you commit everything you've changed in your working directory on Version 2, and then you [verb] the historical version (possibly by tag) of the project, thus syncing your working directory to the Version 1.13 state, you make your fix, commit the files, [merging them back in?] making a Version 1.14, then [verb] back your working directory to Version 2 and return to work on your project, only with the merged in changes?

Instead of getting a copy of Version 1.13 in a new directory tree and working on it there without disturbing your work on Version 2?
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Anomalous [Apr. 19th, 2014|07:50 pm]

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I forgot that part of the challenge of deciphering dim sum menus and labels is the widespread use of non-standard characters. The display case at Chiu Quon had three kinds of pork buns: regular cha siu bao, cha siu bao with the word "波羅" in parentheses, and "meat pine buns" (肉松包). I had in the back of my mind that the last of these referred to some sort of "meat floss" made from cooked-down dehydrated pork, and a cursory inspection seemed to confirm that. But 波羅 had me baffled. Both these characters are frequently used in transcription, but there was nothing which sounded like "polo" or "bolo" that we could conceivably want in a bun, so we left him.

Good choice. I didn't think at the time to consult McCawley's Eater's Guide, which I had in my bag, but when I checked it later, I saw that 波羅 is a nonstandard spelling of 菠蘿 "pineapple". (At least now it appears to be nonstandard; Lin Yutang's dictionary lists the version without the grass radicals.) I remarked to the GWO that if they'd put "Hawai'ian" in the name, the secret ingredient would've been obvious; he suggested calling them "luau bao". Similarly, the 松 in 肉松 has nothing to do with pines. It's just simpler to write than homophonous 鬆 meaning "loose" or "fluffy".

We got three buns in all, since we knew after the dim sum we'd had, we wouldn't want much more for dinner. Seduced by the words "Portuguese style", I also picked up a custard tart. Not up to the standard of the pastéis de nata from Caldense, but a lovely change of pace from the more common version. That's one of the pluses of going familiar places with someone else, they can help break you out of your rut and discover something you wouldn't've known about otherwise. (Also, when you're really lucky, they own a car and drive.)

Turtle Wife was craving dim sum and I was curious to see Phoenix post-renovation. It's brighter and more open, but I wonder how long before it starts looking shabby again given that the faucet handle came off in my hands. Also, there were some curious omissions from cart selection. Everyone else in town has one with roast meats--suckling pig, crispy duck, etc.--and green vegetables. When we asked why they didn't, the manager told us "nobody can make it". Really? A Chinese restaurant without anyone who knows how to roast a duck? We had no success trying to order some fresh pickles, but a plate of stir-fried pea shoots ensured that not everything we ate was wrapped in dough.

Afterwards we swung into the grand Mariano's on Clark St and I got my first taste of the shiny new market chain that's got everyone atwitter. Sadly, the one opening near us in a few days won't be half as nice. monshu insisted on showing me the meat counter and the dead flesh was so lovely I just wanted to rub it all over my body. We also grabbed some cheeses for tomorrow. They had gjetost! I got some cake flour for a recipe I've been wanting to try and some yellow heirloom tomatoes in the hope that they would be sweet enough I could actually eat them without wanting to gag, giving myself massive heartburn, or both.
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As Is [Apr. 19th, 2014|05:17 pm]

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I am working on a post and photos about shooting at twilight, but I just have to share this photo independently because I want you to know that what you see here is STRAIGHT OUT OF THE CAMERA. I love this shot. It is not cropped, tweaked, or enhanced in anyway. This is EXACTLY how I shot it and how the camera and lens captured it. Isn't it unreal? LOVE shooting at twilight. Back later with lots more photos etc.
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Every Day, by David Levithan [Apr. 19th, 2014|04:09 pm]

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Every day, A wakes up in the body of a new person. They are always sixteen, and always within a certain geographical range of each other. Everything else varies. It began when A was an infant. Eventually A started counting days, and is now into the 6000s.

A has always lived like this, cultivating philosophical detachment and a non-interference policy. A can access their hosts’ memories, and uses this to go through the paces of their host bodies’ lives, trying to leave everything exactly as they found it. Until A lands in the body of a complete asshole of a teenage boy named Justin, who has a girlfriend named Rhiannon. And A falls in love.

I’ve seen this premise, or something similar to it, a couple times before. The version closest to this one was a short story by Greg Egan called “The Safe-Deposit Box.” But the TV shows Quantum Leap and, to a lesser degree, Touched by an Angel, also played with this concept. It’s a great concept.

Overall, I liked the book. It has fantastic narrative drive and, as I said, a terrific concept. This review will sound more critical than I actually felt reading it; its flaws are interesting and worth discussing, so I’m going to spend more time on them than on what I liked. But seriously, it’s generally very good and if the premise sounds at all interesting, you should read it.

The biggest problem I had with it is that I was interested in the other lives, and in the question of how much a life could change in a single day. I was not very caught up in the love story. And the book is more about the love story. Especially by the halfway mark, A often completely ignores the body they’re inhabiting in favor of obsessing over how they were going to get to see Rhiannon (the logistics of finding transportation to her take up a large percentage of page time), and this was the opposite of what I was interested in.

Rhiannon never came to life as a character, nor did I ever see what she and A saw in each other. She’s a generic quirky girl. I kept thinking there was going to be some reveal about what in her past or current life was keeping her stuck in a borderline emotionally abusive relationship with Justin, when the latter has no apparent redeeming qualities whatsoever. But there isn’t one. She’s the object of desire, and that’s it.

I completely believe that in A’s situation, they would be obsessive and stalkery about a love interest – for one thing, some degree of stalking is required to get to know anyone at all, at least in the beginning. That being said, A was obsessive and stalkery and it didn’t make me root for their relationship.

The non-interference policy was frustrating because A was so inconsistent about it. In one quite vivid scene, A goes through agony in an addict’s body because A refuses to do drugs. (Why won’t A do drugs? I can think of lots of reasons, but A never says why. The conclusion I came to was that Levithan didn’t want to depict drug-taking.) But later, A is extremely reluctant to stop their host from committing suicide. Why is that verboten, but making a host’s body go through painful withdrawal isn’t even considered interference?

What I liked best about the book – the snapshots of all the different lives – also had some holes in it. A only speaks English, and must slowly rifle through a host’s memories to respond even haltingly and in a few words in any other language. If A has been this way since they were a baby, wouldn’t they have absorbed at least a couple other common languages? How could A have possibly cycled into multiple bodies whose language they didn’t know over a period of sixteen years without anyone ever noticing?

Late in the book, A wakes up in an obese body. Alone among all the many incarnations, A is grossed out by the body and gets no sense of the body’s interior life, apparently due to its fatness. Seriously? That’s where A and their infinite experience draws the line? I can see that it was important for A to meet Rhiannon in a body she was turned off by, but there were better ways to do it. (Like a body that bore a very strong resemblance to someone she hated, or to one of her relatives. Squick!)

I also ended up wanting A to experience their lives as more different. Many of them blend together and start seeming very similar. A may have no gender and no race, but people react very differently depending on one’s gender and race, and many other factors besides. I wanted A to notice that more, so they could adjust their behavior accordingly. A poor black boy, a middle-class Asian girl, a white girl in a wheelchair, and a middle-class white boy may have different experiences doing something as everyday as driving a car (a remarkable number of their teenage hosts conveniently had cars) or buying a soda from a convenience store.

And while I’m bitching: there was a subplot that got ought to have been extremely interesting (one of the hosts realized that they were a host and went after A) but was taken over by “evangelicals are idiots.” This was especially frustrating since it led to a fascinating plot revelation that could have taken the book in a whole new direction… about one chapter before the book ended. I wish that had been where that storyline had started.

Oh, and A didn’t sound like a teenager at all. A sounded like Chicken Soup for the Soul. I could buy that due to the circumstances of A’s life, but all the not-terribly-deep life wisdom sometimes got a bit much.

As I said, despite all these qualms, I did enjoy reading the book. It zips along, and I was always excited to get to the next day and the next body. Flawed but definitely worth reading.

Every Day

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Dirt Mounds Under Cloud Cover [Apr. 19th, 2014|05:12 pm]

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Hugo Nominations [Apr. 19th, 2014|05:11 pm]

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So, the Hugo and Campbell nominations went out today. A Huge CONGRATUALATIONS hug to all the nominees. Becase DAYUM. Check it out. Here's the list:

BEST NOVEL (1595 ballots)
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit US / Orbit UK)
Neptune's Brood by Charles Stross (Ace / Orbit UK)
Parasite by Mira Grant (Orbit US / Orbit UK)
Warbound, Book III of the Grimnoir Chronicles by Larry Correia (Baen Books)
The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (Tor Books)

BEST NOVELLA (847 ballots)
The Butcher of Khardov by Dan Wells (Privateer Press)
“The Chaplain's Legacy” by Brad Torgersen (Analog, Jul-Aug 2013)
“Equoid” by Charles Stross (Tor.com, 09-2013)
Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente (Subterranean Press)
“Wakulla Springs” by Andy Duncan and Ellen Klages (Tor.com, 10-2013)

BEST NOVELETTE (728 ballots)
“The Exchange Officers” by Brad Torgersen (Analog, Jan-Feb 2013)
“The Lady Astronaut of Mars” by Mary Robinette Kowal (maryrobinettekowal.com / Tor.com, 09-2013)
“Opera Vita Aeterna” by Vox Day (The Last Witchking, Marcher Lord Hinterlands)
“The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling” by Ted Chiang (Subterranean, Fall 2013)
“The Waiting Stars” by Aliette de Bodard (The Other Half of the Sky, Candlemark & Gleam)

BEST SHORT STORY (865 ballots)
“If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love” by Rachel Swirsky (Apex Magazine, Mar-2013)
“The Ink Readers of Doi Saket” by Thomas Olde Heuvelt (Tor.com, 04-2013)
“Selkie Stories Are for Losers” by Sofia Samatar (Strange Horizons, Jan-2013)
“The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere” by John Chu (Tor.com, 02-2013)
Note: category has 4 nominees due to a 5% requirement under Section 3.8.5 of the WSFS constitution.

BEST RELATED WORK (752 ballots)
Queers Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the LGBTQ Fans Who Love It Edited by Sigrid Ellis & Michael Damian Thomas (Mad Norwegian Press)
Speculative Fiction 2012: The Best Online Reviews, Essays and Commentary by Justin Landon & Jared Shurin (Jurassic London)
“We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative” by Kameron Hurley (A Dribble of Ink)
Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction by Jeff VanderMeer, with Jeremy Zerfoss (Abrams Image)
Writing Excuses Season 8 by Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, and Jordan Sanderson

BEST GRAPHIC STORY (552 ballots)
Girl Genius, Volume 13: Agatha Heterodyne & The Sleeping City written by Phil and Kaja Foglio; art by Phil Foglio; colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
"The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who" written by Paul Cornell, illustrated by Jimmy Broxton (Doctor Who Special 2013, IDW)
The Meathouse Man adapted from the story by George R.R. Martin and illustrated by Raya Golden (Jet City Comics)
Saga, Volume 2 written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples (Image Comics )
“Time” by Randall Munroe (XKCD)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION (LONG FORM) (995 ballots)
Frozen screenplay by Jennifer Lee, directed by Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee (Walt Disney Studios)
Gravity written by Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón, directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Esperanto Filmoj; Heyday Films; Warner Bros.)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire screenplay by Simon Beaufoy & Michael Arndt, directed by Francis Lawrence (Color Force; Lionsgate)
Iron Man 3 screenplay by Drew Pearce & Shane Black, directed by Shane Black (Marvel Studios; DMG Entertainment; Paramount Pictures)
Pacific Rim screenplay by Travis Beacham & Guillermo del Toro, directed by Guillermo del Toro (Legendary Pictures, Warner Bros., Disney Double Dare You)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION (SHORT FORM) (760 ballots)
An Adventure in Space and Time written by Mark Gatiss, directed by Terry McDonough (BBC Television)
Doctor Who: “The Day of the Doctor” written by Steven Moffat, directed by Nick Hurran (BBC Television)
Doctor Who: “The Name of the Doctor” written by Steven Moffat, directed by Saul Metzstein (BBC Televison)
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot written & directed by Peter Davison (BBC Television)
Game of Thrones: “The Rains of Castamere” written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, directed by David Nutter (HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions)
Orphan Black: “Variations under Domestication” written by Will Pascoe, directed by John Fawcett (Temple Street Productions; Space / BBC America)
Note: category has 6 nominees due to a tie for 5th place.

BEST EDITOR - SHORT FORM (656 ballots)
John Joseph Adams
Neil Clarke
Ellen Datlow
Jonathan Strahan
Sheila Williams

BEST EDITOR - LONG FORM (632 ballots)
Ginjer Buchanan
Sheila Gilbert
Liz Gorinsky
Lee Harris
Toni Weisskopf

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST (624 ballots)
Galen Dara
Julie Dillon
Daniel Dos Santos
John Harris
John Picacio
Fiona Staples
Note: category has 6 nominees due to a tie for 5th place.

BEST SEMIPROZINE (411 ballots)
Apex Magazine edited by Lynne M. Thomas, Jason Sizemore, and Michael Damian Thomas
Beneath Ceaseless Skies edited by Scott H. Andrews
Interzone edited by Andy Cox
Lightspeed Magazine edited by John Joseph Adams, Rich Horton, and Stefan Rudnicki
Strange Horizons edited by Niall Harrison, Brit Mandelo, An Owomoyela, Julia Rios, Sonya Taaffe, Abigail Nussbaum, Rebecca Cross, Anaea Lay, and Shane Gavin

BEST FANZINE (478 ballots)
The Book Smugglers edited by Ana Grilo and Thea James
A Dribble of Ink edited by Aidan Moher
Elitist Book Reviews edited by Steven Diamond
Journey Planet edited by James Bacon, Christopher J. Garcia, Lynda E. Rucker, Pete Young, Colin Harris, and Helen J. Montgomery
Pornokitsch edited by Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin

BEST FANCAST (396 ballots)
The Coode Street Podcast Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe
Galactic Suburbia Podcast Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts (Presenters) and Andrew Finch (Producer)
SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester
The Skiffy and Fanty Show Shaun Duke, Jen Zink, Julia Rios, Paul Weimer, David Annandale, Mike Underwood, and Stina Leicht
Tea and Jeopardy Emma Newman
Verity! Deborah Stanish, Erika Ensign, Katrina Griffiths, L.M. Myles, Lynne M. Thomas, and Tansy Rayner Roberts
The Writer and the Critic Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond
Note: category has 7 nominees due to a tie for 5th place.

BEST FAN WRITER (521 ballots)
Liz Bourke
Kameron Hurley
Foz Meadows
Abigail Nussbaum
Mark Oshiro

BEST FAN ARTIST (316 ballots)
Brad W. Foster
Mandie Manzano
Spring Schoenhuth
Steve Stiles
Sarah Webb

JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER (767 ballots)
Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2012 or 2013, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo Award).
Wesley Chu
Max Gladstone *
Ramez Naam *
Sofia Samatar *
Benjanun Sriduangkaew
*Finalists in their 2nd year of eligibility.

Congrats, everyone. Seriously. It's a big big honor to be on this list again. The Skiffy and Fanty crew (of which I'm a small part) is super amazing. They're so deserving of being on the nomination list. They all work very, very hard and they're lovely people. (Yes. Even Shaun. ;) )
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[NEWS] Some Saturday links [Apr. 19th, 2014|07:59 pm]

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