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Saturday, April 21, 2007

posting made hard

The internet in this house is incredibly wonky right now, but it seems to be working this minute so I'm going to do a hasty blog post while it is.

I'm home. Maddy and I have already watched two episodes of the new Dr Who series together (one this morning, one tonight), and it's really great stuff. Stronger opening episodes than either of the two previous seasons. We'll keep the third episode for tomorrow or Monday.

The Locus awards nominees have been announced -- http://www.locusmag.com/2007/04_LocusFinalists.html. The Locus awards are the SF awards that get the most voters. It's a better list than the Hugos for gender parity (8 women out of 35, rather than 1 out of 20), but still nowhere near as good as it could be.

I am thrilled that "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" made the shortlist (and equally as thrilled that it's the only short story the Hugo and Locus lists have in common).

As of today, the beehives have been carried out from the basement to the back of beyond and placed upon their breeze-blocks and boards. The birdchick (beechick?) will turn up on Tuesday with the bees. Unfortunately I won't be here -- on Tuesday I'll be out at Bryn Mawr doing a reading and a chat (http://www.brynmawr.edu/news/2007-04-19/gaiman.shtml) before heading to New York for the PEN World Voices thingummy.

(And when I finished writing that the internet went down for 3 hours, and then I fell asleep in front of the TV all jetlagged. Now awake, and with Internet, so posting it quickly while both things continue to be true.)

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