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It's always a good day when you wake up to the news that Karen Joy Fowler has won a Nebula for her brilliant short story "What I Didn't See." YAY!

For those readers of this thing who don't closely follow the tempests in teapots within the genre, you have no idea what this means. When this story was first published, a huge blow-up over whether it was genre, whether it should have been published in a genre magazine, whether an "Elitist Literary Cabal" (not kidding) was running genre and publishing these polluting stories, etc, occurred at the Tangent Online news group at SFF net webnews. I'd post a link to some of the blather but I can't seem to find it so I'm assuming they don't archive. It'll be interesting to see if there's much reaction to this there.

Anyway, Karen't story is amazing, the kind of story that rewards careful rereading and that gives up even more of its secrets when read in contrast with the story it's in dialogue with, James Tiptree's "The Women Men Don't See."

I'm so pleased it won, yay!

Also, Jeff Ford's wonderful story about synaesthesia (sp?), "The Empire of Ice Cream." And Elizabeth Moon's amazing novel THE SPEED OF DARK.

Good year for the Nebulas! Go read the full list of winners here.


More later.

(P.S. I'd be remiss if I didn't remind you that Karen's next novel THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB is almost out, out on April 27 -- go forth and pre-order!)

Also, now we wish we'd been there to hear this band, who sing about sf authors!

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