2010 Shirley Jackson award nominees are out – which I’m selfishly extra-excited to see this year because Kakaner and I have scheduled a week this summer to go gallivanting off to Readercon, where the awards are presented. Awwww yeah. (This will be my first-ever con, for the record.)
Dribs and drabs of thought –
- More title synchronicity (“A / Dark Matter”) – as with “Palimpsest” for the 2010 Hugo noms.
- Joey Comeau!! Did not expect to see him there. (He’s better known as the word-provider for A Softer World, though Kakaner and I have been sorta following his standalone prose since he started with Lockpick Pornography back around… 2005?)
- Clearly I really need to pick up Haunted Legends, though I’ve kind of spiralled out of my horror anthology phase.
- I also need to look into Karen Joy Fowler at some point. See her name everywhere, know nothing about her work.