1st December 2008 44 Today

Which seems like a nice round number.

I went out for dinner with Rysmiel on Saturday, we went to Kashima and had some nice sushi and a delicious grilled hamachi neck. Last night I went out with Zorinth and his girlfriend to Stash Cafe an awesome Polish restaurant in the Old Port, perhaps five minutes walk from where next year’s Worldcon is going to be held. We had a vodka sampler — three vodkas between the three of us, the winner was definitely Chopin for all of us, but the others were also complex and interesting and went with the food very well. Then we had awesome borsht with sour cream, salad (OK, Z’s girlfriend ate my salad) and I had wild boar in a rich sauce with sour cream, Z had the platter of assorted Polish delicacies, which is what I would have another time, and his girlfriend had cabbage rolls. We finished up with apple and peach strudels. And Z, as he had offered, and entirely uncomplainingly, paid half. It’s lovely having a grown-up son.

I opened my presents when we came home, because today is complicated and I wouldn’t have been able to open them with everyone until very late. My best present is still definitely the comfy chair.


Half a Crown, Tor, October.

Ha’Penny in mass market paperback, Tor, August.

Short Stories

Remember the Allosaur, Lone Star Stories, August.


Sibyl, Lone Star Stories, June.


Farthing in Spanish, Hungarian and Japanese.

Also finished and sold this year but not yet published

Still Untitled ILE, coming from Tor sometime…

“Escape to Other Worlds With Science Fiction”, going to be at Tor.com in January 2009.

Poetry collection Sibyls and Spaceships coming from NESFA in February.

Pending From Previous Years

“Three Twilight Tales” in Firebirds Soaring which is now due out in 2009.

Lifelode, coming from NESFA in February 2009.

In Progress

Our Sea


Annoying SF thing.


Prometheus Award, Ha’Penny.

Award Nominations


Shortlisted: Sidewise Award, Lambda Award.

Honourable Mention: Sunburst Award.

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