michaeldthomas: (Caitlin 10)
1- Hey, Chicks Dig Time Lords made the long list for the 2010 British Science Fiction Association Best Non-Fiction Award. That means at least one person put it down on their ballot. Cool beans!

2- As most of you saw yesterday on Facebook and Twitter, Caitlin had her first Physical Therapy session yesterday. We had low expectations. Caitlin, however, had a different plan. First, she independently sat on the floor for the first time since the surgery. Next, she stood on her right leg with minimal assistance. Essentially, Cait displayed all of the abilities she had before the surgery. Considering that she's still recovering from having her hips altered only a month ago, we're very impressed. Cait's PT was flabbergasted. Caitlin's still in some pain, but it seems that she will completely bounce back from this surgery in only a couple of months.

3- Lynne, Deb, and I spent the last few days finding and contacting as many geek culture websites as possible about reviewing Whedonistas. It's amazing how many Girl Geek websites and podcasts exist. There's even going to be a GeekGirlCon in Seattle this year. Quite a few of them have already agreed to take a copy of the book.

If you have a suggestion of a cool review site that might be interested in Whedonistas, please let us know. :-)
michaeldthomas: (Caitlin 10)
We had a quiet weekend. Here are some Things of Interest:

1- After one week of exercising, I manged to lose two pounds. I'm happy, but weight loss isn't my actual goal. As I said when I started exercising, this is about having a healthier lifestyle. Still, I'll take it. :-)

2- Today is the next follow-up appointment with Caitlin's Orthopaedic surgeon. Hopefully, there will be some good news that will make our lives easier. We all want to see that brace go away.

3- Caitlin is more or less fine. She's been really sore in the morning, though. It was bad enough on Friday that I had to call her in sick from school. It breaks my heart when Caitlin screams in pain.

4- Since [livejournal.com profile] rarelylynne bought a WorldCon supporting membership in order to vote for the Hugos, I swung by the library and picked up a pile of SF/F books published in 2010. READ ALL THE THINGS!

5- This D&D video might be the greatest bad thing ever.
michaeldthomas: (Caitlin 09)
I don't have much to say right now. We had a phenomenal time in Orlando. If you want to read about the details, [livejournal.com profile] rarelylynne is writing it up on her LJ with me looking over her shoulder.

The big news around here is that Lynne was nominated for a Last Drink Bird Head Award for Promotion of Reading due to her archiving the works and papers of SF/F authors. I'm very proud of her. Feel free to congratulate her over at her LJ.

Caitlin is happy to see her friends at school. I'm back to work on The Scarlet Queen. I had an epiphany that trashed the next part of my outline. It will make a better book, but it does involve new research. Oh, well. :-)
michaeldthomas: (Doctor Venture)
There is an amazingly hot librarian guest blogging today over at the Nebula Awards website. Everybody should check it out. :)
michaeldthomas: (Barcelona!)
Congratulations to our friend [livejournal.com profile] matociquala for winning her first Hugo. She deserves it. "Tideline" is an amazing story. Bear is now officially the fist Hugo winner to have had a glass of lemonade in our living room. :)

Unfortunately, our friend [livejournal.com profile] shsilver did not pick up a Hugo for Best Fan Writer or Best Fanzine for that issue of Argentus that had my Doctor Who essay. He lost the Fan Writer award to some nobody guy named John Scalzi who I guess has a blog or something. [livejournal.com profile] shsilver will have to wait until next year, just like our beloved Cubs usually do. :(
michaeldthomas: (Doctor Venture)
Many of my author friends/acquaintances woke up to good news today.

The SFWA Nebula preliminary ballots are out. This is but the first stage of many. Still, congratulations to Jack McDevitt (Odyssey), [livejournal.com profile] tobias_buckell (Ragamuffin), and [livejournal.com profile] jimhines ("Sister of the Hedge") for making it through the first hoop.

I would also like to congratulate [livejournal.com profile] truepenny for A Companion to Wolves's Lambda Award nomination in the SF/F/H category.

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