are upon us, with three sets of finalists announced today [well, today partly because I didn't get around to posting the Campbell and Sturgeon finalists until today, though I've had them since Monday] and four major awards due to be announced in the next three weeks — that would be the Stokers, this weekend; the Locus winners, over July 4th weekend; and the Campbell and Sturgeon awards, the weekend after that.
I’m over the flu pretty much, though still behind, as usual. A review from Rick Klaw soon; 3rd week books; classic reprints; etc.
I’ve managed to get on the program for Interaction, the Worldcon in Glasgow this August, if only because they felt obliged to invite all of the Hugo nominees. I’m doing a panel on reviewing, Thursday at 5pm — even though I’m not currently a reviewer, though I certainly have opinions about it — and an ‘in memoriam’ panel Friday at 7pm, presumably because I post death notices here on the site.
Read Michael Cunningham’s Specimen Days this week, and will plan to comment about it soon…