Since my last status update, both the Aurealis Awards and the Ditmar Awards were announced, so have a look at the winners if you haven't already.
ALSO! We revealed the cover to Defying Doomsday, which is now VERY CLOSE to being out in the world.
What Have I Read?
Some books, shockingly:
- The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil — fun YA that's not technically spec fic but definitely has similar sensibilities.
- Mythmaker by Marianne de Pierres — the sequel to Peacemaker, Aussie nearish-future SF
- Spider-Woman Vol 2: New Duds by Dennis Hopeless — Spiderwoman gets a new costume which isn't ridiculously tight and cure-clinging!
- Gotham Academy Vol 2: Calamity by Becky Cloonan — Not as good as the first volume, but I'll keep reading
- Hal Spacejock: Big Bang by Simon Haynes — the seventh (but standalone) comedic SF novel about bumbling delivery man Hal Spacejock and his more competent robot, Clunk
- Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire — An excellent novella about what happens to kids that come back from their portal adventures
- Monstrous Little Voices: New Tales From Shakespeare's Fantasy World..
I recently started Planetfall by Emma Newman and have been powering through it. I am enjoying it a lot and it's not quite the kind of SF I was expecting.
Next, I'm planning to read The Fall of the Dagger by Glenda Larke, the much-awaited conclusion to her latest trilogy that was just released.
- Squid's Grief by DK Mok — Aussie-authored science fiction
- Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho — as an audiobook because I got a free audible credit
- Brightness Falls From the Air by James Tiptree Jr — because it was on sale/cheap
- Gotham Academy Vol. 2: Calamity by Becky Cloonan — for review, already reviewed
- The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2010 (volume 1) edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene — a Kickstarter bonus
- Facsimile by Vicki L. Weavil — through the LibraryThing reviewing programme
- Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee — from the publisher via NetGalley
- Rat Queens Volume 3: Demons by Kurtis J. Wiebe — paper trade, mainly because hubby wanted it
- Lumberjanes Vol. 3: A Terrible Plan by Noelle Stevenson — also paper trade amid much excitement because we didn't realise it was already out