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Lakeside: doco about author Jay Lake’s battle with cancer

Lakeside: doco about author Jay Lake’s battle with cancer press release from WorldCon 2013 SAN ANTONIO, Texas – LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”), will be featuring the world premiere of the documentary “Lakeside,” about author Jay Lake’s battle with cancer, as well as a special exhibit based on Jay Lake’s genome. “Lakeside” began in 2012 as a film project about how Jay Lake had beaten cancer. He had been in re…

That’s a wrap #16

…news to be included, DM or email me. Jay Lake fundraiser From the website: Jay Lake is an award-winning American author of ten science fiction novels and over 300 short stories. He is also one of more than a million Americans who have colon cancer. Diagnosed in April, 2008, Jay’s cancer has progressed from a single tumor to metastatic disease affecting the lung and liver, recurring after multiple surgeries and chemotherapy courses, and multiplying…

Jay Lake update

Jay Lake update Jay Lake has announced that he’s been declared terminally ill and will start on medications to extend his life expectancy, but he’s been given nine months to two years. Previous posts with mentions of Jay Lake, his contribution to the SFF community and the fundraiser to help with his medical bills, are here. It’s a sad day for the community but people have the opportunity to thank Jay for his work, his friendship and his contribut…

That’s a wrap #20

…in Canberra in 2013 as part of Conflux. Jay Lake fundraiser public rewards Jay Lake is seriously ill and in need of medical treatment that may also help people in the future. I’ve included developments: wrap 16 introduces what and why and wrap 17 includes the incredible success of the fundraiser but also Paypal’s refusal to release funds. I believe that Paypal fixed the problem. Rewards are being made public by donors as quickly as they can. Below…

That’s a wrap #17

…Paypal Yesterday Dark Matter reported on the successful fundraiser helping Jay Lake get medical treatment. Today I learn that the fundraiser has been so successful that organisers have added some new goals to unlock further whimsy, however this fundraiser is not without its problems. On Facebook, Jay Lake said:‎ @PayPal has limited the account associated with my cancer fundraiser. I have no access to the funds. Appealing takes days. Thanks, guys….

Edgar Allan Purr presents items received

…en learns of a looming danger to Demonreach, the living island hidden upon Lake Michigan, a place whose true purpose and dark potential have the potential to destroy billions and to land Dresden in the deepest trouble he has ever known – even deeper than being dead. How messed up is that? Beset by his new enemies and hounded by the old, Dresden has only twenty four hours to reconnect with his old allies, prevent a cataclysm and do the impossible –…

Locus Award winners for 2013

…Station, Drifting,” Aliette de Bodard (Immersion) “The Stars Do Not Lie,” Jay Lake (Asimov’s 10-11/12) “The Boolean Gate,” Walter Jon Williams (Subterranean)   NOVELETTE Winner: “The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi,” Pat Cadigan (Edge of Infinity) “Faster Gun,” Elizabeth Bear (Tor.com 8/12) “Close Encounters,” Andy Duncan (The Pottawatomie Giant & Other Stories) “Fake Plastic Trees,” Caitlín R. Kiernan (After) “The Lady Astronaut of Mars,” Mary…

Hugo Award Nominations for 2013

…the California Browncoats by Mira Grant (Orbit) “The Stars Do Not Lie” by Jay Lake (Asimov’s, Oct-Nov 2012) Best Novelette (616 ballots) “The Boy Who Cast No Shadow” by Thomas Olde Heuvelt (Postscripts 26/27: Unfit For Eden, PS Publications) “Fade to White” by Catherynne M. Valente (Clarkesworld, August 2012) “The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi” by Pat Cadigan (Edge of Infinity, Solaris) “In Sea-Salt Tears” by Seanan McGuire (Self-published) “…

Ian Irvine

…eople were published then, eg Martin Middleton, Tony Shillitoe and Shannah Jay (fantasy), Graham Hague (horror), and Sean Williams with SF, but by the mid-90s publishers weren’t doing so well with Aussie authors and were pulling back. The boom in science fiction and fantasy publishing in Australia began with Sara Douglass’ Battleaxe in 1995. It was so successful that a lot of other speculative fiction writers were published in the next few years….

2015-01: January in review

…erhero comic book meets seriously military story; book 1 of 3 Endsinger by Jay Kristoff — Japanese steampunk; book 3 of 3 The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig — a post-apocalyptic dystopian novel; book 1 of 3 (I think) Half the World by Joe Abercrombie — fantasy; book 2 of 3 Haterz by James Goss — a roman à clef satire of the SFF community and the interwebs Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Art and Design by Daniel Falconer — movie art & design b…

Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2014 – New Zealand SF, fantasy & horror awards

…s. Included on this list is Walter Jon Williams who visited NZ in 2012.And Jay Lake who visited here in 2013 Oamaru is even mentioned in the Lonely Planet Travel Guide and the AA magazine for its steampunk attractions. Lonely Planet and the AA are not genre publications, so it is a strong indication that Oamaru is now well-known as the steampunk capital of NZ. Why Oamaru as the Steampunk Capital of NZ? According to the Steampunk NZ website here is…