And that’s a wrap #9
Today’s news all wrap’d up. If you have news to be included, DM or email me.
Epic Catzilla short from Platige image
How long should you keep trying to get published?
Jane Friedman’s blog covers a lot of issues.
Australian Women Writers’ Challenge wrap up for 2012
In a year where equality of the sexes was a hot topic across a number of areas (Julia Gillard’s speech, FTW!) there was a push to promote work authored by Australian women. Bernadette Bean writes a wrap-up that manages to mention ‘a book that is also part sci-fi and a horror novel’. Bernadette’s wrap-up of 2012 is mostly about crime. Apparently there is another wrap-up on its way that covers science fiction and fantasy.
The site also includes a list of Science fiction and fantasy reviews. Sadly it seems all except two of the SF and fantasy reviews I submitted disappeared, although I did my best to review our genre to promote SFF on the local scene as well as helping to promote Aussies to overseas readers. UPDATE: Apparently this may be able to be rectified, it’s a work in progress.
Gollancz publishing gets into games
Gollancz pledged 13,000 pounds to help kickstart Elite: Dangerous, the sequel to a successful 1980s game. Gollancz will also be publishing 3 new tie-in novels. Previously Gollancz published a specially commissioned novella tie-in that was included with the game packaging. This latest joint venture may have been – assisted – by the fact that Gollancz Editor Marcus Gipps and Orion Deputy Publisher Jon Wood were both fans of the original game. Yay for geek publishers.
Awe-inspiring Science Fiction
Need your regular dose of SF? Kirkus provides a list of SF reads they think will inspire your awe. While cited as a list for January, these aren’t all new releases, but it includes some solid SF.
And now for something completely different
This has absolutely nothing to do with science fiction or fantasy. This is a hilarious gansta-rap song about motherhood.