Because this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, I will be attending the Nebula Awards this weekend, where I will be the happiest loser in the world. When they say it’s an honor just to be nominated… boy, they’re not kidding.
In any case, if you happen to be in Washington DC this weekend and would like to see a weasel, there are several places at which you can catch me:
I’ll be at the Mass Autograph Signing from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., signing copies of my latest book. What’s that, Ferrett? you ask. You don’t have a book yet, you exclaim. Oh, but I do, thanks to fellow nominee Nancy Fulda, who has created the Awards Weekend Collector’s Edition, which features works by eleven authors who will be at the Nebula weekend. I’ll have it, I can sign it, and if you’re quite lucky you can get a full run and have all eleven authors put their name on it.
(My story in there is “As Below, So Above,” my generational tale told from the perspective of the monsters in a mad scientist’s moat. Read it in advance, and I’ll even draw a squid for you.)
(And while you’re at it, read Nancy’s Nebula- and Hugo-nominated story “Movement,” a tale of future autism that is a fascinating exercise in tone. I nominated it, and am glad to see my tastes vindicated.)
(And while you’re extra at-it, note that I am currently in search of an agent for my book, so if you’re interested… call me!)
At 1:00 on Saturday, I’ll be on the “Watch That Step!” panel with Tom Crosshill, Nancy Fulda, Ellen Kushner, and Rachel Swirsky, where I’ll be discussing pacing in stories. This oughtta be interesting, because my pacing is usually pretty reflexive – you kind of develop a sense of fast and slow after writing blog entries for, I dunno, a decade. So discussions will be had.
And if you feel like hanging out and you’re a press type, I’ll be available for interviews at 3:00 on Friday. I suspect strongly I’ll be hanging out in an empty room twiddling my thumbs, but should a reporter show up I will perk up nicely and answer all available questions on squids and space stations that I can.
Also, if we’ve met before, feel free to text me – or email me at email@example.com to get my phone number so we can coordinate drinks. We shall see what happens.
Cross-posted from Ferrett's Real Blog.