I need to thank so many people for their congratulations about the Clarke and the Locus Award shortlisting–and I have been so incredibly taken up with other things. Thank you so much!
I also want to mention–partly triggered by recent events, but partly just generally–that libraries and librarians are wonderful gifts to the world. I know not everyplace has access to a good library, or to ILL (oh, Mithras, I love ILL). And some places have been cutting back on funding for libraries because…why? It’s not a good use of money somehow? I do not understand how that thought could even be entertained. Libraries are wonderful and necessary and I wish everyone a good library nearby.
Unrelatedly, I maybe saw some fanart on Tumblr and it might have filled my heart with delighted joy.
This weekend I’ll be at the Nebulas. Pretty much every moment is already accounted for, including of course the awards banquet, at which I anticipate enjoying hotel banquet chicken and cheering for everyone. I’ll also be participating in a mass signing Friday evening from 8pm until 10, so if you’re in San Jose and would like me to sign your book, well, come on down to the Marriott and I’ll be happy to oblige.