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Hey, I’m still busy moving and doing edits on the novel. Hence the relative silence online.

That said I do want to highlight some good news. Two Writers of the Future winners from the same year as me have received Nebula nominations. Huge (and belated) congrats out to Tom and Brad.
Since they are nominated in separate categories I can hope that both of them win:
‘‘Mama, We Are Zhenya, Your Son’’, Tom Crosshill (Lightspeed 4/11)
‘‘Ray of Light’’, Brad R. Torgersen (Analog 12/11)
[See the full list of Nebula nominees]

Additionally Brad is nominated for a Hugo for the same story and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer!!

Best of luck to both of them.

As well, Drew Karpyshyn, a writer I knew from back during my BioWare days (and successful author of several Star Wars novels) has signed a deal to have an original fantasy series published. Details here, or go here if you want to visit Drew’s website.

Very pleased for him and I can’t wait to read the novels.

Former lead designer at BioWare (Dragon Age: Origins, Neverwinter Nights). Creator of Raiders of the Serpent Sea.


  • Mordi Peshkess

    interesting. I have’t read a sci-fi novel in quite a while. hell, I still have a Dune series waiting to be re-read. 

    Do you have any idea what kind of sci-fi it is? Is it more of fantastical Star Wars/Mass Effect type or is it more of a Hard Sci-Fi? 

    Personally I wish authors would return to a more Hard sci-fi that guys like Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Frank Herbert, and Arthur C. Clarke did throughout the late 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. 

  • Brent Knowles

    I believe Drew’s novel is fantasy (Tolkien, George R.R. Martin) and not sci-fi.

    Brad R. Torgersen writes closer to more traditional hard sci-fi (though so far he only has stories available, no novel). You might want to check his website out and track down some of his stories, they might appeal to you. And one day he’ll land a novel contract I’m sure.

    Another sci-fi author whose short stories might interest you would be Eric James Stone. I really enjoy his stories. His website is here:

  • Mordi Peshkess

    Thanks. Will check them out. In the tradition of recommendations then you must check out a 2009 indie sci-fi movie called Moon. 

  • Mordi Peshkess

    Awesome. Please do. I would say one, if the the one, of the best sci-fi movies to come out the last 10 years. It touched me on a very personal level. 

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