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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:26 am

AMcCarter wrote:
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Er . . . Hope I didn't sound snobby. "Homecoming" made my get all weepy, so I've been looking for an excuse to repost it.


I've stopped worrying about it. It makes me jumpy.

To be fair, I didn't know who a lot of these guys were either. I've never been much of a fan of some of the deep genre stuff, well, not until I started writing seriously.


I didn't actually read any of Mike Resnick's stuff until after I started entering in the contest. Though I read his daughter's fantasy trilogy IN LEGEND BORN when I was in high school and loved it. Might be my favorite fantasy books. I don't consume fantasy in print very often, but Laura Resnick knows how to keep me interested.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:31 am

Holy cow, Mike Resnick has been a favourite of mine for at least a decade. And "Travels with My Cats," which I first read in Asimov's when it first came out truly blew my socks off. Though looking at his bibliography I must have read "Elephants on Neptune," first.

I've literally just finished reading "Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge," a couple of days ago. That's tremendous as well, and you can totally see what he means when he says he writes moral fables in that one.

I've read "The Homecoming," too. I didn't like that one quite so much (although I still think it's very good by most people's standards! wotf001 ). Maybe I've just come to expect too much from Mike Freakin' Resnick. wotf004
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:45 am

I don't think it seemed snobby, Krystal--just a matter of different reading habits. wotf007
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby AlistairKimble » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:26 am

Since we're on a Mike Resnick diversion, he wrote a couple of how-to books regarding fiction.

1) Putting It Together: Turning Sow's Ear Drafts Into Silk Purse Stories -- in this one he takes his own short stories and shows various drafts and why he revised certain sections, etc. Pretty handy. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1587151758/ref=rdr_ext_sb_ti_hist_2

2) I Have This Nifty Idea...Now What Do I Do With It? -- here he takes not only his books, but other author's book proposals and outlines for novels and how they sold them and further developed them. http://www.amazon.com/Have-This-Nifty-Idea-Now/dp/1587154811/ref=pd_sim_b_1

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby jdbrink » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:34 pm

Strycher wrote: Mike Resnick is legend. He's won more awards for short fiction than any one. Ever. I think he holds the record for Hugo nominations too. This year's nomination is "The Homecoming"

He's also one of the authors who judge the 8 finalists here in WotF. And he's got an advice column for writers if you wanna learn more about the business: Ask Bwana


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby greenroom » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:45 am

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Nope. Informed. Q1 is done. Watch for the announcement.

And no, I'm not saying.


Just to move it to its proper place... (and to get one last post in on the longest thread ever).
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:48 am

greenroom wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
Nope. Informed. Q1 is done. Watch for the announcement.

And no, I'm not saying.


Just to move it to its proper place... (and to get one last post in on the longest thread ever).


He's got to be messing with us.

Trust broken, Martin!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Travesty » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:51 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
Nope. Informed. Q1 is done. Watch for the announcement.

And no, I'm not saying.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby greenroom » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:54 am

Travesty wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
Nope. Informed. Q1 is done. Watch for the announcement.

And no, I'm not saying.

wotf010
A premature congratulations to whoever the winners are (assuming there are winners, which I think is a safe assumption) wotf008


Lol. Can you imagine? The Judges have read through the 8 finalists and decided that none are worthy. Better luck next time.

I'm hoping we get to congratulate some forumites by name soon!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:57 am

Travesty wrote:assuming there are winners


greenroom wrote:Lol. Can you imagine? The Judges have read through the 8 finalists and decided that none are worthy. Better luck next time.


Due to inclimate weather, Q1 has been canceled. wotf006

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Travesty » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:59 am

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby dantzel » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:01 am

Strycher wrote:
Travesty wrote:assuming there are winners


greenroom wrote:Lol. Can you imagine? The Judges have read through the 8 finalists and decided that none are worthy. Better luck next time.


Due to inclimate weather, Q1 has been canceled. wotf006


That is certainly true enough of Texas the last few days
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Postby MJNL » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:05 am

Strycher wrote:
greenroom wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
Nope. Informed. Q1 is done. Watch for the announcement.

And no, I'm not saying.


Just to move it to its proper place... (and to get one last post in on the longest thread ever).


He's got to be messing with us.

Trust broken, Martin!


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:05 am

And here I was just reading this open letter about the lack of a Pullitzer winner for fiction.

(Edit: Martin didn't use a smiley as per Evil Martin, so he must be saying sooth.)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Travesty » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:07 am

Third place posting in Quarterly results thread :) wotf010 Don't know how to link to it from here (though it's probably easy)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:09 am

MJNL wrote:No messing. Total truth.


Eek! Congrats to Steve---though all I can think is "Oh noes!! Who needs chocolate?" wotf005

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:12 am

Strycher wrote:
MJNL wrote:No messing. Total truth.


Eek! Congrats to Steve---though all I can think is "Oh noes!! Who needs chocolate?" wotf005

Who doesn't need chocolate?

Oh... wait. That was a contextual remark. *ahem*
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby trdixon » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:22 am

s_c_baker wrote:Who doesn't need chocolate?


I'm with Donkeyface!!
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Postby greenroom » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:23 am

Congrats, Steve!
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Postby Strycher » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:23 am

trdixon wrote:
s_c_baker wrote:Who doesn't need chocolate?


I'm with Donkeyface!!


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Postby MJNL » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:24 am

Congrats Steve!

Apparently the rest of us are just gonna have a stare down until the press release...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby greenroom » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:26 am

MJNL wrote:Congrats Steve!

Apparently the rest of us are just gonna have a stare down until the press release...


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:27 am

greenroom wrote:Lol. Can you imagine? The Judges have read through the 8 finalists and decided that none are worthy. Better luck next time.


No joke! I wouldn't put it past them! Tricky lot, those WOTFers.

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:31 am

Congrats, Steve. Though Eureka, CA? Is that a real place, or is someone pulling my British trousered leg??

And yes, the Gator is preparing a special anchovy surprise for whichever forum regular will still be with us. wotf005 You see, she's not all bad. wotf041
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:34 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:Congrats, Steve. Though Eureka, CA? Is that a real place, or is someone pulling my British trousered leg??

And yes, the Gator is preparing a special anchovy surprise for whichever forum regular will still be with us. wotf005 You see, she's not all bad. wotf041

Elinor: There are far stranger names stateside. Like "Truth or Consequences, NM" or "Intercourse, PA." What confuses me is all the British place names in unusual climates.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:35 am

Congratulations, Steve.
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As for the rest of it... HUHHHH????
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Postby AMcCarter » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:42 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:Congrats, Steve. Though Eureka, CA? Is that a real place, or is someone pulling my British trousered leg??

And yes, the Gator is preparing a special anchovy surprise for whichever forum regular will still be with us. wotf005 You see, she's not all bad. wotf041


Isn't that where Global Dynamics is located?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:42 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:Congrats, Steve. Though Eureka, CA? Is that a real place, or is someone pulling my British trousered leg??

And yes, the Gator is preparing a special anchovy surprise for whichever forum regular will still be with us. wotf005 You see, she's not all bad. wotf041



Yes it is real and not that far from me :)

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:43 am

s_c_baker wrote:
E.CaimanSands wrote:Congrats, Steve. Though Eureka, CA? Is that a real place, or is someone pulling my British trousered leg??

And yes, the Gator is preparing a special anchovy surprise for whichever forum regular will still be with us. wotf005 You see, she's not all bad. wotf041

Elinor: There are far stranger names stateside. Like "Truth or Consequences, NM" or "Intercourse, PA." What confuses me is all the British place names in unusual climates.


Wasn't there some sort of quote about the sun never setting on the British Empire? All over the map. We have a Russia, OH. And Lima (though pronounced like the bean).
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:46 am

Isto wrote:
s_c_baker wrote:Elinor: There are far stranger names stateside. Like "Truth or Consequences, NM" or "Intercourse, PA." What confuses me is all the British place names in unusual climates.


Wasn't there some sort of quote about the sun never setting on the British Empire? All over the map. We have a Russia, OH. And Lima (though pronounced like the bean).

Yes, although I don't think that's quite what the original meaning was. wotf001
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