WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

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WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

Postby Mike Resnick » Wed May 01, 2013 8:30 pm

Galaxy's Edge #2 just went live on May 1, featuring a story by this year's WotF Gold Prize winner. They still haven't hired me any slush readers, so it's still by invitation only, but I haven't been neglecting WotF finalists. and these are the finalists who are or will be in the first five issues:
Brad Torgersen
Tina Smith
Nick Tchan
Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
Nick DiChario
Eric Flint
Lou Berger
Eric Cline
Marina Lostetter
Brennan Harvey
Laurie Tom

I'm also editing the Stellar Guild books, each featuring a team-up between a superstar and a protege of the star's own choosing. Of the first 7 titles, 3 feature WotF finalists as proteges
Brad Torgersen
Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
Tina Smith

So to say I'm glad I've been invited to judge the past 4 years is an understatement.

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Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

Postby s_c_baker » Wed May 01, 2013 8:34 pm

Good stuff. Looking forward to seeing the next few issues!
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Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

Postby preston » Thu May 02, 2013 6:19 pm

Wow, now there's a line-up!
Note to self: Become finalist.

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Postby s_c_baker » Thu May 02, 2013 6:48 pm

preston wrote:Wow, now there's a line-up!
Note to self: Become finalist.

(I think, by the way, Mike might mean winner. Although I don't recognize half the names on the list, stories are supposed to be judged blind until they've officially won, so I don't think a finalist would get you name recognition. wotf007 )
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Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

Postby MJNL » Thu May 02, 2013 7:37 pm

Not trying to toot my own horn, but I'm very honored to be on such a list. wotf007

And I'm sure we'll see more forumites added in the future!
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Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

Postby Mike Resnick » Thu May 02, 2013 8:55 pm

Dear S, C. Baker: Finalist means Finalist. Someone else can explain.
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Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

Postby Mike Resnick » Thu May 02, 2013 9:01 pm

By the way, those writers I listed are not just appearing in the magazine, but are rubbing shoulders between its covers with Robert Silverberg, Nancy Kress, Robert J. Sawyer, Jack McDevitt, Mercedes Lackey, David Gerrold, Kij Johnson, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Jack Williamson, Barry Malzberg, Greg Benford, Eric Flint, and C. L. Moore. That's mighty good company to be keeping at the beginning of their careers.

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Postby s_c_baker » Thu May 02, 2013 9:07 pm

Mike Resnick wrote:Dear S, C. Baker: Finalist means Finalist. Someone else can explain.

Good to know--I wasn't sure. No need for a further explanation. Thanks for clarifying! wotf008

Edit: Well, I suppose clarifying isn't the right word, since you were perfectly clear the first time... wotf019
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Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

Postby Alex Kane » Sat May 04, 2013 7:38 pm

You know, Mike, I was a recent Finalist. . . . Just sayin'. wotf011

(My finalist entry remains unpublished, as a matter of fact.)
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Postby gower21 » Mon May 06, 2013 6:06 pm

Alex Kane wrote:You know, Mike, I was a recent Finalist. . . . Just sayin'. wotf011

(My finalist entry remains unpublished, as a matter of fact.)


And within the "less than 4K" word count for Galaxy's Edge. Although *some* people (glares at Brad) can go over the word limit.

Also, like Aqua Marina, I'm super excited to have my story in Galaxy's Edge!

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Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

Postby Mike Resnick » Mon May 06, 2013 10:28 pm

Got to say that Aqua wrote me a smashing piece of flash fiction, as good a thousand-worder as I've
seen this year. It'll be in issue #4.

On the other hand, the simple answer is usually best: Brad knows 8 times as many words
as Aqua.

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Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Tue May 07, 2013 8:44 pm

I like to read the dictionary!

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Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

Postby Mike Resnick » Wed May 08, 2013 6:19 pm

Yeah, I figured that when you used "myxophyceae" three times in the same paragraph.

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed May 08, 2013 6:29 pm

Brad R. Torgersen wrote:I like to read the dictionary!

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Postby MJNL » Wed May 08, 2013 7:12 pm

Mike Resnick wrote:Got to say that Aqua wrote me a smashing piece of flash fiction, as good a thousand-worder as I've seen this year. It'll be in issue #4.

On the other hand, the simple answer is usually best: Brad knows 8 times as many words
as Aqua.

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Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

Postby Mike Resnick » Wed May 08, 2013 10:17 pm

Aqua> Did I say -better- words?

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Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

Postby Nick_T » Thu May 09, 2013 7:28 pm

Mike Resnick wrote:Got to say that Aqua wrote me a smashing piece of flash fiction, as good a thousand-worder as I've
seen this year. It'll be in issue #4.

On the other hand, the simple answer is usually best: Brad knows 8 times as many words
as Aqua.

-- Mike


I know as many words as Brad. Most of 'em are cuss words though.
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Postby LDWriter2 » Thu May 09, 2013 9:04 pm

Nick_T wrote:
Mike Resnick wrote:Got to say that Aqua wrote me a smashing piece of flash fiction, as good a thousand-worder as I've
seen this year. It'll be in issue #4.

On the other hand, the simple answer is usually best: Brad knows 8 times as many words
as Aqua.

-- Mike


I know as many words as Brad. Most of 'em are cuss words though.



Sounds like it mean both know more than I.
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Postby Strycher » Fri May 10, 2013 11:08 am

Nick_T wrote:I know as many words as Brad. Most of 'em are cuss words though.


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Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

Postby Mike Resnick » Fri May 10, 2013 5:55 pm

Just bought a story by another Writers of the Future finalist -- Ron Collins. That's 12 in 5 issues.

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Postby gower21 » Fri May 10, 2013 9:35 pm

Mike Resnick wrote:Just bought a story by another Writers of the Future finalist -- Ron Collins. That's 12 in 5 issues.

Mike


We multiply at the rate of a virus. I shook like at least twelve people's hands at the WOTF award week, so it's spreading.

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Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

Postby Mike Resnick » Fri May 10, 2013 10:06 pm

I didn't even know Ron was a WotF alumnus. I know he's sold over 50 stories -- including one this morning to Asimov's -- and that I wrote the intro to his first collection last year.

Ain't as purty as Doodle and Aqua, tho.

On the other hand, he's a lot purtier than Eric Flint.

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Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

Postby gower21 » Sat May 11, 2013 7:38 am

Mike Resnick wrote:I didn't even know Ron was a WotF alumnus. I know he's sold over 50 stories -- including one this morning to Asimov's -- and that I wrote the intro to his first collection last year.

Ain't as purty as Doodle and Aqua, tho.

On the other hand, he's a lot purtier than Eric Flint.

-- Mike


For those who don't know. Mike likes to come up with nicknames for some of his female writer children (and other women and a very small percent of male writers). Marina is Aqua and I'm Doodle.

Most frequently asked question: Why Doodle? You'd have to see my email address to really understand.

I'll let Marina explain Aqua.

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sat May 11, 2013 8:32 am

gower21 wrote:
Mike Resnick wrote:I didn't even know Ron was a WotF alumnus. I know he's sold over 50 stories -- including one this morning to Asimov's -- and that I wrote the intro to his first collection last year.

Ain't as purty as Doodle and Aqua, tho.

On the other hand, he's a lot purtier than Eric Flint.

-- Mike


For those who don't know. Mike likes to come up with nicknames for some of his female writer children (and other women and a very small percent of male writers). Marina is Aqua and I'm Doodle.

Most frequently asked question: Why Doodle? You'd have to see my email address to really understand.

I'll let Marina explain Aqua.


I assumed it derived from aquamarine.

Although putting you two together, you get Aquadoodle. Isn't that some sort of kids toy?
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Postby gower21 » Sat May 11, 2013 9:10 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
gower21 wrote:
Mike Resnick wrote:I didn't even know Ron was a WotF alumnus. I know he's sold over 50 stories -- including one this morning to Asimov's -- and that I wrote the intro to his first collection last year.

Ain't as purty as Doodle and Aqua, tho.

On the other hand, he's a lot purtier than Eric Flint.

-- Mike


For those who don't know. Mike likes to come up with nicknames for some of his female writer children (and other women and a very small percent of male writers). Marina is Aqua and I'm Doodle.

Most frequently asked question: Why Doodle? You'd have to see my email address to really understand.

I'll let Marina explain Aqua.


I assumed it derived from aquamarine.

Although putting you two together, you get Aquadoodle. Isn't that some sort of kids toy?


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Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

Postby MJNL » Sun May 12, 2013 7:30 am

Yes, an Aquadoodle is a toy (well, art set, really)!

I've been everything from Dock (cuz a marina is where you park a boat) to M1 before, but Aqua is a new one. Mike's number two choice for my nick name was Semper Fi--which also would have been pretty cool.
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Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

Postby Ishmael » Sun May 12, 2013 9:44 am

MJNL wrote: Aqua is a new one. Mike's number two choice for my nick name was Semper Fi--which also would have been pretty cool.


'Aqua Marina' was the theme tune of the UK children's TV series 'Stingray' (1964 - 5) and the character Marina was a mute who could breathe under water. Stingray was a futuristic submarine and her crew had a variety of fantasy adventures. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD96RQ1-wnY

(Princess) Marina (of Greece) was the most recent foreign princess to marry into the British royal family.

(Morris) Marina was a family car produced 1971-80.

Might I also suggest 'Hoo-ra!' ?

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Postby gower21 » Sun May 12, 2013 4:08 pm

MJNL wrote:Yes, an Aquadoodle is a toy (well, art set, really)!

I've been everything from Dock (cuz a marina is where you park a boat) to M1 before, but Aqua is a new one. Mike's number two choice for my nick name was Semper Fi--which also would have been pretty cool.


Together we make an art set??!! That is so totally cool. Equally as cool as when Martin, Kary, and I get together we make one brain.

I liked Semper Fi as well, but Aqua is also very cool. Doodle sort of sucks as a nickname, but at least I'm not "Sexpot" or something else that would be hard to explain to my grandmother.

Ishmael wrote:These helpful comments are probably as near as I'll get too Galaxy's Edge!


You never know....

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Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sun May 12, 2013 4:35 pm

Aquadoodle, a way for kids to draw and paint using only water on a special mat.
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Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

Postby s_c_baker » Mon May 13, 2013 12:12 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Aquadoodle, a way for kids to draw and paint using only water on a special mat.

Until I went back and read for context, I was sure that Martin's account had been hijacked by spammers. wotf019
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