Laura Resnick has authored 6 fantasy-detective-comedy novels (the Esther Diamond series from Daw), 3 fantasy novels (the Silerian trilogy from Tor), 15 romance novels (from Silhouette), many short stories (mostly in DAW anthologies), several essays on print and screen fiction, and Ã¢â‚¬Å“Rejection, Romance, and Royalties: The Wacky World of a Working Writer.Ã¢â‚¬Â
She won the Campbell award for best writer and was a finalist for the Rita award. She won the Romantic Times Magazine award 3 times. She writes Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Mad Scribbler,Ã¢â‚¬Â a monthly opinion column for Nink. For the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of AmericaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s bulletin, she wrote a quarterly opinion column, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Filthy Pro.Ã¢â‚¬Â She wrote a monthly column, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Comely Curmedgeon,Ã¢â‚¬Â for Nink. She has served as member of the board of directors, president elect, and president of Novelists, Inc.
I’ve spent the last several months reviewing award nominees. I decided to take it one step further and post the final decisions that I plan to post to my Hugo ballot with explanations (where I deem them necessary) about why I voted the way I did. I encourage anyone reading this to post discussion in the comments about how they voted, why I am wrong in my choices, etc.
What makes this more interesting is that the Hugo Awards use an instant runoff voting system. You rank your changes from 1-x, and can also set a number to the “No Award” category. You can find all the nitty gritty details at the Hugo Page explaining votes. I like the system a lot, much more than just a simple single-cast vote, because if your primary vote is for the least popular story, your other preferences still count for something.
I’ve been meaning to make it to a science fiction convention for quite a while now.Â Even before I started writing they sounded like fun, lots of people with similar tastes all getting together and hanging out, swapping book recommendations, arguing about which authors write better books and why, and so on.Â But now that … Continue reading MiniCon Report (and my first editor pitch)