Not only is it yet another Monday, but it’s the Monday marking the final day of the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention (aka, LonCon3), which means it’s also the day after the Hugos. Congratulations to Ann Leckie, Charlie Stross, Mary Robinette Kowal, and John Chu for their respective fiction wins, and to Sofia Samatar, for being the latest recipient of the Campbell Award (may you wear your tiara with pride). And of course, kudos to the finalists as well. Speaking as a past Hugo-Loser, this is one of those times when that stuff about “it’s an honor just being nominated” actually rings true.
Also, a hearty congratulations to Kansas City, Missouri,which has won the privilege and pain of running the 74th Worldcon (to be known as MidAmeriCon II). Save the dates: August 17 – 21, 2016.
Phew! Okay, let’s get to today’s EATING AUTHORS guest. Appropriately enough, I first met Emmie Mears at a dinner party, at a convention no less. She self-identifies as an Urban Fantasy Author, a Geek, a Gamer, and an Explorer. Her debut novel, The Masked Songbird, comes out on September 1st from Harlequin.
Emmie is also one of the forces behind the Searching for Superwomen hub, an ever-evolving conversation on women and their many roles in Geek culture. But don’t take my word for it, click the link and check it out yourself.
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