I’ve had a busy weekend, day-tripping to downtown Philadelphia Thursday through Saturday for a Writers’ Retreat that was wonderful but exhausting. My Sunday plans to recuperate took a hit with the news of the passing of Jay Lake, but in some ways that makes today’s EATING AUTHOR post, the next of this year’s Campbell Award Nominees meals, all the more appropriate. Jay was a staunch supporter of the Award, having commissioned the design of the five-pointed star (made of pen nibs) pin which is now presented to all nominees, as well as the fabled Campbell Tiara.
Which brings us to Benjanun Sriduangkaew, a short story writer whose work has appeared in such magazines as Clarkesworld, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and anthologies like Solaris Rising 3, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Eight, The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures, and Space Opera. Regardless of how things go with the Campbell, you’re going to want to keep an eye on this author. She’s clearly at home in many sub-genres, and if you’re not a fan of one or the other, she’s likely to pull you in anyway!