I finally got my package in the mail of eight science fiction short story collection books from the “Writers of the Future” series. A lot of reading to do over the summer! I look forward to checking out what sort of stories have won, and may enter the contest myself if I can ever finish anything.
I was reading stories from the 2007 Nebula Award Showcase book, and… well… wasn’t particularly pleased. The winners seemed a bit “artsy” to me. I did like some of the stories in there, though, and sometimes I’ll really like an author’s style but hate his or her sense of story or characterization (or vice-versa). So… I doubt I’ll ever feel bad if I never win a Nebula… (first I gotta actually write something anyway).
Today was the last Tuesday of classes this semester, the end is near! (Though the semester isn’t over when classes end… there’s always those dreaded exams…)