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Monday Fun Day! (9/10/2012 Edition)

We're kicking off the week with some award-nominee announcements (yay!) and a few articles by some of our favorite science-fiction authors.

- The 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury has announced the 2012 longlist and we're excited to see the following titles on their list:

RU by Kim Thúy (Bloomsbury, 11/2012)

THE IMPOSTER BRIDE by Nancy Richler (St. Martin's Press, 2/2013)

Finalists will be announced in October. See the full longlist here!

- The Crime Writers' Association shortlisted GOOD PEOPLE (Minotaur Books, April 2013) by Ewart Hutton for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award! The winner will be announced on October 18th. See the full shortlist here!

Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross spent nine years working together on what ultimately became THE RAPTURE OF THE NERDS and there's a great article on the Tor/Forge blog in which they interview one another. Read it now!

"So we began emailing the story back and forth, adding around 1000 words each time, building on each other's work (and, I think, trying to provoke each other by periodically adding preposterous elements—'here, write your way out of this!'). And at the end of the day we wound up with a novella, which Ellen Datlow bought for SciFi.com. And there matters rested in 2003 or 2004 or thereabouts, until..."

- John Scalzi was interviewed in Locus and you can read part of that interview online.

"I’ll be blunt about it: humor is one of the great taboos of science fiction. It’s not just an issue of being able to write it well. When I first started writing, I was told, 'You can’t sell a humorous science fiction novel.'"

Have a great week!

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