marthawells: (John Green Trees)
There's an awesome Village Voice article on the Nebula Awards, and my picture is in it and everything:

It is worth noting that out of the five awards given for short story, novelette, novella, novel, and young adult novel, four went to women writers, one to a man, and three to people of color — a big change from 1965, when all the winners were white and male. All Systems Red (Tor), by Texas native Martha Wells, won Best Novella with an ironic glimpse into the mind of a very fed-up and angry security android. Kelly Robson won Best Novelette for “A Human Stain” (Tor), which she describes as “Lesbian Gothic Horror.” From the podium, Sam J. Miller, winner of the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy for The Art of Starving (HarperCollins) noted that when he’d worried aloud if there was too much cursing and gay sex in his YA novel about bullying, anorexia, and ESP, his husband assured him the book contained “exactly the right amount of cursing and gay sex.”


May. 14th, 2018 07:33 am
marthawells: (John Green Trees)
It was a really good signing on Saturday at Murder by the Book in Houston. The store said there was about 40 people, plus mail orders, and I had a lot of fun. I brought three boxes of cookies and all of them got eaten, which is always a plus. We got their early and had lunch with friends, and wandered around a bit, so it was a long but fun day.

(Usual note: If you read Artificial Condition, or any of my books actually, please consider reviewing it somewhere, like Amazon, GoodReads, etc. It really does help. And if you want to read it at your library, you can recommend they buy it in hardcover or ebook or audiobook. Most libraries have a recommendation form either in paper or on their website. And you may be able to get it through interlibrary loan, too.)

I'll be at the Nebula Awards Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, this weekend since All Systems Red is a finalist in the Best Novella Award.

The full list of finalists is here.

The mass autographing on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 is open to the public, so if you're in the area, come and check it out.

There will be a (free) mass autograph session for attending authors on the Sunday afternoon at 1:00pm. This signing is open to the public as well as to the Nebula Conference attendees.

SFWA will operate an onsite book store that will carry as many of the participating authors’ books as possible.

Sunday, May 20th, 1-3 PM
Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, Grand Ballroom
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


Then on May 25-27, 2018, there's Comicpalooza in Houston, one of the most fun conventions ever. It has celebrity signings, a dealers room and artists alley, a maker faire, usually a big NASA exhibit, gaming, concerts, live entertainment, and a huge list of panel programs and workshops on all kinds of things.

My schedule is:


12:30 to 1: 30 The Storytelling of Star Wars
Dominick D'Aunno, Martha Wells, Greg Leitich Smith, D.L. Young, K.J. Russell

2:00 to 3:00 Crafting the Perfect Sentence
C.D. Lewis, Seanan McGuire, Joe Lansdale, Martha Wells


2:30 to 3:30 Signing at the Murder by the Book booth in Dealers Room

4:30 to 5:30 Worldbuilding for Short Stories, Novelettes, Novellas
Martha Wells, Seanan McGuire, Dantzel Cherry, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam


noon to 1:00 Story Engineering
Martha Wells, Seanan McGuire, Joe Lansdale, D.L. Young


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