The Bujold Nexus

June 2006

Subject: (news) ... and also Romania
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2006

I've also today (it was a good mail day, today) signed a contract with a publisher called Tritonic in Bucharest, Romania for all three Chalion books, in due course. I don't have the URL, but I wouldn't be surprised if they had a website, too.

Ta, L.

Subject: (news & chat) Miles in Czech, and German
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2006


I received today author's copies of A Civil Campaign in the Czech language, from Talpress. It's actually a recognizable scene out of the book, with a recognizable Miles -- arriving to court the gardener with a bunch of flowers, suitably SF-nal looking aircars in the background because we wouldn't want people to experience genre-confusion. I've no idea what the random book buyer in central Europe will make of it, but I like it...

ISBN 80-7197-273-8

They have a website -- of course they have a website, sorry, 20th. C. flashback there.

Someone who speaks Czech may be able to figure out if they have cover scans up.

Also received the next German pb omnibus, from the timely re-packaging Heyne is doing -- a generic cover again, although not unattractive if you are partial, as I am, to teal blue. They are calling the whole series Barrayar, with subtitles for the sets -- this one seems to be Die Revolt and contains Memory and Komarr. Memory is re-titled Viren des Vergessens, which I'm not sure what it means but I suspect is a spoiler.

ISBN-13: 978-3-453-52122-3 for the curious.

I must remember to post ISBNs more often. They used to be of interest only to bookstore clerks, but now with the net they're handy positive ID for everyone.

Ta, L.

Subject: (news) TSK release date refined
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006

Hi all --

I now have an official "street date" for the release of The Sharing Knife, vol. 1: Beguilement; it'll be Oct. 10, 2006. So any of my few bookstore appearances will fall shortly after that date.

Ta, L.

Subject: (news) Legacy update
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006

It seems The Sharing Knife, vol. 2: Legacy is tentatively scheduled for publication around the last week of June/first week of July, 2007, if anyone was curious.

I will have a very short book tour for Beguilement in October; just the Twin Cities area and Dayton, so far. There are murmurs about a longer jaunt on the West Coast for the second volume come 2007, but nothing of that is fixed yet.

Ta, L.

Subject: (news) Interview on Sci Fi Wire about HH
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006

A short interview about The Hallowed Hunt due to the Mythopoeic nomination appears here:

Ta, L.

Subject: (News) Hallowed Hunt a Mythopoeic nominee
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2006

Some more nice news, just in from the Mythopoeic folks:

"I am very pleased to inform you that your 2005 publication, The Hallowed Hunt, has been selected as a finalist for the 2006 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature. The winners of this year's awards will be announced at the Mythcon XXXVII in Norman, Oklahoma, from August 4-7, 2006. ...

The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume, or single-author story collection for adults published during the previous year that best exemplifies "the spirit of the Inklings". Books are eligible for two years after publication if not selected as a finalist during the first year of eligibility. Books from a series are eligible if they stand on their own; otherwise, the series becomes eligible the year its final volume appears. The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature honors books for younger readers (from "Young Adults" to picture books for beginning readers), in the tradition of The Hobbit or The Chronicles of Narnia. Rules for eligibility are otherwise the same as for the Adult Literature award. The question of which award a borderline book is best suited for will be decided by consensus of the committees.

The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies is given to books on Tolkien, Lewis, and/or Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship. For this award, books first published during the last three years are eligible, including finalists for previous years. The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies is given to scholarly books on other specific authors in the Inklings tradition, or to more general works on the genres of myth and fantasy. The period of eligibility is three years, as for the Inklings Studies award.

The complete list of this year's finalists in all categories, along with a press release in PDF format, is available on the Society web site:

A complete list of past Mythopoeic Award winners, finalists for the literature awards, text of recent acceptance speeches, and selected book reviews are also listed in this on-line section."

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