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AfrontPerson was signed in when posted
08-19-2005
02:13 PM ET (US)
Ah so that's where you hide the Hugo.
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Ferag NicBhrdePerson was signed in when posted
07-29-2005
06:36 AM ET (US)
No, this is how you behave around SF authors.
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David M GordonPerson was signed in when posted
03-11-2005
12:25 PM ET (US)
Hi, Charlie,

I posted my nominations yesterday evening. Included is my nod for IRON SUNRISE.

Awards of this type (Hugos, Nebulas, etc) are a memorialization, in this instance, of what you have achieved: taking the field of SF by storm.

Good luck!
David M Gordon
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Tony Quirke
01-26-2005
09:00 PM ET (US)
Of these three books, only Iron Sunrise will be in print on both sides of the Atlantic during the voting period. This means it's the only one of them to stand a snowball's chance in hell of winning the final ballot.

Yes, but there's a new Piers Anthony also eligible.
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Gideon
09-09-2004
10:35 PM ET (US)
Well I thought you should've won. But the thought irresistably arises that next year the Worldcon is on relatively home turf. Your fictional slant is ever more zeitgheisty. I hope you get more competition.
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Dave Clements
08-29-2004
10:53 AM ET (US)
Have a good Worldcon! Sorry I won't be there this year.

Maybe next...
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Peter Hollo
08-14-2004
10:33 AM ET (US)
*boo hoo* I wish I was going to be in Boston next month!
Oh well, nothing to be done about it. Maybe next year. Good luck, once again you deserve an 'Ugo...
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David Stewart - DublinPerson was signed in when posted
09-05-2003
09:12 AM ET (US)
While it's easy to shuffle off the west-bound jetlag, they say you should allow one day for each time zone you cross heading east to adjust.
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Charlie Stross
09-05-2003
07:31 AM ET (US)
Me neither, Tony. Nevertheless, he was very helpful.
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TonyC
09-05-2003
03:34 AM ET (US)
"thanks to Fearghas"

Woah! Those are three words I'd never think of seeing any of the fat bastard's ex-employees write.
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Erik V. OlsonPerson was signed in when posted
09-09-2002
09:49 AM ET (US)
Wasn't first, but Business, which is nice (I'll be flying business to LHR at the end of the month. That's what miles are for, of course.)

Charlie - there are these things called "Ear Planes" which moderate the pressure changes in your ears. They're expensive (about $6 a pair, good for one flight, not reusable.) I started using them since I was tired of being deaf after flights, since my ears had filled with fluid. They work great, if you can stand things in your ears, and they work well as straight ear-plugs. (edited to add) -- for takeoff and landing, that is. You're not supposed to leave them in all flight -- once the filter clogs, it can't help moderate air pressure changes.
Edited 09-09-2002 09:50 AM
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Cory DoctorowPerson was signed in when posted
09-08-2002
02:54 PM ET (US)
First class! Kick ASS!
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Alison
09-06-2002
08:46 PM ET (US)
Well, I find the New Town pretty alarmingly rectangular, but it's not gridlike - if you try to navigate by assuming streets are at right angles you'd soon be far off course. But these days I find any other city scarily new looking - and the building way too short, too...
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Mary Kay
09-06-2002
01:09 AM ET (US)
Sigh. I hope you saw more than San Jose. There is some really good stuff around here, but most of it isn't there. A great many people have called San Francisco a European city. I don't know, my experience with European cities has all been in the British Isles and it doesn't seem much like any of them. Still it's a marvelous place and it would be a pity if you missed it entirely..

MKK
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Jason Stoddard
09-05-2002
10:49 AM ET (US)
I think you deserved the Hugo, also.

By the way, San Jose looks exactly like the San Fernando Valley north of LA, except for the fact that one produces software and one produces porn. It was quite a culture shock to spend our honeymoon in the UK last year. In many ways, a pleasant shock . . . except for the cameras. Ouch. I see the future USA here.

Quote from the movie LA Story: "And some of these houses are as much as twenty-five years old!"
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Emiliano Farinella
09-04-2002
10:47 AM ET (US)
Thank you for your post. I liked it. (I suppose Ted Chiang like it, also ;-) )
I hope oyu will win Nebula Award!
Best wishes,
EF
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DoriPerson was signed in when posted
09-03-2002
08:50 PM ET (US)
My husband watched that one until he couldn't take anymore. You can find his writeup here.
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Peter Hollo
09-02-2002
03:18 AM ET (US)
Commiserations - I just read at Locus online that you lost to Ted Chiang's "Hell Is The Absence of God", certainly an excellent story, but I think you deserved it ;) Oh well.

And I'd most definitely LOVE to hear what must've been fascinating debate between China Mieville and Eric Raymond!
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Bryant
09-01-2002
01:13 PM ET (US)
Eric Raymond and China Mieville on the same panel? Yeah. Please /do/ find a tape of that... *grin*

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