January 12th, 2010


And tonight?

It's working out that I'm trying two recipes a week because I keep looking for things to cook with the leftover ingredients from the first recipe, in accordance with the "use up all the fresh ingredients" rule.

Tonight's recipe is care of julesgourmond - Eggpplant and Goat's Cheese (Gluten free) Pasta. It looks similar to Sunday night's dinner but this pasta is hot rather than a cold salad. Onions and eggplant browned and then a can of chopped tomatoes added and a pinch of sugar. I threw in baby spinach instead of basil and then feta instead of goat's cheese. Next time I'd play around with the seasoning - add maybe pepper, chilli etc.

Other than that, I was feeling a bit under the weather today, though my body didn't actually commit to anything specific.

I also have managed to finally hit my editing stride, projects are now starting to move. Yay.


Twelfth Planet Press Hugo Awards Eligibility

The 2010 Hugo Awards will be presented in Melbourne, Australia during Aussiecon 4, the 68th World Science Fiction Convention.

Members of Aussiecon 4 who join by 31st January 2010 and members of Anticipation, the 67th World Science Fiction Convention, will be eligible to nominate people or works from 2009 in various categories. Nominations will close 13 March 2010. More information can be found at the Aussiecon 4 website.

Works published in 2009 for the first time anywhere or for the first time in English are eligible for the Hugo Awards being awarded in 2010. The 2009 WSFS Business Meeting, passed a resolution providing that works originally published outside the United States of America in 2009 shall also be eligible for the 2010 Hugo Awards unless they have already appeared on a final Hugo Award ballot.

Works published by Twelfth Planet Press in 2009 are eligible in the following categories:

Best Novella

Horn by Peter M Ball

Best Novelette

"Siren Beat" by Tansy Rayner Roberts
"Roadkill" by Robert Shearman

"The Widow's Seven Candles" by Thoraiya Dyer (New Ceres Nights)
"Murder in Laochan" by Aliette de Bodard (New Ceres Nights)
"The Sharp Shooter" by Sylvia Kelso (New Ceres Nights)
"Blessed are the Dead That the Rain Falls Upon" by Martin Livings (New Ceres Nights)

Best Short Story

"Prosperine When it Sizzles" by Tansy Rayner Roberts (New Ceres Nights)
"Tontine Mary" by Kaaron Warren (New Ceres Nights)
"Smuggler's Moon" by Lee Battersby (New Ceres Nights)
"Fair Trade" by Stephen Dedman (New Ceres Nights)
"Candle to the Devil" by Sue Isle (New Ceres Nights)
"The Piece of Ice in Miss Windermere's Heart" by Angela Slatter (New Ceres Nights)
"Code Duello" by J C Hay (New Ceres Nights)
"Debutante" by Dirk Flinthart (New Ceres Nights)
"A Troublesome Day for Jacky Midnight" by Matthew Farrer (New Ceres Nights)

"Diamond Shell" by Deborah Biancotti (A Book of Endings)
"The Problems of Light and Dark" by Deborah Biancotti (A Book of Endings)
"Six Suicides" by Deborah Biancotti (A Book of Endings)
"Hush" by Deborah Biancotti (A Book of Endings)
"This Time, Longing" by Deborah Biancotti (A Book of Endings)
"Coming Up for Air" by Deborah Biancotti (A Book of Endings)

"Like Us," by Tansy Rayner Roberts (Shiny Issue 5)
"Paper Dragons" by Sue Isle (Shiny Issue 5)
"Root" by Emily Mah Tippets (Shiny Issue 5)

John W. Campbell Award

Peter M. Ball


TV stuff

I might have acquired the first season of How I Met Your Mother in my acquisition pile from the weekend. I never really got into the show but cassiphone kept quoting at me from it so I thought I'd give it a go. It's much funnier in direct mainline style.