Finaliştii premiilor Nebula şi Los Angeles Times 2010

Începem cu finaliştii Nebula, pe care i-am aflat dintr-un comunicat dat publicităţii astăzi şi reluat pe blogul lui John Scalzi, preşedinte (încă) al SFWA.


  • ‘‘Arvies’’, Adam-Troy Castro (Lightspeed Magazine 8/10)
  • ‘‘How Interesting: A Tiny Man’’, Harlan Ellison® (Realms of Fantasy 2/10)
  • ‘‘Ponies’’, Kij Johnson ( 1/17/10)
  • ‘‘I’m Alive, I Love You, I’ll See You in Reno’’, Vylar Kaftan (Lightspeed Magazine 6/10)
  • ‘‘The Green Book’’, Amal El-Mohtar (Apex Magazine 11/1/10)
  • ‘‘Ghosts of New York’’, Jennifer Pelland (Dark Faith)
  • ‘‘Conditional Love’’, Felicity Shoulders (Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 1/10)


  • ‘‘Map of Seventeen’’, Christopher Barzak (The Beastly Bride)
  • ‘‘The Jaguar House, in Shadow’’, Aliette de Bodard (Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 7/10)
  • ‘‘The Fortuitous Meeting of Gerard van Oost and Oludara’’, Christopher Kastensmidt (Realms of Fantasy 4/10)
  • “Plus or Minus’’, James Patrick Kelly (Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine12/10)
  • ‘‘Pishaach’’, Shweta Narayan (The Beastly Bride)
  • ‘‘That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made’’, Eric James Stone (Analog Science Fiction and Fact 9/10)
  • ‘‘Stone Wall Truth’’, Caroline M. Yoachim (Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 2/10)


  • The Alchemist, Paolo Bacigalupi (AudibleSubterranean)
  • ‘‘Iron Shoes’’, J. Kathleen Cheney (Alembical 2)
  • The Lifecycle of Software Objects, Ted Chiang (Subterranean)
  • ‘‘The Sultan of the Clouds’’, Geoffrey A. Landis (Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 9/10)
  • ‘‘Ghosts Doing the Orange Dance’’, Paul Park (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1-2/10)
  • ‘‘The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen’s Window’’, Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean Magazine Summer ’10)


  • The Native Star, M.K. Hobson (Spectra)
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit UK; Orbit US)
  • Shades of Milk and Honey, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)
  • Echo, Jack McDevitt (Ace)
  • Who Fears Death, Nnedi Okorafor (DAW)
  • Blackout/All Clear, Connie Willis (Spectra)

Premiul Ray Bradbury

  • Despicable Me, Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud (directors), Ken Daurio & Cinco Paul (screenplay), Sergio Pablos (story) (Illumination Entertainment)
  • Doctor Who: ‘‘Vincent and the Doctor’’, Richard Curtis (writer), Jonny Campbell (director)
  • How to Train Your Dragon, Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders (directors), William Davies, Dean DeBlois, & Chris Sanders (screenplay) (DreamWorks Animation)
  • Inception, Christopher Nolan (director), Christopher Nolan (screenplay) (Warner)
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Edgar Wright (director), Michael Bacall & Edgar Wright (screenplay) (Universal)
  • Toy Story 3, Lee Unkrich (director), Michael Arndt (screenplay), John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, & Lee Unkrich (story) (Pixar/Disney)

Premiul Andre Norton pentru SF&F pentru tineri

  • Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown)
  • White Cat, Holly Black (McElderry)
  • Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press; Scholastic UK)
  • Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword, Barry Deutsch (Amulet)
  • The Boy from Ilysies, Pearl North (Tor Teen)
  • I Shall Wear Midnight, Terry Pratchett (Gollancz; Harper)
  • A Conspiracy of Kings, Megan Whalen Turner (Greenwillow)
  • Behemoth, Scott Westerfeld (Simon Pulse; Simon & Schuster UK)

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Şi cei desemnaţi de redacţia Los Angeles Times (listă preluată de pe blogul subredacţiei literare, Jacket Copy, ţinut de Carolyn Kellogg):


Interes general


Premiul Art Seidenbaum pentru debut în ficţiune

  • Peter Bognanni, „The House of Tomorrow” (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam)
  • Leslie Jamison, „The Gin Closet” (Free Press/Simon & Schuster)
  • Michael Sledge, „The More I Owe You” (Counterpoint)
  • Christine Sneed, „Portraits of a Few People I’ve Made Cry: Stories” (University of Massachusetts Press)
  • Tatjana Soli, „The Lotus Eaters” (St. Martin’s Press)

Roman grafic

  • Adam Hines, „Duncan the Wonder Dog: Show One” (Adhouse Books)
  • Dash Shaw, „Bodyworld” (Pantheon)
  • Karl Stevens, „The Lodger” (KSA Publishing)
  • C. Tyler, „You’ll Never Know, Book Two: Collateral Damage” (Fantagraphics)
  • Jim Woodring, „Weathercraft” (Fantagraphics)

Carte de istorie


  • Tom Franklin, „Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter” (William Morrow)
  • Tana French, „Faithful Place” (Viking)
  • Laura Lippman, „I’d Know You Anywhere” (William Morrow)
  • Stuart Neville, „Collusion” (SoHo Press)
  • Kelli Stanley, „City of Dragons” (Minotaur Books/A Thomas Dunne Book)


  • Henri Cole, „Pierce the Skin: Selected Poems, 1982-2007” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • Maxine Kumin, „Where I Live: New & Selected Poems 1990-2010” (W. W. Norton & Company)
  • Yehoshua November, „God’s Optimism” (Main Street Rag)
  • Craig Santos Perez, „From Unincorporated Territory {Saina}” (Omnidawn)
  • Ed Roberson, „To See the Earth Before the End of the World”  (Wesleyan University Press)

Ştiinţă şi tehnologie

Literatură pentru tineret

  • Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos, „Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom and Science” (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Stephanie Hemphill, „Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials” (Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins)
  • Jonathan Stroud, „The Ring of Solomon” (Disney/Hyperion Books for Children)
  • Megan Whalen Turner, „A Conspiracy of Kings” (Greenwillow/HarperCollins)
  • Rick Yancey, „The Curse of the Wendigo {The Monstrumologist}” (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)

Premiul Robert Kirsch

  • Beverly Cleary (HarperCollins Children’s Books)

Premiul pentru inovaţie

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2010. That’s about 29 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 67 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 235 posts. There were 147 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 50mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 17th with 174 views. The most popular post that day was Retrospectiva unui deceniu.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for mircea pricajan, proze, craznic oliviu, oliviu craznic, and amazon logo.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Retrospectiva unui deceniu December 2010
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Coşmarul lui Oliviu Crâznic August 2010
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Traducerile July 2007


Proze scurte May 2009


De la Ficţiuni la Millennium Press şi Galileo March 2010


Anul ăsta n-am trimis SMS-uri, n-am expediat e-mail-uri, n-am dat telefoane, n-am scris în zăpadă urări de Crăciun şi Anul Nou. Pur şi simplu nu mi-a venit. Call me any name you want! Am însă încredere că apropiaţii şi prietenii mei adevăraţi nu se vor simţi afectaţi. Ei ştiu că urările astea cu învoire de la calendar nu fac nici cât o ceapă degerată… Mai important e gândul bun.

Şi gândurile mele bune se duc azi – ca şi-n orice altă zi a anului! – spre voi, cei care treceţi pe aici. Voi ştiţi cel mai bine ce vă doriţi pentru anul viitor, aşa că aia-i fix ce vă doresc şi eu.

Ne citim şi-n 2011.

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