And the Oscar goes to . . .

Shaun Tan! Shaun Tan! Shaun Tan! It's not often that a piece of entertainment news genuinely warms the cockles of my heart, but I was overjoyed to hear that Shaun Tan has won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short for his film, The Lost Thing, based on his book of the same name.  I've … Continue reading And the Oscar goes to . . .


Free Book Friday: The Windup Girl

ETA: This book is now claimed. Subscribe to this blog or follow me on Twitter (@fearofemeralds) for next week's Free Book Friday post alert. ∞ Here we go, kids! The first Free Book Friday giveaway is The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi. This is the trade hardcover edition from Night Shade Press (second printing) and … Continue reading Free Book Friday: The Windup Girl

Australian Shadows Awards Finalists Announced

Here's some very shiny news indeed! The finalists for the 2010 Australian Shadows Awards have just been announced and I've managed to get myself shortlisted twice! This annual literary award is presented by the Australian Horror Writers Association and is judged on the overall effect - the skill, delivery, and lasting resonance - of horror … Continue reading Australian Shadows Awards Finalists Announced