Posts tagged: john kessel

November newsletter: Kelly Link, Bill Nye, and The Wheel of Time Companion; publishing news; Bull Spec Turns Six; and more

Posted on 2015-11-18 at 18:57 by montsamu

Vol 5 No 8. Wednesday, November 18, 2015: It's been a fantastic fall for events already, with HonorCon in Raleigh and Welcome to Night Vale in Chapel Hill, readings from Julia Elliott, A.G. Riddle, and Clay and Susan Griffith, and James Maxey continues to be a fantastic ambassador for all things speculative fiction in his many appearances as Piedmont Laureate.

And even coming off a fantastic weekend with both a star-studded NC Comicon and an absolutely fantastic event with Adam Christopher and Mur Lafferty

Posted in newsletter | Tagged john kessel, kelly link, kid shinobi, the wheel of time companion

Raise money for the SFWA medical fund, send John Kessel to watch "The Hobbit"

Posted on 2012-12-12 at 17:44 by montsamu

Nebula Award winning author and NCSU professor John Kessel, who grew up enjoying picking up L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz books as they were published at the beginning of the last century and was of an, er, "advanced" age by the time Tolkien finally got to work, off-handedly quipped that "I know the world does not care, but nobody could pay me enough money to go see 'The Hobbit.' Well, maybe someone could, but nobody is going to." Well... Brent Winter suggested an eBay auction and Kij Johnson a Kickstarter

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged john kessel, KesselHobbit, peter jackson, sfwa, the hobbit

Release Day: The Collected Kessel

Posted on 2012-11-16 at 3:50 by montsamu

When Baen associate editor Laura Haywood-Cory sent me the following, my first response was an expletive. Not only has Baen re-released John Kessel's novels in DRM-free ebook formats, which would be noteworthy enough, they've also just published a huge collection of Kessel's short fiction, The Collected Kessel, comprising 42 of Kessel's stories including Nebula winners "Another Orphan" (novella, 1982) and "Pride and Prometheus" (novelette, 2008), and brand new story notes. My favorite of these so far comes

Posted in local-author-release-day | Tagged baen, garder dozois, john kessel