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mikemunsil
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Bragging on Mary here. She just sold a novel to Tor Books.

http://www.libertyhallwriters.org/2009/02/another-wimmens-makes-the-grade/


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wow a novel and Tor there are writer Gods walking amongst us mere mortals congrats!!
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Hip Hip Hooray! Way to go, Mary! I'll be sure to pick up a copy...or two.
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Jane Austen with magic? Has to be a winner--I'm looking forward to this one, I love Mary's writing.
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First of all, thanks, Mike. I totally didn't see this. It's really sweet of you!

Second... My short story, "Evil Robot Monkey" has been nominated for a Hugo!!!!

::faints::


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All that hard work pays off!
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'Evil Robot Monkey'...wasn't that a thread on Hatrack? Did you find inspiration here?

Congrats on the nomination.

Adam


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Congrats!!!
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Wow!
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Skadder, I don't remember the Hatrack thread, but the title definitely came from an inside joke, which may have started here.

See, at Shimmer Magazine we had a running gag which stemmed from when we were testing the submission system. Beth sent in a trial submission called "Harry Potter and the Evil Robt Monkeys!" (The misspelling is intentional. You'd be amazed by how many people send in stories with misspellings within the first five lines.) Brilliant.

I was doing flash challenges at Liberty Hall and I decided that whatever the trigger was that week, my story would have that title. The trigger itself was a piece of clockwork art.

Here's the first bit of the story.

"Sliding his hands over the clay, Sly relished the moisture oozing around his fingers. The clay matted down the hair on the back of his hands making them look almost human. He turned the potter's wheel with his prehensile feet as he shaped the vase. Pinching the clay between his fingers he lifted the wall of the vase, spinning it higher."

You can see that I kept the hairy potter.


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Mary, you're terrible. Hairy potter, indeed.

Congrats on the Hugo nod. Exciting time for you!


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lol hairy potter great and congrats!!!
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Hairy potter, that is disgusting.

Congrats on Evil Robot Monkey.

If it wins I assume it would be the first hugo with a title anything like that.


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Congratulations, Mary!!! Woot!
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Wow, I remember the Evil Robt Monkeys. How cool, Mary!!!!! And a book deal to boot!!! You are rockin' it, Chicky!!!!
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Good luck on that Hugo, MaryRobinette. Will I see you at Worldcon?
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