Monday, May 26, 2008

Home Again, Home Again

Have I mentioned how much I love my apartment?

Home again, late, delivered safely to my door by the Old Man. I'm hoping I avoided the stomach flu, but loads of folks weren't so lucky.

The con got easier on Saturday, and I had a better time and kept myself busy and went to a great reading and all I have to say about that is: WHEN IS BEN ROSENBAUM'S NOVEL COMING OUT DAMMIT???

There was food, and more food (did I mention it was Ethiopean food??) and I got to meet my fabulous editor, and there was more food, and strange introductions, and wild characters, and some folks I was genuinely overjoyed and incredibly suprised to see.

Overall, though, yes, it was kinda exhausting, and I'm glad to be home. I'll plan better for next time. This year was just kind of a crap shoot. Next year needs a proper schedule, as I've been told that God's War will be coming out next summer instead of next fall.

I have a lot of work to do between now and then.

And you know what I realized?

Cons are a lot different after you get a book contract. It's not so much fun anymore.

It's like... work.


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John-Henri Holmberg said...

Dear Kameron Hurley,

The only email address I found for you turned out to be inactive; consequently this perhaps less than usual form of communication.

I edit and publish what is laughably but truly the major sf magazine in Sweden, Nova science fiction, a quarterly digest-sized magazine which has so far had 16 issues since 2004. As there sadly is no science fiction in Sweden, the print run is ridiculous; currently 600 copies. Nevertheless we try to publish the best sf stories we are able to find, and have in my opinion succeeded fairly well. If you're interested, the contents so far is listed for each isse on our website,

Briefly, I liked your story "The Women of Our Occupation" and would like to publish it in a later issue this year. Our payment is at best symbolic; we pay 1 US cent per word, on publication. For this we expect, obvioulsy, only one-time non-exclusive Swedish language serial rights. If you feel willing to accept this offer, I also need an address to which your magazine copies (we send three, unless more are specifically asked for) and your check can be mailed.

Many thanks for taking the time to read this. I look forward to hearing from you. Please reply to

Best regards,

John-Henri Holmberg

Nova sf • Box 94 • SE-260 40 Viken • Sweden