On November 7, here in this very blog, I'll be interviewing mythic fiction author Catherynne M. Valente.
Catherynne's 2006 novel The Orphan's Tales Vol I: In the Night Garden received the James Tiptree Jr. Award for the expansion of gender and sexuality in speculative fiction. In the Night Garden has also been nominated for the World Fantasy Award in the Best Novel category, alongside Ellen Kushner, Gene Wolfe, Scott Lynch, and Stephen King. The awards will be presented in Saratoga Springs on November 4th. The Orphan's Tales Vol II: In the Cities of Coin and Spice will be released on October 30.
So, mark your calendars! I'm so stoked. I know you will be, too.