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The Windup Girl gets a new look!

Posted on May 6, 2015 in Blog, The Windup Girl |

Very nice new look, I think. This edition also includes “The Calorie Man” and “Yellow Card Man,” two short stories that I wrote in the same universe, and that were building blocks that led eventually led me into the final...

Some thoughts after the National Book Awards

Posted on Nov 19, 2010 in Awards, Blog, Ship Breaker, The Windup Girl | 10 comments

Above: Myself and Jennifer Hunt, my fabulous editor; My agent extraordinaire, Martha Millard, myself, and Anjula, the one who believed in me before anyone; and finally, Sara Zarr, NBA judge and previous finalist, along with myself and Jen, throwing the Little, Brown salute. I had a ridiculously good time at the National Book Awards. Lots of readings and signings and fancy dinners and fabulous company. Alas, SHIP BREAKER did not win. But, you know, I’ve won a lot of awards this year, so I’m not complaining. When you’ve eaten as much cake with as much icing as I have, it’s hard to whine about not getting a third (or...

Signed copies of SHIP BREAKER, WINDUP GIRL, etc.

Posted on Oct 12, 2010 in News, Ship Breaker, The Windup Girl | 3 comments

I was out at the Southern Festival of Books last weekend, and came across a problem that I hadn’t encountered before. A book collector bought up a large amount of the stock and so some people were unable to get copies at the festival. While it’s nice to see your books in demand, you’d also prefer to see everyone have an opportunity to actually get a copy. In any case, if you’re looking for signed copies of my books, you can order them from Expressions Bookstore in Paonia, CO. Stephanie Latourette is happy to ship orders for a reasonable fee. Her contact email is expressionsbooks (AT)...

Hugo Award for The Windup Girl

Posted on Sep 5, 2010 in Awards, News, The Windup Girl, Writing | 20 comments

Just got the news this morning that THE WINDUP GIRL has won the Hugo Award for Best Novel. It tied for the win with China Mieville’s excellent The City & The City. Thanks so much to everyone who voted for it. I’m blown away and so pleased with this huge...

Appearing in NYC

Posted on Jun 29, 2010 in Appearances, Pump Six and Other Stories, Ship Breaker, The Windup Girl |

An update on my whereabouts as I roam the East Coast. I’m in NYC for the next few days, and will be doing some readings and signings around town. July 1, 7pm, I’ll be at McNally Jackson reading and signing SHIP BREAKER and WINDUP GIRL with Scott Westerfeld, author of LEVIATHAN (and so many other cool titles), and Jon Armstrong, author of GREY. July 3, I’ll be appearing on WBAI’s Hour of the Wolf from 5am-7am (yes, *am*, bring coffee, please, bring coffee). Should be a good time on 99.5 FM. July 6, 7pm, I’ll be reading with Nebula-nominated author Saladin Ahmed at the NYRSF Reading Series at the...

WINDUP GIRL wins a Locus Award

Posted on Jun 29, 2010 in News, The Windup Girl, Writing |

Thanks so much to the Locus readers who put it in the winners circle for Best First Novel and congratulations to all the other winners, and nominees as well. It was a great list this year. Also of note, I know that I’ve Facebooked and Twittered about it, but WINDUP GIRL has also won the Nebula Award, and the Compton Crook Award, and it’s currently a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award and the Hugo. It’s been an amazing...

THE WINDUP GIRL for Kindle (and every other eBook reader, too)

Posted on Apr 9, 2010 in News, The Windup Girl | 2 comments

I’ve been getting enough questions about a Kindle/eBook version of THE WINDUP GIRL that I thought I’d post this here: THE WINDUP GIRL *does indeed* have a Kindle version available, but not through Amazon. sells the eBook of WINDUP GIRL and it’s compatible with everything from Kindle and iPad/iPhone/Touch/ to Nook and Sony. You can get it for just $6 and it’s DRM-free: Purchase THE WINDUP GIRL in eBook format. Also, PUMP SIX AND OTHER STORIES has completely sold out in hardcover (except one last signed copy lurking in my local bookstore here in Paonia, hee hee). A trade paperback will be released in December, but for those...

WINDUP GIRL nominated for the Hugo Award

Posted on Apr 9, 2010 in News, science fiction, The Windup Girl | 3 comments

Just like the headline says, THE WINDUP GIRL has made the final ballot for the Hugo Award, along with a very strong slate of other works. It’s been a wild ride with TWG, and I want to thank everyone who read the book and liked it enough to vote for it. When we launched it at last year’s World Science Fiction Convention in Montreal, I didn’t dream it would be a candidate for this sort of attention. So, again, thank you thank you thank you, and congratulations to all the other nominees. It’s an honor to be in such fine...