Friday, February 26, 2010
He Sings the God Engines Electric
Yet another use for ebooks. SF writer John Scalzi wants his new novella, "The God Engines," to be considered by those who are nominating works for the Hugo Award. "The God Engines" is not yet available in official ebook format. Nominators in other countries are having trouble getting physical copies of TGE. Scalzi's solution, described in his blog (http://whatever.scalzi.com/2010/02/23/the-god-engines-hugo-consideration-edition/): He is emailing an earlier pdf draft of his book to folks who (a) establish their bona fides as nominators and (b) pledge to nominate something (not necessarily TGE). That's using technology. And that's what science fiction is all about.