Thursday, November 15, 2007

Spinetingler, Sexism, Rebus & Siobhan and other stuff

Since today is the last day people can send in their picks for the first Spinetingler Awards, I can't draw any conclusions about the outcome... yet. But it will take a real deluge of surprise nominations to make a dent in the data I have compiled so far. It may be more trouble than it's worth to write up a report on my conclusions, based on opening this up to the general public, but at least nobody will be able to call us sexist...

And in case you're wondering, that means that despite a fairly even split between submissions from men and women, the nominations are extremely stacked in favour of one gender.

Still on Spinetingler, when Ian Rankin recently visited Canada for some promotional events, crime fiction reviewer Jim Napier had a chance to sit down with him and ask a few questions. Is Rankin giving us a hint about what the future holds for Rebus and Siobhan? You don't have to wait until January to find out, as it can be read online or downloaded from our site now.

Also, due to the size of the fall issue, it has been split in two parts to make it easier to download. Just follow the link to download the complete file, or parts 1 and 2.

I realize I'm about two months behind on correspondence, and I fully intend to catch up. Just give me a few more days with Tom Piccirilli first...

1 comment:

angie said...

Pic rocks. Enjoy!