Nebula nominees

February 23, 2010

The nominees for the Nebula awards were announced last week. I made sure that all the nominees were listed on TagShadow. There was some overlap with the Locus Recommended Reading List (If I’d entered the 2008 Locus list there might have been even more overlap).

The main TagShadow to check out would obviously be Nebula nominee. There were associated updates to short story, novelette, novella and novel. A handful of authors got bumped over the 5 work threshold and thus now have a tagshadow. TagShadows don’t really get interesting until there’s a couple dozen works on them, so I’ll try and flesh out some of them.

Podcastle and More Locus

February 19, 2010

I’m sure there will be updates once I’ve read through all the Locus 2009 in review essays (I’m about 1/2 way through them), but I’ve entered everything but the art and nonficiton books (not really in the scope of what I’m doing) into TagShadow. I’ve also entered all the PodCastle episodes from 2009 that are currently being voted on. I’m giving these all a listen during my commute this week, so their TagShadow entries should be fairly complete.

Be sure to check out the TagShadows for Locus Recommended Reading and PodCastle. Also, most recent updates were of short stories from 2009 so be sure to check out those TagShadows as well.

Locus Recommended Reading

February 6, 2010

I eagerly await the February issue of Locus as it summarizes the previous year and compiles a recommended reading list.

This year I have something to do with that recommended reading list. I’m pulling the entire list into TagShadow. So far I’ve imported all the novels and single author collections. Once I import the entire list I’ll read through the narrative summaries of 2009 and update the list entries accordingly.

These are the TagShadows that have seen significant updates based on working with the Locus recommended reading list: 2009, novel, single author collection and of course, locus recommended reading. Also I’ve added enough books (at least 5 works are needed to produce a TagShadow) to create new TagShadows for the following publishers: Gollancz, Night Shade Books, PS Publishing, Pyr and Subterranean Press.

January 26th updates

January 26, 2010

I’m going to use this space to track my TagShadow updates.

Over the weekend I added all Escape Pod episodes 2009 to the present.  This is my second pass at importing an entire publication’s list of short stories. I’ve not listened to EVERY Escape Pod story, so I enter the bare essentials when necessary. I want to have plenty of data in the system when I start calling for user input.  Futurismic got similar treatment a few weeks ago.

The following TagShadows have seen significant changes due to these additions: Escape Pod, short story, flash fiction, 2009