Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tony Pi

Another installment of the John W. Campbell Award Nominee Series, this time with Tony Pi featured.

Tony was born in Taipei, Taiwan, but moved to Canada when he was eight. He's Canadian, and smart! I definitely get the feeling he's smart. He's got the initials to attest to it. He's got a B.A. and a M.A. in Linguistics at University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He's a member of SF Canada and the Codex writing group. (Yes, I'll admit. All these Canadian connections make the competitive part of me nervous, considering the location of this year's Worldcon. But being nervous is part of the whole deal, so be it.)

He's had things published in Alembical, Cinema Spec, Flashing Swords, Ages of Wonder, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Tales of the Unanticipated, Writers of the Future, Shred of Evidence and Flash Me Magazine, to name a few.

Here is Mary Robinette Kowal's Interview. From it, I learned that Tony is a "huge fan" of the Wild Cards Series. Cool. Again, smart man. (By the way, I'll have more on Wild Card-related stuff soon).

There's also this interview with Suzanne Church on the occasion of Tony's Prix Aurora Award Nomination. It's on a Facebook page, and I kinda dig the format. It may actually be the same as most print interviews, but the Facebook format makes it look just that extra bit interactive.

Here's Tony's Website.

For a sample story, consider Silk and Shadows, via Beneath Ceaseless Skies. And for a somewhat longer work, take a look at Metamorphosis in Amber, via Abyss & Apex.

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Blogger Tony Pi said...

Hi David,

Thanks for the article! Hope to meet you in person at WorldCon. Congrats on getting into the Wild Cards universe, too--it must be quite the thrill!

9:39 AM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Hello Tony,

Yes, we'll definitely meet at Worldcon! I'm looking forward to it very much.

And, yes, being involved in Wild Cards is great. It's just the beginning so far, but it's both good funny, quite a challenge, and a significant learning experience too.

7:38 PM  

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