“Fortuitous Meeting” a Nebula Award Finalist

Today the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced that “The Fortuitous Meeting of Gerard van Oost and Oludara” is a Nebula Award finalist in the category of Best Novelette.

This is the greatest honor I’ve received as a writer and a huge day for The Elephant and Macaw Banner. It’s a humbling experience, and I deeply thank all the professionals who saw fit to nominate me for this award.

The ceremony will be held in Washington D.C. on the 21st of May, and I plan to attend.  The full press release can be found here.

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  2. Rogério Penna

    Hey, congratulations for the nomination as a finalist Christopher.

    I´m from Novo Hamburgo and I was interested in South Logic Studios in hopes we would have some big Game Studio in Porto Alegre.

    Good to see you are having success in your other enterprises in Brazil, despite our… aham… “burdensome” tax system 🙂

    I have read about the nomination in an Orkut community about science fiction. We will all be rooting for you.

    If you dont mind… you probably answered this a million times already to curious brazilians… but how did you end up in this corner of the world?

    Rogério Penna

    • Christopher Kastensmidt


      Thank you so much for your kind words!

      Southlogic was a great ride while it lasted and I learned a lot there.

      I think I have answered *that* question a million times 🙂 , but for the short version, I used to work as a consultant for Intel in California and they sent me around the world to work with software companies, a lot of them video game companies. Along the way I met the Southlogic founders and ended up coming down here to work with them.

      Thanks again for the support!


      P.S. Feel free to stop by the Portuguese version of the website and converse there in Portuguese as well.
      And I’m putting up some interviews there today where I answer that same question. 🙂

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