More specifically, NOTW has been nominated for the award.
Huh. You know, I think that's the first time I've used the abbreviation for my book instead of its actual title. I don't think I like doing it... It feels weird, like cheating. Names are important things, you know.
Anyway, the news. I've been nominated for a QUILL AWARD. Don't feel bad if you've never heard of it. I hadn't either, before I got this news.
Apparently it's like the Oscars, except it's for the publishing world instead of the movie world. It's only been around a couple years, but the award carries some weight, and the ceremony is a big black-tie dealio. Gala, or so they say. They show it on TV and everything. So the good news is that I have an excuse to wear my tuxedo. The bad news is that I'll probably need to get a haircut, and probably lose some weight. I'm too shaggy and round to look dashing right now. I look more like a muppet than James Bond.
The Quills have 18 Categories. Naturally enough, I'm in Sci-fi/Fantasy, and I'm going up against some real heavy hitters.
Farthing: by Jo Walton
Getting to Know You by David Marusek
Brasyl by Ian McDonald
The Execution Channel by Ken MacLeod
While I haven't had to read any of their books yet, I know their names. And I have to say that I'd be proud to get my ass handed to me by any of them. Right now my money is on Jo Walton, I've heard nothing but good stuff about Farthing.
That's all for now, back to revisions on book two....
posted by Pat at 3:02 AM