Daily Archives: October 7, 2007

Going Geffen

Hey, this is cool: The Israeli Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy gives out an annual award for the best original and translated science fiction published in Hebrew, called the Geffen Award. This year, the award for Best Translated Novel went to Old Man’s War, or ????? ???? ????, as it is called in Hebrew. Excellent.

I wasn’t there to accept the award on behalf of the novel (indeed, I wasn’t aware it had been given the award until a Whatever reader in Israel sent me an e-mail about it), but as long as I’m talking about it, let me send a thank you to Raz Greenberg, who was the translator of the book into Hebrew. I’d been assured by Hebrew readers that it had been a good translation; I suppose this is the confirmation of that. Also, clearly, many thanks to the Israeli fans. I’m very glad you liked the story.