So, this is turning out to be a pretty good week for me in terms of award nominations, since in addition to Hugo and Kurd Lasswitz nods for Redshirts, the Japanese translation of The Android’s Dream has been nominated for the Seiun Award, the Japanese equivalent of the Hugo, in the category of Best Foreign Novel. The entire category:
* The Android’s Dream – John Scalzi
* The Quantum Thief - Hannu Rajaniemi
* Vortex – Robert Charles Wilson
* Black Out – Connie Willis
* The Leviathan Trilogy – Scott Westerfeld
Once again, I am in an excellent field of competitors and I will be delighted to lose to any of them (I won the Seiun a couple of years back, so I’m good). In the short fiction foreign category, Allen Steele, Rachel Swirsky, Adam Troy Castro, Ian McDonald and Paolo Bacigalupi (twice!) are the nominees, so good luck to them.
As I did yesterday with the Kurd Lasswitz award, let me take a moment here to thank my translator, in this case Masayuki Uchida (内田昌之). I believe good translators deserve as much recognition as authors can give them. Thank you also to the Japanese fans who nominated me. I am grateful, and pleased.