RT Book Reviews is a magazine that (as the title suggests) reviews tons of books, and every year its critics give out awards for what they’ve most enjoyed in the year, across various categories and genres. This year, I’m delighted to say that Redshirts has won the RT Reviewer’s Choice Award in the category of science fiction, in a fine field of nominees that included Blackout (Mira Grant), The Twelve (Justin Cronin), The Hydrogen Sonata (Iain M. Banks) and Sorry Please Thank You (Charles Yu). That is excellent company to be in. This is actually my second RT Reviewer’s Choice Award, the first one having been for The Last Colony. The second one is just as nice.
I’m also happy to say several friends have also won awards this year, including N.K. Jemisin (for Fantasy, with The Shadowed Sun), Elizabeth Bear (Epic Fantasy, for Range of Ghosts), Diana Rowland (Urban Fantasy Protagonist, for Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues) and Marjorie M. Liu (Urban Fantasy Worldbuilding, for The Mortal Bone). Congratulations to them and all the other winners.
This is a good place to remind people that I will be in Kansas City the first weekend of May for the RT Booklovers Convention, where they’ll be doling out these awards and I will be doing several things on the program, including a mass signing which will be open to the public. See you there.