Daily Archives: November 12, 2013

RT Reviewers Choice Award Nomination + Goodreads Semifinals

This is nice: The Human Division is a nominee in the science fiction category of the RT Reviewer’s Choice Awards. You may recall I won the category last year for Redshirts. Here are the nominees in the category in full:

THE BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS
Karen Lord, DEL REY, (February 2013)

THE MAD SCIENTIST’S GUIDE TO WORLD DOMINATION
John Joseph Adams, Editor, TOR, (February 2013)

THE HUMAN DIVISION
John Scalzi, TOR, (May 2013)

THE MELANCHOLY OF MECHAGIRL
Catherynne M. Valente, HAIKASORU/VIZ, (July 2013)

THE SEVERED TOWER
J. Barton Mitchell, ST. MARTIN’S GRIFFIN, (November 2013)

FORTUNE’S PAWN
Rachel Bach, ORBIT, (November 2013)

I will note that The Best of All Possible Worlds is also nominated for the award “Best Book” category — that’s pretty impressive. Here’s the entire list of categories and nominees for 2013.

I’m always happy to be nominated for an RT Award, and as I won last year I will be pleased to see the award go to someone else in the category. It’s nice to share.

Other folks I know who are nominated in other categories include Mary Robinette Kowal, Paul Cornell, Robin Hobb, Delilah Dawson, Diana Rowland and Mur Lafferty, among several others. I highly recommend each of them going to RT’s convention (this year in New Orleans); it’s a heck of a fun party. Congratulations to all the nominees!

Also, apparently my exhortation for people to vote for someone else in the Goodreads Choice Awards science fiction category’s first round was not well-heeded, because I have made it to the semi-final round (also for The Human Division). The good news here is that there are some new people you can vote for in the category, including Ann Leckie (for the fantastic Ancillary Justice, which I blurbed), and the aforementioned Karen Lord (again for The Best of All Possible Worlds). Again I exhort you to vote for someone other than me; if The Human Division makes it to the final round, I shall be quite put out.