Lock In an Audie Award Finalist + Other Award Notes

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First, look at that: Lock In is finalist for an Audie, in the Science Fiction category. Sweet! The graphic here notes Wil Wheaton as the reader (plus a full cast for “Unlocked,” which was included in the Lock In audio package), but the finalist notation in the “all finalists” press release (pdf link) also includes Amber Benson, as it should, because she turned in a terrific version of the novel. I don’t know why she didn’t make the display graphic but obviously I wanted to make sure I noted her, and her contribution. If the book wins the Audie, a big chunk of that award will belong to her. Congratulations to her, to Wil, and to all the other authors and narrators in this and other categories. Awards are fun.

With that said, four quick notes regarding awards:

1. If you’re a SFWA member, the deadline to nominate for the Nebula Awards is this Sunday, February 15th. Get to it, folks. Your former president thanks you for your cooperation.

2. A reminder that Hugo nominating is open for about another month, so while you have some time on those, if you’re planning to nominate, it’s a good time to start thinking of your nomination lists for categories.

3. On that note, tomorrow I’ll put up my post for people to list the works/people they think merit award consideration this year. Which will hopefully give you some excellent things to read while you think about who and what you want to nominate.

4. I’ve been asked off and on if I have any thoughts about the various dramas surrounding science fiction and fantasy award nominations this year. Aside from the occasional Twitter snark, no, not really, except that it’s tiring and mostly pretty silly and I’m not sure why I would want to think about any of it very much. I know what I plan to nominate this year, and I’m nominating because I think the work is (and/or the people behind the work are) worth the artistic consideration. If you’re nominating this year, I suggest you do the same.

Aaaaaand that’s pretty much it.

10 thoughts on “Lock In an Audie Award Finalist + Other Award Notes

  1. On note number 3 – Thank you very much.

    I will be attending / voting for the Hugo Awards for the first time this year. While I pretty much know who I want to nominate for main categories – there are quite a few other categories where I have no idea who to nominate.

    Do you usually vote in all the categories? Or pick the ones you are most familiar with?

    Locus Online Has an excellent reading list online in their post “2014 Locus Recommended Reading List.”

    Best Dramatic Presentation Long and Short Form will take some thought for me. As well as Best Professional Editor – Short and Long form. . . .

  2. IT WAS FOR THE CAT STORY
    I’M FRENCH , I LOVED IT !
    A SUPERBE & TOUCHING STORY !

    HELLO wHATEVER ?!!!!
    IT’S THE FIRST TIME I COME TO VISIT YOUR BLOG
    I 3 OF THEM ,LOVE ANIMAL STORY , i HAVE SOME GUINEA pIGS MYSELF
    I’LL SEND YOU A PHOTO SOON , I HAVE GOT 3 OF THEM
    SEE YOU SOON , fAITH°°°O

  3. John, how about a blog post about works you nominated and why after the nominations close? The real SF fans on here are always looking for recommendations.

    I know you voted for ancillary justice above wheel of time last year and dont hold it against you.

  4. I still don’t understand how an entire series could be nominated for a novel award. Shouldn’t there be a separate category?

  5. Mr Manny: Well, there probably *should* be a separate category. But there isn’t. Which is how the WoT nomination was ruled legitimate last year, because none of the works had ever received a Hugo nomination before, so it was eligible to be nominated as a series.

    Note that Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance) were all published in 2014, so it would theoretically be eligible this year in the same way. And it’s certainly a fantastic set of books, so such an occurrence would not be outside the realm of possibility.

  6. Too bad the Audi’s don’t have a CON and an award ceremony. It would be funny to see John and Larry Correia both win and then have to applaud for each other.

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