If You’re Seeing This Post, Then Redshirts Has Won the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

In which case: Whoo-hoo! (I wrote this up so that when the award was announced, if Redshirts won I would be able to press a button and have it post, because I am otherwise occupied at the American Library Association conference this weekend. If it doesn’t win, of course, then none of you will ever … Continue reading If You’re Seeing This Post, Then Redshirts Has Won the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

Redshirts a Finalist for the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

Very exciting news.  Here’s the Locus announcement plus the full list of categories, which includes as finalists friends like Elizabeth Bear, Cat Valente, Mary Robinette Kowal, Saladin Ahmed, China Mieville, Jay Lake, Paolo Bacigalupi and Cory Doctorow — among many others. Congratulations to all! Here are the finalists in my category of Science Fiction Novel: … Continue reading Redshirts a Finalist for the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

Redshirts Nominated for the Best Novel Hugo Award + Hugo Nomination Slate

Wheee! Just to let you know. I’ll be updating with the entire nomination list as soon as it’s posted. I’ll post another entry with my reaction to the slate a bit later. Update: The entire Hugo award nomination slate: Best Novel (1,113 ballots) 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit) Blackout by Mira Grant (Orbit) Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by … Continue reading Redshirts Nominated for the Best Novel Hugo Award + Hugo Nomination Slate

Redshirts on the Locus Magazine 2012 Recommended Reading List

Well, this is nice: Redshirts had landed on Locus magazine’s annual list of recommended reading in science fiction and fantasy, in the category of science fiction novel (oddly enough!), and also gets some love from the Locus contributors in their end-of-2012 recaps. I’m very pleased about this; I’m delighted that Redshirts is seen to be … Continue reading Redshirts on the Locus Magazine 2012 Recommended Reading List

Taos Toolbox, Redshirts French Cover, My Anthology Availability

Three things science fictional and fantastical, and lumped into a single post because of it: 1. Walter Jon Williams is once again heading up Taos Toolbox, a “graduate-level” writing workshop for science fiction and fantasy, and it’s application time once more for the program. WJW tells me in a note, “We want to concentrate on giving … Continue reading Taos Toolbox, Redshirts French Cover, My Anthology Availability

And To Close the Evening, This May Be My Favorite Redshirts Review Yet

It’s brief enough to quote in full. It’s from Nick Harkaway from this longer “a year in reading” column over at The Millions: John Scalzi’s Redshirts is a little bit of genius. It starts out as a very funny Star Trek in-joke and then crosses the rubicon to become a somewhat disturbing examination of that joke before diving into … Continue reading And To Close the Evening, This May Be My Favorite Redshirts Review Yet

Redshirts Nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award

Excellent. Here’s the announcement page. I won this award a couple of years back with The Last Colony, so it’s nice to be nominated again. Other nominees in the Science Fiction category are Mira Grant (Blackout), Iain Banks (The Hydrogen Sonata), Charles Yu (Stories) and Justin Cronin (The Twelve). This is fine company to keep. Congrats … Continue reading Redshirts Nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award