World Fantasy Nominations & Android’s Dream Artwork
Posted on August 6, 2006 Posted by John Scalzi 6 Comments
For everyone who’s not seen them, the 2006 World Fantasy Award nominees have been named; congrats to Hal Duncan for Vellum’s nomination in the novel category, Kelly Link for her two nods, Chris Roberson for his two nods, and to Joe Hill for three nominations, in the Novella, Short Fiction and Collection category. Congrats also to Lou Anders, who has a nod in the Special Award (Professional) category. This is one of the things I like about being a writing pro; I get to look at award nominations and see lots of people I personally like and admire. The best thing is that it’s entirely possible for this entire slate of folks to walk away with an award, if the vote goes just so. Naturally , I hope it happens just that way.
Also, for everyone who wonders why the cover art to my upcoming novel The Android’s Dream looks the way it does, Tor Art Director Irene Gallo gets the artist (Shelley Eshkar) to explain it. Allow me to post here my favorite line: “John Scalzi has made a small step forward for the role of sheep in science fiction, which are possibly overlooked. I am glad to have furthered the presence of sheep in science fiction cover art.” As am I — I am in fact incredibly delighted with the cover of TAD, both in its theory (for which I owe Irene massive amounts of thanks), and its execution (for which I bow in the direction of Mr. Eshkar).
That’s all you get for today; I’m recovering from an annual family reunion for my wife’s clan. Very much food. Oy.
We’ve never met, but I’m sure that’ll be remedied someday.
And I’m thrilled beyond words to be nominated.
Indeed! Congratulations, Jess!
Sheep go to heaven, after all.
Congrats to all the nominees.
Wowo! The artist does stuff with Merce Cunnigham! MY wife will be suitably impressed, having danced at his studio for many years in NYC back in the 70’s and 80’s.
Props to the noms! I can’t wait to read it!
Today the squid tank, tomorrow… THE PASTURE!