High Up There on the List of Truly Unexpected Award Nominations
The Android’s Dream has notched its first award nomination, for Best Science Fiction Novel of 2006 from — wait for it — the Romantic Times BOOKreviews Career Achievement and Reviewer’s Choice Awards. Romantic Times BOOKreviews gave TAD a very nice review last year, so it’s nice to see it’s made the cut for the magazine’s awards. The other nominees in my category:
Carnival, Elizabeth Bear
Crystal Rain, Tobias Buckell
The Dead Letters, Tom Piccirilli
Sun of Suns, Karl Schroeder
Farthing, Jo Walton
You know what, that’s a seriously good lineup of books and nominees. The folks doing the science fiction reviews over at Romantic Times BOOKreviews know their genre pretty damn well. There are also three fantasy novel categories, in which Ellen Kushner, Brandon Sanderson, Naomi Novik and Jeri Smith-Ready are nominees among others, so that’s most excellent. And look! Marjorie Liu and Julia Spencer-Fleming are nominated too! I like these awards.
The winners among these nominees will apparently be announced in the June 2007 issue of Romantic Times. I have absolutely no idea what my chances are for this award, and I’m really not going to worry about it. I just like being nominated with the folks I’m nominated with. This is fun stuff. And I’m happy to see The Android’s Dream get noticed.