The Android’s Dream Nominated for the Seiun Award
* The Android’s Dream – John Scalzi
* The Quantum Thief – Hannu Rajaniemi
* Vortex – Robert Charles Wilson
* Black Out – Connie Willis
* The Leviathan Trilogy – Scott Westerfeld
Once again, I am in an excellent field of competitors and I will be delighted to lose to any of them (I won the Seiun a couple of years back, so I’m good). In the short fiction foreign category, Allen Steele, Rachel Swirsky, Adam Troy Castro, Ian McDonald and Paolo Bacigalupi (twice!) are the nominees, so good luck to them.
As I did yesterday with the Kurd Lasswitz award, let me take a moment here to thank my translator, in this case Masayuki Uchida (内田昌之). I believe good translators deserve as much recognition as authors can give them. Thank you also to the Japanese fans who nominated me. I am grateful, and pleased.