Fuzzy Nation Nominated for Spain’s Premios Ignotus
Posted on July 23, 2013 Posted by John Scalzi 10 Comments
Twitter has come in handy once again as I was informed by Venezuelan science fiction writer Ronald Delgado that El Visitante Inesperado, the Spanish-language version of Fuzzy Nation, has been nominated for the Premios Ignotus, the Spanish equivalent of the Hugo, in the category of best foreign novel. I believe this is my first nomination for the award. Other authors nominated in the category: China Mieville, Jo Walton, Stephen Baxter, Andrei H. Rubanov and Anna Starobinets. Nice company to be in. Congratulations to all of them, and thanks to Mr. Delgado for letting me know. Made my day, it did.
Keep it up Scazi. You are going to have to reinforce the floor under your trophy shelf.
Cover’s nice, title’s okay, but they couldn’t have mentioned “velloso”? Because, Fuzzy is what those guys have been for 50 years.
Very cool…Hope you get get the award!
And get it, too!
Fuzzy looks suspiciously like Astro Boy. Just sayin’.
Dare I say that Fuzzy resembles an Ewok on a diet? :P
On the subject of making days, I managed to screech into the library and pick up Redshirts 2min before closing. Definitely an improvement over the rest of my day! Purchasing will happen once the credit card is paid off, I promise…
Good luck with the Ignotus, and thanks for the reference to my blog.
Been a fan of your work since I read “La Vieja Guardia” (Old Man´s War) for the first time. I hope one day to be nominated to the Ignotus too, but I still have a lot of writing to do before achieving that.
Good on you!
The Unanticipated Visitor, I like that. It’s a nice old-style sci-fi cover, too; very classy. I like Little Fuzzy’s dubious expression, and their version of Jack Holloway fits my mental image pretty well. Interestingly, I have a very different mental image for Fuzzy Nation’s Holloway than I do for Little Fuzzy’s Holloway, even though I genuinely cannot remember whether you described him (physically) similarly or not. His personality is different, so I picture him differently.
Congrats from a spanish fan, and good luck. I can’t wait for the “red shirts” spanish adaptation.