Head On a Finalist for the Audie Award
Posted on February 4, 2019 Posted by John Scalzi 5 Comments
There are worse ways to start a week than to find out one of your novels is a finalist for an award. Head On is a finalist for the Audie Award (that’s for audiobooks), in the category of science fiction. Other books that are finalists in the category:
- Artemis, by Andy Weir, read by Rosario Dawson
- Black Star Renegades, by Michael Moreci, read by Dan Bittner
- Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase, by Douglas Adams and Eoin Colfer, read by John Lloyd, Jane Horrocks, Sandra Dickinson, Susan Sheridan, Jim Broadbent, Mark Wing-Davey, Geoffrey McGivern, Simon Jones and a Full Cast
- Planetside, by Michael Mammay, read by RC Bray
Nice company to be in. Also, the version of Head On that made the finals is the read by Wil Wheaton, although I think honestly it had to have been a coin flip between his and Amber Benson’s narration, both are just that good.
I’ve been a finalist for the Audies several times before and have won twice. It’s always a delight to be a finalist, and I’ll be happy to win if I do but not at all disappointed if I don’t. It’s a very fine finalist field, and also, you know, why be greedy.
Likewise I have a number of friends whose work are finalists in many other categories: Here’s the full finalist list. 2018 was, if nothing else, an excellent year for audiobooks. Congratulations to all the finalists!
That’s fabulous news! Congrats to you and Wil!
Congrats! I did quite enjoy Artemis, but not as much as Head On, and I have to admit I don’t follow the Hitchhiker radio series (although I love the books, and like Eoin Colfer too. Gotta look into it!). I prefer Wil’s narration, simply because I think it generally suits your writing very well. I also remember enjoying Amber reading another book, but can’t remember which one it was
It is a fun read and listen. Wheaton and Scalzi are a match in sci-fi heaven.