The Alex Award Arrives
Posted on March 1, 2023 Posted by John Scalzi 21 Comments
When I won an Alex Award in 2015 for Lock In, what that consisted of was an email from my publicist saying, “Hey, you won this award,” and a some congratulations from around the Internet. This year, when I won it for The Kaiju Preservation Society, I got a surprise phone call set up through my publisher so jury members could tell me I’d won, and a medallion, which arrived just today. It’s a big ol’ pretty thing, and nicely heavy. I like this upgrade! Perhaps physical representations of awards shouldn’t matter, but I have to say I enjoy them, and this medallion will now live happily on my brag shelf. Thanks, ALA!
Congratulations John. This was well deserved. It’s a great book.
Nice award – and a nice looking award, too. Well done.
“and this medallion will now live happily on my brag shelf.”
This would have been the perfect opportunity to show us your brag shelf. Otherwise, it sort of defeats the purpose of said shelf.
Well, congrats! Another well earned award! 😄
Congratulations, well deserved. Now I think, I need a brag shelf… ;-)
Congratulations! It’s a great award to get, and yes, the new medallions are really nifty :)
CONGRATULATIONS! Heavy metal for the win!
Congrats Mr. S! Awards are only real when they need actual dusting from time to time.
I do like that it’s for “books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults”. That was definitely what I wanted to read when I was 12-18, so it’s particularly good to see it being identified for more recent generations.
It’s a GIANT CHALLENGE COIN!
I can dimly see that KPS might have appeal for young adults, but I can heartily confirm that it also has appeal for old adults!
“This would have been the perfect opportunity to show us your brag shelf. Otherwise, it sort of defeats the purpose of said shelf.”
I came to say the same thing!
That is quite cool! Congrats!
Let me join the Congratulations parade !!
And it is a beautiful medallion, also, too ~!!~
Keep up the good work~!!!~ and notify us as things get done at the former Church. There should be a whole bunch of photos of both inside and outside once it is a finished work. ;~)