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2021 Dragon Awards Finalists

It’s a pretty good year: Best Science Fiction Novel Machine, Elizabeth Bear (Saga) Ready Player Two, Ernest Cline (Ballantine) Attack Surface, Cory Doctorow (Tor) A Desolation Called Peace, Arkady Martine (Tor) Black Sun, Rebecca Roanhorse (Saga) The Ministry of the Future, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit) Project Hail Mary, Andy Weir (Ballantine) Best Fantasy Novel (Including […]

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2021 Hugo Award Finalists

Spoiler: I’m one! And very happy to be so. Here’s the full list. Best Novel Black Sun, Rebecca Roanhorse (Gallery / Saga Press) The City We Became, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit) Harrow the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir (Tordotcom) Network Effect, Martha Wells (Tordotcom) Piranesi, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury) The Relentless Moon, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor Books) Best Novella […]

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2021 Awards Consideration Post

Each year at the beginning of January I let folks know what things I have available for consideration for annual awards, and for 2021, today’s the day! If you’re in an award-nominating mood, this is what I have for you this time around. I’m using Hugo categories here unless noted otherwise; other organizations may have […]

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The Last Emperox a Locus Award Finalist

The Last Emperox is a finalist for the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction novel, which is seriously cool and makes me happy. What also makes me happy is the excellent peer group I and my book find themselves in with the other finalists in the category: Machine, Elizabeth Bear (Saga; Gollancz)Attack Surface, Cory Doctorow […]

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Armchair Quarterbacking the Dragon Awards

It’s now been a couple of days since The Last Emperox won the Dragon Award for Best Science Fiction novel, and thus, as we can see from this File 770 post and thread, there has been some commentary on how I and my book won this particular award (and how some other winners might have […]

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What Do I Have Eligible For Award Consideration This Year?

“Automated Customer Service,” from Love Death + Robots, Vol. 2 on Netflix, for which I wrote the script and the underlying short story on which the script is based. The is eligible for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form for the Hugos, and the Bradbury Award for the Nebulas. It’s already won an Emmy! So it […]

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2021 Hugo Award Finalist Follow-up

Having now had a day to look at the Hugo Awards Finalist list and to think about it, I’m now ready to share some thoughts. With me for this examination of this year’s edition of science fiction’s premier award is my always reliable Fictional Interlocutor, to feed me leading questions that always make me look […]

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The Last Emperox a Finalist for the 2020 Dragon Awards

In the category of Science Fiction novel. And as you can see from the picture above, it has some very fine company, in terms of the other finalists. If you can’t see it, here they are again: 1. Best Science Fiction Novel The Testaments by Margaret Atwood The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow […]

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The 2020 Awards Consideration Post

What things of mine are available for award consideration this year? Well, if nominating for awards is your thing, here’s what I have available for the 2020 awards season.   Best Collection A Very Scalzi Christmas (November 2019; Subterranean Press; Yanni Kuznia, editor)   Best Short Story “A Model Dog” (January 2019; The Verge) “The […]

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The Last Emperox Wins the Dragon Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

And I’m more than a little surprised about it, because the finalist list in the Best Science Fiction Novel category was so absurdly strong. I mean, Margaret Atwood? Martha Wells? Tamsyn Muir? Chuck Wendig? Just as examples? Come on. Embarrassment of riches, there. But, you know. I like trophies. I will take it. Thank you […]

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Final Notes re: the Campbell/Astounding Award Name Change

First, this tweet from CoNZealand 2020 (next year’s Worldcon), regarding how it intends to proceed with the newly-renamed Astounding Award: #CoNZealand welcomes the decision to rename the Award for Best New Writer, and will administer the Astounding Award on the same basis that we would have administered the John W. Campbell Award. #WorldCon2020 https://t.co/Ug3cm6AI64 — […]

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Some News About the Campbell Award for Best New Writer

It’s undergoing a name change, to the Astounding Award for Best New Writer. All the details are here. I don’t know if the name change is retroactive, but I gotta say I wouldn’t mind being known as an Astounding Award winner. It was Jeannette Ng who made this happen by speaking up, and also the […]

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The 2019 Hugo Award Finalists

Here they are! I have a ton of friends in here, and I’m thrilled for them all. I hope I will see them in Dublin this August! Best Novel The Calculating Stars, by Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor) Record of a Spaceborn Few, by Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton / Harper Voyager) Revenant Gun, by Yoon […]

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Head On a Finalist for the Audie Award

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 […]

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The 2019 Awards Consideration Post

For those of you casting about for things to nominate for various awards this year, here’s what I have that’s eligible. Best Novel Head On (April 2018; Tor Books; Patrick Nielsen Hayden, ed.) The Consuming Fire (October 2018; Tor Books; Patrick Nielsen Hayden, ed.) Best Related Work Virtue Signaling and Other Heresies: Selected Writings From […]

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A Very Dragon Christmas

Hey! Look what just arrived! It’s the 2020 Dragon Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, which was won by The Last Emperox. More accurately, it’s the trophy for it, which is lovely, and individually crafted by Decatur Glassblowing. As I understand it every trophy is ever-so-slightly different, and I’m happy to say I clearly received […]

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Happy Just To Be a Finalist: A Twitter Thread

I wrote a Twitter thread last night about awards and peer groups and being happy no matter who might win; I’m reporting it for archival purposes, and for those of you who don’t go to the Twitters. Enjoy. 1. One of the things that it’s sometimes hard to communicate about being a finalist for an award […]

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Hey, Let’s Talk Awards For a Bit: A Handy Guide For Dealing With Them

So, in my time as a fiction writer, I’ve been nominated and/or was a finalist for a fair number of awards, and in some cases I’ve even won them. And in the course of more than a dozen years of being nominated/becoming a finalist/occasionally winning, I’ve learned some things about the process, which I would […]

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On the “New Movement” in SF/F: An Archived Twitter Thread

Wrote this up on Twitter just now; archiving here for posterity. Because this is a Twitter thread, please note that the very first graf below is referring to the screen cap of text below it. So, I do have a take on how this movement functions, strictly as a practical matter, and involving the Hugos […]

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