So I got nominated for a Hugo  

My short story “The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere” has been nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Short Story of 2013. I won’t say that I wasn’t surprised. In fact, there may have been some rather unprofessional shrieking at the top of lungs when I got the nomination email.

There’s not much to say this point except that I’m flattered by the company I’ve been placed in. Sofia Samatar, Rachel Swirsky, and Thomas Olde Heuvelt are three of the best short story writers working today. If you haven’t read their work, what are you waiting for? Go! Go!

Sofia Samatar’s and Rachel Swirsky’s stories are also nominated for the Nebula. Sofia Samatar is also nominated for the Campbell. Thomas Olde Heuvelt was nominated for a Hugo last year. Truly excellent writers, everyone of them.

I really am the only person in that category I’ve never heard of. It absolutely floors me that people have placed me in their company. I can only hope to live up to that honor.

Thanks.

 
27
Kudos
 
27
Kudos

Now read this

2014

The most important event of my life in 2014, unfortunately, was the death of my father in May. Nothing else stands up that. He’d been suffering from dementia for years. Maybe he’d already died when my mom had died. And yet, that,... Continue →