Nov 23, 2015
I share this award with Charles de Lint--the vote was a tie!
Yesterday we held the 35th Annual Aurora Award ceremony, at Canvention here in Toronto. I was up in the Best Young Adult Novel category, along with a field of impressive peers. My novel Lockstep tied with Charles de Lint's Out of This World to win in the Young Adult category.
I'm thrilled and honoured to be in the company of such fine writers. I'm also delighted to have won in the Young Adult category, as this seals an Aurora win for me in each of the Short Story, Novel, and YA Novel classes.
It's an early Christmas present, and I'm grateful to everyone who contributed to the awards, and in particular the Aurora Committee who have worked so diligently for 35(!) years now to bring this award to the Canadian readership.
Jul 28, 2015
And the anthology is coming out this fall
A funny thing happened in 2015. James Bond came out of copyright... in Canada. Everywhere else in the world, as far as I know, you still have to deal with the estate of Ian Fleming to clear any new Bond books or movies--but not here. So, in an incredibly gutsy move, writers Madeline Ashby and David Nickle decided to edit together and publish an anthology of brand new James Bond stories... which they have done. The anthology is coming from the ballsiest publisher on the planet, Chizine Publications, and is called License Expired: The Unauthorized James Bond. You'll be able to buy and read it in November... if you're in Canada.
This is going to be one of the most talked about anthologies of the year. --Not because it's about Bond, but because the stories are good. Great, some of them. I have one, "Mosaic," and I'll make no claims for its quality, but with authors like Charles Stross contributing, and completely new and daring takes on Bond, his exploits and foibles, this is collection is huge fun. I'm proud to be a part of it.
Jul 17, 2015
Analog is one of the oldest, most prestigious SF magazines
I've been awarded the 2014 Analytical Laboratory award for Best Fact Article for my piece, "Lockstep: A Possible Galactic Empire," first published in May, 2014. You can read up about the awards and the full listing of recipients here.
This award might not be well known outside SF circles, but for me, it's huge. Analog is, after all, the quintessential Golden Age SF magazine, first appearing as Astounding in the 1930s. This is the magazine famously edited by John W. Campbell, who shepherded the careers of people like Isaac Asimov and another southern Manitoban SF writer from the Mennonite community, A.E. van Vogt. Many of the most prominent names in science fiction had their first publications in Analog. To be honoured with an award from this magazine fulfills one of my bucket-list dreams.
Jun 07, 2012
This was a team effort
I just received word from Audible.com that our followup to Metatropolis, Metatropolis: Cascadia has won the 2012 Audie Award for Best Original Production!
The Audies have been awarded annually by the Audio Publisher's Association since 1996. The gala award ceremony for this year's awards was held last night.
Metatropolis: Cascadia is a collection of novella-length works, written by myself, Jay Lake, Mary Robinette Kowal, Tobias S. Buckell, Elizabeth Bear and Ken Scholes, and set in the world of Metatropolis. It embraces and extends the ideas of the first anthology, and in its audiobook incarnation, the stories were read by cast members from Star Trek.
So, if you've been thinking lately that you want to listen to an award-winning story of mine that's read in a particularly gonzo faux-Russian accent by Jonathon Frakes, Cascadia is the best place to go.
Jay, Mary, Toby, Bear, and Ken: thank you, and congratulations.