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August 06, 2006

World Fantasy Nominations & Android's Dream Artwork

For everyone who's not seen them, the 2006 World Fantasy Award nominees have been named; congrats to Hal Duncan for Vellum's nomination in the novel category, Kelly Link for her two nods, Chris Roberson for his two nods, and to Joe Hill for three nominations, in the Novella, Short Fiction and Collection category. Congrats also to Lou Anders, who has a nod in the Special Award (Professional) category. This is one of the things I like about being a writing pro; I get to look at award nominations and see lots of people I personally like and admire. The best thing is that it's entirely possible for this entire slate of folks to walk away with an award, if the vote goes just so. Naturally , I hope it happens just that way.

Also, for everyone who wonders why the cover art to my upcoming novel The Android's Dream looks the way it does, Tor Art Director Irene Gallo gets the artist (Shelley Eshkar) to explain it. Allow me to post here my favorite line: "John Scalzi has made a small step forward for the role of sheep in science fiction, which are possibly overlooked. I am glad to have furthered the presence of sheep in science fiction cover art." As am I -- I am in fact incredibly delighted with the cover of TAD, both in its theory (for which I owe Irene massive amounts of thanks), and its execution (for which I bow in the direction of Mr. Eshkar).

That's all you get for today; I'm recovering from an annual family reunion for my wife's clan. Very much food. Oy.

Posted by john at August 6, 2006 07:01 PM

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Jess Nevins | August 7, 2006 07:58 AM

We've never met, but I'm sure that'll be remedied someday.

And I'm thrilled beyond words to be nominated.

John Scalzi | August 7, 2006 08:06 AM

Indeed! Congratulations, Jess!

Annalee Flower Horne | August 7, 2006 04:14 PM

Sheep go to heaven, after all.

Congrats to all the nominees.

Chang | August 7, 2006 04:47 PM

Wowo! The artist does stuff with Merce Cunnigham! MY wife will be suitably impressed, having danced at his studio for many years in NYC back in the 70's and 80's.

Props to the noms! I can't wait to read it!

Martin Wagner | August 7, 2006 05:56 PM

Vellum nominated?

Whatever.

Bruce Arthurs | August 9, 2006 02:43 AM

Today the squid tank, tomorrow... THE PASTURE!

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