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LOCUS Nominees Announced

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LOCUS, the premiere SF and fantasy newsletter/ fanzine/ semiprozine/ whatever -- an indispensible publication whatever you call it -- has just announced the finalists for this year's annual Locus Awards, and I am happy to announce that the list includes a couple nods for me.

"The Princess and the Queen," my 'fake history' novella from DANGEROUS WOMEN, has been nominated as Best Novella.

And OLD MARS, the retro-SF anthology I co-edited by Gardner Dozois, is a finalist for Best Anthology.

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Gargoo is competing against himself in the anthology category, since his annual BEST OF THE YEAR is also nominated.  Gardner is also nominated as Best Editor (I'm not).

I'm also thrilled by the nominations of a couple of stories we edited.  Joe Abercrombie's "Some Desperado" from DANGEROUS WOMEN and Howard Waldrop's "The Dead-Sea-Bottom Scrolls" from OLD MARS are both finalists in Best Short Story.

And while I had nothing to do with it, I'm equally delighted by the nomination of ABADDON'S GATE by my friends Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck as Best Novel.  ABADDON'S absence from this year's Hugo ballot is a crime, especially considering some of the stuff that did make that ballot.

Win, lose, or draw, it is an honor just to be nominated.

The full list of nominees can found here:

http://www.locusmag.com/News/2014/05/2014-locus-awards-finalists/

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brithistorian
May. 8th, 2014 02:28 am (UTC)
Congratulations!
m777z
May. 8th, 2014 02:42 am (UTC)
Dangerous Women
Congratulations, Mr. Martin! I guess I was a bit surprised to see that Dangerous women wasn't nominated in the Best Anthology category, seeing as multiple works from it were nominated in other categories. Oh well. Best of luck with taking home an award!
surovmag
May. 8th, 2014 04:29 am (UTC)
What passions. Dad vs son
urbanflowerpot
May. 8th, 2014 06:38 am (UTC)
Great attitude & many congrats on the nominations!
roxfox62
May. 8th, 2014 09:32 am (UTC)
I know this is way off topic, but I wanted to give a nod to the passing of Farley Mowat, the man who encouraged my love of beasties in Never Cry Wolf, as the direwolves are my main interest in this story of yours. If it weren't for Mr. Mowat, I'd never care about them.
starkdad
May. 8th, 2014 04:45 pm (UTC)
Farley Mowat
2nd the note on the passing of Mr. Mowat.

Great movie made of Never Cry Wolf.

He also wrote an excellent WWII bio - No Birds Sang about his experiences as a grunt in the "the big one".

TomT
insurrbution
May. 8th, 2014 11:36 am (UTC)
Congrats on the novella George!! Looking forward to reading the unabridged version someday!
Franco Martin Bianchini
May. 8th, 2014 08:21 pm (UTC)
Great! Congratulations!
Just waiting for Dangeorus Women in Argentina.
guessingo
May. 9th, 2014 03:23 pm (UTC)
your anthologies introduces me to new authors
I have come to like anthologies. I actually like them more so I can find authors I have not read before. So if I see some stories in your anthologies by authors I like, Ill buy it and generally like the stories, however, the gems are when I find authors I never read before.

The beauty of an anthology is that each story is a small time investment. I may like the author or a I may not, but I didn't spend alot of time on a story I may not like. Then if I like an authors short story Ill go look for that authors books.

I believe George credited being in the same Legends anthology with Robert Jordan for helping to launch Song of Ice and Fire. I think I had already read George by then ( it was a long time, I can't remember), so I didn't discover George from that book. I did discuss Robert Silverburg and the Marjipoo stories. Im not that tuned into the SF/F community so I had never heard of him.

Short Stories are also fun because they are different. Its a different style from a full length novel. As I get older, I really just want to read different types of stories.

One last thing... the way Ty's careers is going we may be seeing just putting up 'help wanted' ads for a new assistant on his blog soon. Ty may not need the work anymore.
grrm
May. 9th, 2014 05:47 pm (UTC)
Re: your anthologies introduces me to new authors
Actually, Ty left my employ several months ago to pursue his own writing. Fear not, however, I still have three valiant minions on site, and a fourth (sometimes) when I travel. So all hail Raya, Pat, and Lenore, and sometimes Jo.
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