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World Fantasy Shortlist Announced

This year's shortlist for the World Fantasy Awards has been announced, and I am proud and pleased to learn that ROGUES is a finalist for the Howard as Best Anthology.

The winners will be announced at this year's World Fantasy Con in Saratoga Springs. Which I will not be able to attend, alas. I'd hoped to... the last WFC in Saratoga was great fun, and I loved the city, and the train ride up the Hudson from NYC... but the press of work, etc.

For the full ballot, go here: http://www.worldfantasy.org/awards/



(I would be surprised if ROGUES actually won. It's up against some strong competition, including an anthology by my dear friend Ellen Datlow, and "Never get between Ellen Datlow and a World Fantasy Award" is right up their with "Never get in a land war in Asia" and "Never play poker with a man named Doc" where life's truisms are concerned. It is, however, an honor just to be nominated).

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athelas6
Jul. 9th, 2015 04:57 pm (UTC)
Congratulations
You're on fire. Thanks for the excellent advice, too. I'll check out Ellen Datlow and Rogues as well. I breezed through Dangerous Women and Warriors I and I so enjoyed them. Cheers.
Stevie Gamble
Jul. 9th, 2015 06:29 pm (UTC)
It's a great anthology; I loved it and recommended it to friends which is the acid test for 'is this really good'. As you say, some great competition but I think it would be a worthy winner...
Larissa Vian
Jul. 9th, 2015 06:38 pm (UTC)
Nice shaved
Is that you without your Santa Claus beard?
lootme
Jul. 9th, 2015 06:48 pm (UTC)

Rogues ya deadly book

joseirizarry
Jul. 9th, 2015 07:11 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
Congrats George! Wish nothing but the best. How are those rabid puppies?
jcp24
Jul. 9th, 2015 08:11 pm (UTC)
Recognition from TMS the premiere metallurgical society.
Hello George, speaking of recognition, I just read a very cool article published by TMS that you may enjoy. TMS, The Minerals, Metals & Materials society is a very prestigious scientific society that recently ran a competition for the best material related fiction. The competition, "The JOM (Journal of Metals) Top Ten Greatest Works of Material Fiction Revealed," was voted on by the top Metallurgists and material scientists throughout the world. As you have several excellent metallurgical references and the fact that "A Song of Ice and Fire" is the best fiction around, IMHO, A Game of Thrones made the cut. Turns out the Executive Director of TMS is a big fan of "A Song of Ice and Fire" as well as he wrote the review for it in the article.
Here is the link:

http://download.springer.com/static/pdf/76/art%253A10.1007%252Fs11837-015-1503-8.pdf?originUrl=http%3A%2F%2Flink.springer.com%2Farticle%2F10.1007%2Fs11837-015-1503-8&token2=exp=1436470329~acl=%2Fstatic%2Fpdf%2F76%2Fart%25253A10.1007%25252Fs11837-015-1503-8.pdf%3ForiginUrl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Flink.springer.com%252Farticle%252F10.1007%252Fs11837-015-1503-8*~hmac=11ce2b38600e37e540365adc89762a3706c7f19417849587e1dfc7a1a9362251

If you have difficulty with the link (as it is a subscription) I can send you a PDF of the article if you are interested.
Congratulations on everything!
Best regards,
JCP24
Fafhrd Mouser
Jul. 10th, 2015 04:16 pm (UTC)
Rogues was a strong anthology. I would not be at all surprised if it won.
NikHouser
Jul. 10th, 2015 08:46 pm (UTC)
Congrats, George! One of your competitors in the anthology category is Monstrous Affections, which contains my story Son of Abyss, which you critiqued during your week at Clarion West 2012 (the story where the protagonist's mom got horticancer, transforming her bones into brittle wood and her skin to moss, with flowers sprouting from her pores, etc). Thanks much for the great critique and great late night chats!
Cheers,
Nik
grrm
Jul. 10th, 2015 08:50 pm (UTC)
Hey, Nik. Congrats on the sale... sounds like your story is in good company, with that anthology nomination.
bogie33
Jul. 10th, 2015 10:14 pm (UTC)
ROGUES ROCKS!!
Rogues is hands down my favorite anthology so far. So many amazing, wonderful writers and stories. It deserves to win. I've read the Lightning Tree about five times so far!! Congrats on putting together a great collection.
illeatchu
Jul. 17th, 2015 07:00 am (UTC)
That award looks suspiciously like HP lovecraft...
And I am totally cool with that.
Howard? I'm seeing a connection.
Congrats, man!

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