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Locus Award to ROGUES

Would that I could be in two places at once. While I was off in Germany, Sweden, Finland, and the Aland Islands, I was winning an award in Seattle.

ROGUES, the latest in the series of massive cross-genre anthologies I've edited with Gardner Dozois, won the Locus Award for the Best Anthology of 2014. The award is voted annually by the readers and subcribers of LOCUS, the PUBLISHER WEEKLY of science fiction, and a "must read" publication for anyone seriously interested in our genre.

I'm thrilled to say that one of the stories in the book also took home a Locus plaque -- Joe Abercrombie won Best Novelette for "Tough Times All Over." ROGUES also had two runners-up on the list, a novella by Patrick Rothfuss and a novelette by Scott Lynch.

The full results can be found here: http://www.locusmag.com/News/2015/06/2015-locus-awards-winners/

The two LOCUS Awards are the latest additions to the anthology's awards haul. Gillian Flynn's story for ROGUES earlier won an Edgar, and the book itself was voted a Stabby Award by the members of the Reddit online community.

If you'd like to check out the book for yourself, autographed hardcovers are still available from the bookstore at the Jean Cocteau Cinema: http://www.jeancocteaubooks.com/


Jul. 2nd, 2015 04:34 pm (UTC)
Holland is not far from Germany, Sweden...
Jul. 2nd, 2015 04:51 pm (UTC)

I loved that Abercrombie story; it was the hook that drew me in. So kudos for editing too!

Since you now have done Warriors and Rogues anthologies, have you considered doing Priests and/or Magicians? (I ask for no reason other than it would be neat to round out the old AD&D classes.) Interesting cross-genre prospects there... I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Jul. 2nd, 2015 05:22 pm (UTC)
Was hoping the Scott Lynch one would have one though! His story is one of my personal favorites of the year in the novelette realm.

Edited at 2015-07-02 05:24 pm (UTC)
Jul. 2nd, 2015 05:44 pm (UTC)
Well done. Still can't believe I found a copy for £3 in a charity bookshop. (Apologies for not buying it new and thereby enriching some of my favourite authors.)
Jul. 2nd, 2015 05:51 pm (UTC)
Great book; I love all your anthologies. Do you have any plans on a new one anytime soon?
Andrea Knowles
Jul. 2nd, 2015 05:52 pm (UTC)
I love anthologies. Its a great way to get a feel for several authors' writing styles to find new authors to follow. This is a great example because you had so many fantastic authors in this one. I started reading a few of the book series of several of the authors after reading this. (And have a few more on my Amazon wishlist!)

How did you feel about Ruthfuss giving you a nod in his short story that was included in your anthology?

"It's getting cold at night. Winter's coming." The innkeeper smiled. "I'm sure Martin will be flattered."

I love finding those types of nods in your work, so it's nice seeing someone give you one.

Edited at 2015-07-02 06:18 pm (UTC)
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Jul. 2nd, 2015 07:15 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I have it on my tablet waiting for "spare" time.
Jul. 2nd, 2015 07:36 pm (UTC)
Excellent news again. You're on fire. I loved this book. Kudos to all. I'm actually buying Dangerous Women this weekend on my trip to the bookstore. Have a fab weekend.
Jul. 2nd, 2015 07:50 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the award! I buy most of my books on Kindle (including this one) but I have the Jean Cocteau store bookmarked. Hoping to pick up OLD VENUS while it's available.
Jul. 2nd, 2015 07:50 pm (UTC)
Congrats George, Rogues was fantastic and well deserves the Locus. And congrats to Lord Grimdark as well on winning his first (and second) award this year. It's long overdue.

Edited at 2015-07-02 07:53 pm (UTC)
Jul. 2nd, 2015 08:12 pm (UTC)
Congrats to yourself, and all involved!!

I confess I've yet to read this - but I have an ebook copy. Currently reading "Warriors" (on my ereader)
Jul. 2nd, 2015 10:48 pm (UTC)
I LOVED Rogues SO So SO much! I audio booked this delicious compilation of imagination while I was painting and doing some re-purposing during my home renovations.
I actually listened twice to, A year and a Day in old Therradain, by Scott Lynch narrated by Gwendoline Christie, not only because I found the story mesmerizing, but Gwendoline Christie has become my most favorite narrator of all time! Like butta.

Of course I also listened to The Rogue Prince multiple times. :)
Jul. 3rd, 2015 12:03 am (UTC)
Land of the Vikings
Glad you enjoyed your trip! I just returned from the land of my Viking forefathers and was inspired to read some of Snorri's Heimskringla. Have you read it? If not, check out the death of Sigurd earl of Orkney by the severed head of Scottish Earl Melbridge - you couldn't make it up!
Aldana Cirigliano
Jul. 3rd, 2015 01:52 am (UTC)
Congratulations !! But .. Is it going to be published in Spanish? Thanks
Jul. 3rd, 2015 08:05 am (UTC)
Oh, I need to read it!

Jul. 4th, 2015 08:03 am (UTC)
The First Law
Hi George!
Joe Abercrombie is doing very good work in the world of fantasy with the books of the First Law trilogy.
Have you read his books? What's your opinion?

Edited at 2015-07-04 08:06 am (UTC)


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