As usual, we authors do these yearly posts where we point out that there are awards out there, and that while we of course don’t want the awards, honestly, how gauche would that be, we probably wouldn’t actually turn down the award in the event that other people of their own free will, without being prejudiced, decided that we were the most award-worthy person in that particular category.
So, in that spirit, here are the things you should nominate me for this year:
The Campbell Award for new writers. This is my second (that is, final) year to be eligible for it. After that I’m an old fogey forever.
Others on that list that deserve your consideration: M.L. Brennan, Brian McClellan, Wes Chu, Luke Scull, Michael Martinez. (That’s just people I happen to know, off the second-year list, I’m sure there are many other worthies.)
Hugo — Best Novel:
The Shadow Throne is eligible this year, as is The Forbidden Library, though kids’ books are rarely nominated. In all honesty, I don’t deserve this one, because this year is an incredibly strong field (I will probably cast my personal vote for Robert Jackson Bennett’s City of Stairs) but if you’d like to throw Shadow Throne a nomination, I’d be honored to see it on the list.
Hugo — Best Novella:
John Golden, Freelance Debugger qualifies here, and I thought it was a lot of fun. If you haven’t taken a look at it, it’s now available in e-book, audio, and paperback (bundled with the other John Golden story). Have a look!
That’s about it for my stuff. In all seriousness, though, if you’re a WorldCon member, please nominate something — voting has been robust for the final round, but the nomination process is shakier since fewer people participate. Support your favorites!