I’ve had a great couple of weeks, with too much to announce all at once. I’m going to start with something absolutely thrilling: The Endeavour Award committee has chosen my Diving novel, City of Ruins, as a finalist for the award.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Endeavour Award, it’s for the best science fiction or fantasy novel written by a Pacific Northwest author or authors, and published in the previous year. My novel, The Disappeared, in the Retrieval Artist series, shared the award with Steven Barnes’ amazing novel, Lion’s Blood, in 2003.
I’m also in very distinguished company this year. The entire list of nominees is:
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (Tor)
City of Ruins by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Pyr)
River Marked by Patricia Briggs (Ace)
Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson (Doubleday)
When the Saints by Dave Duncan (Tor)
The winner will be announced at Orycon in November.
Thanks to this year’s judges, Gregory Benford, Lawrence M. Schoen, and Susan Shwartz, and congrats to everyone on the list!