Category Archive for ‘Awards’ rss

So What’s Next?

This weekend I finished the Dreamblood books. Yes, both of them at once. Yes, it was hard as all get out and this is why I’ve been relatively quiet for the last few months. It’s been worse for my friends and family, if you’re wondering — I’ve been shutting off my phone on the weekends, […]

It’s official: Nebula Nom!

So I can finally let the cat out of the bag on some great news I got last week: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms has been nominated for a 2010 Nebula Award! I’m thrilled, of course — dancing in the streets, figuratively — but I’ve actually known about this since last week, so had some time […]

Nebula deadline approaching!

There’s a tradition in the SFF community of authors not campaigning for awards. I’m not sure I understand the logic behind this, other than the aesthetic belief that we as artists should be unconcerned with such grotesqueries as public adulation or (where applicable) material gain. Screw that. I want a Nebula. It’s shiny. I like […]

Highly recommended!

I almost broke out the pink sparkly text again, but figured it was too soon. (The rest of this year might be too soon for that…) Still, I’m feeling sparkly. That’s because I found out that The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms made the 2010 Locus Recommended Reading list in the “First Novels” category! This is a […]

Award Strategizing

So now that 2010 is done and other authors are starting to put out their not-quite-solicitations for Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy award nominations, I suppose I’ll jump on the bandwagon. Sorta. Because I’ve got an odd request. See, I’ve got two eligible short stories (“The Effluent Engine” and “On the Banks of the River […]


I’m not even gonna lie, ya’ll. I want to win the Goodreads Choice Award for fantasy. I feel like I should maybe feel bad about wanting this, because I’m competing against such good writers; I’ve enjoyed and admired so many of the books on this list. And some of those writers are even friends! But […]

LaunchElectionVacationreturnAwardnom Day!

Just got back from London last night! More on this later, when I’ve had time to recover from the jetlag and post photos, but it was a fantastic trip. However! I’ve come home to an inbox full of good news. First, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and The Broken Kingdoms have both been nominated for Romantic […]

SLF Travel Grant

What I’ve been doing in my spare time lately: I was one of the judges for the Speculative Literature Foundation’s Gulliver Travel Research Grant this year. I was one of the winners of this grant a few years back, and I used it for a kickass trip to Canyon de Chelly in Chinle, Arizona, in […]

No Hugo for Me

A full list of the winners is over at, and some of my reactions are over at Whatever, but really — I’m OK with this. I honestly never expected my little short story to do as well as it has. I mean, really, nominated for the Hugo and the Nebula? Being nominated isn’t just […]

Wibble Weekend

As most of you have guessed, I am not in Australia this weekend, at Worldcon. I’d like to be, but alas — couldn’t swing it this year. This is despite the fact that one of my short stories, “Non-Zero Probabilities”, is up for a Hugo. I’m kind of on tenterhooks, waiting to see whether I […]

The Broken Earth Book Two:

The Obelisk Gate

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