Our friends at Locus have posted their list of 2013 Locus Awards Finalists. Congratulations and good luck to all the finalists, including the many friends of mine who are on the list.
I am pleased and proud to note that my Asimov’s novella, “The Stars Do Not Lie”, is on this ballot. That makes the third award nomination for this work, as it is already on the final ballot for both the Nebula and Hugo awards for Best Novella. If you’ve not yet read the piece, Asimov’s is currently hosting it as a free download here.
By many measures, this has been my most successful piece of fiction ever. It has received multiple Year’s Best reprints, a fair amount of positive critical attention, and now a trifecta of award nominations. Like most writers, I am always surprised at which piece of my work do well, but this is a story I like a great deal, and so seeing it succeed in the world beyond even my high expectations is a great deal of fun.
Though I’d love to take home an award (or three), the magic has already happened. Given the trajectory of my life and health, I’m lucky to see this year of recognition for my work. I’ll be at the Nebula Awards Weekend, I’ll be at the Locus Awards Weekend, and health permitting, I’ll be at Worldcon in San Antonio for the Hugo Awards Ceremony.
So thank you. Thank you for reading the story, thank you for writing it, and thank you for supporting it. It doesn’t matter what happens at the ceremonies. I’ve already won the prize that counts.