[awards|cancer] On being up for the Hugo and the Nebula

Yesterday, LoneStarCon 3 announced this year’s Hugo award nominations. I am proud and pleased that my Nebula-nominated novella “The Stars Do Not Lie” (Asimov’s, Oct/Nov 2012) is also nominated for the Hugo award for Best Novella.

This is the first time I’ve been a double-header nominee. It’s the first time I’ve been a Nebula nominee in any capacity. And thanks to my friend cancer, this is probably the last year I’ll be able to attend the ceremonies. Win, lose or draw, I can have fun and go out with a bang, so to speak. This means a lot to me. Good for my ego, good for my writing career, a loving validation from both my professional peers (the Nebula) and the readership in general (the Hugo).

So, yes. I am pleased and overwhelmed and thrilled and humbled all at the same time. And so glad I get to experience this at this point in my life.

Thank you.

86 thoughts on “[awards|cancer] On being up for the Hugo and the Nebula

  1. Tyson says:

    Congratulations on the nominees. Don’t think this is your last hurrah, You will have plenty of events to go to and awards to accept in the future. Stay positive.

  2. Stina Leicht says:

    I’m so very happy for you. Really, I am. [hugs]

  3. Thank you for writing some damn good stories.

  4. Cora says:

    Congrats on the nominations!

  5. Great to see you on the ballot! I’ll be at the Nebulas this year, so I’ll see ya there!

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