Here We Go Again

Well, looky here. Blindsight is on the preliminary Nebula ballot. I don’t really know much about the mechanics of that process — how “preliminary” turns into “beta”, when “beta” turns into “final” — beyond the fact that the award seems a bit too in-house inbred for John Clute’s many people’s liking. I’m not a member of SFWA; worse, I’m one of those (how did it go again?) “pixel-stained technopeasant wretches” whose forays into the Creative Commons so pissed off certain elements in its administration. So even if these folks know who I am, I rather suspect they may not like me very much.

I’m actually kinda surprised that I even got this far; obviously somebody must like me (or at least, like my book), and I thank them for pitching on Blindsight‘s behalf. If I find out who you are, I’ll buy you a beer next time we run into each other.

But still. Like this is ever gonna happen.

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9 Responses to “Here We Go Again”

  1. Well, you know how it goes. Enjoy it for what it is: a sincere admiration of the book and your work as an author. What happens, happens.

  2. congratulations. (i am, however, rooting for Yiddish Policemen’s Union because it will make Chabon’s publisher freak out.)

  3. What can I do to vote for you? I’m posting this on a phone so research is difficult. Do I have to register for Worldcon or something?

  4. Na, the Nebulas are the SFWA in-house awards–not voted for by mere mortals.


  5. why is harry potter or the yiddish policemens union sf?

    also yeah!

  6. ironymaiden broke my heart with

    i am, however, rooting for Yiddish Policemen’s Union because it will make Chabon’s publisher freak out.

    OK, there’s an untold story. Why would a publisher freak out over one of its authors getting an award?

  7. Lets see. People in SFWD think that you are a scab for posting your book for free. The link to the free access on their web site does not work. Do I see someone on the grassy knoll?

  8. Yeah, I noticed that. I even considered e-mailing SFWA about it. But then I remembered what my mom used to say: “Just ignore them, Peter. They’re only trying to get attention.”

    Of course, my mom is kind of a dick…

  9. I really hope you win. Then you could refuse the award in an act of nobility…