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The Iron Codex is up for a Dragon Award

My secret-history fantasy thriller The Iron Codex has been nominated for a 2019 Dragon Award in the category of Best Alternate History Novel!

I’m grateful to all the fans who signed up and nominated my book for this honor. Of course, my tome is up against some serious heavyweight competition, so the odds of me taking home the award are slim, at best.

Still, I urge you, whoever you are, to sign up to vote now if you haven’t already — it’s free, and all it takes is an email — and please, if you think my book deserves it, give it your vote as Best Alternate History Novel.

In addition, some of my friends have works on this year’s final ballot, in other categories. If you’re willing, I hope you’ll consider casting your votes for their works, as well:

Best Military SF Novel: Uncompromising Honor by David Weber

Best Media Tie-in Novel: Star Trek: Discovery – The Way to the Stars by Una McCormack

Best Horror Novel: 100 Fathoms Below by Steven L. Kent, Nicholas Kaufmann

Best Graphic Novel: Monstress Vol. 3 by Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda

Thanks to all who have supported my work up to this point, and to all who vote for it to win!

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A novelette for your consideration… (#SFWApro)

To my peers in SFWA and the greater SF/F community, I would just like to let you know that while I had two awards-eligible works published in 2015, a novel and novelette, it is only the latter that I wish to bring to your attention.

The novelette is entitled Hell Rode With Her.” It was published in January of 2015 by the small press Silence in the Library Publishing, as the second story in the Kickstarter-funded anthology Apollo’s Daughters.

Apollo’s Daughters is an anthology of speculative short fiction featuring strong female main characters, written by male authors. It is a companion volume to the Athena’s Daughters anthology, which contained tales of strong female characters written by female authors.

My novelette was written as a prelude to my upcoming Dark Arts trilogy, coming in 2017 from Tor Books. I plan to include a slightly edited and modified version of the novelette within the text of the trilogy’s first novel, The Midnight Front.

I am rather proud of the way this story turned out, and I would be keen to share it in PDF format with eligible SFWA and Hugo voters.

If you are a registered attending or supporting member of Worldcon in 2016, and/or an active member of SFWA, and would like to receive a copy of the free PDF of “Hell Rode With Her,” please contact me via my website’s Contact page. If I don’t already know you, please be prepared to send me proof of your membership status vis-a-vis Worldcon and/or SFWA.

If, after reading it, you feel it worthy of being recommended to SFWA’s Suggested Reading List, or of your nomination for the Nebula or Hugo in their respective novelette categories, I would be honored and grateful.

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My Award Is Here!

Miracle of miracles, my spiffy clear-acrylic Story of the Year Award for my novel Rise Like Lions arrived today in one piece from across the Atlantic Ocean. Getting a decent photo of it has been a challenge because its mirror-like surface and transparent material defy most attempts at flash photography, but I managed to snap this one by putting a sheet of blue construction paper behind it:

My thanks once again to all those who nominated and voted for my novel in this year’s fan-run poll of favorite media tie-in fiction, and to the fine folks at Unreality-SF.net who administrated the poll and bequeathed unto me this lovely trophy for my ego shelf.

Rise Like Lions voted “Story of the Year”

I’m thrilled to be able to announce that my Star Trek Mirror Universe novel Rise Like Lions has been named Story of the Year in this years “Top of the Pulps” fan-nominated and fan-voted poll on Unreality-SF.net. This is my second time winning the Unreality-SF.net poll. (My first was in 2008, for my novel Star Trek Destiny, Book I: Gods of Night.)

This year’s contest was no cakewalk; my book was up against some tough competition. As I wrote in my acceptance statement:

I felt honored to see my work nominated by readers, especially among titles by other such enormously talented authors. To be completely honest, I didn’t expect it to win; I anticipated the award would go to Christopher L. Bennett’s brilliant Watching the Clock, Kirsten Beyer’s superlative Children of the Storm, or James Luceno’s runaway bestseller Darth Plagueis. I am deeply flattered to see my work recognized in this manner, and I’m grateful to everyone at Unreality-SF.net who helped organize and administrate the voting.

At any rate, to all who nominated and voted for Rise Like Lions, I thank you, and I hope my work continues to entertain you and excite your imaginations for years to come.

I’m a Scribe Awards nominee!

At long last I get to utter the face-saving banality, “it’s an honor just to be nominated.” My novel Star Trek Mirror Universe: The Sorrows of Empire has been nominated for a Scribe Award, which honors excellence in the field of a movie/TV/game tie-in literature, in the Speculative Original category (in other words, an original narrative in the science fiction or fantasy genres).

Here’s the official press release from The International Association of Media Tie-in Writers (IAMTW), which sponsors and bestows the annual Scribe Awards:

The International Association of Media Tie-in Writers is proud to announce the 2011 Scribe Award nominees for excellence in licensed tie-in writing — novels based on TV shows, movies, and games – and this year’s Grandmaster, honoring career achievement in the field.

This year’s Grandmaster is Peter David, who has worked in television, film, books (fiction, non-fiction, and audio), short stories, and comic books. He’s the acclaimed author of over fifty novels, many of them New York Times bestsellers. His extraordinarily prolific output of consistently excellent books includes two dozen original Star Trek novels, three Babylon 5 novels and novelizations of such major motion pictures as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, and The Hulk.

David is also one of the most successful and acclaimed comic book scripters in the business with popular runs on such titles as Supergirl, Star Trek, Wolverine and, in particular, his work on The Incredible Hulk franchise (in comics as well as books). His many awards include the prestigious Will Eisner Comic Industry Award. He lives in New York with his wife Kathleen and their three children.

Our 2011 Scribe Nominees are:

GENERAL ORIGINAL
CSI: SHOCK TREATMENT by Greg Cox
BURN NOTICE: THE GIVEAWAY by Tod Goldberg
MIKE HAMMER: THE BIG BANG by Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane
MURDER SHE WROTE: The Queen’s Jewels by Donald Bain
PSYCH: THE CALL OF THE MILD by William Rabkin
SAVING GRACE: TOUGH LOVE by Nancy Holder

SPECULATIVE ORIGINAL
GUILD WARS: GHOSTS OF ASCALON by Matt Forbeck and Jeff Grubb
STAR TREK: MIRROR UNIVERSE: THE SORROWS OF EMPIRE by David Mack
STAR WARS: FORCE UNLEASHED II by Sean Williams
SUPERNATURAL: HEART OF THE DRAGON by Keith R. A. DeCandido
WARHAMMER: BLOODBORN: ULRIKA THE VAMPIRE by Nathan Long

BEST ADAPTATION
FINAL CRISIS by Greg Cox
GOD OF WAR by Matthew Stover & Robert E. Vardeman
THE WOLFMAN by Jonathan Maberry

BEST YOUNG ADULT
ALPHA & OMEGA: THE JUNIOR NOVEL by Aaron Rosenberg
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: ALDWYNS ACADEMY by Nathan Meyer
THUNDERBIRDS: SITUATION CRITICAL by Joan Marie Yerba

The Fifth Annual Scribe Awards will be given at a ceremony and panel discussion held during Comic Con International in San Diego in July 2011. Details will be announced soon.

As you can see, my book is up against some impressive competition in the Speculative Original category. I’m flattered to find my work on the short list; I extend my congratulations and best wishes to all my fellow nominees, and I thank the Scribe judges for their consideration.

Tune in again in late July to find out who the winners are!

And the results are in…

…and Gods of Night has emerged as the winner of the Unreality-SF.net poll for 2008’s Best Story of the Year — but only just barely!

Out of 2137 votes cast, here was the final breakdown: Gods of Night – 266 votes; The Eyeless – 252 votes; Good Queen, Bad Queen, I Queen, You Queen – 251 votes; A Gutted World – 246 votes; Greater Than the Sum – 243 votes; Wet Work – 209 votes; The Raincloud Man – 203 votes; The Prisoner’s Dilemma – 197 votes; Brotherhood of the Daleks – 174 votes; Almost Perfect – 96 votes.

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