Just learned (thanks to a Facebook post by my esteemed colleague Matt Forbeck) that my recent Locus Magazine #1 bestseller, Section 31: Disavowed, has been selected as a nominee for this year’s Scribe Award in the always hotly contested Best Original Speculative Novel category.
If past experience is any guide, I’m not going to win, not in a field so rich with other deserving works by authors of great talent and experience. I mean, c’mon — my novel is up against works by Keith R.A. DeCandido (an IAMTW Grand Master), John Passarella, Greg Cox (one of the masters of the genre), Tim Waggoner (one of the best horror/fantasy writers around), James Sutter, and Christa Faust (a past Scribe winner for Best Novel – Adapted).
I know my book has no chance of coming out on top in a field this fierce. But once again, it’s nice to be nominated.
Also, a special shout-out of congrats to my pal James Swallow, whose novel 24: Deadline has garnered a nomination in the Best Novel – Original category. Go get ’em, James!
My heartiest congratulations and best wishes to all of this year’s Scribe nominees, in all the categories.