Saturday, August 09, 2008

John W Campbell Award Goes To...

Mary Robinette Kowal.

Hey. Truth is, if it wasn't going to be me I'd have wanted it to be her.

Congrats, Mary.

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10 Comments:

Blogger Mary Robinette Kowal said...

Thank you, David. You are one of the classiest people I know.

5:19 AM  
Blogger paranoyd said...

Ah, well. Maybe it'll be like Peter Jackson - you'll be nominated for all of them, but win for the last one.

So let me be the first to congratulate you on the John W. Campbell award for the third, as-yet-untitled and unwritten third book in he Acacia Trilogy!

(And yes, David, I agree with Ms. Kowal - you are indeed one of the classiest people I know.)

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Giacomo said...

paranoyd, the Campbell Award is reserved to new authors (in the SF/F field, of course), who are eligible for two years after they're first professionally published (recognized by SFWA, IIRC). David will be eligible for the next year Award as well, after that he can "only" aspire to the full blown Hugo Award for Best Novel.

5:51 PM  
Blogger Constance said...

Hey, I clapped extra loud for your nomination, David. And bought a few other people your beers - Good beer I might add. So now I owe you three. :)

BTW, Mary gave awesome panel presentations...

8:27 PM  
Blogger paranoyd said...

Well, see, David? I'm all ready to vote for you and you were already robbed of the award!

I guess you are stuck with the Hugo then.

Congrats! ;)

11:16 PM  
Blogger Meghan said...

I'm sorry you didn't win, but you should be proud you're part of such distinguished company!

8:17 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Thanks for the kind wishes! I'm perfectly fine with it. Actually, there's something nice about knowing that Mary so completely squashed me into the dirt below her deceptively powerful (yet petite) foot. It was no close contest at all. Mary rocked it.

There is next year, yes. Well see, maybe by then more voters will know my work and know me personally, too. (Can't guarantee that's a good thing, but I'll keep smiling.)

Constance, I'm not quite sure how the fact that you bought other people my beers adds up to you still owing ME three beers, but that sounds great. I'll look forward to it!

7:50 PM  
Blogger Constance said...

David, it's one of those "If a train left the station" things. Follow along...

Buying other people beer + not cheap beer + 1 microbrew + multiple parties - nominated author / said author's obnoxious comments about certain Wyomingite = 3 regular beers or two microbrews from some obscure brewery near Devils Tower.

Got it? *g*

12:15 AM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Nope. Totally confused. I was never good at those "If a train left the station" things.

12:43 AM  
Blogger Constance said...

Neither was I. But if you write them, people usually don't ask you to solve them. *g*

8:56 AM  

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