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I am pleased to report that I am told that my novels, "The Family Trade", "The Hidden Family", and "The Clan Corporate" have collectively been nominated for the Sidewise Award for alternate history.

UPDATE: Two of my novels are finalists in the Locus awards — "Glasshouse" in the list for best SF novel, and "The Jennifer Morgue" in the list for best fantasy novel — and "Missile Gap" is in the list for best novella!

20 Comments

1:

Congrats!

I'm actually holding off on reading #3 until #4 and #5 are available. However I did read TJM last week, very funny.

2:

Congratulations, sir, on the much deserved praise.

3:

Excellent news. Take a couple of bows, and let's all give a chorus of huzzahs; you deserve it, Charlie.

4:

As they say about Tegmark, if he's right about the multiverse, he'll win a Nobel Prize. And not win a Nobel Prize.

I confidently predict that you will win a Sidewise Award for alternate history. And not win a Sidewise Award. That means both a golden and a silver thingie for your badge, and two different parties to attend.

5:

Your definitely deserve the honor. I love your 'Family Trade' series.

Derek

6:

More praise easily deserved! It's compared to Zelasny on the cover, but it's way better IMO. I was surprised just how good it is!! :-D

7:

Congratulations!

9:

Way better? It isn't even finished. It is good, and our host hasn't me down with a novel yet, but the end could still suck. :)

10:

Very good news. Congrates dude. It's nice to see that such modern-style writing is now being considered. All three are solid. I hope you hat-trick.

11:

I am very disturbed about not being able to find missile gap on eMule and similar venues. Oh well, I'm sure it'll get there eventually.

12:

David @11: Watch This Space. Seriously. (Announcement coming soon ...)

13:

BlueTyson. I read the first two "Amber" books and got bored. I've read the first two Merchant Princes books and I want more. So even if there's a sucky ending, Merchant Princes still wins by points... :P

14:

Congratulations.

No chance you get tired of all this adulation & recognition?

15:

Woah - that's gotta stoke the ego :)

Remember the little people who got you there come IPO eh?

16:

Well done Charlie.

But I thought the Jennifer Morgue was based on real life?

17:

guthrie, brain-sucking PowerPoint presentations are in *no way* related to anything in real life. Oh no never.

18:

Listen Charlie,

So your up for all these awards? Swell.

Get back to the word processor & WRITE, dammit!

Must. Have. More. Bob. Howard. Soon.

19:

"guthrie, brain-sucking PowerPoint presentations are in *no way* related to anything in real life. Oh no never."

Posted by: Nix

True. A PPP can't *possess* somebody; it'd just suck all IQ from them - a zombification. The trick is that a really bad one would take somebody into negative IQ, where talking to a normal person would eat their IQ as well, leading to more zombies. Instead of spreading through biting, it'd be a tidier process.

20:

Hey, speaking of alternate reality awards check this out http://myelvesaredifferent.blogspot.com/2007/04/tee-hee.html#links

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