Awards Season

This is the cover, by concept artist Jesse van Dijk. Cool, eh?It’s awards season again in the world of science fiction and fantasy. Normally my role is as a voter, but this year, for the first time, I have a nominable work: my book Postcolonialism and Science Fiction is eligible in the category of Best Related Work. I’m specifying its eligibility mostly because paper copies seem to be taking their time to get to the US Amazon site, but the book was published in December 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan. If you’d like a copy now instead of waiting for Amazon.com, you can head to the Palgrave website or to Amazon.co.uk, or you can get it online via Palgrave Connect, my publisher’s ebook platform.

An excerpt from the book has been featured on io9.com, 3 Quarks Daily and the World SF Blog, if you’d like a taste of what to expect from the text.

In order to nominate and vote in the Hugo Awards, you must be an attending or supporting member of last year’s, this year’s, or next year’s Worldcon. The cost of a supporting membership is $50, which is an incredible deal, considering that you will receive e-book editions of all – yes, all – of the nominated works. However you choose to vote, a ChiCon membership is a great investment if you’re a fan of science fiction and/or fantasy.

Finally, if you yourself have an eligible work this year, please feel free to share in comments or directly by email.

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