On Tuesday SFWA announced this year’s Nebula ballot. And Ancillary Justice has been nominated for best novel. Alongside a bunch of really amazing books.

And it’s a great ballot overall. If you’re looking for something to read, check out the short fiction, much of which is available online for free.

So, by now this is old news. SFWA announced this year’s Nebula ballot, what, four days ago. But I’m mired in revisions right now, and there’s plenty of other stuff going on, and I’ve been saying, “Yes, tomorrow morning I’ll post to the blog…” and then when morning came, saying, “Ah, but I must write right now before I forget this solution to this problem I’ve been so frustrated with….”

Which kind of makes it sound like I’m blase about it, but you know, actually I’m just going “OMG” over and over when I’m not banging my head against the desk in despair over revisions.

I’m kind of amazed to find my book nominated alongside the others on the ballot. I mean, seriously, look at that list.*

I intend to go to San Jose, and hang with friends, and dress up (I have already consulted with the folks at the bead store about necklaces) and eat hotel banquet food and cheer for the winners and hang with friends some more and generally enjoy the heck out of myself.

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*I am particularly happy to see A Stranger in Olondria on that list. If you haven’t read it, please consider doing so.

7 Responses

  1. Shannon Phillips

    I will buy A Stranger in Olondria on the strength of your recommendation–both because I liked Ancillary Justice so much, and because I was so tickled to learn that you’re a Zen Cho fan too :)

    1. Ann Post author

      Zen Cho is fabulous! :D And I hope you enjoy A Stranger in Olondria as much as I did.

  2. Claire

    I’ve just discovered Ancillary Justice and loved it. Congrats on the nomination – it is totally well deserved – and fingers crossed. Looking forward to book 2 now.

  3. ElJacobo

    Great news, I really hope you win!!!! Just finished the book and can’t stop thinking about it; a masterpiece. Recommending to all my Facebook friends. And super excited to see the next is coming along! Can you give us a hint about a publication timetable? Within a year? I’m headed to amazon to see if I can pre-order!

    1. Ann Post author

      I’m so glad you enjoyed AJ–AS should be out in October. You’ll have found that out, though, if you pre-ordered. :D