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Awards and notables

By Adam Roberts | May 19, 2009
Categories: Awards

I can claim merely a fraction (and not a large fraction, neither) of the credit for this: but I'm delighted nevertheless that 2008's Riffing on Strings, Creative Writing Inspired by String Theory, edited by Sean Miller & Shveta Verma (a varied collection of essays and creative pieces, including my story 'S-Bomb') has has won an IPPY Silver Medal. IPPY stands for Independent Publisher Book Awards; and this is an annual competition open to independent presses. The awards ceremony will be at the upcoming BookExpo America, in NYC (May 29). Many congratulations to Sean and Shveta!

Slightly less ausipcious, but cool nonetheless: Locus has picked the Routledge Companion to Science Fiction (ed., Bould, Butler, Vint and y.t.) as a 'notable book'. They call it 'hefty', which I take to be praise. Many congratulations to Mark, Andy, Sheryl and me!

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2 Responses to “Awards and notables”

  1. Nic Dunlop Says:
    June 4th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Adam, I've just been working my way through the Routledge companion and it is indeed an outstanding piece of work (and it certainly is hefty). If I have my way, your 'cyberduck' analogy from the opening essay will replace Damon Knight's dictum as the quintessential short definition for SF...

  2. Adam Roberts Says:
    June 4th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    The rasping, metallic yawp-quack of the cyberduck thanks you, Nic.