By Adam Roberts | May 19, 2009
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!