If You’re Going to San Francisco…

Hi all –

I’m very pleased to announce that the San Francisco Bay Area Science Fiction Association (BASFA) has included me on their list of 2008 Hugo Award Recommendations, under the Campbell Award category. It’s always a thrill when people I’ve never met have read and enjoyed my work, let alone recommend it for awards!

Also highlighted on BASFA’s Campbell recommendation list are fellow WOTFians Aliette de Bodard, Damon Kaswell, and my evil twin Tony Pi.

You can find BASFA’s list of Campbell recommendations here.

The John W. Campbell Award is given to the best new science fiction or fantasy writer whose first work of science fiction or fantasy was published in a professional publication in the previous two years. For the 2008 award, which is presented at the World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon), the qualifying work must have been published in 2006 or 2007.

The John W. Campbell Award uses the same nomination and voting mechanism as the Hugo, even though the Campbell Award is not a Hugo. To be able to nominate a writer for the 2008 award, you must have either been an attending member of the 2007 Worldcon in Japan or be a supporting or attending member of the 2008 Worldcon in Denver before Jan. 31, 2008.

Nomination ballots must be received by March 1, 2008. Please see the official nomination ballot on the Denvention 3 website.

– S.