Congrats to Jeff Carlson on a 2008 Philip K. Dick Award Nomination!

I just saw the press release for the 2008 Philip K. Dick Awards and I’m THRILLED to report that my friend and fellow WOTFian, Jeff Carlson, has been nominated for his amazing book Plague War.

Woohoo! Well done Jeff!

The nominees are:

EMISSARIES FROM THE DEAD by Adam-Troy Castro (Eos Books)
FAST FORWARD 2 edited by Lou Anders (Pyr)
JUDGE by Karen Traviss (Eos Books)
PLAGUE WAR by Jeff Carlson (Ace Books)
TERMINAL MIND by David Walton (Meadowhawk Press)
TIME MACHINES REPAIRED WHILE-U-WAIT by K. A. Bedford (EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing)

The Philip K. Dick Award is presented annually with the support of the Philip K. Dick Trust for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original form in the United States. The award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick Trust and the award ceremony is sponsored by the NorthWest Science Fiction Society. The 2008 judges are Tobias Buckell, M. M. Buckner (chair), Walter Hunt, Rosemary Kirstein, and William Senior.

First prize and any special citations will be announced on Friday, April 10, 2009 at Norwescon 32 at the Doubletree Seattle Airport Hotel, SeaTac, Washington.

Good luck to all the nominees…ah, who am I kidding? Good luck to Jeff! 🙂


– S.

PS: In a weird way Jeff’s nomination convinces me I’m psychic. After being so forgetful and not lauding Plague War since it’s publication in July 2008 I finally prepare a blog entry about it two days ago set to auto-post today…the same day Jeff happens to get the PDK Award nomination, which I had no inkling of until I saw the press release. Weird.