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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-03-19 17:36
Subject: [cancer|awards] Hugos
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Tags:awards, calendula, cancer, personal, stories
METAtropolis by John Scalzi, ed. Written by: Elizabeth Bear, Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell and Karl Schroeder (Audible Inc) has been nominated for the Hugo in the category of Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form. We believe it's the first audiobook ever nominated for a Hugo.

This is very special to me because my novella in METAtropolis, "In the Forests of the Night", is the first piece I wrote when recovering from cancer surgery. It's the piece that scared the hell out of me, because until I'd written the story, I didn't know if I still had "it" as a writer. It's also the piece I was struggling to work on when I very first met calendula_witch.

Thank you Steve Feldberg of audible.com and John Scalzi for moving the deadline after I got sick so I could stay in the project. Thank you Elizabeth Bear, Toby Buckell and Karl Schroeder for putting up with my flakiness. And my special thanks to everyone who nominated METAtropolis.

Because that story is testament to my kicking cancer's ass.

Originally published at jlake.com.

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User: copperwise
Date: 2009-03-20 01:38 (UTC)
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Congratulations! So happy to see you and Bear getting the recognition.
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scalzi
User: scalzi
Date: 2009-03-20 01:42 (UTC)
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Your story in the anthology does so much for it that its importance is hard to overstate. Thank you and go, us!
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scarlettina: Fantastic!
User: scarlettina
Date: 2009-03-20 03:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Fantastic!
Exceedingly cool. Congrats!
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kyle cassidy
User: kylecassidy
Date: 2009-03-20 01:57 (UTC)
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congrats on the nomination!
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Matthew S. Rotundo: Typewriter
User: matthewsrotundo
Date: 2009-03-20 02:01 (UTC)
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Keyword:Typewriter
Dude! Mega-awesome news!

(You could have said something at dinner, you know.)

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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-03-20 02:10 (UTC)
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I didn't know at dinner...
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2009-03-20 02:13 (UTC)
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Congrats!

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Tony Pi
User: wistling
Date: 2009-03-20 02:17 (UTC)
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Congrats!
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scarlettina: Fantastic!
User: scarlettina
Date: 2009-03-20 03:01 (UTC)
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Keyword:Fantastic!
What were you saying when I saw you this weekend? Mazel tov, babe.
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karenjunker
User: karenjunker
Date: 2009-03-20 03:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Wonderful news! Congratulations!
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sheelangig
User: sheelangig
Date: 2009-03-20 03:23 (UTC)
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You thought you pulled your work out of your ass?

You are a very silly, but, oh, so very human lad.
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kaaronwarren
User: kaaronwarren
Date: 2009-03-20 03:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Fantastic news, Jay. It seems like this nomination really means a lot.
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a_r_williams
User: a_r_williams
Date: 2009-03-20 04:47 (UTC)
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Congrats!
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calendula_witch: arms
User: calendula_witch
Date: 2009-03-20 05:49 (UTC)
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Yay! :-) It is an awesome story, indeed. Of course you still had "it". :-)
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Steve Nagy
User: stevenagy
Date: 2009-03-20 13:17 (UTC)
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Congrats on the nomination. :-)
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mcjulie
User: mcjulie
Date: 2009-03-20 16:19 (UTC)
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Congrats on both counts. Glad to hear about the sex change, I mean, Hugo nom.

Nom nom nom.

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Keffy
User: kehrli
Date: 2009-03-20 23:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Woohoo!
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