Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[awards|cancer] On being up for the Hugo and the Nebula

Yesterday, LoneStarCon 3 announced this year's Hugo award nominations. I am proud and pleased that my Nebula-nominated novella "The Stars Do Not Lie" (Asimov's, Oct/Nov 2012) is also nominated for the Hugo award for Best Novella.

This is the first time I've been a double-header nominee. It's the first time I've been a Nebula nominee in any capacity. And thanks to my friend cancer, this is probably the last year I'll be able to attend the ceremonies. Win, lose or draw, I can have fun and go out with a bang, so to speak. This means a lot to me. Good for my ego, good for my writing career, a loving validation from both my professional peers (the Nebula) and the readership in general (the Hugo).

So, yes. I am pleased and overwhelmed and thrilled and humbled all at the same time. And so glad I get to experience this at this point in my life.

Thank you.

Tags: awards, cancer, conventions, stories, writing

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