Friday, January 11, 2008

Here We Go Again

Well, looky here. Blindsight is on the preliminary Nebula ballot. I don't really know much about the mechanics of that process — how "preliminary" turns into "beta", when "beta" turns into "final" — beyond the fact that the award seems a bit too in-house inbred for John Clute's many people's liking. I'm not a member of SFWA; worse, I'm one of those (how did it go again?) "pixel-stained technopeasant wretches" whose forays into the Creative Commons so pissed off certain elements in its administration. So even if these folks know who I am, I rather suspect they may not like me very much.

I'm actually kinda surprised that I even got this far; obviously somebody must like me (or at least, like my book), and I thank them for pitching on Blindsight's behalf. If I find out who you are, I'll buy you a beer next time we run into each other.

But still. Like this is ever gonna happen.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, you know how it goes. Enjoy it for what it is: a sincere admiration of the book and your work as an author. What happens, happens.

January 11, 2008 2:53 PM  
Anonymous ironymaiden said...

congratulations. (i am, however, rooting for Yiddish Policemen's Union because it will make Chabon's publisher freak out.)

January 11, 2008 4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What can I do to vote for you? I'm posting this on a phone so research is difficult. Do I have to register for Worldcon or something?

January 11, 2008 4:47 PM  
Blogger Denni said...

Na, the Nebulas are the SFWA in-house awards--not voted for by mere mortals.


January 11, 2008 5:52 PM  
Blogger Anthony said...

why is harry potter or the yiddish policemens union sf?

also yeah!

January 12, 2008 12:54 AM  
Blogger Peter Watts said...

ironymaiden broke my heart with

i am, however, rooting for Yiddish Policemen's Union because it will make Chabon's publisher freak out.

OK, there's an untold story. Why would a publisher freak out over one of its authors getting an award?

January 13, 2008 1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets see. People in SFWD think that you are a scab for posting your book for free. The link to the free access on their web site does not work. Do I see someone on the grassy knoll?

January 14, 2008 11:30 AM  
Blogger Peter Watts said...

Yeah, I noticed that. I even considered e-mailing SFWA about it. But then I remembered what my mom used to say: "Just ignore them, Peter. They're only trying to get attention."

Of course, my mom is kind of a dick...

January 14, 2008 11:47 AM  
Blogger jmacclure said...

I really hope you win. Then you could refuse the award in an act of nobility...

January 14, 2008 10:22 PM  

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