The Kitschies Awards Announced at Seven Dials Club

Yesterday was a fabulous, memorable day for me because I met with David Pomerico, my editor at 47North, for the first time. David flew over from New York to attend The Kitschies Awards ceremony because my novel was a finalist for The Kitschies Golden Tentacle for Debut Novel. It was a fun evening event, held at the atmospheric Seven Dials Club in Covent Garden. And over a tipple of Kraken Rum (official sponsor for the event) I met many lovely people from the UK world of science fiction, fantasy and speculative fiction. My book didn’t win but I was thrilled to be in the mix! I’d like to thank the organizers Jared Shurin, Anne C Perry and the judges who read 234 entries from over 50 publishers and imprints.

The Kitschies

As a finalist I received this gorgeous bottle of The Kraken Black Spiced Rum! Yummm, thank you!

My congratulations to The Golden Tentacle winner – Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (published by Orbit).

The Red Tentacle (Novel) was awarded to A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (Canongate). Ruth Ozeki’s acceptance speech is here.

The Inky Tentacle for cover art and design was awarded to The Age Atomic by Adam Christopher (Angry Robot) — Art by Will Staehle.

And The Black Tentacle was awarded, at the judges’ discretion, to Children’s Laureate Dame Malorie Blackman.

Other Updates:

Here are links to two interviews I’ve given recently to two excellent author-bloggers:

Nathan McGrath’s Nanotech Science and Fiction and

Cristine Jurado’s More Fiction Than Science. Cristine’s blog is in Spanish and an English version appears on the blog Sense of Wonder.

Thanks for your great questions.

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