However, amongst all those nominees are two authors, in the “best novella” category, whom I especially wish to acknowledge: Daryl Gregory and Nancy Kress. I was involved in the production of these two books from Tachyon Publications, and I have to hope that my work had, even in some small way, contributed to this success.
In my February 27, 2014, blog post, I wrote of my work on Daryl Gregory’s novella, WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY FINE. When I wrote that blog post more than a year ago, I wrote (and I quote): “…we’ll be seeing this sharp-edged story on many awards lists beginning in early 2015.” And, as I had predicted, WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY FINE has been nominated for the Nebula Award and the Shirley Jackson Award, in addition to the Locus Award. (And I won’t speak any further about the Hugo Awards.)
The second novella is YESTERDAY’S KIN by Nancy Kress, which I wrote about in my April 1, 2014, blog post. As with the Gregory novella, more than a year ago, I wrote: “So when I was called upon to copy edit the new, forthcoming novella,YESTERDAY’S KIN, I knew that I would be working on another potential award-winning story.” And, once again, YESTERDAY’S KIN has also been nominated for the Nebula Award as well as the Locus Award.
Now you might be thinking that I say this about every project that I work on, but if you read this blog regularly, you would know that that’s not true. In fact, I rarely boast about my projects being award worthy. In addition to these two novellas, the only other project that I recall making such a prediction was for the anthology THE
CHILDREN OF OLD LEECH: A TRIBUTE TO THE CARNIVOROUS COSMOS OF LAIRD
BARRON, edited by Ross E. Lockhart and Justin Steele and published by Word Horde. The anthology, by the way, is also a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award, but that’s for another blog post. So, for 2014, I’m three for three.
Read the rest of Halpern’s comments at MORE RED INK.
For more information on YESTERDAY’S KIN, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Thomas Canty.
For information on WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY FINE, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover design by Elizabeth Story.