Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Hollow World is a Goodreads Reader's Choice Award Nominee

For the fourth time, I have a book nominated in the Goodreads Reader's Choice Award. This year it's Hollow World which is nominated in the Science Fiction Category. Here is the full set of nominated books:

  • Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie
  • Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
  • Apolonia by Jamie McGuire
  • Better World, a by Marcus Sakey
  • California by Edan Lepucki
  • Cibola Burn by James S.A. Corey
  • Earth Awakens by Orson Scott Card
  • First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, the by Harry August
  • Flight of the Silvers, The by Daniel Price
  • Heaven's Queen by Rachel Bach
  • Hollow World by Michael J. Sullivan
  • Influx by Daniel Suarez
  • Lines of Departure by Markos Kloos
  • Lock In by John Scalzi
  • Long Mars, The by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
  • Martian, the by Andy Weir
  • Out of the Black by Evan Currie
  • Sand by Hugh Howey
  • To Honor You Call Us by H. Paul Honsinger
  • World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters
I'm doubly honored.  First, by being included with an incredible array of Science Fiction from some amazing authors, and second, because it is the readers who select who is nominated.  In the past, my other three nominations came in the first round, determined by rankings and number of people who have shelved the book.  This year, I was thrilled to get an email from both my agent and publisher indicating that Hollow World was one of the five write-in nominees.  I really hadn't expected that, and I'm so grateful for all the people who worked to get it on the ballot.

Second round entries never win...they miss out on a ton of votes that occur during the first round, and even if I didn't have that handicap working against Hollow World, I have no illusions about it's widespread appeal.  Still, it truly is an honor just to be nominated and I couldn't be happier about that.

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