Congratulations to all of the nominees, especially Andy Weir, Kukuruyo, Jeffro Johnson, Razorfist, Jason Rennie, Larry Elmore, Toni Weisskopf, Jerry Pournelle, Neil Gaiman, Vox Day, Chuck Tingle, Stephen King, Brandon Sanderson, and Jim Butcher.
One category, though, has particular significance for me.
|The near-certainty of Andy Weir's triumph will greatly dull the sting if I lose.|
To all of the science fiction fans who selected the finalists for the 2016 Hugo Awards, especially my readers and Puppies of every description, I'm honored to make the following statement:
I accept the nomination for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.
Sincerest thanks to everyone who voted. Whatever the final outcome of this year's Hugo Awards, I will continue writing stories that put fun and readers first, in the superversive tradition.
For all you overachievers who'd like to get started reading ahead of the official Hugo packet, my works are available for purchase here.