Last night, Locus Magazine held its annual Locus Awards Ceremony in Seattle, the winners include several of my favorite books of the year -- and my novella, "After the Siege
" -- which was collected in my short story collection Overclocked
and adapted for comics in my new collection Cory Doctorow's Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now
". (The story's first publication was in the Russian magazine Esli, and the translation is also downloadable
). This marks my fourth consecutive Locus Award win!
Many thanks to all who voted for this story, to Eileen Gunn for publishing the story and accepting the award on my behalf, and especially to my grandmother, Valentina Rachman, for sharing her stories of life as a child-soldier in the civil defense corps during the Siege of Leningrad.
The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Michael Chabon (HarperCollins)
Making Money, Terry Pratchett (Doubleday UK; HarperCollins)
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Un Lun Dun, China Miéville (Ballantine Del Rey; Macmillan UK)
Heart-Shaped Box, Joe Hill (Morrow; Gollancz)
"After the Siege", Cory Doctorow (The Infinite Matrix Jan 2007)
"The Witch's Headstone", Neil Gaiman (Wizards)
"A Small Room in Koboldtown", Michael Swanwick (Asimov's Apr/May 2007)
The Winds of Marble Arch and Other Stories, Connie Willis (Subterranean)
The New Space Opera, Gardner Dozois & Jonathan Strahan, eds. (Eos)
Breakfast in the Ruins, Barry N. Malzberg (Baen)
The Arrival, Shaun Tan (Lothian 2006; Scholastic)
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