Having already scooped the 2009 Arthur C. Clarke Award for best novel – “the most prestigious award for science fiction in Britain” – Ian MacLeod‘s SONG OF TIME deservedly marches on towards further possible honours.
The LOCUS web site has just announced the nominees for the John W. Campbell Award and SONG OF TIME once more does literary battle with the mighty ANATHEM by Neal Stephenson. Also nominated are Cory Doctorow’s LITTLE BROTHER, James Morrow’s THE PHILOSOPHER’S APPRENTICE, CITY AT THE EDGE OF TIME by Greg Egan and VALLEY OF DAY-GLO, but Nick Di Chario – the only author on the list whose work is new to me.
It’s a tough shortlist certainly, but we at Zeno have our fingers crossed! Best of luck Ian.