Further to our post of June 10th, we’re delighted to announce that Ian MacLeod’s extraordinary novel SONG OF TIME has won this year’s John W. Campbell Award, tying for the prize with Cory Doctorow’s LITTLE BROTHER – only the third time in its 35 year history that the award has had joint winners.
Ian adds this honour to the Arthur C. Clarke Award that he won for SONG OF TIME in April. The Campbell Award will be presented at this year’s Campbell Conference, which is taking place July 10 – 12, 2009 in Lawrence, Kansas and we understand that the author will be on hand to receive the award in person.
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.
Zeno is delighted to announce that multi-award winning author Ian R. MacLeod has joined us as a client and we will henceforth be acting as his primary agent.
Ian has, of course, been in the news recently having scooped the coveted Arthur C. Clarke Award last month for his wonderful novel Song of Time, published by PS Publishing. His superb backlist is also no stranger when it comes to receiving gongs – he has twice received both the World Fantasy and the Sidewise awards and has also been placed first in the Asimov readers poll and won the LOCUS award for best first novel. In addition to all this, he has made the short-lists for the Hugo, the Nebula, the BSF, the Sturgeon, the John W. Campbell and the Tiptree awards!
John Berlyne says “I’ve been a fan of Ian’s for years! He is a truly exceptional talent and one-man showcase for all that shines in British science fiction. John Parker and I are looking forward hugely to working with him.”
Congratulations to Ian McDonald, whose superb novel Brasyl has been announced as one of the six titles on the final short-list for this year’s Nebula Award. The full list of nominees in all categories can be found here.
The awards will be presented at the 2009 Nebula Awards® Weekend, April 24-26,2009 in Los Angeles, California, USA.