SPIN WINS HUGO, CROWS COME FIFTH
September 8, 2006
LACon IV has come and gone, and with it this year’s Hugo Awards. Alas, the “Big One” eluded me once again, as A FEAST FOR CROWS finished a rather ignominious fifth in the Best Novel balloting. My membership (second class) in the Hugo Losers’ Club is safe for another couple of years.
The award went to SPIN by Robert Charles Wilson, a terrific book and a worthy addition to the long and distinguished list of Hugo Award. Wilson was at the ceremony, and was plainly elated by the award, which was good to see. I have seldom lost to a better book. My heartfelt congratulations go out to Wilson and his editor at Tor, Theresa Nielsen Hayden.
Thanks to everyone who nominated FEAST, and to all the Hugo voters, no matter who you voted for. It is your participation that makes the Hugo meaningful to readers and writers alike.