Thanks for all the congrats, everyone! I've slept, woken up, gazed dumbfounded at my brand new block of Lucite, and I'm still having a hard time believing it.
Wonder if they make the award statues so heavy in order to impress upon the winners, "Yes, this is real. Do not drop it on your foot."
Huge congratulations to fellow Nebula winners Paolo Bacigalupi, Kage Baker, and Kij Johnson and Andre Norton Award winner Catherynne M. Valente! It was reassuring to see the dazed, grinning, ecstatic faces of Paolo and Cat last night. They looked how I felt, and that gave the surrealism an edge of tangibility.
(Photo by Bud Sparhawk)
On May 16th, 2010 06:36 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
As a fellow nominee in the novelette category, I want to offer my heartfelt congratulations to you for writing such a remarkable story and also for taking home that heavy block of Lucite. Sincerely, -- Michael Bishop P.S. I understand, from the note accompanying your story in INTERZONE, that you live in Atlanta. If that point hasn't changed, I'm also delighted that you are a fellow Georgian and that your Lucite block will probably wind up residing in-state too.