I realize I could have said more in my last post. By the magic of cut'n paste, the whole slate for best fantasy novel in the Locus poll this year is:
Best Fantasy Novel
Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman (Morrow; Review)
A Feast for Crows, George R.R. Martin (Voyager; Bantam Spectra)
The Hallowed Hunt, Lois McMaster Bujold (Eos)
Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town, Cory Doctorow (Tor)
Thud!, Terry Pratchett (Doubleday UK; HarperCollins)
I'm not quite sure why Neil is Morrow, I'm Eos, and Terry is HarperCollins; we all have the same purchasing editor... and a good one she is.
Note that the winner has already been chosen, merely not announced. They used to let that cat out of the bag earlier, but I believe have concluded that this system draws more interest.
Subject: (news) Locus Award nomination for THE HALLOWED HUNT
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006
Preliminary results of this year's Locus Poll:
I'm very pleased to see The Hallowed Hunt in such interesting company in the "best fantasy novel" category.
Subject: (news) The Hallowed Hunt is Romantic!
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006
This just in...
We have selected the winners for our 2005 Reviewers' Choice Awards and you have won for Best Fantasy Novel for The Hallowed Hunt. A heartfelt congratulations from Romantic Times BOOKclub and all of our reviewers.More information on their convention, which alas I will not be able to attend what with Norwescon and Wiscon already on my plate, at
All the winners will be announced in our July issue of Romantic Times BOOKclub magazine #269.
Anyone who is going, by all means pass the word along about The Sharing Knife in October.
Subject: (chat) TSK galleys
Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2006
The galleys for The Sharing Knife part 1: Beguilement arrived this morning. I now know what I'll be doing for the rest of this fine spring weekend...
Yes, spring has arrived in Minneapolis, rather abruptly, mid-week. The spring peepers in the s/w/a/m/p wetland park where I take my walks fired up suddenly Wednesday, when Monday there had still been ice on the water.
The galleys are very clean, so far. The peepers are very, er, ardent.
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