“Infoquake” Nominated for John W. Campbell Award!

May 31st, 2007

Holy auspicious awards, Batman! My debut novel Infoquake has been nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best Novel!

'Infoquake' Book CoverI’m very, very pleased to be in such august company. Other nominees include Charles Stross, Vernor Vinge, Karl Schroeder, Ben Bova, M. John Harrison, James Morrow, Peter Watts, Justina Robson, and Jo Walton. Which means my chances of winning are probably about as high as my chances of being picked by New Line Cinema to direct The Hobbit, but what the heck, a nomination is a big honor.

This is indeed my first nomination for any major publishing award (although Infoquake was awarded Top SF Novel of 2006 by Barnes & Noble Explorations). And I believe it’s the first Campbell Award nomination for my publisher Pyr as well.

For those who are just hearing about Infoquake for the first time and want to know more about it, check out the website. You can read the first seven chapters online there, or listen to the first four chapters on audio.

I should also mention that I’ve just signed the contract for MultiReal, the sequel to Infoquake, so it’s an especially good day over here in Edelmanville.

A tip o’ the hat to John Scalzi as well, from whose blog I learned the news about 20 minutes ago.

13 Responses to ““Infoquake” Nominated for John W. Campbell Award!”

  1. sherwoodon 31 May 2007 at 1:26 pm

    Congratters, David! *g*

  2. LauraJMixonon 31 May 2007 at 4:35 pm

    w00t! great news, David! Congratulations.

  3. Philippaon 31 May 2007 at 6:14 pm


  4. kateelliotton 31 May 2007 at 8:35 pm


    or is that old-fashioned now?

    Anyway – congratulations! That’s fabulous news. And even well deserved.

  5. Madeleine Robinson 31 May 2007 at 8:55 pm

    What fabulous news! Congrats, Dave.

  6. Lois Tiltonon 31 May 2007 at 9:04 pm

    It really is an honor just to be nominated.

    And hey, you never know …

  7. Kevin Andrew Murphyon 01 Jun 2007 at 1:05 pm

    Yes, w00t! And to be dated, huzzah!

  8. LauraJMixonon 01 Jun 2007 at 1:56 pm

    Or if we really want to do it right: \/\/004!!!11one!

  9. Constance Ashon 01 Jun 2007 at 5:28 pm

    So gratifying, and so much fun!

    Love, C.

  10. Carol Bergon 02 Jun 2007 at 12:47 am

    Excellent news, David! Congratulations,

    Carol – sending greetings from beautiful San Francisco

  11. Kevin Andrew Murphyon 02 Jun 2007 at 2:05 pm


    You’re in SF? Care to meet up with me, Madeleine and/or Kit, all being Bay Area locals?


  12. Karen Milleron 02 Jun 2007 at 6:23 pm

    Congrats, David! Woot!

  13. chrisdon 02 Jun 2007 at 7:29 pm

    Congratulations, David!

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