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The 2017 Hugo Awards ballot is now live, and I am stunned and honored and delighted to announce that I am on it not once, but twice.

Every Heart a Doorway has been nominated for Best Novella. This is the book of my heart: this is the one I look at and dare to hope for, because I want it so badly, and I am so touched by its inclusion. Thank you to everyone who has looked at this little book and thought "how far can we help it go?" We have gone so far.

But that's not the stunner.

The stunner is that this year is the first time the Hugos have featured a category for Best Series. It's a trial run, a test, for a way to honor books and settings that work best in the context they create for themselves. Book eleven of something ongoing may not be the best candidate for Best Novel, but it may be part of something that, overall, is just as glorious.

And October Daye is up for Best Series.

I am stunned. I am overjoyed. I am not going to win--but winning isn't always the point. I have been given this honor, and I am not giving it back.

Thank you all so very, very much.

I will do my best not to let you down.

Date: 2017-04-04 02:32 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] hms42

Date: 2017-04-04 02:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beccastareyes
Congrats! Congrats twice over! And I'd say series like the October Daye books are a perfect example of why such awards should exist, as the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Date: 2017-04-04 02:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congratulations - and so well deserved!

Date: 2017-04-04 02:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congratulations! The Toby series is one of my absolute favorites, and I am so happy to see it on the list of finalists!

Date: 2017-04-04 03:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] reedrover
Your writing is thoughtful, emotional, and so painfully real. Congratulations on your nominations!

Date: 2017-04-04 03:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Every Heart a Doorway is a fine read and well worth a Hugo.

I am *so* happy about Toby getting a nod, too. Both for yourself, (and richly deserved, it is), and for the rest of us, because that has suddenly helped clarify exactly what this new Hugo should be for.

*cheers you on in both categories*

Date: 2017-04-04 03:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
This is my surprised face. 😐 (Hope the flat face emoji worked.) Evert Heart was so definitely getting a nod based on the many lists I saw. Don't know why you're surprised about Toby for series (also prominent on lists) but I'm not one for vigorous I told you so scenarios since I might end up in a cornfield.

Most importantly, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Date: 2017-04-04 03:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congrats! When I first read Every Heart a Doorway I knew it was going on my ballot and I'm so glad other readers thought so as well.

Date: 2017-04-04 04:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sdelmonte

Date: 2017-04-04 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congratulations! You totally deserve the honor.

Date: 2017-04-04 04:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2017-04-04 04:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That is so awesome! Sucks that it is against another of my favorites, the Temeraire series is hefty competition, but honestly, October trumps it for me, and I adore all things dragon :-)

Date: 2017-04-04 05:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
This is so wonderful, and both nominations are richly deserved. ^_^

Date: 2017-04-04 05:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So well deserved. Congratulations.

Date: 2017-04-04 06:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] charles kovacs (from

Date: 2017-04-04 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This was the tipping point to cause me to get a Supporting Membership. You have my vote!

Date: 2017-04-04 10:23 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-04 10:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OMG! That is SO FUCKING AWESOME! *long distance hugs*

Date: 2017-04-04 11:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2017-04-04 11:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well deserved nominations both -- it's been a long road from Melbourne and I've loved every step.

Date: 2017-04-04 11:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greg rheam (from
Congratulations, well deserved

Date: 2017-04-05 01:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That is doubly awesome! Congratulations so much!

Date: 2017-04-05 02:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kass rachel (from
I am so happy for Toby, and for you.

I'm leaving lj because of the nonsense with the TOS (I'm mostly on dreamwidth these days) but will figure out a way to keep tabs on you here, because I like hearing from you, and I love your work a lot.

Date: 2017-04-05 02:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] taylor alcantar (from
Congrats! I hope you bring both Hugos home!

Date: 2017-04-05 02:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2017-04-05 02:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2017-04-05 03:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well deserved. I am so fucking happy for you.

Date: 2017-04-05 03:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So many congratulations!!!!!

Date: 2017-04-05 04:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] archangelbeth
*flails and cheers for you*

Date: 2017-04-05 05:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congratulations!!! *hugs*

Date: 2017-04-05 07:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] notalwaysweak

Date: 2017-04-05 05:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! So excited for you that I accepted the new LJ terms so I could log in and comment. :-) And again, yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

Date: 2017-04-05 08:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] just jenn (from
This book has become a book of my heart, too. I've read it 3 times now, and I love all your books (I put the Feed trilogy into the hands of any patron I can). My copy of Every Heart a Doorway showed up in my mailbox the day after I was gifted with a small silver charm of a door with a heart shaped key dangling off it. I shall actually vote in the Hugos this year (most years I do if I remember).

Date: 2017-04-05 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Are you moving over to DreamWidth as well? I wasn't sure if the seanan Journal there was your placeholder or not.

Date: 2017-04-06 02:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
EEEEEE congrats!

Date: 2017-04-09 02:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
CONGRATS!!! It's so well deserved!!!!

Date: 2017-04-12 10:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] filkferengi


Date: 2017-05-22 01:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bunsen_h
Congratulations on winning the Nebula for Every Heart a Doorway!
Edited Date: 2017-05-22 05:11 am (UTC)

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