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“Infoquake” Nominated for John W. Campbell Award

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 stumbling across this blog and want to know more about Infoquake, 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.

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  1. Josh on May 31, 2007 at 4:39 pm  Chain link

    Congrats! So much fun. I look forward to seeing the results.

    (and if you get to direct The Hobbit, can you sneak me on set? Or maybe get me a part as an extra?)

  2. David Louis Edelman on May 31, 2007 at 6:27 pm  Chain link

    Should New Line tap me to direct The Hobbit, Josh, I shall cast you as one of the elves in Rivendell who sing “Tri-li-li-lolly / The valley is jolly!”

  3. J Alan Erwine on May 31, 2007 at 8:30 pm  Chain link

    Congratulations. It’s a tough field, but we all believe in you!

  4. Matt Jarpe on June 1, 2007 at 7:29 am  Chain link

    Congrats. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer book. Stross, Vinge and Watts are all going to split the post-singularity vote, leaving the field wide open for … oh, wait, your book is sort of post-singularity too. Never mind. Good luck.

  5. Cindy Blank-Edelman on June 1, 2007 at 6:38 pm  Chain link

    Wow! I am so excited about the nomination for the award! Since Vernor Vinge is currently my second favorite science fiction writer (after you, of course), I am just delighted that you and he are nominated for the same award. Congratulations, Dave. You deserve every accolade there is.

  6. John Farrell on June 4, 2007 at 2:46 pm  Chain link

    Congratulations, David. Well done!

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