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Infoquake Nominated for John W. Campbell Award

Cannot begin to express how thrilled we are with this announcement:

David Louis Edelman's debut novel Infoquake has been nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best Novel!

And remember, this follows Infoquake being chosen as the # 1 book in the Barnes & Noble Editor's Choice: Top Ten SF&F Novels of 2006. For those who haven't read Dave's masterpiece yet, check out the website, where he has uploaded around 30,000 words of content from the book. Along with a timeline, a glossary, and host of background articles on the world of Infoquake, you can read the first seven chapters online there, or listen to the first four chapters on audio.

The award will be presented during the Campbell Conference Awards Banquet at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. The full list of nominees:

Titan by Ben Bova (Tor)
A Small and Remarkable Life by Nick DiChario (Robert J. Sawyer Books)
Infoquake by David Louis Edelman (Pyr)
Nova Swing by M. John Harrison (Gollancz)
Odyssey by Jack McDevitt (Ace)
The Last Witchfinder by James Morrow (William Morrow)
Living Next Door to the God of Love by Justina Robson (Tor)
Dry by Barbara Sapergia (Coteau Books)
Sun of Suns by Karl Schroeder (Tor)
Glasshouse by Charles Stross (Ace)
Rainbow's End by Vernor Vinge (Tor)
Farthing by Jo Walton (Tor)
Blindsight by Peter Watts (Tor)

Nice company to be keeping. Congratulations to David and to all the nominees.


  1. Justina Robson, of course, is another Pyr author (though not for that book), which also helps raise Pyr's visibility even more I would hope. :)

  2. Yup. And have you ever seen all her award nominations aggregated. It's insane!