I am back from Japan and the Hugo Awards, where it was a great honor to accept the award for Ian McDonald. Ian won Best Novelette for "The Djinn's Wife", originally published in Asimov's July 2006 issue. "The Djinn's Wife" is, of course, part of the future India milieu Ian created in his Hugo-nominated novel River of Gods.Pictured left is co-host George Takei, Yours Truly, and Ian's beautiful Hugo, which featured a statue of long-running Japanese SF hero Ultraman.
Meanwhile, the evening before, I was equally honored to accept a Chesley Award on behalf of Stephan Martiniere in the category of Best Cover Illustration - Hardcover for the wonderful work he did for the cover of River of Gods.
My full convention report is here. Also, be sure to see Jay Lake's LiveJournal for some more great pictures from the show.