Van Eekhout for the Andre Norton Award


Longtime readers of this blog may have noticed that I’m not much interested in awards. I don’t pimp my own stuff and I don’t talk about yours. When the Hugos or Nebulas get handed out, I skim blogs for drama but otherwise ignore it. A few days ago I got a notice from SFWA announcing the Nebula Award nominees for this year and I deleted it unopened (not that I didn’t see all the names plastered all over my window into the web by lunchtime.

I don’t have anything against awards, but I just don’t care.

Well, as I was scrolling past one of the many, many copies of this years Nebula Award nominees, I noticed one particular book up for the “Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy”

“Hey, son. Remember that book The Boy at the End of the World by Greg van Eekhout? You liked that, didn’t you?”

“Yeah, it was awesome! He should get paid a million dollars to write a million sequels.”

“Well, it’s up for a big award.”

He read over the list, but The Boy… was the only one he’d read. “Cool!”

“Do you want it to win?”

“Yeah, Dad. Tell everyone I said they should vote for it.”