Sunday, April 13, 2008

Lisa Shearin's Debut Novel Receives Nomination

Draxian Trilogy has been dormant for a while, but that's about to change as I roll up my sleeves, fire up the revision machine, and get back to work on scrubbing my next marketing project. What better way to kick off the reactivation of this blog than to post a major news item.

By now everyone knows what a huge fan I am of Lisa Shearin's Raine Benares series that started with MAGIC LOST, TROUBLE FOUND and continues with the April 29 release of the second book in the series, ARMED & MAGICAL (see previous reviews and articles on this blog).

Lisa just shared some great news:

This is what I've been waiting to tell everyone!! *HUGE GRIN* Since it's been announced over on Science Fiction Awards Watch I can officially announce it myself:

Magic Lost, Trouble Found is one of five finalists for the Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Memorial Award for the best debut novel of the year. The award is voted on by members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society and will be awarded at their annual convention (Balticon) on Memorial Day weekend.

Needless to say, I was thrilled and amazed to be included in such great company. Check out the other nominees -- WOW!:

The Blade Itself, Joe Abercombie (Pyr)

The Outback Stars, Sandra McDonald (Tor)

The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW)

Magic Lost, Trouble Found, Lisa Shearin (Ace)

One Jump Ahead, Mark Van Name (Baen)

Fabulous news, and I know of no more deserving author.

Congratulations, Lisa.


Tia Nevitt said...

Welcome back! Your blog has been in my feed reader all this time, waiting for signs of life.

And that was great news about Lisa.

Laurie said...

Hi Tia, and thanks for your comment. :)

Yes, this blog should be much more active now. Draxis has a minor fan club that's yammering for more. Time to get back to work on my WIP...and raise this blog from the dead. Or at least the comatose.

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