Lizard Brain is a shared blog about Science Fiction and Fantasy from Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck.

Well, Here’s A Thing That Happened

by Daniel Abraham

So funny thing.  The Hugo nominations for best novel?  Yeah, take a look:

A Dance With Dragons by George RR Martin

Embassytown by China Mieville

Among Others by Jo Walton

Deadline by Mira Grant

Leviathan Wakes by James S A Corey

So yeah.  This is where I normally say something sort of glib and understated, but even though I’ve known about this for a while, the truth is, I’m still a little gobsmacked.  I’m pleased and humbled to be nominated, and being on a list with these folks is more than I had imagined or hoped for.  So.  Yeah.  That.

For the folks who nominated Leviathan Wakes, thank you all so much, and Ty and I are really glad you liked the book.  For those of you who haven’t read the book and are going to Worldcon this year, we will be working with your friends and mine at Orbit to get the book in the packet.  I hope y’all get a chance to read all the nominees — they’re damn good books, all of ’em — and vote your conscience.

I’m going to go gibber quietly in a corner for a while.

11 Responses »

  1. Awesome news for you and Ty. Congrats!

  2. Wow. Fucking congratulations, bro!

  3. Congratulations to both of you!

  4. All right!

  5. I am so unbelievably happy for you! Leviathan Wakes was a book that caught me out of nowhere, and has been pivotal in my own desires to pursue writing. Thank you both for your amazing work, and irresistable imaginations.

    Looking forward to Caliban’s War!

  6. It’s wonderful news, and well deserved. It’s an absolutely terrific book, and it brought back to me all the reasons I read science fiction, and brought back that sense of wonder I felt when I hit my first Heinlein novel.

  7. I’m happy for you, and think Leviathan Wakes is the best of the nominees. It’s a good book, but . . . The Dragon’s Path is twice as good. There. It needed to be said.

  8. Congratulations to you both.

    This book rocked my world. So much suspense/horror/action, so many surprises, and such great flawed heroes! I also really dug the book’s dark sense of humor.

    And I’ve read the Caliban’s War excerpt (doesn’t look like it was linked to from this website?), and that sounds wonderful too.

    Sounds like you’ve already got it mapped out, but is it too much to ask to have a main woman protagonist in one of them? Otherwise, love it to pieces.

    • Sounds like you’ve already got it mapped out, but is it too much to ask to have a main woman protagonist in one of them?


      Heh. Can we get a woman protagonist? Yes, I believe we can accomodate you.

      I just want to point out that we had finished and turned in Caliban’s War before *anyone* asked us for this.

  9. Well-deserved. Course, I think your other books deserve it, too, but glad that more & more are getting on board with that opinion. Congratulations to the both of you.