Friday, June 2, 2006

Quite a magician, that Jonathan Strange ...

I guess the ad-copy deadline for the June Locus, which arrived in the mail today, was prior to the Nebula Award winners being announced 27 days ago, 'cause the back-cover ad for the forthcoming mass-market paperback of Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell calls it "An utterly compelling epic tale that won both the Hugo and the Nebula Award."

Not so. It did indeed win the Hugo, but my buddy Joe Haldeman's Camouflage beat if for the Nebula last month ...

Can't blame the copywriter, though -- my money would have been on Susanna Clarke winning, too. :)

And I'm very pleased to see that the North American paperback will be a Tor book -- I'm always glad to see cash cows in my publisher's stable ... :)

(Susanna Clarke's book did win the Locus Award last year -- and I got to accept on her behalf; it also won the World Fantasy Award.)


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