Thursday, September 6, 2007

100th Award Nomination

With the just-announced nomination of my short story "Biding Time" for Canada's Aurora Award, I've hit a major career milestone: my 100th award nomination. It's a number that astonishes and delights me, and it breaks down thus (the number in brackets is actual wins):

Analog Analytical Laboratory Award: 1 (1)

Aurora Award: 33 (9)

Barry R. Levin SF Literature Collectors Award: 1 (1)

Bram Stoker Award: 1 (0)

CompuServe SF Forums' HOMer Award: 12 (9)

Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award: 3 (1)

Denver Rocky Mountain News's Rocky Award: 1 (1)

Galaxy Award (China): 1 (1)

Gaylactic Spectrum Award: 2 (0)

Honorary Doctorate: 1 (1)

Hugo Award: 10 (1)

Italia (Italy): 1 (0)

John W. Campbell Memorial Award: 3 (1)

Le Grand Prix L'Imaginaire (France): 1 (1)

Locus Award: 5 (0)

Mississauga Arts Council Award: 1 (1)

Mississauga Civic Award of Recognition: 1 (1)

Nebula Award: 3 (1)

Ontario Library Association's Evergreen Award: 1 (0)

Premio UPC de Ciencia Ficcion (Spain): 4 (3)

Ryerson Alumni Award of Distinction: 1 (1)

Science Fiction Chronicle Reader Award: 3 (1)

Seiun Award (Japan): 9 (3)

Toronto Public Library Celebrates Reading Award: 1 (1)

Of course, the exact count of such things is a debatable matter. Some awards, like the Mississauga Arts Council Award, don't announce a short list, but if you've won it, as I have, you were obviously nominated.

And I've excluded some nominations. For instance, the above tally doesn't list my two Aurora Award nominations in fan categories. I've also left out nine appearances on the Preliminary Nebula Award ballot that didn't end up on the final ballot, as well as an earlier nomination for an honorary doctorate, prior to the one I received this year, since that nomination list was never made public.

Still, it's as good a time as any to call it an even 100. Go me! :) Oh, and by the way, out of those 100 nominations, I've had 39 wins ... not that anyone's counting. ;)

Incidentally, the Aurora nominations break down to 15 for novels, 11 for short stories, and 7 in the "Other" professional category (and I've won 4, 4, and 1, respectively, in those categories).

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At September 07, 2007 2:06 AM , Anonymous Juana said...

Wooow!That's really cool! Congratulations, Rob!;D

Thank you for giving me the permission to use you pictures!

And all the best wishes~

At September 07, 2007 3:34 AM , Blogger Drakkenfyre said...

Congratulations! These are well deserved.

At September 07, 2007 9:50 AM , Blogger Lou Sytsma said...

However you tally it up its a very impressive list. Congrats!

At September 07, 2007 10:31 AM , Blogger Stephen_K said...

Fantastic milestone, Rob! Congratulations!

- S.

At September 07, 2007 11:33 AM , Anonymous Steve Thorn said...

Congratulations! Well-deserved, for sure!

At September 07, 2007 2:54 PM , Anonymous Brian L. Raney said...

Congratulations Rob! Your Story BIDING TIME made the finalist for 'Best Short-Form Work in English' at the Prix Aurora Awards web page.

Too bad they haven't released the names of all the finalists, but I'd say they were off to a good start with you.

At September 08, 2007 8:20 AM , Blogger Gabriel Mckee said...


At September 12, 2007 8:30 AM , Blogger CrazyBunnyLady said...

Cool for you! Congrats!


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