Saturday, March 22, 2008

You'll have to speak up, sonny ...

I'm getting old! I remember when I used to be the youngest guy on the Hugo ballot -- now I'm the oldest (or possibly the second oldest). Wikipedia doesn't have a day and month for Ian McDonald's birthday, but he was born in 1960, like me.

This year's best-novel Hugo finalists, in descending order of age:

Robert J. Sawyer: April 29, 1960 (47)
Ian McDonald: 1960 (47?)
Michael Chabon: May 24, 1963 (44)
Charles Stross: October 18, 1964 (43)
John Scalzi: May 10, 1969 (38)

Interesting that we're all children of the 1960s, though ...

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At March 22, 2008 10:52 AM , Anonymous Annie said...

Those who were born in the sixties have a very practical nature and have grown up around technology. I was born in 1965 and I am very happy to see my fellow gen X-ers be nominated for such a prestigious award...(now that is not invalidating the brilliant works of the older and younger set:)

At March 22, 2008 11:07 AM , Blogger larrytt said...

I found Ian McDonald's birthday: March 31, 1960. So it looks like he has you by about a month. See:
-Larry Hodges


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