This update has been delayed by my chemo treatment, but I’m finally overjoyed to announce that my novella, ‘Philia, Eros, Storge, Agápe, Pragma’ is a finalist for the Theodore A. Sturgeon Memorial Award from the Center for the Study of Science Fiction!
You can read the announcement here.
You can follow the links on this site to both read and listen to the story, and the others in its series.
I often say that Philia is close to my heart because it is the most Trini thing I’ve ever written. From the first novelette in the series, ‘The Sun From Both Sides’ to the latest, ‘Bishop’s Opening’, I’ve imagined this futureverse as a love letter to my country and my region. That it would be recognized by an international award is a dream come true. And to be nominated alongside one of my literary inspirations, Nalo Hopkinson, is an honour.
The winners of both the IGNYTE Award and the Sturgeon will be announced later this year. My fellow nominees are spectacular writers, and their stories are well worth reading. I encourage you to do so, and to vote for the IGNYTES once you do. You vote here, any time before June 10th 2022.
The Sturgeon will be decided by a jury.
I wish my fellow nominees for both awards the best of luck, and I look forward to celebrating the winner with you!