Everybody reading these words probably knows the Hugo results already, so I don't need to tell you that "A Small Room in Koboldtown" didn't win. But Stephan Martiniere did!
Martiniere is the artist who did the moody and evocative and altogether wonderful cover (above) for The Dragons of Babel. You can check out his work here to see how he managed to come in first on a ballot that included several other really splendid artists. Mine isn't even the best cover he's done -- simply the one I'm personally happiest with.
But wait! There's more! My editor, David Hartwell, won for Best Editor (Long Form). You can check out his work by buying and reading lots and lots of Tor books. But if you just want something to click on, here's the link for Kathryn Cramer's blog. (Kathryn is, among many other things, David's wife.) Scroll down to see the Hartwell Hugo wearing the Hartwell Tie.
So I think there's only one possible conclusion: Being professionally associated with me results in winning awards! What other explanation could there be? Editors should keep this in mind the next time a novel by me comes available.
But Seriously, for a Moment . . .
Congratulations to all all the winners, particularly to Elizabeth Bear who beat me hands down for the Short Story Hugo. Best two out of three?
And As Always . . .
I've updated the Poem du Jour and Pastor Marcia's Journal. Poetry is a hoot. Pastor Marcia is too. If you're interested, take a peek.