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on: August 17, 2012, 02:12:15 PM
GREAT Great great news for our little PodCastle family: our associate editor (and chief editor of GigaNotoSaurus) Ann Leckie has just gotten a THREE BOOK DEAL WITH ORBIT!!!

THREE BOOKS, PEOPLE!

The deal is for her space opera novel Ancillary Justice (formerly titled Justice of Toren), which both Anna and I got to read, and suffice it to say we think it pretty much kicks ass. No official release date for it yet, but I asked Ann's permission to post the good news here, and she gave her blessing. And we're all pretty-well excited about this. (Ann thinks she is more excited than we are, and while I have considered demanding scientific evidence to back that up, I haven't yet followed through with it. Emphasis on the "yet".)

Congrats, again, Ann! Looking forward to reading it all over ;D

(Now somebody ask her when she's writing her Marsh Gods-esque fantasy novels!)


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Reply #1 on: August 17, 2012, 02:26:26 PM
Yay Ann Leckie!

Okay, I'll bite. I've loved each of the March-gods stories, please tell me they're up next? :D



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Reply #2 on: August 17, 2012, 03:23:39 PM
The deal is for her space opera novel Ancillary Justice (formerly titled Justice of Toren)

Seriously, guys, this book is so, so, so good.  And it's space opera!  Which I hear some folks around these parts wish they were reading. 


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Reply #3 on: August 17, 2012, 03:55:48 PM
Woohoo! Congrats Ann!

Where do I sign up to preorder? ;)



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Reply #4 on: August 17, 2012, 04:10:04 PM


Woo!



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Reply #5 on: August 17, 2012, 05:39:20 PM
Congratulations! Oh that's so exciting!!



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Reply #6 on: August 20, 2012, 03:31:45 AM
Ann Leckie, Ann Leckie, hmm... y'know, that name rings a bell...

GARTZ ANN!!


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Reply #7 on: August 20, 2012, 06:32:23 AM
Absolutely wonderful news! Congratulations! :D

I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?


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Reply #8 on: September 01, 2012, 03:04:17 AM
Congratulations!

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Reply #9 on: November 06, 2012, 07:06:48 AM
Way to go. Awesome.



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Reply #10 on: November 15, 2012, 12:50:47 AM
Thanks, everybody!  I'm kind of still not quite believing it's true.  It seems to be true, though!  :)



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Reply #11 on: April 20, 2014, 02:02:19 AM
Ancillary Justice Has been nominated for both a Hugo and Nebula award!



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Reply #12 on: April 21, 2014, 01:25:09 PM
Woot! 

And I'm glad that the Hugos use the instant runoff voting system because The Wheel of Time series is also a Hugo nominee.  This way I can show them both some love.



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Reply #13 on: May 05, 2014, 01:24:15 PM
I don't think it's been mentioned over here, but Ann Leckie has won the Arthur C. Clarke award with this book. This is the "best novel of the year" award. Here's hoping for the next several award rounds.

http://www.clarkeaward.com/previous-awards/2014-clarke-award/2014-winner/

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Reply #15 on: May 18, 2014, 05:21:19 AM
Congrats to Ann for winning the Nebula! :)



Awesome!  And I see Rachel won best Short Story for "If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love."  A PodCastle twofer! (PodCastle alumni count...)

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Reply #16 on: May 18, 2014, 10:56:44 AM
Excellent! Both are extremely well-deserved wins.



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Reply #17 on: May 18, 2014, 11:06:53 AM
Fan-frigging-tastic! Great job to both of them, and very well-deserved picks!

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Reply #18 on: May 19, 2014, 01:59:27 PM
Yay Ann!  I love that book and I'm looking forward to the second one.

Also Yay Rachel!  I, uh, didn't really care for the story, but yay for you anyway!



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Reply #19 on: June 29, 2014, 02:28:02 PM

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Reply #20 on: August 17, 2014, 09:57:14 PM
Maybe we should change the name of this thread to Ann Leckie gets a Hugo Award Deal?

BECAUSE ANN LECKIE JUST WON A HUGO AWARD FOR ANCILLARY JUSTICE!!!!

Congrats, Ann!


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Reply #21 on: August 17, 2014, 10:13:35 PM
SO well-deserved! I was positively holding my breath until they made the announcement! Congrats to Ann! :D :D :D

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Reply #22 on: August 17, 2014, 10:21:42 PM
Nice won!!

Congratulations Ann :)


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Reply #23 on: August 17, 2014, 11:24:48 PM
Woohoo! A well deserved award indeed!



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Reply #24 on: August 18, 2014, 12:19:07 AM
Woot!!!  That's great news!

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Reply #25 on: August 18, 2014, 02:10:33 PM

Maybe we should change the name of this thread to Ann Leckie gets a Hugo Award Deal?


More accurately would be Ann Leckie Wins All the Awards

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Reply #26 on: August 18, 2014, 03:40:34 PM
Apparently, she's the only person to win the Hugo, Nebula, and Clarke all in the same year! All the awards, indeed.  ;D

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Reply #27 on: August 18, 2014, 03:54:41 PM

Apparently, she's the only person to win the Hugo, Nebula, and Clarke all in the same year! All the awards, indeed.  ;D


You forgot the Locus.  ;)

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Reply #28 on: August 18, 2014, 04:00:14 PM
Hmm... Sounds like Ann might need a bigger mantlepiece.

Well done!  ;)

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Reply #29 on: August 18, 2014, 04:00:37 PM

Apparently, she's the only person to win the Hugo, Nebula, and Clarke all in the same year! All the awards, indeed.  ;D


You forgot the Locus.  ;)

Well when you only have 3 arms, it can get tricky keeping up with that 4th trophy! :P

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Reply #31 on: September 11, 2014, 02:02:54 PM
I have advance review copy of Ancillary Sword!  Mwahahahahahaahahahaa!   ;D

If you'll excuse me, I have some reading to do.



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Reply #32 on: September 11, 2014, 02:36:53 PM
Oh. Uh, I've heard it's really awful, unfortunately. Really, really awful.

Let me PM you my address so I can take it off your hands  ;D


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Reply #33 on: September 28, 2014, 11:22:05 AM