OMG. That’s all I can say. O – M – G. It’s just one of those moments where you sit open-mouthed and just say:
It all started this morning. We were – well, we were doing what I can only describe as praying and OH said, in a list of things, ‘Oh, and thanks for Steve’s email about Hugo.’ I kept my peace till Amen and then I said, ‘Steve? Hugo? Who’s Hugo?’
‘Oh, yes,’ says he. ‘I got an email from Steve at GAILE (his publishers) saying I’m on the list for Hugo.’
Gritting my teeth I said, ‘and who is Hugo?’
‘Not who. What. Hugo is a Sci Fi award. In fact it’s THE Sci Fi award.’
‘What? You’re up for an award and you didn’t even tell me?’
‘Well, I only just found out.’
‘And you decided to tell God before me?’
‘Well, to be fair, God already knew…’
So, all we know is that ‘Replicas’ –
– is up for a Hugo award and that the shortlist of five will be announced this evening, 8 pm our time.
I think it’s unlikely he’ll make the shortlist but bloody hell, to be considered is a huge deal.