I Shall Wear Midnight wins Nebula Award

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I Shall Wear Midnight wins Nebula Award

Postby The Mad Collector » Sun May 22, 2011 4:41 pm

I Shall Wear Midnight has won the 2010 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy at the Nebula award presentation last night (May 21, 2011) in Washington.

The other short listed books were

•Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown)
•White Cat, Holly Black (McElderry)
•Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press; Scholastic UK)
•Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword, Barry Deutsch (Amulet)
•The Boy from Ilysies, Pearl North (Tor Teen)
•A Conspiracy of Kings, Megan Whalen Turner (Greenwillow)
•Behemoth, Scott Westerfeld (Simon Pulse; Simon & Schuster UK)
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Postby meerkat » Sun May 22, 2011 4:53 pm

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Postby michelanCello » Sun May 22, 2011 5:14 pm

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Postby Penfold » Sun May 22, 2011 5:28 pm

Very well deserved, it's a great book! :D
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Postby swreader » Mon May 23, 2011 12:57 am

Since this is the final book of this series (the earlier ones of which are clearly young adult) it's appropriate that the Nebula Award (for Young Adult) goes to I Shall Wear Midnight. But I think it could well have won in the "adult" category also. I think this is the best book Terry has written -- though I have lots of other favorites. But in terms of philosophy, satiric humor, writing style and taking this character through the stages of growing up--this is a superb book.

If you haven't read it already, rush out and get it. And 3 cheers for a well-deserved recognition.
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon May 23, 2011 5:04 am

Very well deserved! An excellent book! :D
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Postby The Mad Collector » Mon May 23, 2011 7:09 am

Amazingly this is Terry's first Nebula award :shock:
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Postby pip » Mon May 23, 2011 9:21 am

Good stuff . well deserved :D
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Postby DaveC » Mon May 23, 2011 9:31 am

Awesome!

I haven't read it yet but my Mass Market Paperback is on Amazon for preorder for beginning of June. :D
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Postby raisindot » Tue May 24, 2011 1:40 am

swreader wrote: But I think it could well have won in the "adult" category also. I think this is the best book Terry has written -- though I have lots of other favorites. But in terms of philosophy, satiric humor, writing style and taking this character through the stages of growing up--this is a superb book.


I don't agree with either assessment. I don't think it's Pterry's best YA book (I still think that Wee Free Men is a far deeper and better book), nor anywhere close to his best adult work. But it is a very fine book in its own right and it's great that he won the Nebula, which tends to gravitate more toward SF than fantasy books.
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Postby Tiffany » Tue May 24, 2011 4:14 pm

raisindot wrote:
swreader wrote: But I think it could well have won in the "adult" category also. I think this is the best book Terry has written -- though I have lots of other favorites. But in terms of philosophy, satiric humor, writing style and taking this character through the stages of growing up--this is a superb book.


I don't agree with either assessment. I don't think it's Pterry's best YA book (I still think that Wee Free Men is a far deeper and better book), nor anywhere close to his best adult work. But it is a very fine book in its own right and it's great that he won the Nebula, which tends to gravitate more toward SF than fantasy books.


I tend to agree with you, though I liked A Hat Full Of Sky too.
And it is super he won.
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue May 24, 2011 6:53 pm

With ISWM being the last in the Tiffany series, I'd like to think that the prize recognised the whole series. I have no idea if that's what the judges were thinking though.
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Postby janet » Tue May 24, 2011 7:48 pm

It's a beautifully written book and, judged against the other contenders, like for like, obviously excelled in the eyes of those who made the award.
It's quite possible that they didn't take anything else into consideration at the time nor would it or should it make any difference whether or not they had read the previous three books in the series.
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Postby author3 » Tue May 24, 2011 8:04 pm

He definetly deserves it
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Postby poohcarrot » Wed May 25, 2011 3:43 am

raisindot wrote:
swreader wrote: But I think it could well have won in the "adult" category also. I think this is the best book Terry has written -- though I have lots of other favorites. But in terms of philosophy, satiric humor, writing style and taking this character through the stages of growing up--this is a superb book.


I don't agree with either assessment. I don't think it's Pterry's best YA book (I still think that Wee Free Men is a far deeper and better book), nor anywhere close to his best adult work. But it is a very fine book in its own right and it's great that he won the Nebula, which tends to gravitate more toward SF than fantasy books.

Much as I'm loathe to, I agree with every single word J-I*b wrote. :roll:
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