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Jul. 4th, 2009 | 04:52 pm

It's happened just three times before, a writer winning both of the first novel awards in the Science Fiction/Fantasy genre. Donald Kingsbury did it for his novel Courtship Rite in 1983. Michael Flynn did it in 1991 for his novel In the Country of the Blind. Naomi Novik did it two years ago for her novel His Majesty's Dragon. And this year my novel Singularity's Ring won both the Compton Crook Award and the Locus Award for Best First Novel.

Frankly, it's quite shocking. I didn't expect it. It's not something I have any control over. Yet, it's happened. Thank you to all the readers!

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Paul

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Comments {16}

shhhh it's a secrit

Aw, look at you go!

from: secritcrush
date: Jul. 4th, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
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Congrats!

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The Pea

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from: mekkavandexter
date: Jul. 4th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
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yay paul!!

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silk_noir

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from: silk_noir
date: Jul. 4th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
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Lookit you go!

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from: peteyoung
date: Jul. 4th, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations!

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jimvanpelt

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from: jimvanpelt
date: Jul. 5th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
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Congrats, Paul! That is very cool and well deserved (I hear). I'm looking forward to reading your novel.

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from: sarah_prineas
date: Jul. 5th, 2009 01:30 am (UTC)
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Way to represent! Congrats, Melko!!

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from: ladislaw
date: Jul. 5th, 2009 02:09 am (UTC)
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Enjoy the good feelings.

Then get back to writing!

Heh.

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Richard Parks

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from: ogre_san
date: Jul. 5th, 2009 04:34 am (UTC)
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Congrats!

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dsmoen

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from: dsmoen
date: Jul. 5th, 2009 06:41 am (UTC)
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Congratulations!

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Norilana

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from: norilana
date: Jul. 5th, 2009 08:01 am (UTC)
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Awesome fantastic, DOUBLE congratulations! You totally rock, Mr. Toga! :-)

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Pam McNew

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from: pnew8
date: Jul. 5th, 2009 10:43 am (UTC)
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Congratulations, Paul.

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Wendy S. Delmater

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from: safewrite
date: Jul. 5th, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
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Sooooooo nice and well-deserved!

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morguemiseri

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from: morguemiseri
date: Jul. 6th, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)
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Not bad for an overachiever.

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Rachel

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from: surakofb5
date: Jul. 6th, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
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Congratulations!!!

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Erin

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from: perimyndith
date: Jul. 7th, 2009 03:01 am (UTC)
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Congratulations, Paul! That's spectacular and I agree, well-deserved. I enjoyed Singularity's Ring very much.

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timons

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from: timons
date: Jul. 21st, 2009 12:50 am (UTC)
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Wow!! Congratulations.

Coming to Confluence?? And do you feel guilt for leaving abandoned blogs and web sites all over the Intertubes?

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