I can’t believe I left this out of the Hugos post, because it was definitely the apex of coolness, and it was on my list of things to mention but that’s how roundup and summary posts always go, I miss something.

Here was the moment of utter coolness for Saturday night: the Best Novel award was presented by an ACTUAL ASTRONAUT in ACTUAL SPACE on the ISS.

Which means that my name–and the title of my book–was uttered IN SPACE by an ACTUAL ASTRONAUT. On the ISS.

Even my fifteen-year-old was visibly impressed. And that is not an everyday occurrence.

I’ll just be here the rest of the day whispering “spaaaaaaace.”

5 thoughts on “IN SPAAAACE

  1. The final frontier… Awesome.

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    Margo Hurwicz says:

    That was indeed the highlight of the evening. It was, as my generation used to say, far out!

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    Renny C says:

    One of my most vivid childhood memories is watching the Apollo astronauts land on the moon, so being at a literary awards ceremony watching an actual astronaut read the nominees was really, really cool. I’ll join you in whispering “spaaaaace.”

    1. Ann says:

      Yep! I was too small at the time of the first moon landing to remember it, but still.

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    Bob says:

    That is dang cool.

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