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.”