Bad Astronomy

Hugo of DEATH

I know I pimp my book a lot, but this time I really mean it.

Hugo award
The Hugo is science fiction’s Oscar; an award given out to the best books that came out the previous year. I was really surprised a few years ago when I saw some people were trying to get my Bad Astronomy book nominated in the “Best Related Book” category. It didn’t get nominated, though, but I had to laugh when the book that did win for that category was written by two friends of mine (The Art of Chesley Bonestell, a book I own and love).

Anyway, it occurred to me that maybe a book I wrote recently might qualify for this category. Thing is, you can’t just nominate or vote, you have to have attended or supported last year’s World SF Con in Denver last year (Denvention) or attend or support the Anticipation con this year (having done so by January 31).

So here it is, the blatant beg: any BABloggees out there who read my book, liked it, and qualify, I would surely appreciate it if Death from the Skies were in the running. Here’s the nomination form with the rules. I’d love to win it, of course, but seriously just being able to say “The Hugo Nominated Book” would mean the world to me. I’ve been a con-attending nerd my whole life, and the Hugo is, well, it’s a big deal.

Thanks. The nominations close on February 28.