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Cheryl
Posted on Monday, January 05, 2004 - 10:02 pm:   

Congratulations on the nomination!

It may also be a good excuse to avoid Blackpool, though it rains just as much in Seattle. Liz Williams has been to Norwescon and may be able to compare the two.
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richard
Posted on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 - 03:25 am:   

Thanks, Cheryl. I only got the news myself a couple of minutes ago - Jeff V was kind enough to e-mail me. I'm only just poking my head over the parapet after a flu ridden Xmas/New Year, so still slightly dazed. But what a great way to start 2004!!

Seattle definitely sounds more exotic - I tend to associate it with episodes of the X-files and Madonna pouring hot wax on Willem Dafoe's nipples, so the rain doesn't bother me so much. Also, I'm developing a Glaswegian's glum inurement to bad weather lately. In fact, I was in Seattle briefly about a decade ago and it didn't rain at all (which should give you some idea exactly how briefly) and from what I remember I really liked the place.

Happy New Year Etc
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Cheryl
Posted on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 - 09:49 am:   

Oh, Seattle is a wonderful place. But you should still talk to Liz about Norwescon. The hotel is at SeaTac airport rather than in Seattle, and I understand that the con is very Goth. Go anyway, because you've got a good chance of winning, but check what to expect in advance.
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Tim Akers
Posted on Wednesday, January 07, 2004 - 06:19 am:   

I'll second the "seattle is a nice place" sentiment. My wife and I took our honeymoon there, as well as our five year anniversary. Anyway, enjoy seattle, and good luck.
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Alex Irvine
Posted on Wednesday, January 07, 2004 - 06:26 am:   

Good luck, Richard. Kickass book.
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JV
Posted on Wednesday, January 07, 2004 - 06:59 am:   

Yeah--a very kick-ass book. #2 (only to the force-of-nature that is Lucius Shepard) on my best-of list, to be posted sometime today on Fantastic Metropolis.

JeffV
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steve r
Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 12:48 pm:   

This ass-kicks teaching EFL, eh? Big congrats, and may the best man (you) win the Dick Award. and if Carbon wins this year, I think Angels may take it next.

And in your acceptance speech, don't forget to say poor Phil wouldn't have liked how they corrupted his story for the film Impostor (for some reason, called here 'Infiltrado') Though Gary Sinise was great in the part.
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John Joseph Adams
Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 02:15 pm:   

In case you all haven't heard the news --

(From Locus Online: www.locusmag.com):

Richard K. Morgan's Altered Carbon (Del Rey) wins the Philip K. Dick Award for the distinguished original science fiction paperback published for the first time during 2003 in the US; Jane Jensen's Dante's Equation receives a Special Citation • Winners announced Friday evening at Norwescon in Seattle WA

Congratulations!
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Neddal
Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 02:25 pm:   

Cheers!
-N
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Will Hindmarch
Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 02:50 pm:   

That's magnificent! Hurray, etc.

word,
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ellen
Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 02:51 pm:   

Congratulations Richard. I just heard.
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Lee M
Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 07:18 pm:   

Well done, well deserved.

lm
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steve r
Posted on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 06:45 am:   

I knew it! Big congrats!
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Luís
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 06:34 am:   

Congrats, Richard! Very well deserved, and not at all surprising that you won.

All best,
Luís
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richard
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 07:01 am:   

Yes, it's official - I have a Dick. :-)

Thank you all very much.
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Nicks
Posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 08:32 am:   

you're just asking for trouble with that posting! But I won't lower the tone.
Congrats.
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Neal Asher
Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 12:42 am:   

Excellent - there's hope for the science fiction world yet. Well deserved.

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