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John C. Snider
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 07:35 am:   

Hello!

We're pleased to announce the winners of the 2004 Southeastern Science Fiction Achievement Award (the SESFA):
- Best Novel of 2003: Hyperthought by M. M. Buckner (Ace)
- Best Short Fiction of 2003: "The Door Gunner" by Michael Bishop (The Silver Gryphon, Golden Gryphon Press)
- Lifetime Achievement: Joe Haldeman

Congratulations to the winners, who will receive framed certificates featuring the artwork of Atlanta-based artist Dan Henderson!

The SESFA Award (http://www.sesfa.com) is designed to honor achievement in SF/F/H by individuals born or living in the Southern United States. The SESFA is administered under the auspices of the online science fiction magazine scifidimensions (http://www.scifidimensions.com), and is made possible in part by the sponsorship of Biting Dog Press (http://www.bitingdogpress.com) and Dan Henderson (http://www.mindspring.com/~hendall)

Thanks!
John C. Snider, SESFA Administrator
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Deborah
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 10:53 am:   

Congrats, Mike!
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Nancy Jane Moore
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 11:14 am:   

"The Door Gunner" is a truly great story. It deserves this award and many more.
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Richard Parks
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 11:26 am:   

Congratulations.
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Ellen
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 12:15 pm:   

Congratulations Mike!
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mike
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 01:04 pm:   

Thanks to all of your for your congratulations. This is one of my favorites of my recent short fiction. One reviewer called it an hommage to Lucius Shepard, because of the subject matter (the Vietnam War), I think, and although I don't in the least mind finding my work in a comparison with Lucius's, the roots of the piece had altogether different sources. The multiple narrators arose, in fact, because I admired Andy Duncan's use of this technique in a story in his first collection. Anyway, I'm grateful for this regional award and to John Snider for establishing and running the SESFA Awards.
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rwexler
Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 09:12 am:   

Congrats Mike! Well-deserved for an excellent story.

Robert
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 09:24 am:   

Congrats, Mike.
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Bob K.
Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 09:48 am:   

So many trophies, so little time to dust. Well-deserved!

Best,
Bob
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m.
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 - 04:21 am:   

Actually, there's nothing to dust here . . . at least not yet. I believe I'm eventually supposed to get a certificate with some original artwork, and I'm looking forward to that. Anyway, Bob, Lucius, Robert, Ellen, Nancy, Deborah, thanks for dropping by. Blessings on you all.

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