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Posted on Mar 20, 2009 in News | 8 comments

Nominated for the Hugo

I’ve just been nominated for the Hugo Award for my novelette “The Gambler.

I want to thank everyone who voted for the story, and also Lou Anders over at Pyr Books who leaned on me to sit down and write the thing when I wasn’t sure I had a story in me.

So again, thanks, and congratulations to all the other nominees. It’s an honor not only to be nominated, but to find myself in such good company.


  1. Congratulations, Paolo!

    I’m putting together a huge link list of Hugo Nominations posts. Glad to find out you had one! ;) Best of luck!!!!

  2. Congratulations, Paolo!

    I was very pleased but not at all surprised to see “The Gambler” on the list. Good luck!

  3. Woo-hoo!
    Just the confidence boost you no doubt craved while buried in revisions.

    Congratulations pal.

  4. Sadly, it has no apparent effect on self-confidence for the next project. But I did feel quite shiny for a day.

  5. Paolo,

    Congratulations! Really happy for you – and perhaps I’ll see you in Montreal?


  6. Paolo,

    Congrats! Great story and well deserving. Also, congrats on the inclusion in the Cramer anthology! Glad you’re putting Western Colorado on the map.



  7. Paolo,

    Congratulations on much deserved recognition. I read Pump Six last summer while moving from KY back to CA and could not stop thinking about it. I just found your site today, because I am putting together curriculum for high school level Sci Fi English courses, and on of my collegues asked who I thought was a the best new Sci Fi writer. I guess you win that award, too.

    Hope to read much more from you in the years to come.

    Thank you,

    Matt Huddleston
    Sacramento, CA


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