Thanks for all the congrats, everyone! I’ve slept, woken up, gazed dumbfounded at my brand new block of Lucite, and I’m still having a hard time believing it.
Wonder if they make the award statues so heavy in order to impress upon the winners, “Yes, this is real. Do not drop it on your foot.”
Huge congratulations to fellow Nebula winners Paolo Bacigalupi, Kage Baker, and Kij Johnson and Andre Norton Award winner Catherynne M. Valente! It was reassuring to see the dazed, grinning, ecstatic faces of Paolo and Cat last night. They looked how I felt, and that gave the surrealism an edge of tangibility.