Monday, August 3, 2020

Ann Leckie explains why she withdrew "The Raven Tower" from consideration for the 2019 Hugos

Ann Leckie:

when the email came telling me that The Raven Tower was a finalist for the Hugo Award, I thought of the books in that longlist, how often I’d had a bite of this cookie, and how many of the amazing books from 2019 were debuts, and/or were books that, when I’d read them, my first thought was, Oh, this should be on the Hugo ballot. More books than there were spots, for sure. And I realized that I could do something about that, at least in a small way.

And so I withdrew The Raven Tower from consideration.
(I've already read the book three times.)