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Re: KBoarder David VanDyke is a Hugo Award Finalist
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2016, 07:04:58 PM »
Wow! Way to go, David!

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« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2016, 07:18:01 PM »
Very cool! Congrats and best of luck, David!

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« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2016, 07:21:00 PM »
Congrats, dude! That's so awesome!

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« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2016, 07:41:14 PM »
Congrats, David! I've also had the honor of working with him in his PNR box set.  :D
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« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2016, 08:24:39 PM »
How cool is that?! Way to go, David!

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« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2016, 08:26:12 PM »
Congrats!

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Re: KBoarder David VanDyke is a Hugo Award Finalist
« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2016, 08:54:06 PM »
Oh, this is the thread where I'm supposed to say congrats. But it's a big deal ... so congrats again!


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« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2016, 09:09:54 PM »
Wow! Big congrats!

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Re: KBoarder David VanDyke is a Hugo Award Finalist
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2016, 09:18:54 PM »
I already said so elsewhere, but congrats, David.

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Re: KBoarder David VanDyke is a Hugo Award Finalist
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2016, 09:23:00 PM »
How exciting! Congrats, David.


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Re: KBoarder David VanDyke is a Hugo Award Finalist
« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2016, 09:25:55 PM »
Thanks everyone.

I wrote this bit and posted in the other thread before I saw this one, so I'll copy-paste it here:

As we poker players say, I've tried to put myself into a position to get lucky, and it seems I have. Or, as another quote goes, it takes years to become an overnight success. I submitted a story to a Jerry Pournelle anthology (There Will Be War X), got accepted, then suddenly got nominated for a Hugo in a relatively easier category (novelette - novels, novellas and short stories seem much more competitive), and boom, somebody notices me after 4 years and 25 books as an indie...

I'll be going to WorldCon in KC, but I don't think I have a snowball's chance of winning...not with a Stephen King novelette in there. But the nom is nice, and the networking will be nice.


...and for those who might wonder, I'm apolitical about the whole Hugo process and on nobody's side. I just submitted a story to one of the grand masters of military sci-fi and it got picked up for the anthology, and then nominated. That's it. No investment in puppies, kitties, gerbils, tortoises or other animals. I'm not really a joiner of special interest groups or parties anyway. Hopefully my work stands on its own.

Thanks again for all the well-wishing.
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Re: KBoarder David VanDyke is a Hugo Award Finalist
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2016, 09:28:50 PM »
Well done dude!!

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« Reply #37 on: April 26, 2016, 10:50:54 PM »
Well done! I enjoyed several of your books.

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Re: KBoarder David VanDyke is a Hugo Award Finalist
« Reply #38 on: April 26, 2016, 11:30:11 PM »
Thanks everyone.

I wrote this bit and posted in the other thread before I saw this one, so I'll copy-paste it here:

As we poker players say, I've tried to put myself into a position to get lucky, and it seems I have. Or, as another quote goes, it takes years to become an overnight success. I submitted a story to a Jerry Pournelle anthology (There Will Be War X), got accepted, then suddenly got nominated for a Hugo in a relatively easier category (novelette - novels, novellas and short stories seem much more competitive), and boom, somebody notices me after 4 years and 25 books as an indie...

I'll be going to WorldCon in KC, but I don't think I have a snowball's chance of winning...not with a Stephen King novelette in there. But the nom is nice, and the networking will be nice.


...and for those who might wonder, I'm apolitical about the whole Hugo process and on nobody's side. I just submitted a story to one of the grand masters of military sci-fi and it got picked up for the anthology, and then nominated. That's it. No investment in puppies, kitties, gerbils, tortoises or other animals. I'm not really a joiner of special interest groups or parties anyway. Hopefully my work stands on its own.

Thanks again for all the well-wishing.

Big congrats, David, and good luck!

Yeah, landing on the Rabid Puppies slate was a piece of bad luck. No one wants to be drawn into a political storm not of their choosing, but I know Vox Day didn't accept opt-outs from the slate. I'm sure it's putting a lot of good people like you -- people who would've been nominated anyway -- in somewhat a tricky position. Best of luck weathering any storms that come your way.

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Re: KBoarder David VanDyke is a Hugo Award Finalist
« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2016, 11:34:01 PM »
Big congrats, David, and good luck!

Yeah, landing on the Rabid Puppies slate was a piece of bad luck. No one wants to be drawn into a political storm not of their choosing, but I know Vox Day didn't accept opt-outs from the slate. I'm sure it's putting a lot of good people like you -- people who would've been nominated anyway -- in somewhat a tricky position. Best of luck weathering any storms that come your way.

Yeah, being on a slate makes it not about your work at all, alas. I learned that the un-fun way last year.

Good luck, David.

At least with the rule changes likely going through next year, the slates and vote-gaming that VD and Co has been doing will become far less effective.

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Re: KBoarder David VanDyke is a Hugo Award Finalist
« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2016, 01:01:35 AM »
Big congrats, David!  8)

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Re: KBoarder David VanDyke is a Hugo Award Finalist
« Reply #41 on: April 27, 2016, 02:01:20 AM »
Hoping we can keep this a congratulatory thread and not a discussion of award politics or bad puppies... Just sayin'.  Thanks.

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