I saw that the Hugo Finalists were announced yesterday and I was so glad to see that Barry N. Malzberg and Mike Resnick‘s wonderful book, The Business of Science Fiction made the final ballot in the category of Best Related Book. As I’ve said before, I think this is one of the most important books to come along in a very long time. I know it is up against some tough competition in the category, but the service that the columns collected in this book perform for preserving our genre and providing sound advice from experienced veterans is unmatched. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the book, do so. It is well worth it.
Congratulations to all of the nominees. I can’t wait to see where things will end up in August–right about the time that our little girl is being born.