Locus Award/Appearance/Fan Art Friday

Just wanted to announce that Leviathan has won the Locus Award for Best YA Novel of 2009. w00t!

Congrats to the other winners, which include the wonderful Boneshaker by Cherie Priest, which won Best Novel. It was blurbed by me as follows:

A steampunk-zombie-airship adventure of rollicking pace and sweeping proportions, full of wonderfully gnarly details. This book is made of irresistible . . . it totally pushed all my buttons!


Read more about it here.

Also winning for Best First Novel was Paulo Bacigalupi’s The Windup Girl. Paulo just came out with an awesome YA novel, Ship Breaker, which, by happenstance, I also blurbed:

A riveting tale of adventure in a broken world. Gritty and real, yet full of wonders, Ship Breaker is the best debut novel I’ve read in ages.


Click here for more about Windup Girl and here for more about Ship Breaker.

By the way, you should have all realized by now that I only blurb books whose titles rhyme with “Zombie Staker.” It’s just a thing I do.

As a special surprise, those of you in the NYC area will get to see both me and Paulo this week! Joining us will be Jon Armstrong, author of another wonderful first sf novel, Grey.

Here are the details:

Thursday, July 1
Place: McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince St.
(b/t Lafayette & Mulberry)
New York, NY 10012

Event details here, and here’s a map.

Anyway, thanks to everyone who voted for me in the Locus Awards. It’s great to see people from the adult science fiction world reading and thinking about YA. And if you don’t know Locus Magazine, you should check it out. It’s a the best source for news about sf and fantasy publishing.

And now, because I missed Fan Art Friday last week, here are some Intentionally Enplasticized Reproductions, otherwise known as Lego Midnighters!


These are by Ean, who can be found here on Flickr. Cool, huh?

27 thoughts on “Locus Award/Appearance/Fan Art Friday

  1. I absolutely adore how “Intentionally Enplasticized Reproductions” all have 13 letters in each word.
    On a different note, Congrats on the award! I’ll be sure to check out the other books that you mentioned too. They sound interesting.

  2. “Intentionally Enplasticized Reproductions” 🙂 Does Rex have Snape hair? 🙂

    Congrats Scott-la! That’s very exciting. Once again, I regret that I don’t live in NY; I can never come to all your events…will you be coming to the west coast for your Behemoth tour?

    Good luck finding more books to blurb!

    haha and the lego midnighters are so awesome!

    Can’t wait for behemoth

  4. Congrats Scott-la!!!!!
    Those Midnighter legos are awesome. You can definatly telly whose, who.

  5. Aww, I would have gone, but I’ll be away. D: Congratulations!

    Oh and I am currently re-reading Peeps. Scott, you and every one of your works are fabulous.

  6. Awesome! However…

    Scott-la, I love you BUT… The Windup Girl doesn’t rhyme with “Zombie Staker,” and, ummm, what?!?

    Ok, lol, well, congrats, that is AMAZING 🙂 *weeping* so proud 😉

  7. @Sarah Ayelet: Scott-la didn’t blurb The Windup Girl…he was merely mentioning that it, too, won an award. 🙂

  8. WOoT!! Haha, you zobie slayer lover, you.
    Hmm, so I was on the teenreads canadian awawrs site, and I realised that all the nominations for “Best Hottie” where male. I was pondering over what this indicates in terms of the YA genre at large…
    Looking back over my own reading experiences, I’m thinking that it is slowly becoming more catered towards female readers… as a YA author, it would be interesting to hear your thoughts on this.

  9. Oh, oh, lol, I thought he meant here on the blog, I see what you mean now, though

    I always take something to mean something completely different


  10. Wow congratulations Scott ! 😀
    I’m french, and I’m one of your “fans”, if we can say that 🙂
    I love your books, and especially “Uglies” and “Midnighters”.
    I read the three “Midnighters” in 6 days -_-”
    So thank you for your fantastic books, and don’t stop writing 🙂
    And congratulations again !
    France is waiting for you… 😉
    Bye !!!



  12. Congrats Scott-la!! 😀
    The covers are just absolutely amazingggg with all the detail put into it.!
    Haha, and lovee the little legos(:

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