What goes around, comes around. Having won the Philip K. Dick Award in 2008, I’ve been asked to be one of the judges for the contest this year, for books published in 2010. That means publishers will send me a boatload of free books and I’ll get to read them all and argue with the other judges about which ones are the best! Should be a lot of fun. And, of course, it means I can be a part of giving another writer the same thrill I got from being given the award. I’m looking forward to it.
The other judges are William Barton, Andy Duncan, Bruce McAllister, and Melinda Snodgrass. The official announcement is out on SFScope.