Yeah, so, this happened.
My debut novel MAKING WOLF won The Golden Tentacle Award at The Kitschies.
The Guardian says:
‘The Golden Tentacle for best debut, worth £500, went to Tade Thompson’s Making Wolf, the story of a London supermarket security guard who travels home to Nigeria, where he is kidnapped and forced to investigate the murder of a local hero. Judge Nikesh Shukla described it as a “strong, strange political thriller that oozes with one-liners and thrills galore”’
Which isn’t bad.
For me it was great to meet one of my literary heroes, Margaret Atwood, who won The Red Tentacle Award that night. She was funny and just generally awesome.
Yes, Margaret Atwood wore a tentacly fascinator all night.
I’m going to be one of the Class Leaders for this:
As soon as enrollment is over I’ll be sharing my reading list here.
I’m quite stoked, actually, and I hope it’ll be a fantastic session.
More on this later!
I’ll be signing copies of African Monsters and perhaps singing a solo (kidding!) at Forbidden Planet in London on Thursday 8th March.
Apparently there will be Monster Victim Cookies too.
So this thing happened.
My novel MAKING WOLF has been nominated for a Golden Tentacle Award in the category of debut novel.
Lots of folks contacted me with messages of support after it was announced earlier this week. Thanks for that.
Winners to be announced on 7th March.
Kate Elliot reviews my novel MAKING WOLF here:
“The pacing is electric. The story and situation grabbed me immediately and never let up. Thompson has a precise eye for local detail and a thorough understanding of the setting, which he delineates succinctly and with exactitude.”
Which is very kind.
Also, there’s a giveaway here, at The Other Stories site.
I read a sample chapter here.
A few days ago, with several other writers on Tor.com, I waxed lyrical on the whole idea of Hard/Soft Science Fiction.
“At the root of the Hard-Soft divide is a kind of “I scienced more than you” attitude, which is unnecessary. There are fans of all flavours of SF and the last thing we need is to focus on divisions that were introduced in the late 1950s.”
Read the whole thing here.