This is so freaking cool: my novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom has won the Locus Award for Best First Novel of 2003. The Locus Award is based on a popular poll of readers of the trade mag, a larger group than even the Hugo voters, making it the largest beauty contest in the field. I couldn't be any happier: thanks everyone! Hope to see you at the World Science Fiction Convention in Boston, where the award will be presented.
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Cory’s punkishness comes out it the rejection of ideals and the assertion of equivalency of experience. His characters are invested in maintaining an artificial world (Disneyworld) because there’s no point in investing yourself in the real one, less than no point really, because Disneyworld pays off in the only currency that means anything in the long run…what other people think of you. Yes, Cory puts forth (though possibly to show its weakness) that people who need people are the luckiest people in the world…and though it may be a a small world, after all, it’s one where we’re going to have lot of time on our hands.
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