The Indifference Engine, Edge Nominated for Shirley Jackson Book Awards

posted on 2013-05-05 16:00 EDT

Authors Project Toh and Koji Suzuki are nominated for the 2012 Shirley Jackson Awards. The Shirley Jackson Awards acknowledge writings focusing on psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic themes.

Project Toh's "The Indifference Engine" short story is nominated in the Novella category. Viz Media's Haikasoru imprint published the late author's story in the collection The Future is Japanese last year. The story won Hayakawa's S-F Magazine Reader's Award for a Japanese Short Story in 2007.

Another story in the collection, “Mono No Aware” by Ken Liu is nominated for this year's Hugo Award as well.

Nominated in the Novel category is Koji Suzuki's Edge novel. The Ring writer penned Edge in 2008 and Vertical released the novel in English last year.

The story follows humanity after a catastrophic earthquake in California. The disaster reveals that Earth is falling apart due to a kink on the quantum level, somehow related to the Feynman point.

The award winners will be announced on July 14 at Readercon 24 in Burlington, Massachusetts with host Maureen McHugh.


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