(urth) zelazny's story "no award" - hmmm

Mo Holkar lists at ukg.co.uk
Tue May 22 01:02:18 PDT 2012

At 06:50 22/05/2012, Jeff wrote:
>On 5/22/2012 12:11 AM, Marc Aramini wrote:
>>Okay, not EXTREMELY Wolfean, but in light of the No Award incident that
>>cost Wolfe his first Nebula when Asimov mistakenly read The Island of
>>Doctor Death and Other Stories as the winner and the subsequent thematic
>>inversion of that story that led to The Death of Doctor Island with the
>>separated corpus callosum, I thought it might be a nice little in joke,
>>as the second story DID win the award, published in 1973 .
>Why did he lose the award from Asimov's mistake?

He didn't -- he hadn't won the award. Asimov's mistake was to say that he had.

The actual 'winner' was No Award, although Wolfe's was the 
highest-rated of the contenders after that.

best wishes,


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