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

Jeff Wilson jwilson at clueland.com
Tue May 22 01:39:20 PDT 2012

On 5/22/2012 3:02 AM, Mo Holkar wrote:
> 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.

That was my understanding, but I'm puzzled why this is said to have cost 
him an award he didn't actually have.

Jeff Wilson - jwilson at clueland.com
Computational Intelligence Laboratory - Texas A&M Texarkana
< http://www.tamut.edu/CIL >

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