Eclipse Three just won the Aurealis Award for Best Anthology. I’m deeply flattered, and grateful to everyone. I asked Sean Williams to say these few words at the ceremony:
I wish I could be there with you all on what I am sure is a glittering
and glamorous BrisVegas night, but I am called upon to be on the other
side of the country celebrating a wedding anniversary, so I hope
I am genuinely delighted that Eclipse has won the Aurealis Award for
Best Anthology and would like to thank the judges, Awards’
administrator Ron Serdiuk, all of the writers, and my publisher Night
Shade Books for all of their efforts on behalf of the book, especially
Jason Williams at Night Shade who gave the series the green light and
continues to support it.
I would also like to acknowledge the advice and support I received
from my dear friend, Charles Brown, who died this past July and was
always a tireless supporter, and thank my wife Marianne and daughters
Jessica and Sophie: every moment spent working on this book was stolen
from them and I am grateful for their patience.
And a final thank you to Sean for accepting the award on my behalf.
It’s never a fun task, but it’s appreciated. Now, please, pop some
corks on my behalf. I’ll be drinking champagne all night!