Happy Locus Privilege News

Thu 21 Jun 2007 - Filed under: Not a Journal., | Leave a Comment | Posted by: Gavin

Ellen Kushner, The Privilege of the SwordOk, we are slow, but very groovy news for Ellen Kushner whose novel The Privilege of the Sword just added to its booty pile a Locus Award. Congrats to all the winners!

We have signed copies here (shipping is slow over the next week or two, sorry).

More info on the Awardiness of the Novel:


On June 16, 2007, Ellen Kushner’s novel, The Privilege of the Sword, was awarded the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel. The Locus Awards are presented to the winners of Locus Magazine’s annual reader’s poll, which often draws more voters than the science fiction & fantasy world’s prestigious Nebula and Hugo awards combined. Locus Magazine, a monthly, has been covering the science fiction and fantasy field since 1968 and founded the Locus Awards in 1971.

The Privilege of the Sword was published in July 2006 by Bantam Books (a division of Random House) in trade paperback, and is in its 6th printing. A fine limited edition hardcover is also available from Small Beer Press (Northampton, MA). Translation rights have been sold in Spain and the Netherlands. On July 24, 2007, Bantam will issue a mass market edition.

“Plot and style here are in the swashbuckling tradition of Dumas, but the characters are very real beneath their facades.” — Booklist

“Elegant, wicked, funny, intelligent and fluent.” — Greenmanreview.com

*”A fearless and resourceful heroine with a true heart and a keen-edged blade. Spiced with humor and spot-on period detail….” — Library Journal (Starred Review)

“Bound to become a feminist classic….” — Helen Pilinovsky, Endicott Studio

In addition to the Locus Award, The Privilege of the Sword has also received the following honors:

  • Nebula Award Nominee
  • Tiptree Honor Book
  • Lambda Literary Awards Nominee
  • Spectrum Award Nominee
  • Cybil Award Nominee
  • Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award
  • Greenman Review Best Adult Novel 2006


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