Friday, April 25, 2008

Origins Award Semi-Finalist: Frontier Cthulhu

It was announced this week that the Chaosium anthology, Frontier Cthulhu: Ancient Horrors in the New World is on the semi-finalist list for the Origins award. This is an award that spans the gaming industry and fiction publishing. Having the anthology make the semi-finals is quite an honor and a tribute to all of the authors and the artist involved. For a table of contents and some of the author's thoughts on their stories, click here.

I'm also pleased to be a part of Hobby Games: The 100 Best, edited by James Lowder. This book is on the non-fiction semi-finals list. My part in the book was an essay on the WWII miniatures rules system Flames of War.

Below is a list of all semi-finalists. This group will be reduced to 5, and from those five a winner will be selection. The award ceremony is held at the Origins convention in Columbus, Ohio - June 26th - 29th:

Astounding Hero Tales
Hero Games
Edited by James Lowder

Dragons of the Highlord Skies
Wizards of the Coast
Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Duty Calls
Games Workshop
Sandy Mitchell

Fire at Will
Blaine Lee Pardoe

Flight From the Dark
Mongoose Publishing
Joe Dever

Frontier Cthulhu
Edited by William Jones

The Orc King
Wizards of the Coast
R.A. Salvatore

Ravenor Rogue
Games Workshop
Dan Abnett

“The Shae Mutiny,” (from No Quarter #11)
Privateer Press
Doug Seacat

The Time Curse
Margaret Weis Productions
James M. Ward


Steve Buchheit said...

Woohoo! Congrats on the award nod.

Charles Gramlich said...

Congrats. That's pretty cool on the award.

William Jones said...

Steve and Charles - Thank you! These anthologies are really joint efforts, so everyone involved played an important part. They simply stick the editor's name on the book.