So my UK publisher, Gollancz, is having its 50th anniversary.
In celebration, they’re holding a poll/contest… thinger.
Let me explain more clearly than that.
They’ve picked 50 of their top novels from the last 50 years. 25 in fantasy and 25 in science fiction. Flatteringly enough, The Name of the Wind made that list.
They’re asking people to vote on their favorites, and the top five novels in each category are going to be published in special retro-style collector’s editions.
Normally when there’s some sort of online poll like this, I try to resist the urge to point y’all at it, howling, “Fly my pretties, Fly! Vote for me!”
I did that sort of thing fairly often back when The Name of the Wind first came out, because…. well… because I was pretty excited about my book. And it’s nice to win things, even if it’s just an online poll in someone’s blog.
These days, I try to restrain those impulses. Mostly because my inner Midwesterner isn’t entirely cool with that sort of self-aggrandizing behavior. I always felt kind weird afterwards.
That said, I have to admit I’m curious what a retro edition of The Name of the Wind would look like. I think that would be pretty cool.
Here’s a link to the Gollancz poll, just in case you want to, y’know, go over there and, like, look at it. Or whatever.