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The Butcher of Khardov Nominated for Hugo Award

Cover: The Butcher of Khardov

Nominations for the Hugo Awards were announced this weekend, among them The Butcher of Khardov, written by Dan Wells and published by Skull Island Expeditions, an imprint of Privateer Press. I copyedited this novella, which is at once psychological, fantastical, and highly entertaining, in June of 2013. It’s an honor to have contributed to a project that fans enjoyed enough to nominate as one of only five contestants in the best novella category, alongside writers Charles Stross, Brad Torgersen, Catherynne M. Valente, Andy Duncan, and Ellen Klages, who appeared in publications such as Analog and Tor.com.

Privateer Press’s fiction imprint, launched in 2013, is off to a breathtaking start. Congratulations to author Dan Wells, editor Darla Kennerud, and all the staff at Skull Island Expeditions.

Kudos

Erin Wilcox has been instrumental in helping me select promising pieces of my nonfiction via her editorial assessment service. She then provided outstanding developmental editing, which was crucial to getting the pieces accepted for publication. Not least, she is a pleasure to work with.”

Richard Moore,
Author,
"Crossing Erez," "Princeton Dreaming," "A Death in the Hot Season"