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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. Go team!

Kudos

What Erin returned to me was not only better from a copyediting perspective, but a true enhancement of the manuscript. She preserved my style and ensured intentional stylistic quirks remained consistent. Her insight and editorial judgment were remarkable.”

Anita Felicelli,
Author,
Sparks Off You (Hen Flower Press, 2012)