The other day I noted a vote going on over at the ASIF site (Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus). It was to find the most popular series by an Oz author. They selected all the authors who have a completed trilogy/series, took one of those and asked readers to vote. Looking at it, I was thinking to myself I'd be hard put to choose which one - when the authors were folk like Karen Miller, Sara Douglass, Juliet Marillier, Jennifer Fallon, Trudi Canavan and so on... My God, with a line-up like that, how on earth could one choose? As my Mirage Makers was also up there, I didn't vote, but quite frankly, I would not have known which to pick.
Anyway, the winner was Sean Williams' Books of the Cataclysm, and as he is one of Australia's most talented SF writers, that was no surprise. What did astonish me was that Mirage Makers was second. Wow. Thank you all those that voted for it.
I may be officially astonished, but today I am also officially one very contented author.