My Jovian Award: A Nifty Tilting Planet

Jovian AwardI live in one of those places where the mail doesn’t come to the house. We all have PO boxes, so getting the mail requires a trip to the local post office. And that’s what I was doing a few days before Christmas when an unexpected package arrived. Believe me, no child on Christmas morning could have been more delighted than I was when I saw what was inside.

Yes, Virgina, it was my Jovian Award, and it’s breathtakingly beautiful. The photo doesn’t do it justice. The swirls are a deep, rich purple, and those sparkles near the bottom are coppery. The award is weighty, and it arrived in a velvet-lined presentation box.

The award came with a certificate that praised both the story and the way I conducted myself throughout Hugo season.

I’ll be frank, here – after everything that went on, this brought tears to my eyes. So thank you, Jovians, whoever you are.

Jovian Certificate

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10 thoughts on “My Jovian Award: A Nifty Tilting Planet

  1. I felt the same emotions, Kary, when mine came to my P. o. Box. It was a beautiful and thoughtful symbol, as much healing balm as literary statement. There are indeed some real Fans out there.

  2. Bob Finegold says:

    The award is almost as beautiful as the thought inspiring it and the story deserving it. Mazel tov, Kary. 🙂

  3. Tina Gower says:

    So pretty, Kary! And a lovely note, too.

  4. Ken Burnside says:

    I was also gobsmacked when mine arrived.

  5. bojojoti says:


  6. Kamas716 says:

    Congrats to all of you. They were well earned I think. Hopefully many more to come.

  7. Bibliotheca Servare says:

    I personally think the lower-case “f” in “fannish” was a nice touch. Made me grin, at least. Congrats to you! (You, too, Arlan and Ken!) 🙂

  8. Bibliotheca Servare says:

    Oh, also, how freaking gorgeous is that thing? I mean I love marbles and that looks like a giant, very pretty, marble! Awesome.

  9. Bill Scott says:

    About time! Congratulations to you Kary and the other winners.

  10. Emily says:

    Wow, that is one of the most beautiful trophies I’ve ever seen! Congrats!

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