I had to dash away from Eastercon immediately after the end of the BSFA Awards ceremony. My son Simon was returning home from uni and had no latch key. Also, no trains were running between Battle and Hastings, and I wanted to collect him. All this meant I wasn’t able to hang around after the ceremony.
So this is the moment to say Many Thanks to anyone who voted for The Islanders. I have always enjoyed the BSFA Award events at cons: year after year they create a good feeling of unity, and a sort of warm enthusiasm for the work that has been done in the year. It’s especially pleasant to be a beneficiary of all that. I now own a ray-gun.