Fire & Blood, George R.R. Martin’s history of the Targaryen dynasty that grew out of The World of Ice and Fire, is among the finalists for the 2019 Locus Award. Hosted by the venerable Locus Magazine, the award has a large body of voters between its subscribers (whose votes are given extra weight) and the public who also take part in the vote, and is considered one of the three most significant awards in the genre alongside the Hugo and the Nebula.
Another GRRM-connected piece can be found in the nomination of The Book of Magic, the anthology edited by the late Gardner Dozois, which includes Martin’s Jack Vance homage “A Night at Tarn House” that was originally published in Songs of the Dying Earth.
The winners will be announced at the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle, which will take place on June 28th through the 30th.