Good Things happening! The American edition of SW has won the (take a deep breath, now) 2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) / Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books in the Young Adult Science Book category.
Whew. Long prize name, there. SB&F – or Science Books & Films to give its full name – is an AAAS-published review journal for educators and libraries.
I’m well pleased, as you may imagine. Plus, I get to go to the AAAS annual meeting in San Diego in February and flutter like a butterfly between sessions. Plus the book got a nice write-up (subscription required to view text) in Science journal (which the AAAS publishes). Like nearly every aspiring scientist, I used to dream that my name would one day appear in Science; I gave up on that dream pretty quickly (and painlessly), as I realised quite early on that I’m not nearly that good a scientist. Now it happened …sort of… in a roundabout kind of fashion…
So, quite joyous and even a little proud. As good a reason as I’ll get to put one of my favourite songs here: Stevie Ray Vaughan’s kickass track “Pride and Joy”. Enjoy.