Night Shade titles nominated for prestigious awards…

The Imago Sequence by Laird Barron has been short-listed for the 2008 Crawford Award, for the best first book by a new fantasy writer. The award is sponsored by International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, and will be presented March 22 at the association’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida.

And Grey by Jon Armstrong is one of seven books chosen for the final ballot for the Philip K. Dick Award. The Philip K. Dick Award is presented annually with the support of the Philip K. Dick Trust for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original form in the United States. The award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the award ceremony is sponsored by the NorthWest Science Fiction Society. First prize and any special citations will be announced on Friday, March 21, 2008 at Norwescon 31 at the Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport, SeaTac, Washington.

Congrats, Laird and Jon, and best of luck!