The James White Award is one of the major speculative fiction awards for “amateur” writers, so the competition is tough. This year, Colum’s story “Invocation of the Lurker” beat out a record number of entries. The field was so good, in fact, the judges decided to award a special commendation to a second finalist, Tori Truslow, something that has been done only once before in the award’s history.
In addition to a cash prize, Colum’s story, “Invocation of the Lurker” will be published in Interzone Magazine, Britain’s foremost speculative fiction publication. Congratulations to Colum!