Emperor Norton Award

In 2004, Clade was the proud recipient of the second annual Emperor Norton Award, "In Recognition of Extraordinary Creativity and Invention Unhindered by the Constraints of Paltry Reason."

What, you might ask, is the Norton Award? Never heard of it? Neither had I until I got one. Not surprising, since the award is local and this is only the second year it's been given out.

Named after San Francisco eccentric Emperor Norton, the award commemorates Joshua Norton and recognizes outstanding work in science fiction, fantasy, or horror set predominantly in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Pretty Cool!

The Awards Ceremony took place on August 22 at the Tachyon Publications ninth annual anniversary party, held at Borderlands Books in San Francisco. The award, technically called a Joshua, was sculpted by Paul Groendes.

This year's award was selected by a panel of three judges: Richard Lupoff (author), Alan Beatts (Borderlands Bookstore proprietor), and Jacob Weisman (editor and publisher).