United States of Japan won Japan’s top science fiction award, the Seiun! I couldn’t believe it when I heard the news. Totally blown away! This means so much to me on so many different levels! Congratulations to all my fellow winners, including the awesome Ken Liu! Thank you so much to all the amazing readers in Japan as well as my awesome publisher, Hayakawa, for being so supportive. I’m so thrilled to be working on two more books with them! Finally, thanks to my fantastic agent, Misa-san! (and of course, thanks to GP Solo-san for the fantastic image!).