Diagram Prize

Possibly this one ought to be on SFAW, except that there’s not much science fiction involved. The Diagram Prize is given annual to the oddest book title of the year. The reason I’m talking about it is that my friend Jonathan Clements has made it onto the “very long list” with his collection of essays about the manga & anime industry, Schoolgirl Milky Crisis. The short list will be announced on the 19th, and the public will be able to vote on the winner. Here’s hoping that Jonathan makes it. Mind you, there’s some stiff competition, including Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, I’m Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears, and my personal favorite, Venus Does Adonis While Apollo Shags a Tree.

By the way, Jonathan is very knowledgeable about manga and anime, and is a hugely entertaining writer. You can find out more about the book at the official blog, and you can buy it from someone who is not Amazon. Also the book is eligible for any non-fiction awards for works published in 2009.

3 thoughts on “Diagram Prize

  1. And there is no truth that “Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots” is our management handbook. Oh no. Definitely not.

  2. I fear that I can never really compete with “Collectable Spoons of the Third Reich”.

  3. The reason I know I watch too much anime is that it never occurred to me that anyone would find that title odd. Sounds like a great book.

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