‘Tis the season… for awards eligibility posts.
2016 has been widely and rightly regarded as a complete shit of a year, but it was personally quite good for me in terms of publications. I published four books and five short stories (four originals) — a record year for me.
If anyone is so inclined to make awards nominations, my short stories are eligible for the Hugo, Nebula, Aurora and Sir Julius Vogel Awards. My eligible works this year are:
“Reflections on a Life Story.” Nature 540, 476 (15 December 2016)
“War Profiteering.” Mothership Zeta. July 2016
“Showing the Colors.” Procyon Science Fiction Anthology 2016. Procyon Press. July 2016
“Alexander Systems.” sub-Q magazine. May 2016
That out of the way, on to a much more fun topic: my favourite SFF reads from this year!
Stay Crazy by Erica Satifka (Apex Publications)
Runtime by S. B. Divya (Tor.com)
“The Orangery” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
“17 Amazing Plot Elements… When You See #11 You’ll Be Astounded” by James Beamon (Daily Science Fiction)
“5×5” by Jilly Dreadful (Lightspeed Magazine)
“Bend Back the Shadows” by Michael Reid (Escape Pod)
“Fish Dance” by Eric Schwitzgebel (Clarkesworld)
“Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies” by Brooke Bolander (Uncanny Magazine)
“Spirit of Home” by José Pablo Iriarte (Motherboard)
“The Birth Will Take Place on a Mutually Acceptable Research Vessel” by Matthew Bailey (Lightspeed)
“The Curse of Giants” by Jose Pablo Iriarte (Daily Science Fiction)
“The Hunter Captain” by David John Baker (Escape Pod)
“The Right Sort of Monsters” by Kelly Sandoval (Strange Horizons)
“Things With Beards” by Sam J. Miller (Clarkesworld)
“We Have a Cultural Difference, Can I Taste You?” by Rebecca Ann Jordan (Strange Horizons)
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