Thursday, March 31, 2016

Hugo 2016 Recommendations


I'm still undecided on a number of categories, but with the window for voting on the 2016 Hugo Awards closing tonight at 11:59 pm (Pacific), I thought I’d share a few of my recommendations for my fellow undecided voters. 

Best Novelette
"The Great Leap of Shin" by Henry Lien (Analog)
"Twelve and Tag" by Gregory Bossert (Asimov's)
*Audio version via StarShipSofa - Story Begins at 4:30

Best Short Story
"In the Queue for the Worldship Munawwer" by Sara Saab (Clarkesworld)
"Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight" by Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld)
Naomi Kritzer can has Hugo
omnomination, plz?
"Cat Pictures Please" by Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld )
"Today I Am Paul" by Martin L. Shoemaker (Clarkesworld)

Best Semiprozine

Best Editor (Short Form)
Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
Neil Clarke
Ellen Datlow

Best Related Work
by Michi Trota

Best Fan Writer

Monday, March 21, 2016

Where am I going, Where have I been?

It's been a busy few months. After a stint as a fiction editor, I've taken over as editor-in-chief of the Harpur Palate literary journal in addition to continuing as a submissions editor for Uncanny: a magazine of science fiction and fantasy. Toss in teaching a couple of composition classes, and you've got a recipe for a neglected blog. Hopefully, I can breathe some new life into this place with interviews, reviews, and some insider perspective from the other side of the slush pile. 

In the meantime, check out: Things to Read on a Rainy Day in Eden. The stories there are among my favorite works by some of today's best SF&F writers.