Citizens! It’s that time again. Awards nomination season is upon us. The Nebulas, the Hugos, the…other stuff that’s out there! The general ending of a calendar year, and the roundup of the fiction that has filled it.
This year I have TWO eligible works!
WORK THE FIRST: My debut novel AMBERLOUGH came out in February 2017! Gosh, what a long time ago! But it was definitely in 2017.
Because I mostly read old stuff and non-fiction (Ashenden! Biographies of Somerset Maugham! The Quiet American! The Secret History of MI-6! The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap!) I’m bad at the second half of these types of posts: recommending other eligible work. But I’m going to take a crack at it.
“Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time,” by K.M. Szpara at Uncanny (short story? Novelette? It’s JUST UNDER 10k)
“Presque Vu,” by Nino Cipri, at Liminal Stories (short story!)
“A Human Stain,” by Kelly Robson, at Tor.com (novelette? It’s about 10k)
“Waiting on a Bright Moon,” by JY Yang, at Tor.com (I think this is a novelette?)
“Never Yawn Under a Banyan Tree,” by NIbedita Sen (short story)
Her Body and Other Parties, by Carmen Maria Machado
Telling the Map, by Christopher Rowe
Passing Strange, by Ellen Klages
The Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller
The Pigeon Tunnel, by John Le Carré
“The Shape of Darkness as it Overtakes Us,” by Dimas Ilaw, at Uncanny
(A note on this last one: it’s the only one I’ve linked because: I’m lazy AF but I ReALLy want you to read this essay. It’s a gut punch. It’s incredible.)
More to come I suppose, if I think of them!