Obligatory award eligibility post

The end of the year is nigh, which means that the nomination period for most of the yearly awards will be opening soon (or already have). According to my records, at least sixteen of my stories will have publication dates of 2012 once the dust all settles. Yikes!

The full list is available elsewhere on my website. But in this post, I’m going to steal an idea from Ken Liu’s award nomination page and just make note of the stories that disinterested readers and reviewers have been most enthusiastic about.

In looking over the stories that folks seemed to enjoy most, I noticed that the longer pieces are mostly spooky ones. So if you’re a member of HWA (or if you are Ellen Datlow), please take note! Where possible, links go directly to the stories. All except the two from Stupefying Stories are free to read online.

“After Compline, Silence Falls”: Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Nov 2012 — “RECOMMENDED” by Lois Tilton in Locus — Reviewed by Cyd Athens in Tangent Online

Short story:
“No Onions”: Stupefying Stories, Aug 2012
“The Book in Dutch”: Three-Lobed Burning Eye, Oct 2012 — “RECOMMENDED” by Lois Tilton in Locus
“The Famous Fabre Fly Caper”: The Journal of Unlikely Entomology, Nov 2012 — Reviewed by Lois Tilton in Locus
“Avocado Rutabaga Aubergine”: Stupefying Stories, Dec 2012 — Reviewed by Lois Tilton in Locus

Flash story:
“Older, Wiser, Time Traveler”: Daily Science Fiction, Apr 2012
“Reversals”: Daily Science Fiction, Aug 2012
“‘You’re Heads,’ She Says. ‘You’re Tails.'”: Daily Science Fiction, Nov 2012

It looks like I may have a couple stories published in December, so I’ll keep this page updated if anybody says anything good about any of them. And  I’ll be writing a much longer post soon about stories by other people that I really liked this year.


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