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02 December 2012 @ 10:43 am
My Nebula-Eligible Stories & a Few Recommendations  
For those of you who are SFWA members, here are my 2012 stories that are eligible for the Nebula Awards:

Short Stories:
All are available online.

I'm currently reading a lot of stories in hopes of making some recommendations for the Nebula, and I expect that I'll make more later, but here are some stories that stand out for me right now:

  • "Arc" by Ken Liu (F&SF)
  • "Astrophilia" by Carrie Vaughn (Clarkesworld)
  • "Black Box" by Jennifer Egan (The New Yorker)
Short Story
  • "Mono no Aware" by Ken Liu (The Future is Japanese)
  • "Nanny's Day" by Leah Cypess (Asimovs)
  • "Robot" by Helena Bell (Clarkesworld)
  • "The Comfort of Strangers" by Alexander Jablokov (F&SF)
  • "The Five Elements of the Heart Mind" by Ken Liu (Lightspeed)

I don't have novel or novella recommendations yet, because I haven't finished the ones I'm reading.
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Shauna RobertsShauna Roberts on December 2nd, 2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
I know which of your stories is MY favorite. But in the interests of getting you, Ken, on the final ballot, which story do you encourage people to nominate?
Ken: Blowing Kissken_schneyer on December 2nd, 2012 08:37 pm (UTC)
That's a very optimistic question, Shauna! :)

I'd rather, if you're going to nominate any of my stories, that you nominate your own favorite. But the only ones I've put on the SFWA "reading list" are "Serkers" and "Age of Three Stars". If a different one is your favorite, let me know, and I'll put that one up too. :*

Ken: Winkken_schneyer on December 2nd, 2012 08:45 pm (UTC)
Although actually you could nominate both of them, because "Serkers" is a novelette and "Age of Three Stars" is a short story. ;)
celestialgldfshcelestialgldfsh on December 2nd, 2012 09:29 pm (UTC)
I've noted your links to make sure I read them all.

I've just started promoting my own works as well. This will be the first year where I put serious effort into that.
Ken: Winkken_schneyer on December 2nd, 2012 10:41 pm (UTC)

Well then, which are the Nebula-eligible ones for this year?
celestialgldfshcelestialgldfsh on December 5th, 2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
These are the stories I'm promoting for the Hugo and Nebula:

- "Overlap," Cucurbital 3; doc, rtf, and pdf on SFWA and in the Codex docs in PDF

- "Blue Tag Sale,"; Buzzy Mag

- "Cartographer's Ink," Daily Science Fiction

- "Red Dust and Dancing Horses," Stupefying Stories Issue 1.5 (March 2012); available in epub, mobi, and pdf on SFWA and on Codex docs as PDF
[ein od milvado]: whaaaaatprezzey on December 3rd, 2012 12:30 am (UTC)
Isn't Five Elements a novelette? It's just over the maximum word count for short stories. I put it in my novelette category...
Ken: Crazy or Gleeful?ken_schneyer on December 3rd, 2012 01:22 am (UTC)
Nope, 7,300 words. Just slightly under the threshold for novelette (for the Nebulas, anyway).
[ein od milvado]: whaaaaatprezzey on December 3rd, 2012 01:31 am (UTC)
You seem to be right! Thank you, I'll have to fix this... but.... AAAAAAAAAARGGGGGGGGGGGGGH!!! Did it somehow become SHORTER since I last checked?

Ken's website also has "short story". Augh this was one of the things I really wanted to include! Ah well. Better chances for you ;] though your novelette would be on my ballot regardless. Unless a heap of amazing novelettes is still waiting in my queue.

Then I guess so far my novelette ballot looks like: Courtship in the Country of the Machine-Gods by Benjanun Sriduangkaew (The Future Fire), Scry by Anne Ivy (Beneath Ceaseless Skies), On Higher Ground by Annie Bellet (GigaNotoSaurus), Serkers and Sleep by Kenneth Schneyer (Beneath Ceaseless Skies), The King’s Huntsman by Jennifer Mason-Black (GigaNotoSaurus).
[ein od milvado]: dott_clumsyprezzey on December 3rd, 2012 01:31 am (UTC)
also, this is the Hugo, not the Nebula, but I think all of these are eligible for both.
Ken: Awwwken_schneyer on December 3rd, 2012 01:38 am (UTC)
*Gulp* Thank you!