Ken (ken_schneyer) wrote,

My Award Recommendations and My Eligible Stories

I'm unforgivably late in posting this; my apologies.

This year I'm going to start by mentioning stories I've read that I think would be good award candidates this year.  I haven't done nearly as much reading this year as I'd like (especially at longer lengths), so I'm sure there are lots of wonderful things missing.  But here goes:


  • E. C. Ambrose, Elisha Magus

  • James Cambias, A Darkling Sea

  • Grady Hendrix, Horrorstör


  • Nancy Kress, Yesterday's Kin

  • Ken Liu, "The Regular" (Upgraded)


  • N. K. Jemisin, "Stone Hunger" (Clarkesworld)

  • Sam J. Miller, "We Are the Cloud" (Lightspeed)

Short Story:

  • Helena Bell, "Married" (Upgraded)

  • Adam-Troy Castro, "The Thing About Shapes to Come" (Lightspeed)

  • Lara Elena Donnelly, "Chopin's Eyes" by Lara Elena Donnelly (Strange Horizons)

  • Amal El-Mohtar, "The Lonely Sea in the Sky" (Lightspeed)

  • Matthew Kressel, "The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye" (Clarkesworld)

  • Carmen Maria Machado, "Observations about Eggs from the Man Sitting Next to Me on a Flight from Chicago, Illinois to Cedar Rapids, Iowa" (Lightspeed)

  • Shira Lipkin, "The Final Girl" (Strange Horizons)

  • Ken Liu, "The Clockwork Soldier" (Clarkesworld)

  • Usman Malik, "Resurrection Points" (Strange Horizons)

  • Sarah Pinsker, "No Lonely Seafarer" (Lightspeed)

  • Sofia Samatar, "How to Get Back to the Forest" (Lightspeed)

  • Damien Angelica Walters, "The Serial Killer's Astronaut Daughter" (Strange Horizons)

  • Alyssa Wong, "Santos de Sampaguitas" (Strange Horizons)

Dramatic Work:

  • I Remember the Future, (Klayton Stainer, dir, based on the story by Michael A. Burstein)

YA/Middlegrade (Andre Norton Award):

  • Matt London,The 8th Continent.

Now for the sake of completeness, here are my own award-eligible stories from 2014:
I've put mine at the end because I'm not actually suggesting any of them as a candidate this year.  I like them all, but only "Levels of Observation" breaks any new ground, and "The Orpheus Fountain" has the most heart.  In all honesty, I'd rather see one of the stories on my favorites list win than one of my own (this year, that is. :) ).
Tags: award-eligible stories, awards, hugo award, nebula award

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