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[awards] Updated pimpage for Nebula and Hugos

We’re at the end of the Nebula window, and in the Hugo window, so I thought I’d so some updated pimpage here.

My favorite picks are in bold.

Oddball Nebula eligibility (but not Hugo) due to rules change:

* “America, Such As She Is”; Alembical; ed. Lawrence M. Schoen and Arthur Dorrance, Paper Golem Press; November, 2008 [novella]
This is probably my favorite published story of my own to date, and I wish it had received more attention. If you’re a SFWA member interested in reading it for consideration this weekend, please contact for a .pdf.

2009 Published Science Fiction:

* “On the Human Plan; Lone Star Stories; February, 2009 [short story]
* “Rolling Steel: A Pre-Apocalyptic Love Story (with Shannon Page); Clarkesworld; April, 2009 [short story]
* “To Raise a Mutiny Betwixt Yourselves”; The New Space Opera 2, ed. Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan, Eos, April, 2009 [novelette] [in Sunspin continuity]
Leopard“; Jim Baen’s Universe, June, 2009 [short story]
“Black Heart, White Mourning”; Grant’s Pass, ed. Jennifer Brozek and Amanda Pillar, Morrigan Books; August, 2009 [short story]
* “Chain of Stars; Subterranean, October, 2009 – [novella] [In Mainspring continuity]
“Last Drink Bird Head”; Last Drink Bird Head, ed. Jeff vanderMeer; Ministry of Whimsy Press, October, 2009 [flash]
* Death of a Starship; MonkeyBrain Books, November, 2009 [novel]

2009 Published Fantasy:

* “Golden Pepper; Flash Fiction Online; February, 2009 [flash]
“The True Secret of Magic”, as Joe Edwards; Crime Spells, ed. Martin H. Greenberg and Loren Coleman, DAW; February, 2009 [short story]
“Witness to the Fall”; Crime Spells, ed. Martin H. Greenberg and Loren Coleman, DAW; February, 2009 [short story]
To Stone” (with Shannon Page); Morrigan eZine, May, 2009 [short story]
* Green; Tor Books, June, 2009 [novel]
People of Leaf and Branch“; Fantasy; June, 2009 [short story] [in Green continuity]
“Tale of the Poet and the Dog”; Japanese Dreams, ed. Sean Wallace, Prime Books; Summer, 2009 [short story]
“An Elderly Pirate Recalls the Death of Love”; Electric Velocipede Issue 17/18 [short story]
* “Red Dirt Kingdoms”; Realms of Fantasy, October, 2009 [short story]
Madness of Flowers; Night Shade Books, November, 2009 [novel]
“Bone Island” (with Shannon Page); Interzone, Fall, 2009 [novelette]
“Shedding Skin; Or How the World Came to Be”; Shimmer (Clockwork Jungle Issue), Fall, 2009 [short story]

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[awards] A bit more on eligibility

Apparently two of my 2008 novellas, “America, Such as She Is” (from Alembical), and “In the Forests of the Night” (from METAtropolis) are currently Nebula eligible, due to a fillip in the rule changeover. If you’re a SFWA member and would like to see either of them, please let me know.

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[awards] A largely complete 2009 bibliography, as it is Nebula time

With the new Nebula Awards rules in place, nominating season is upon us. I thought I’d mention my works this year, highlighting my own favorites, for those interested in considering them. My favorite picks are in bold with *.

2009 Published Science Fiction:

* “On the Human Plan; Lone Star Stories; February, 2009 [short story]
* “Rolling Steel: A Pre-Apocalyptic Love Story (with Shannon Page); Clarkesworld; April, 2009 [short story]
* “To Raise a Mutiny Betwixt Yourselves”; The New Space Opera 2, ed. Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan, Eos, April, 2009 [novelette] [in Sunspin continuity]
Leopard“; Jim Baen’s Universe, June, 2009 [short story]
“Black Heart, White Mourning”; Grant’s Pass, ed. Jennifer Brozek and Amanda Pillar, Morrigan Books; August, 2009 [short story]
* “Chain of Stars; Subterranean, October, 2009 – [novella] [In Mainspring continuity]
“Last Drink Bird Head”; Last Drink Bird Head, ed. Jeff vanderMeer; Ministry of Whimsy Press, October, 2009 [flash]
* Death of a Starship; MonkeyBrain Books, November, 2009 [novel]

2009 Forthcoming Science Fiction:

“Bringing the Future Home”; Global Warming Aftermaths, ed. Eric T. Reynolds, Hadley Rille Books; Fall, 2009 [short story]
“Looking for Truth in a Wild Blue Yonder” (with Ken Scholes); Tor.com, Fall, 2009 [short story]
“The Starship Mechanic” (with Ken Scholes); Tor.com, Fall, 2009 [short story]

2009 Published Fantasy:

* “Golden Pepper; Flash Fiction Online; February, 2009 [flash]
“The True Secret of Magic”, as Joe Edwards; Crime Spells, ed. Martin H. Greenberg and Loren Coleman, DAW; February, 2009 [short story]
“Witness to the Fall”; Crime Spells, ed. Martin H. Greenberg and Loren Coleman, DAW; February, 2009 [short story]
To Stone” (with Shannon Page); Morrigan eZine, May, 2009 [short story]
* Green; Tor Books, June, 2009 [novel]
People of Leaf and Branch“; Fantasy; June, 2009 [short story] [in Green continuity]
“Tale of the Poet and the Dog”; Japanese Dreams, ed. Sean Wallace, Prime Books; Summer, 2009 [short story]
“An Elderly Pirate Recalls the Death of Love”; Electric Velocipede Issue 17/18 [short story]
* “Red Dirt Kingdoms”; Realms of Fantasy, October, 2009 [short story]
Madness of Flowers; Night Shade Books, November, 2009 [novel]

2009 Forthcoming Fantasy:

“Bone Island” (with Shannon Page); Interzone, Fall, 2009 [novelette]
“In the Emperor’s Garden” (with Shannon Page); Fantasy, Fall, 2009 [short story]
“The Passion of Mother Vajpai” (with Shannon Page); Subterranean, Fall, 2009 [novelette] [in GREEN continuity]
“Shedding Skin; Or How the World Came to Be”; Shimmer (Clockwork Jungle Issue), Fall, 2009 [short story]

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[cancer|awards] Hugos

METAtropolis by John Scalzi, ed. Written by: Elizabeth Bear, Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell and Karl Schroeder (Audible Inc) has been nominated for the Hugo in the category of Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form. We believe it’s the first audiobook ever nominated for a Hugo.

This is very special to me because my novella in METAtropolis, “In the Forests of the Night”, is the first piece I wrote when recovering from cancer surgery. It’s the piece that scared the hell out of me, because until I’d written the story, I didn’t know if I still had “it” as a writer. It’s also the piece I was struggling to work on when I very first met .

Thank you Steve Feldberg of audible.com and John Scalzi for moving the deadline after I got sick so I could stay in the project. Thank you Elizabeth Bear, Toby Buckell and Karl Schroeder for putting up with my flakiness. And my special thanks to everyone who nominated METAtropolis.

Because that story is testament to my kicking cancer’s ass.

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[awards] Well, lookie here

Hugo nominations are out

I draw your attention to:

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
(436 Ballots / Bulletins)

* The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer, story; Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, screenplay; based on characters created by Bob Kane; Christopher Nolan, director (Warner Brothers)
* Hellboy II: The Golden Army Guillermo del Toro & Mike Mignola, story; Guillermo del Toro, screenplay; based on the comic by Mike Mignola; Guillermo del Toro, director (Dark Horse, Universal)
* Iron Man Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby and Art Marcum & Matt Holloway, screenplay; based on characters created by Stan Lee & Don Heck & Larry Lieber & Jack Kirby; Jon Favreau, director (Paramount, Marvel Studios)
* METAtropolis by John Scalzi, ed. Written by: Elizabeth Bear, Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell and Karl Schroeder (Audible Inc)
* WALL-E Andrew Stanton & Pete Docter, story; Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon, screenplay; Andrew Stanton, director (Pixar/Walt Disney)

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[awards] I have submitted my Hugo/Campbell nominations

Have you submitted yours?

For your nominating convenience:

Nominations are due by Saturday, so don’t forget to get them in a bit early to avoid the rush.

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[awards] Hugo reminders

on Hugo nominations.

What he said.

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[awards] The Locus Recommended List

As I mentioned in link salad this morning, I hit the Locus recommended reading list twice this year. For all your reading and award-nominating needs, they liked novel:

Escapement, Tor Books, June, 2008, ed. Beth Meacham Powell’s | Amazon ]

…and short story “The Sky That Wraps the World Round, Past the Blue and into the Black“, Clarkesworld, March, 2008

“The Sky That Wraps…” also got picked up for the Dozois-edited Year’s Best Science Fiction, so that story is doing me proud.

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[awards] Even more shameless pimpage

As a followup to my recent awards pimpage post [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ], (a/k/a Dr. Lawrence M. Schoen, publisher of Paper Golem Press) has empowered me to distribute for a limited time a free .pdf of the novella, “America, Such as She Is” to likely Hugo, Nebula or World Fantasy Award voters interested in considering the story during the nominating process. Since this is otherwise not available electronically, he is being quite generous.

Please leave a comment here or email at jlake@jlake.com with your contact information if you’d like me to send you a copy.

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[awards] 2008 Pimpage

It’s time for the annual award pimpage post. (Well, the Nebulas work differently, but you know what I mean.) Here’s my list of my own favorites of my eligible work from 2008, for your consideration as you contemplate nominations for Hugos, Nebulas and World Fantasy Awards.


Novel

Escapement, Tor Books, June, 2008, ed. Beth Meacham


Novella

“America, Such as She Is”, Alembical, November, 2008, Paper Golem Press, ed. Lawrence M. Schoen and Arthur Dorrance


Short Story

The Sky That Wraps the World Round, Past the Blue and into the Black“, Clarkesworld, March, 2008

A Water Matter“, Tor.com, October, 2008


Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

METAtropolis, Audible.com, October, 2008, ed. John Scalzi (audio book [iTunes], written by Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, Jay Lake, John Scalzi and Karl Schroeder; read by Scott Brick, Michael Hogan, Alessandro Juliani, Kandyse McClure and Stefan Rudnicki)


Best Fan Writer

If you are interested in nominating me and my blog for this category, feel free. I don’t consider myself a Fan Writer in that sense, but I don’t feel a need to bow out of the category either.

ETA: Post edited to cope with a Hugo eligibility issue. Also, inexplicably, the first version of this post listed Mainspring when it should have read Escapement. My thanks to for the catch.

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