The following stories were published in the two original anthologies I edited that were published during 2008, The Starry Rift and Eclipse Two.Â They include stories that would be eligible for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy and other awards.
Best Novella (17,500 – 40,000 wds)
Best Novelette (7,500 – 17,500 wds)
- Turing’s Apples, Stephen Baxter
- The Rabbi’s Hobby, Peter Beagle (fantasy)
- Lost Continent, Greg Egan
- Ex Cathedra, Tony Daniel
- Sundiver Day, Kathleen Ann Goonan
- The Illustrated Biography of Lord Grimm, Daryl Gregory
- Incomers, Paul McAuley
- The Dust Assassin, Ian McDonald
- Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, David Moles
- Skin Deep, Richard Parks (fantasy)
- Fury, Alastair Reynolds
- The Star Surgeon’s Apprentice, Alastair Reynolds
- Hero, Karl Schroeder
- Post-Ironic Stress Syndrome, Tricia Sullivan
- Pinochio, Walter Jon Williams
Best Short Story ( < 7,500 wds)
- Repair Kit, Stephen Baxter
- Exhalation, Ted Chiang
- Michael Lauritis is: Drowning, Paul Cornell
- Truth Window, Terry Dowling
- Cheats, Gwyneth Jones
- Elevator, Nancy Kress
- An Honest Day’s Work, Margo Lanagan
- Night of the Firstlings, Margo Lanagan (fantasy)
- Infestation, Garth Nix
- The Dismantled Invention of Fate, Jeffrey Ford
- The Seventh Expression of the Robot General, Jeffrey Ford
- Orange, Neil Gaiman
- Invisible Empire of Ascending Light, Ken Scholes
- Ass-Hat Magic Spider, Scott Westerfeld
The Hugo Awards Committee of Aussiecon 4: The 68th World Science Fiction Convention has opened nominations for the 2009 Hugo Awards. I would strongly encourage everyone who is eligible to nominate for the Awards.Â This has nothing to do with my own eligibility. The awards are more meaningful, more representative if everyone who can get involved does.Â I’ll certainly be nominating, and hope you will too.
Now, a number of people have posted about their own eligibility for the Hugos.Â This year I was incredibly and genuinely honored to be nominated for Best Editor – Short Form. It was the highlight of my professional year.
I am eligible in the same category this year.Â I’m very proud of the work I’ve had published in 2009, and am sincerely grateful to all of the authors who made me look good during the year.Â This is my 2009 in books:
I’ll post a list of the contents of both Eclipse Three and The New Space Opera 2,Â both of which feature original stories by some wonderful writers who I think deserve your consideration in the Best Novella, Best Novelette, and Best Short Story categories, shortly.
I also co-edited twelve issues of Locus: The Newspaper of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Field.Â As Reviews Editor, I edited the reviews section of the magazine.
Well, that’s about all the pimpage I can do.Â As I said above, nominating me isn’t the important thing. Nominating is, though.Â Please do so if you can.
Clarkesworld has just published an article by Jeremy L.C. Jones about anthologists and their craft. It features some really interesting stuff from the likes of Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, Ellen Datlow, John Joseph Adams, and James Lowder, as well as some incoherent ramblings from yours truly.Â Worth checking out.