2021 was a year. COVID played hell with production and publication, and things that might have succeeded didn’t. That impacted books of mine, like 2020s Made to Order, and it means books that I had hoped would come out in 2021 did not.
Still, it was a busy year and with the end of the year it’s time for an eligibility post. During 2021 I was lucky enough to work on what I think are some really excellent works of fiction that are worthy of your awards consideration.
It was a year when I edited one anthology (one other got delayed), seven of the 19 novellas published by Tordocom during the year (and there could have been more), nine of Tor.com’s short stories, and acted as reviews editor for Locus for the 19th consecutive year.
As a podcaster, I think 2021 was a move back to normal life, with just over 26 episodes published during the year, after the rather wonderful madness of our 150+ Ten Minutes with… episodes . We did win a Hugo for the podcast, which was lovely.
Fiction edited in 2021
- Fireheart Tiger, Aliette de Bodard, Tordotcom
- The Album of Doctor Moreau, Daryl Gregory, Tordotcom
- Inside Man, K J Parker, Tordotcom
- The Past is Red, Catherynne M. Valente, Tordotcom
- In the Watchful City, S. Qiouyi Lu, 2021, Tordotcom
- Comfort Me With Apples, Catherynne M. Valente, Tordotcom
- A Spindle Splintered, Alix E. Harrow, Tordotcom
- “The Red Mother” by Elizabeth Bear
- “Questions Asked in the Belly of the World” by A. T. Greenblatt
- #Spring Love, #Pichal Pairi” by Usman T. Malik
- “Judge Dee and the Poisoner of Montmartre” by Lavie Tidhar
- “Judge Dee and the Three Deaths of Count Werdenfels” by Lavie Tidhar
- “The Station of the Twelfth” by Chaz Brenchley
- “Let All the Children Boogie” by Sam J. Miller
- “Annie Without Crow” by Michael Swanwick
- “Small Monsters” by E. Lily Yu
Editor, Short-Form (Hugos)/Professional Achievement (WFA)
- Jonathan Strahan (The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Volume 2; seven Tordotcom novellas; nine Tor.com stories; Locus [reviews editor]
- The Coode Street Podcast [28 episodes] [co-hosted with Gary K. Wolfe.]
I hope you’ll consider supporting the talented people that I’ve worked with during the year.