The holidays are a busy time of year for a lot of people (myself included — after a nine hour car ride from the in-law’s house tonight, I am wiped), so I’ll keep today’s post to a brief list. I hope to post more recommendations once I finish more of my to-read list.
First, however, I would like to first give everyone a rundown of what they can expect in the near future here at Short Story Review. Our next post, due to appear January 6th, 2014, will be a review of The Book of Apex: Volume 4. Then we will have a three or four-post series featuring Campbell eligible writers, last year’s nominees, and other past finalists; if you have a suggestion about which short stories to read from people associated with the Campbell, or who to highlight for this year’s eligible writers, please do drop me an email at bonnie.stufflebeam[at]gmail.com.
Today, in the spirit of awards season, I’d like to briefly call attention to some stories I would love to see on the Nebula ballot. These are not nearly all my favorite stories published this year, as there were many awesome stories appearing this year.
I’d also like to take this time to point out that my award-eligible stories are all listed on my website here, and in particular point out that my story “The Wanderers,” which appeared in Clarkesworld in February 2013 (available to read here), is eligible for nomination.
Bonnie’s First Round of Award-Worthy Stories
- Kenneth Schneyer’s “Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer”
- Jake Kerr’s “Biographical Fragments of the Life of Julian Prince”
- Genevieve Valentine’s “Abyssus Abyssum Invocat”
- Sofia Samatar’s “Selkie Stories are for Losers”
- M. Bennardo’s “Water Finds Its Level”