I look up as my life starts to return to some semblance of normalcy, and I can’t believe it’s already February. Zounds.
So, okay, the Nebula nomination period is entering the homestretch (last day for noms is February 15th) and, as has been pointed out to me, Hugo nominations are underway and have been since last month.
So herein my shameless self-promo plug:
My novelette, “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast,” which is currently on the shortlist/ballot of the BSFA Awards, is in the running for the Nebula ballot, currently in a 4th place tie with nine votes. For SFWA members who haven’t made your nominations yet, it’s available to read or listen to for free for your consideration:
• Read it at Apex Magazine.
• Listen to it (fabulously narrated by Lawrence Santoro) at Escape Pod.
It’s also eligible for Hugo consideration for folks who are attending or have a membership to this year’s Worldcon.
In non-Hobkin news, “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast” made the BSFA Awards ballot/shortlist. OMG! Thank you to all the BSFA folks who nominated it. I’m absolutely overwhelmed and stunned.
Saw that “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast” (originally published in Interzone #220) was nominated for a 2009 BSFA Award! *Woot!* For any BSFA members who haven’t sent in your nominations yet, my story can be read for free at Apex Magazine, where it was reprinted, or heard podcast (read by the fabulous Lawrence Santoro) at Escape Pod. The deadline for nominations is tomorrow (Jan. 16).
Also, Interzone is now running its annual readers poll for IZ stories published in 2009. Polling ends March 31st!
And finally, a reminder for SFWA members that Nebula nominations end on February 15th. One more month left! I’m delighted (ecstatic, absolutely blown away) that “Sinner” has received so many nominations. I’m actually daring to hope that it might just make the ballot.
The 2009 Nebula nomination period opened yesterday and runs through Feb. 15, 2010. This is the first year of the revamped Nebula nomination rules, a process that really, really needed an overhaul. It promises to be much more transparent and commonsensical than the previous system.
I invite folks to peruse the Carl Brandon society list of 2009 short stories by writers of color and the Nebula suggested reading offerings at the SFWA.org site for some fabulous fiction to consider nominating.
And, of course, my own shameless plug:
My novelette “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman Beast” was published by Interzone and reprinted in Apex Magazine in 2009, making it eligible for Nebula consideration.
Folks can read it for free from Apex‘s site or listen to a free podcast of it, read fabulously by Lawrence Santoro, at Escape Pod.