Award List

by wjw on January 14, 2014

It’s award nomination season, so I notice other writers’ blogs are listing all their works published in 2013 just in case their readers want to nominate them.

I’d like to follow suit, but the sad fact is, though I’ve been working right along, nothing of mine was published in 2013, all due to the vagaries of publishers’ schedules.  (Though due to these same vagaries, a whole lot of stuff written over the past few years is going to appear in 2014, so yay!)

So I thought I’d let you all nominate for 2013.  What should we all be reading?  What should we nominate?

Let a hundred flowers bloom!  Let a hundred schools of thought contend!

Oz January 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm

“No Others Are Genuine” by Gregory Frost. Came out in Asimov’s. Historical dark fantasy set in Chicago. Novelette. He put it up online in the SFWA forum.

TRX January 14, 2014 at 1:10 pm

As far as I can tell, during 2013 I didn’t read any fiction printed in 2013. Hmm…

Kristin January 14, 2014 at 1:49 pm

I enjoyed:
Graphic Novel: Saga Vol 2
Podcast: Welcome to Nightvale
Podcast: The Writer and The Critic

Unfortunately, I didn’t read any scifi novels printed in 2013 and I’m a year behind with Asimov’s and Analogs. Hoping others will have some tips.

mearsk January 14, 2014 at 3:05 pm

It’s a good question. I can nominate for the Hugos as I picked up a membership for last year’s WorldCon, but I have no clue as to what I should nominate. It’s much easier to just vote on what others pick, I guess.

Geoff January 14, 2014 at 10:26 pm

Books I liked published in 2013. I have no idea if they meet eligibility requirements:

Guy Gavriel Kay, “River of Stars”
Will McIntosh, “Love Minus Eighty”
Sofia Samatar, “A Stranger in Olondria”
James Treadwell, “Anarchy”
Robert Charles Wilson, “Burning Paradise”
Gene Wolfe, “The Land Across”

John Appel January 15, 2014 at 2:35 am

I encourage everyone to read Anne Leckie’s “Ancillary Justice” and then to nominate it for the Best Novel category. Her protagonist is a warship, a unit of soldiers carried on that warship, individual members of that unit – well, it’s complicated and innovative and she pulls it off splendidly.

Now I’m off to build a time machine and go stuff last year’s ballot box in favor of “Throne of the Crescent Moon”.

Tengland January 16, 2014 at 3:49 am

Ian Tregillis, “Something More Than Night.”
You’re not going to read much else like it, I guarantee.
Several of the stories in the anthology “Old Mars” (Martin and Dozois, editors) are worth of awards.
“Abaddon’s Gate,” James S.A. Corey

Rosie January 17, 2014 at 2:37 am

Oz is right about Greg Frost’s No Others Are Genuine being a terrific novelette.

In the novel department, I was impressed by:

A Stranger in Olondria – Sofia Samatar
The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman
The Golem and the Jinni – Helene Wecker
The Land Across – Gene Wolfe

jondi5 January 22, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Does this mean that “Heaven in Flames” will be published in 2014? Please…?

wjw January 24, 2014 at 6:07 am

Alas, “Heaven in Flames” isn’t about to see print. In 2014, anyway.

It’s going to be short fiction. A lot of it.

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