Every new year starts with authors plugging their stories for "award consideration." Never one to stand in the way of a self-promotion trend, I hope people will consider the following stories for everything from the Hugo and Nebula Awards to the Wall of Infamy Plaque at Galactic Jim's Super Emporium of Glittery Cheese.
First off, please know that the special issue of Interzone focused on my fiction (issue 231, Nov./Dec. 2010) is now in bookstores in the United States. Barnes and Nobles tends to carry them along with certain independent stores. The following stories are in the issue:
- "Memoria" (short story)
- "Peacemaker, Peacemaker, Little Bo Peep" (novelette)
- "Millisent Ka Plays in Realtime" (short story)
Unfortunately, I can't post the stories online since the edition is still in stores. But I urge people to buy the magazine.
My other stories published in 2010 were:
- "The Never Never Wizard of Apalachicola" (short story and cover story in Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show issue 20, Dec. 2010)
- "Plague Birds" (PDF download, novelette in issue 228, May/June 2010, of Interzone)
- "A Twenty-First Century Fairy Love Story" (PDF download, novelette in Tales of the Unanticipated, issue 30, spring 2010)
- "Here We Are, Falling Through Shadows" (short story in issue 225 (Nov./Dec. 2009) of Interzone and reprinted in Apex Magazine, the Czech SF magazine Ikarie and the French book anthology Ténèbres)
Please note the last story isn't eligible for the Hugo Award because it was originally published in Britain in 2009. However its electronic publication by Interzone was in 2010, so it is eligible for the Nebula. Yeah, award rules are a funny, quirky thing.