SFWA members received an e-mail this morning notifying them that the Nebula nomination ballot is now available, which signals the beginning of the 2015 award season.
Should you wish to consider any of my writing for your ballot, I had a total of 16 short stories published in 2014 (so far. There *may* be another flash piece forthcoming at DSF, but I don’t know if it will be this year or the next. No other longer stories are due out before 2015). Choosing among these is a little bit like choosing among ones’ children, but if absolutely pressed, I’d ask you to consider “Icarus Falls” as I feel it packs the most emotional punch. Here are a few of my own “top picks” for 2014:
“Icarus Falls” – Daily Science Fiction
The fist astronaut to travel beyond our solar system tries to reconnect with her estranged daughter as she is losing her memories.
“The Golem of Deneb Seven” – InterGalactic Medicine Show
A Jewish family immigrates to another planet to escape civil war on Earth, but the war catches up to them and they find themselves caught in the middle of the conflict.
“Fate and Other Variables” – Galaxy’s Edge
A computer hacker and a kabbalist team up to break into the metaphysical Book of Fate and rewrite their futures.
“High-Tech Fairies and the Pandora Perplexity” – InterGalactic Medicine Show
A sequel to “Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma.” A Pandora’s box shows up at the Pawn Shop while two factions of the Fae covet technology that would allow electronics to work in their realm.
“Doubt” – Galaxy’s Edge
A cybernetically-enhanced assassin who can’t feel pain faces off against his greatest adversary.
The complete list of my other stories is posted on my Bibliography page.
How does one actually vote in the ballot? I’m not a SFWA member, but if possible I’d like to vote all the same.
Nebula voting is restricted to SFWA members. However, you are able to vote on any number of other awards. Hugo Award is voted on by folks who attend (or buy membership for) WorldCon. World Fantasy Award is similarly voted on by people who attend the World Fantasy Convention, etc. If you attend or support any of the larger cons, chances are there’s an award you’re eligible to vote for.