AAAH, how is it already 15 days into 2016???? If I don’t write this now, I’ll end up putting it off until it’s already 2017. D:
Anyway. I spent way, way waaaaaay more of 2015 being sick (hospital, and later pneumonia from a DIFFERENT illness), maneuvering un/underemployment, applying for graduate schools, interviewing for graduate schools, traveling to the east coast and back, moving across the country, and somewhere in the middle of all that, running a successful Kickstarter and starting a magazine (GlitterShip).
Speaking of which, I still owe a LOT of Kickstarter rewards, so, that’s on my “OH NO OH NO DON’T HATE ME” GET IT DONE list for 2016.
I did not have as much fiction out this year as I would have liked, so my “here’s what I wrote that is eligible for you to consider for whatever” is just this:
“Singing Wings” in Fireside Issue 27, September 2015. Flash fiction.
“And Never Mind the Watching Ones” Uncanny Issue 6, Sept/Oct 2015. Novelette.
So if you’re inclined to recommend these to others, thanks! If not, please recommend and nominate the works you DID like. (Although, I admit to not feeling much like there’s a point, since undoubtedly the s/r pup organizers will show up to shit all over everything again. Gee, thanks.
EDITED TO CLARIFY:
According to the Hugo Award rules, GlitterShip is NOT eligible as a semiprozine because it is eligible as a fancast.
So, if you enjoyed GlitterShip last year and wish to nominate it for Hugos, it is eligible as a fancast.
I am also eligible as best editor short form, but let’s be honest, there are a TON of other editors eligible. Do go look up who is editing your favorite magazines and anthologies!
GlitterShip is a podcast and a magazine. It’s probably eligible for something, somewhere. I know there are Parsec awards that have to do with podcasts specifically, but I haven’t followed those very closely.
My reading has mostly been subsumed in reading Tiptree recommendations, and in terms of THAT award you just have to wait until we’re all done with it in March and then the whole jury will let you know.
However, here’s a list of 2015 books that I personally enjoyed, and should not be considered an endorsement for anything other than “here are some books from last year that you might like.”
It’s a mix of YA, adult, fantasy, science fiction, collections, comics.
Radiance – Catherynne M. Valente
Signal to Noise – Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Red Girls – Kazuki Sakuraba
Magonia – Maria Dahvana Headley
Aurora – Kim Stanley Robinson
I Am Princess X – Cherie Priest
Shadowshaper – Daniel José Older
The Fifth Season – N. K. Jemison
Falling in Love with Hominids – Nalo Hopkinson
Three Songs for Roxy – Caren Gussoff
Cherry Crow Children – Deborah Kalin
The Only Ones -Carola Dibbell
Sorcerer to the Crown – Zen Cho
Planetfall – Emma Newman
The Beyond Anthology: Queer Science Fiction / Fantasy Comics ed. by Sfé R. Monster & Taneka Stotts.