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Thai author Benjanun Sriduangkaew was nominated for this year’s Campbell Award for Best New Writer, which is for authors who first got published in the last two years. As she debuted two years ago (Expanded Horizons, "Chang’e Dashes From the Moon"), she won’t be eligible next year. However, I’d be awfully surprised if she doesn’t show up in the shortlists for other categories! Here’s her novelette “Courtship in the Country of Machine-Gods”.

In the shadow of machine–gods I tell wayfarers of a time when my people were a nightmare the color of hemorrhage and glinting teeth.
There are other narratives, but this is the one they want to hear most…

Thank you so much! I hope this is not seen as butting in rudely, but I’m actually eligible for one more year for the Campbell ballot. C: (My 2012 publications were ones that didn’t qualify me for Campbell eligibility, so my eligibility started in 2013).

omg I didn’t know you were on Tumblr! Correction duly noted. NOMINATE AWAY, KIDS

This year’s Campbell Award winner was Sofia Samatar. Her debut novel A Stranger in Olondria was shortlisted for like every major award, and “Selkie Stories Are for Losers” was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story.

I hate selkie stories. They’re always about how you went up to the attic to look for a book, and you found a disgusting old coat and brought it downstairs between finger and thumb and said “What’s this?”, and you never saw your mom again.

Excellent crop of Hugo winners this year! Personal take:

  • Ancillary Justice is great and you all should read it
  • nice to see Charles “always a bridesmaid” Stross winning something
  • I don’t even watch Game of Thrones but I’m just so fucking happy Best Dramatic Presentation didn’t go to another fucking Doctor Who episode as it has for the past decade
  • so many women winners. So many. Suck it, SFWA dinosaurs.

I’m queuing up a few Hugo-y things.

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ktempest:

One of the winners of this year’s James Tipree Jr. Award is: Ancient, Ancient by Kiini Ibura Salaam

YAY

From the website:

In Ancient, Ancient, Kiini Ibura Salaam’s startling stories combine science fiction, fantasy, and mythology in a sensuous exploration of what it means to live while struggling to define self and other. Salaam’s language is poetic and sensuous — a unique and original voice. The stories are ambitious and challenging, demonstrating excellent range in both storytelling style and imagery, from the mundane to the fully fantastical. Salaam is particularly interested in agency in oppressive social realities and explores how oppression works on our gendered bodies.

You can buy the paperback and eBook versions from the Aqueduct Press website.

Looks like I have another  book to read.

This will be worth it!

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princelesscomic:

Attention creators!  Princeless nearly swept the Glyph’s last year and I certainly don’t want to this year, because that means not enough of you are submitting!  
So…
If you are a Creator of Color
Or/And your comic features black characters or black issues, get your stuff ready and submit it to the Glyph Awards, THE award show that was created to honor black creators and characters in comics!

princelesscomic:

Attention creators!  Princeless nearly swept the Glyph’s last year and I certainly don’t want to this year, because that means not enough of you are submitting!  

So…

If you are a Creator of Color

Or/And your comic features black characters or black issues, get your stuff ready and submit it to the Glyph Awards, THE award show that was created to honor black creators and characters in comics!

Winners included two writers I’ve been following here, Ken Liu (Best Short Story) and E. Lily Yu (John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer).

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That really cool Dillon illustration of a black woman in an ornate space helmet

I totally forgot these were happening. A lot of great nominees; there seems to be, at least to me, an unusual number of non-white authors/works with non-white main characters. Sadly, most of them did not win.

Some thoughts:

  • Novel: This reminded me to put Among Others on hold.
  • Short Story: I preferred E. Lily Yu’s story, but that’s just me.
  • Dramatic Presentation: As usual, goes to a Doctor Who episode, because fuck you that’s why. I was rooting for Attack the Block, which gets all the points for doing a POC-centric alien invasion story.
  • Solstice Award: A kind of lifetime achievement thing which can be presented posthumously, which is why Octavia Butler is a co-winner.
  • tl:dr; Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.

O HAI GUISE IM ALIVE

  • I GOT SUCKED INTO LIEK REDDIT AND MINECRAFT AND SHIT
  • AND MISSED POSTING RLY IMPORTANT SHIT LIKE ANDREA HAIRSTON WINNING THE TIPTREE
  • AND THE NEBULA NOMINEES ARE OUT BECAUSE THE NEBULAS ARE COMING UP REAL SOON AND ALL KINDS OF COOL PPL AND BOOKS AND STUFF GOT NOMINATED LIKE N. K. JEMISIN, ALIETTE DE BODARD, E. LILY YU, NNEDI OKORAFOR, GREG VAN EEKHOUT, AND ATTACK THE BLOCK (WHICH WILL TOTALLY LOSE OUT TO ANOTHER FUCKING DOCTOR WHO EPISODE BUT WHATEVER).
  • I WILL BE TOO BROKE TO GO TO WISCON
  • AND PROBABLY TOO BUSY DOING COOL SHIT IN TORONTO
  • BUT ANYWAY, TO THE REAL REASON I CAME BACK TO TUMBLR
  • I JUST NEEDED SOMEONE WHO WOULD UNDERSTAND WHEN I FEEL THE NEED TO SPEAK IN ALLCAPS AND BULLET POINTS AND SAY
  • LOL. WHITE. FEMINISTS.