Monthly Archives: February 2017

Award Season – Starlit Wood Nominations!

Award season is here! Voting for Locus Award is still going strong, and so is voting for the Hugo Awards. However, some award nominations are already being announced.

Today the nominees for the Nebula Award were posted, and Amal El-Mohtar’s story from The Starlit Wood, “Seasons of Glass and Iron“, is on the list! Navah and I are thrilled for Amal. I think it’s a superb list. I particularly love the novel nominees – really terrific material. I’m also glad to see nominations for excellent work by Victor LaValle, Seanan McGuire, Fran Wilde, Alyssa Wong, Jason Sanford, Cat Rambo, Brooke Bolander, Sam J. Miller, and many other folks. I’ve read most but not all the nominated works, so I’m excited to start on those I’ve missed.

In other award news, the nominees for the Australian Aurealis Award have been announced, and another Starlit Wood story has garnered attention: Garth Nix’s “Penny for a Match, Mister?”. Garth’s story is nominated for both Best Fantasy Short Story and Best Horror story. Again, Navah and I are incredibly happy to see this.

Here’s hoping we see more nominations for Starlit stories in the near future!

 

 

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Locus Recommended Reading List & Year’s Bests

Here we are, February already. It’s been a rough 2017 for pretty much everyone I know, so we’re due for some good news. The folks at Locus Magazine have compiled their annual recommended reading list,  and it includes a ton of work I’ve enjoyed throughout the year, along with additional material I need to read. Big congratulations to everyone on the list.

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Navah and I are pretty thrilled that THE STARLIT WOOD: NEW FAIRY TALES made the list, along with three stories and two novelettes:

  • Amal El-Mohtar’s “Seasons of Glass and Iron
  • Daryl Gregory’s “Even the Crumbs Were Delicious”
  • Sofia Samatar’s “The Tale of Mahliya and Mauhub and the White-Footed Gazelle”, Sofia Samatar”
  • Aliette de Bodard’s “Pearl”
  • Naomi Novik’s “Spinning Silver”

Year’s Bests

Starlit stories have also been doing well with Year’s Best anthologies, totalling six reprints so far. These are:

  • “Seasons of Glass and Iron” in Paula Guran’s The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror and Jonathan Strahan’s The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year
  • “Spinning Silver” in Paula Guran’s The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror and Jonathan Strahan’s The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year
  • “Even the Crumbs Were Delicious” in Jonathan Strahan’s The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year
  • “Pearl” in Neil Clarke’s The Best Science Fiction of the Year

That’s it for the good news for now. Who knows, maybe the future holds more reprint opportunities for Starlit stories. That would certainly be nice.