Saturday at midnight was the deadline for members of the SFWA to nominate works for the annual Nebula awards. I nominated five short stories in that category:
The Gods That Men Don't See, Amy Sterling Casil
Smoke and Feathers, Juliette Wade
Waiting for Medusa, Jack Dann
I Come from the Dark Universe, Cat Rambo
A Brief History of the Trans-Pacific Tunnel, Ken Liu
I also nominated in the Novella category Wakulla Springs by Andy Duncan and Ellen Klages.
All of these, except for the Ken Liu story, were brought to my attention by the authors themselves, either independently or in response to my own outreach effort for "Hearts Made of Stone". I felt they were all worthy efforts. I found the Ken Liu story in a search for something clearly alternate history. All great stories.
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