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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-12-26 14:45
Subject: [awards] Mucking about with Nebula recs
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As recently emphasized here and elsewhere, there is a late-breaking movement to punch up the Nebula ballot. What have you read or seen this year that you think might want to be on that ballot? I'm looking for suggestions of things I might have overlooked. (And yes, I've already made some recs.)

ETA: I'm certainly not going to read much new between right now and the end of the year. What I'm looking for is jogs to my memory of stuff I saw earlier on.
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Cheryl Myfanwy Morgan
User: cherylmmorgan
Date: 2007-12-26 22:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Various rec lists available here.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-12-26 22:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Perfect! Thank you.
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anghara
User: anghara
Date: 2007-12-26 23:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
So - how old's the_child again? DO you think she might enjoy my YA stuff?...(the first book's right there on that list mentioned above...)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-12-26 23:07 (UTC)
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Good for you! She's not quite up to reading them herself yet (very gradual bloomer in that department), but she loves to be read to. I shall investigate!
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Laura Anne Gilman
User: suricattus
Date: 2007-12-26 23:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
She might also really enjoy Sarah Durst's INTO THE WILD, which I am not adverse to pimping like mad, specifically for the Norton.
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David D. Levine
User: davidlevine
Date: 2007-12-27 16:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I knew I had seen this list of recs before and went to that site yesterday to look for them. I spent about half an hour and never managed to find them. Turns out I completely missed the faint little tabs above the big bold graphic at the top of the page. I think the site's usability would be greatly improved by putting the tabs below the header graphic.
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Cheryl Myfanwy Morgan
User: cherylmmorgan
Date: 2007-12-27 17:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Interesting point. I'll try that as and when I get some time. Thanks!
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Douglas Cohen
User: douglascohen
Date: 2007-12-26 23:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm not sure if you regularly read Realms of Fantasy or not. In case you don't though, I've been pimping M.K. Hobson's "Hotel Astarte" for some time:

http://www.demimonde.com/SFWA/astarte.html

NOTE: It's from Realms of Fantasy, but not a slush survivor of mine. Just a great story that I'm rooting for. I'd officially recommend it if I could (one day ...)

I'm sure there's lots of other great stuff out there, but Realms monopolizes so much of my reading time, so I'm publicly pimping very little this year. Hopefully I can read more short stuff outside the magazine next year.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-12-26 23:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
What issue?
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Douglas Cohen
User: douglascohen
Date: 2007-12-26 23:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
June 2007.
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Laura Anne Gilman: hiding
User: suricattus
Date: 2007-12-26 23:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:hiding
I am usually hesitant to pimp myself, and I'm not sure ethically if you can rec it, but a little birdie tells me that "Fire Rising in the Moon" is still eligible?

If so, I should probably go and pimp it out a bit, in addition to my other stories...

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jeffsoesbe: bald man thinking
User: jeffsoesbe
Date: 2007-12-26 23:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:bald man thinking
Went back through my blog comments and found stories from Asimovs/Analog/F&SF in 2007 that I rather enjoyed. I'm afraid I didn't take notes on short/novelette/novella (bad me!).

- "Recovering Apollo 8", Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Asimovs Feb 2007 (novella)
- "Tideline", Elizabeth Bear, Asimovs June 2007 (short story)
- "The Sky is Large and the Earth is Small", Chris Robertson, Asimovs July 2007 (novelette)
- "Bullet Dance", John Schofstall, Asimovs July 2007 (short story)
- "The Bridge", Kathleen Ann Goonan, Asimovs Sept 2007 (reprint, probably not eligible)

- "Red Card", S.L. Gilbow, F&SF Feb 2007 (short story)
- "Memorare", Gene Wolfe, F&SF April 2007 (novella)
- "The Master Miller's Tale", Ian R. MacLeod, F&SF May 2007 (novella)
- "Stars Seen Through Stone", Lucius Shepard, F&SF July 2007 (novella)
- "The Mole Cure", Nancy Farmer, F&SF August 2007 (short story)
- "Episode Seven: Last Stand Against the Pack in the Kingdom of the Purple Flowers", John Langan, F&SF Sept 2007 (novelette)

- "Trucks", Amy Bechtel, Analog March 2007 (short story)
- "The Sands of Titan", Richard Lovett, Analog June 2007 (novella)

I didn't read many of the smaller press, so nothing from those sources. Next year...

"Red Card" is still my favorite story of the year. I really really loved it.

Hope this helps!

- yeff

UPDATE: The rec lists cherylmmorgan pointed to above had many of these in the proper category, so I added those and looked up the rest. (Then I realized the rec lists were rec lists from others, so I added my picks.)

Edited at 2007-12-27 12:06 am (UTC)
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Cheryl Myfanwy Morgan
User: cherylmmorgan
Date: 2007-12-27 00:38 (UTC)
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I can't guarantee that we have the categories right, Yeff. We rely on what people tell us. But hopefully we are out there and public enough that people will yell at us if we get something wrong.

Thanks for your input!
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Wendy S. Delmater: A&A
User: safewrite
Date: 2007-12-27 04:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:A&A
Did you read Tony Pi's
"Metamorphoses in Amber?"

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jimvanpelt
User: jimvanpelt
Date: 2007-12-27 04:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hi, Jay. If you use SFWA's online reccing, you can just log on and scroll down the lists of the already recced, which is what I do everytime they announce the new list is up. I can click on the stories and don't have to type anything to add my rec. That doesn't help for a first recommendation, however.

I thought Dan Simmons's novel, TERROR, was spectacular.
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David D. Levine
User: davidlevine
Date: 2007-12-27 16:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I just sent in a recommendation for the brilliant "The Hotel Astarte" by mkhobson, from Realms of Fantasy, June 2007, which I had the privilege to read in an earlier version. SFWA members can read it online, via a URL at the Nebula Awards Report web page at sfwa.org (login required).

I have also recommended The Name of the Wind by patrickrothfuss, the finest fantasy doorstop in years.

My story "Titanium Mike Saves the Day" has received at least 3 recommendations so far (from Jack McDevitt, Mike Resnick, and Geoff Landis, so it's not just friends of mine). If you'd like to read it, just send me your email address and I'll zap you a copy.
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Ramblin_Phyl: penned
User: ramblin_phyl
Date: 2007-12-27 16:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:penned
I have a story in Fate Fantastic that I like a lot
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