Awards Eligibility Post
Yep, it’s that time of year again. Here’s what came out from me in 2014:
Two short stories:
- “On the Efficacy of Supervillain Battles in Eliciting Therapeutic Breakthroughs” in Unidentified Funny Objects 3.
- “Chupacabra’s Song” in Kaleidoscope.
Then there was The Prosekiller Chronicles: Rise of the Spider Goddess: An Annotated Novel. Technically, this would probably qualify for Best Novel or Best Related Work categories, but let’s get real. Is there a “Worst Novel” category I should be campaigning for? 🙂
Finally, there’s Invisible, a collection I edited of 14 essays about representation in science fiction and fantasy.
While I’m proud of all of these things — yes, even Spider Goddess — it’s Invisible that I’d most like to share with folks. I was blown away by the powerful, personal, and important stories people shared. The anthology has also raised $500 for the Carl Brandon Society.
Almost all of the essays are available online:
- Parched – Mark Oshiro
- Boys’ Books – Katharine Kerr
- Clicking – Susan Jane Bigelow
- The Princess Problem – Charlotte Ashley
- Autism, Representation, Success – Ada Hoffmann
- Gender in Genre – Katie
- I Don’t See Color – Michi Trota
- Evil Albino Trope is Evil – Nalini Haynes
- Options – Joie Young
- Representation without Understanding – Derek Handley
- Non-binary and Not Represented – Morgan Dambergs
- The Power of Representation: SFF Saved my Life – Nonny Blackthorne
Invisible is eligible for the Hugo Award for Best Related Work.
I’d be happy to send a review copy to eligible voters (i.e., members of the 2014 or 2015 Worldcons). Email me, and I can send it along in .epub or .mobi format. If neither of those work for you, let me know and we’ll figure something out.
If you’ll be nominating and would like to consider something else I did in 2014, I can hook you up with the short stories and/or even Spider Goddess, too. But if you only have time to check out one thing, I’d love it if you’d give Invisible a try.
January 7, 2015 @ 11:46 am
I greatly enjoyed Invisible.
January 7, 2015 @ 11:48 am
Are all of the individual stories in Invisible eligible for nomination in…I don’t have the categories in my head anymore. Only Best Related Work? I would just nominate the whole thing then. But am I forgetting one?
Jim C. Hines
January 7, 2015 @ 11:53 am
Good question. “Invisible” as a whole is eligible for Best Related Work.
Technically, you could probably nominate individual essays. Kameron Hurley won last year for her blog post “We Have Always Fought.” But that was a pretty unusual case.
January 7, 2015 @ 12:23 pm
January 7, 2015 @ 11:57 pm
Mr. Hines, does that mean that you are also eligible for best editor – short form? Or are those prizes usually for fiction editors only?
Jim C. Hines
January 8, 2015 @ 7:49 am
Nope. From the Hugo site: “To be eligible the person must have edited at least four anthologies, collections or magazine issues devoted to science fiction and/or fantasy, at least one of which must have been published in the year of eligibility.”
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