Twas another year ending, and all cross the net,
all the authors were blogging and starting to fret.
The Nebula ballots were open for noms,
and authors were sweating and wiping their palms.
They posted their eligible works from for the year
while dreaming of Hugos and Campbells and beer.
And I at my desktop with cat in my lap,
had just started posting my own year’s recap…
I’ve got two things I want to highlight this year, for anyone who might be doing the award nominating thing. I’m happy to send a copy of either or both if you’re reading for nominations — just shoot me a note.
Short Story: “The Fallow Grave of Dream,” from The Death of All Things, edited by Laura Anne Gilman and Kat Richardson. This is a relatively short work about a disabled child who discovers their power as the Death of Dream.
Related Work: Invisible 3, which I co-edited with Mary Anne Mohanraj, is eligible for the Hugo Award for Best Related Work. This is a collection of 18 essays and poems about representation in SF/F. You can read several of the essays online.
For the completionists, here’s everything that came out from me in 2017:
- Terminal Alliance (hardcover)
- Invisible 3 (co-edited with Mary Anne Mohanraj)
- “A Game of Goblins” (short story) in Unidentified Funny Objects 6
- “The Fallow Grave of Dream” (short story) in The Death of All Things
2017 also saw the release of the mass market paperback of Revisionary, but that wasn’t a new work. Just a new format.
So there you have it. One year of Jim-writing.
I sprang to my feet, thinking “I need some scotch.”
When the cat gave a yowl and dug claws in my crotch.
I exclaimed many words best not written down here.
Thank you readers and friends for another good year.