Three quick-hitting bits of local and regional author awards news, which all deserve more detailed mention, but at least deserve this quick mention:
1. The storySouth Million Writers Award Notable Stories of 2011 have been announced (*), and these include:
- “And the Rain Fell Through Her Fingers” by Richard Dansky (storySouth, March 2011)
- “City of the Dead” by Kristine Ong Muslim (Connotation Press)
- “AIP” by T.C. McCarthy (Rutgers University’s Story Quarterly Online) — PDF
Congratulations to all!
2. SFWA announced the winners of the 2011 Nebula Awards, which included Kij Johnson’s novella “The Man Who Bridged the Mist”. Congrats, Kij!
3. Speaking of T.C. McCarthy, his 2011 debut novel Germline is the winner of the Compton Crook Award, presented annually by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society for the year’s best first novel in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Big-time congratulations, T.C.!
(*) And I’ll take this little space here to add a couple more (OK, several) of my favorite online stories of 2011: Eric Gregory’s “The Harrowers” (Lightspeed, January 2011), Richard Butner’s “Through the Uprights” (Electric Velocipede, December 2011), Lewis Shiner’s “A Box of Thunder” (Strange Horizons, September 2011), Katherine Sparrow’s “The Migratory Patterns of Dancers” (Giganotosaurus, July 2011), “Nadirah Sends Her Love” by Ada Milenkovic Brown (Crossed Genres, February 2011), “Thirty Seconds From Now” by John Chu (Boston Review, September 2011), “The Bio-Documentarian of the British Library” by Deborah Walker (Cosmos, March 2011), …