A few early Hugo nods…

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I put this squarely in the “really cool news” column. Justin Landon via his newly designed Staffer’s Book Review just gave his early thoughts on next year’s Hugos, and I managed to snag two spots!

One is for “Prima”, an original novelette set in The Winds of Khalakovo universe that I wrote for my story collection, Lest Our Passage Be Forgotten.

“Prima” is a story about a ballerina who comes face to face with one of the stranger consequences of the story told in The Lays of Anuskaya. I really enjoyed writing all three of the new stories for the collection, but I have to admit that “Prima” was the one that surprised me the most. Why? Because it was probably the most organic. I planned and plotted the other two stories fairly heavily (for me, anyway; YMMV), but Prima just flowed. It had me worried at the time, because I hate feeling adrift, but it ended up being a really cool story. It’s one of the more character-driven stories I’ve ever written.

The second is for Speculate, the podcast I run with Gregory Wilson, which falls under the Best Fancast category. We’ve had Hugo rumblings these past few years, so it’s nice to see the word continuing to spread.

See more and post your own choices over at Staffer’s Book Review: