Because one self-promo post per weekend obviously isn’t enough.
Anyway, you know the drill, cause you’ve probably seen those awards pimpage posts on every other blog these days. Basically, it’s nomination time for the big genre awards such as the Hugo and Nebula awards, so authors post lists of their eligible works.
I didn’t think I’d have anything to pimp until 2013, because I had no traditionally published genre works out in 2011. And while I have new self-published works available, I didn’t think that those were eligible. However, I was reading the blog of Annie Bellet and it turns out that self-published work is apparently Hugo eligible after all. Who knew?
Anyway, the following of my works are eligible for the Hugo Awards:
Best novelette category:
Flying Bombs, a dieselpunk novelette featuring the Silencer, a villain calling himself the Master of the Air and the largest Zeppelin ever built. I’m quite fond of this story and it took a long time to find a market.
Best short story category:
Whaler, which is short story about space whales and the men who hunt them. Yes, I know that you’re groaning, but a space whale story did win the Nebula Award for best novelette last year. And mine has a twist.
Letters from the Dark Side is epistolary fiction in the style of a True Confessions magazine. It’s theoretically a collection, though of short story length according to the Hugo rules.
Rites of Passage is not Hugo eligible by the way, because it has been previously published at a time when I didn’t even know that the story was eligible for anything.
Theorectically, I should be eligible for the best fan writer Hugo as well for this blog.
If you want to read one of the eligible stories for awards or nomination purposes, drop me an e-mail and I’ll send you a copy in the format of your choice.