It’s time for that January tradition, the Award Eligibility post for Diabolical Plots.
This has been a year of change, as we’ve been trying a new publishing strategy; instead of publishing stories only on the Diabolical Plots website, we’ve been shifting toward publishing them in ebook. Since there was a backlog of several years of stories already published, this resulted in three anthologies of stories that were first published on Diabolical Plots:
Diabolical Plots: The First Years in March 2018
Diabolical Plots: Year Three in June 2018
Diabolical Plots: Year Four in September 2018
The Ray Bradbury Award is given out every year with the Nebula Awards but is not a Nebula Award in itself. Like the Nebula Awards, the final ballot and the eventual winner are decided by votes from members of SFWA, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (which despite the name has an international membership).
I like to use the award every year as a sampler of well-loved science fiction and fantasy movies from the previous year. I have been very happy with this tactic, and this year is no exception.
Not included in this review is a nominated episode of The Good Place, because I don’t seek out individual episodes of TV shows for these reviews.
Having previously listing out award-eligible works that were written or published by me, here is my list of works that I think you might want to consider for Hugo and Nebula awards that were not written or published by me.
I’m working mostly from the Hugo Award categories, but a few of these categories overlap with the Nebulas as well.
Note that I have skipped any categories that I didn’t think that I was sufficiently knowledgeable enough about during the year of 2016.
Also, in any given category, the ordering does not mean anything–the order is not rank-order, so the first is not any different than the last, etc.