My chariot for the season is, of course, “Ray of Light,” the novelette which first appeared in the December 2011 issue of Analog as the cover story — see above. It’s already landed on the Nebula award final ballot, and stands a good chance of going the distance to the Hugo award final ballot too.
How do you vote for the Hugo?
Also, and perhaps more importantly, how do you vote for the Campbell award — given to this year’s most promising, new science fiction writer?
If… you are an attending or supporting member of Chicon 7 (the 2012 World Science Fiction Convention); or
If… you were an attending or supporting member of Renovation (the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention)
If… you are an attending or supporting member of LoneStarCon 3 (the 2013 World Science Fiction Convention)
…you can *NOMINATE* works and/or authors in all categories! The window for nomination closes at the end of this week, so if you meet or match the criteria above, please stop over at the Chicon 7 web site and cast your nomination vote.
On that note, I should mention that I had other works in print in 2011. “The Chaplain’s Assistant” was in the September 2011 issue of Analog magazine, and is eligible for the Hugo in the short story category. As is, “The Bullfrog Radio Astronomy Project,” which came out in the October 2011 issue of Analog. There is also my short story, “Exiles of Eden,” which appeared in Issue 22 of Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show.
Many thanks to anyone and/or everyone who gives any of these stories his or her nod of approval. I’m still trying to figure out how to attend Chicon 7 — financially — but it’s been my experience that things have a way of arranging themselves. Since my friend, mentor, and collaborator Mike Resnick is going to be the Guest of Honor at Chicon, I think I’d better jolly well find a way to go! Even if it means sewing myself up in someone else’s oversized baggage; just an oxygen bottle and some heavy sedatives. (grin)