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2021 Worldcon Schedule (Discon III)

I’ll be attending Discon III, the 2021 Worldcon in DC (December 15-19). Clarkesworld will have a table in the dealer’s room, but I can also be found on the program at the following events/panels:

Kaffeeklatsch – Neil Clarke
Thu 10:00-10:50 AM, Suite 325

Ask an Editor: Short Fiction Writing
Thu 2:30-3:20 PM, Blue Room

Public Hugo Finalists Reception
Thu 5:00-7:00 PM, Ambassador Ballroom

Signing – Neil Clarke
Fri 11:30 AM -12:20 PM, Autographs 3

The Small Press Takeover of Short Fiction
Fri 4:00-5:00 PM, Forum Room

The Finances of Running a Small Press
Sat 11:30 AM -12:20 PM, Forum Room

Hugo Award Ceremony
Sat 8:00-10:30 PM, Regency Ballroom

2021 Hugo Nominee

Very pleased to once again be a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Editor (Short Form). I’m keeping great company.

A big thank you to everyone that nominated me this year.

Congratulations to all of this year’s finalists!

2020 Clarkesworld Stories and Cover Art

2020 Clarkesworld Stories

“Helicopter Story” by Isabel Fall (Novelette, 1/2020) (This is the replacement title for the story published in our January 2020 issue and later withdrawn by the author.)
“Monster” by Naomi Kritzer (Novelette, 1/2020)
“The AI That Looked at the Sun” by Filip Hajdar Drnovšek Zorko (Short Story, 1/2020)
“The Last to Die” by Rita Chang-Eppig (Short Story, 1/2020)
“The Perfect Sail” by I-Hyeong Yun (Novelette, 1/2020)
“The Ancestral Temple in a Box” by Chen Qiufan (Short Story, 1/2020)
“Outer” by Hollis Joel Henry (Short Story, 2/2020)
“Eyes of the Crocodile” by Malena Salazar Maciá (Short Story, 2/2020)
“Mandorla” by Cooper Shrivastava (Short Story, 2/2020)
“The Host” by Neal Asher (Novelette, 2/2020)
“Jigsaw Children” by Grace Chan (Novelette, 2/2020)
“Generation Gap” by Thoraiya Dyer (Novelette, 2/2020)
“Time Reveals the Heart” by Derek Künsken (Short Story, 3/2020)
“Coffee Boom: Decoctions, Micronized” by D.A. Xiaolin Spires (Short Story, 3/2020)
“Leave-Taking” by M. L. Clark (Novelette, 3/2020)
“The Amusement Dark” by Mike Buckley (Novelette, 3/2020)
“Grayer Than Lead, Heavier Than Snow” by Yukimi Ogawa (Novelette, 3/2020)
“The Whale Fall at the End of the Universe” by Cameron Van Sant (Short Story, 3/2020)
“Distant Stars” by P H Lee (Short Story, 4/2020)
“AirBody” by Sameem Siddiqui (Short Story, 4/2020)
“A System for Investigating Recapitulation and Evolutionary Novelty” by Kyle E Miller (Short Story, 4/2020)
“The ThoughtBox” by Tlotlo Tsamaase (Short Story, 4/2020)
“Debtless” by Chen Qiufan (Novelette, 4/2020)
“Angel Pattern” by Henry Szabranski (Novelette, 4/2020)
“What Happens in Solarium Square 21” by Ashleigh Shears (Short Story, 5/2020)
“Albedo Season” by Ray Nayler (Short Story, 5/2020)
“A Stick of Clay, in the Hands of God, is Infinite Potential” by JY Neon Yang (Novelette, 5/2020)
“Quantum Fish” by Bo Balder (Novelette, 5/2020)
“The Language Sheath” by Regina Kanyu Wang (Novelette, 5/2020)
“The Translator, at Low Tide” by Vajra Chandrasekera (Short Story, 5/2020)
“The Iridescent Lake” by D.A. Xiaolin Spires (Novelette, 6/2020)
“How Long the Shadows Cast” by Kenji Yanagawa (Novelette, 6/2020)
“Nine Words for Loneliness in the Language of the Uma’u” by M. L. Clark (Novella, 6/2020)
“Optimizing the Path to Enlightenment” by Priya Chand (Short Story, 6/2020)
“Own Goal” by Dennard Dayle (Short Story, 6/2020)
“Artificial People” by Michael Swanwick (Short Story, 7/2020)
“One Time, a Reluctant Traveler” by A. T. Greenblatt (Short Story, 7/2020)
“Three Stories Conjured from Nothing” by ShakeSpace (Short Story, 7/2020)
“Power to Yield” by Bogi Takács (Novella, 7/2020)
“Strange Comfort” by Tegan Moore (Novelette, 7/2020)
“The Oddish Gesture of Humans” by Gabriel Calácia (Short Story, 7/2020)
“The House That Leapt into Forever” by Beth Goder (Short Story, 7/2020)
“The Lori” by Fiona Moore (Short Story, 8/2020)
“Drawing Lines Between the Stars” by Frank Smith (Short Story, 8/2020)
“The Plague” by Yan Leisheng (Short Story, 8/2020)
“An Important Failure” by Rebecca Campbell (Novelette, 8/2020)
“The Immolation of Kev Magee” by L.X. Beckett (Novelette, 8/2020)
“Nameless He” by Robert Reed (Novelette, 8/2020)
“Blue And Blue And Blue And Pink” by Lavie Tidhar (Short Story, 9/2020)
“What Remains of Maya Sankovy” by G. D. Angier (Short Story, 9/2020)
“Lone Puppeteer of a Sleeping City” by Arula Ratnakar (Novelette, 9/2020)
“Certainty” by Isabel Lee (Novelette, 9/2020)
“Ask the Fireflies” by R. P. Sand (Novelette, 9/2020)
“Every Plumage, Every Beak” by Nin Harris (Short Story, 9/2020)
“The Book Reader” by Keishi Kajifune (Short Story, 9/2020)
“Callme and Mink” by Brenda Cooper (Short Story, 10/2020)
“To Set at Twilight In a Land of Reeds” by Natalia Theodoridou (Short Story, 10/2020)
“Wandering Rocks” by Gregory Feeley (Novelette, 10/2020)
“You and Whose Army?” by Greg Egan (Novelette, 10/2020)
“Last Wishes” by D.A. Xiaolin Spires (Novelette, 10/2020)
“All Living Creation” by Xiu Xinyu (Short Story, 10/2020)
“Ashes Under Uricon” by Adrastos Omissi (Short Story, 10/2020)
“The Land of Eternal Jackfruits” by Rupsa Dey (Short Story, 11/2020)
“Death Is for Those Who Die” by Jana Bianchi (Short Story, 11/2020)
“To Sail the Black” by A.C. Wise (Novelette, 11/2020)
“Lost in Darkness and Distance” by Clara Madrigano (Novelette, 11/2020)
“Niuniu” by Baoshu (Novelette, 11/2020)
“The Murders of Jason Hartman” by Brady Nelson and Jamie Wahls (Short Story, 11/2020)
“The Love Life of John Doe” by K Raghasudhan (Short Story, 11/2020)
“The Island of Misfit Toys” by Fiona Moore (Short Story, 12/2020)
“Things That Happen When You Date Your Ex’s Accidentally Restored Backup From Before The Divorce” by Lisa Nohealani Morton (Short Story, 12/2020)
“The Last Days of Old Night” by Michael Swanwick (Short Story, 12/2020)
“Conversations in the Dark” by Robert Reed (Novelette, 12/2020)
“No Way Back” by Chi Hui (Short Story, 12/2020)
“Forward Momentum and a Parallel Toss” by AnaMaria Curtis (Short Story, 12/2020)
“Songs of Activation” by Andy Dudak (Short Story, 12/2020)

2020 Clarkesworld Cover Art

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“Zarrio” by Eduardo García

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“cattleDrive” by Colie Wertz

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“Pitstop” by Thomas Chamberlain-Keen

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“Home Planet” by Beeple

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“From the Moon to Mars” by Thomas Chamberlain-Keen

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“Plains of Forgotten Hopes” by Viko Menezes

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“Family Portrait” by Yigit Koroglu

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“Monk’s Mirror” by Joseph Diaz

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“51” by Rodion Shaldo

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“Ancient Stones” by Francesca Resta

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“Alien Scout” by Arjun Amky

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“I Hear Them” by Claudio Pilia

2020 Hugo Finalist for Best Editor (Short Form)

 
The 2020 Hugo Award finalists were announced yesterday and I am deeply honored to once again be a finalist for Best Editor Short Form. (This is the eighth time. No wins so far.)

Like many conventions, however, Worldcon (New Zealand) has had to make the difficult decision to cancel their physical convention and replace it with an online convention and award ceremony. This will be the first virtual Worldcon and Hugo Award Ceremony and I’m looking forward to taking part in all they offer. I encourage you to do so too.

Being a finalist this year has been a source of some amusement for me. My career in publishing started online with Clarkesworld and it has occupied a dominate portion of the work I’ve done over the last fourteen years. I find novelty in the fact that there’s a chance that my first win could happen during the first digital Hugo Award ceremony. Somewhat poetic even. Win or lose, however, it’s a wonderful thing to be a part of, particularly after the last six months.

I’d also like to congratulate to my fellow short form finalists: Ellen Datlow, C.C. Finlay, Jonathan Strahan, Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, and Sheila Williams. Quite a fine club to be a part of, don’t you think?

Congratulations Nebula Finalists!

 
Congratulations to all of this year’s finalists for the Nebula Award and in particular, A. T. Greenblatt. “Give the Family My Love” (from the February 2019 issue of Clarkesworld) is a finalist for best short story!

Read: clarkesworldmagazine.com/greenblatt_02_19
Listen: clarkesworldmagazine.com/audio_02_19c 

Worldcon Schedule – Dublin2019

I’ll be at the Dublin Worldcon later this month. Here’s the program items I’ll be involved in:

Short fiction of 2018
16 Aug 2019, Friday 10:00 – 10:50, Wicklow Room-3 (CCD)
Alasdair Stuart (M), Jonathan Strahan, Sheila Williams, Neil Clarke

What makes a good short story? Can we find any similarities in the themes of recent short stories? Join our panel of editors for a rundown of the short fiction published in 2018, including the Hugo Award finalists for Best Short Story and the James White Award.

Bridging the language barrier: translated SFF
16 Aug 2019, Friday 12:00 – 12:50, Wicklow Hall-1 (CCD)
Cheryl Morgan (M), Julie Novakova, Neil Clarke, Francesco Verso, Emily Xueni Jin

How has the landscape of translated SFF changed in the last decade or so, both into English and from English into other languages? We’ve seen translated pieces triumph in the genre’s prime awards and gain dedicated magazines, the attention of more readers, and many specialised anthologies. The panel will discuss trends in translated genre fiction as well as possible future directions.

Pitch perfect
16 Aug 2019, Friday 14:00 – 14:50, Wicklow Room-3 (CCD)
Julie Crisp, Bella Pagan, Anne Perry, Navah Wolfe, Neil Clarke

Pitching a story can be intimidating, especially if you’re new to the field or are changing agents/editors. This is your chance to find out what agents, editors, and publishers want from their current writers, from writers fresh to the market, and from writers transitioning to someone new. Hear from the pros about what – and what not – to do when preparing the perfect pitch. (If there even is such a thing…)

Autographs
17 Aug 2019, Saturday 15:00 – 15:50, Level 4 Foyer (CCD)
Darcie Little Badger, Corinne Duyvis, Stark Holborn, Neil Clarke, Michael Swanwick

Kaffeeklatsch: Neil Clarke
18 Aug 2019, Sunday 14:00 – 14:50, Level 3 Foyer (KK/LB) (CCD)

Hugo Award Ceremony
18 Aug 2019, Sunday 20:00-22:00, Auditorium (CCD)

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