With yesterday’s announcement of the Shirley Jackson Award nominees, "The Things" by Peter Watts (text, audio, Kindle, epub) appears to be on track to becoming Clarkesworld’s most widely acclaimed story. I couldn’t be happier for Peter and he’s in great company for the SJA. So far, "The Things" has received the following recognition:
- 2010 Black Quill Awards, Best Dark Scribble (Editor’s Choice)
- 2010 Parsec Award for Best Speculative Fiction Story (Short Form) (finalist, not winner)
- 2010 BSFA Award for Best Short Fiction (winner will be announced shortly)
- 2010 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Short Story (winner will be announced at Readercon)
Year’s Best Inclusions
- The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois ed.
- The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 5, Jonathan Strahan ed.
- The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2011 Edition, Rich Horton ed.
- The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, 2011 Edition, Paula Guran ed.
- The Year’s Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 3, Allan Kaster, Ed. (audio)
- The Best Horror of the Year Volume 3, Ellen Datlow ed.
- 2010 Locus Recommended Reading List