The Shirley Jackson Award winners were announced yesterday during a ceremony at Readercon. Among the award-winning works was "The Things" by Peter Watts, which we published in the January 2010 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine. [text and audio] All of us at Clarkesworld are very happy for Peter and offer him our congratulations and the best of luck next month when we find out whether or not he wins a Hugo Award for the same story.
Here are some pictures of his award and the nominee stone:
It’s not easy to photograph lucite.
The 2011 Hugo Nominees were announced yesterday. I feel very honored that Hugo voters have nominated Clarkesworld for Best Semiprozine and "The Things" by Peter Watts for Best Short Story. You made my day.
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
- 2010 Locus Recommended Reading List
The Locus Magazine 2010 Recommended Reading List is in their current issue. Several stories from Clarkesworld Magazine made the cut:
Congratulations to all! I think this may have been our best showing ever.
For those that care… I’m currently working on my annual analysis of the short fiction category and should have that data and more for you today or tomorrow. First impression: this may be the first year that online magazines dominated the category.
The 2010 Parsec Award Finalists have been announced and I am quite pleased to see "The Things" by Peter Watts (Clarkesworld, January 2010) listed as a finalist in the Best Speculative Fiction Story (Short Form) category. If you haven’t listened to Kate Baker’s incredible narration of this story, go do so now. If you enjoy it, consider subscribing to our podcast. It’s free!