Award eligibility 2020

We’re entering awards season again, so I thought I’d do a quick roundup of the stuff I have that’s eligible.

“And She Rose in the Sky on a Pillar of Flame,” published in Fusion Fragment #1, May 2020. Aya is newly widowed and has always wanted to explore the stars…which is going to be difficult when her village believes women should die with their husbands.

When the morning dawned clear as a glass of water, they took Aya to the pyre. The first hard frost was coming soon and fields lay ripe for harvesting, but everything would lay dormant today, as it had for the last two days, and as it would until the funeral pyre had burned itself out.

“A Bridge from Sea to Sky,” published in F&SF, Jul/Aug 2020. Aoife has always believed in the mission of the space elevator she maintains, but an accident forces her to decide just how much she’s willing to risk to save it.

Aoife never felt so far from home as she did when she climbed out of the maintenance pod. The first few times she left it to repair the space elevator, she couldn’t even let go of the pod’s external ladder, despite the safety harness. It wasn’t until her fourth time out that she allowed herself drift free and looked down past her feet to South America, twenty-five thousand kilometers below.

And that’s not all! I’m also co-editor of Translunar Travelers Lounge, a biannual speculative fiction magazine. We’ve had two issues out this past year, and all of our stories are eligible for award consideration. You can read the stories for free at the links below.

The cover of Translunar Travelers Lounge Issue 2, February 2020. It includes the purple and blue tentacles of an octopus, along with the names of the fourteen authors.
The cover of Translunar Travelers Lounge Issue 3, August 2020. It includes rockets shooting across blue and yellow clouds, along with the names of the fourteen authors.

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