I am very happy to announce that “The Last Novelist (or a Dead Lizard in the Yard)” has been selected as a finalist for the Eugie Foster Memorial Award. The finalists are:
- “And Then There Were (N-One)” by Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny Magazine, March/April 2017)
- “Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand” by Fran Wilde (Uncanny Magazine, September 2017)
- “Infinite Love Engine” by Violet Allen (Lightspeed Magazine, April 2017)
- “The Last Novelist (or A Dead Lizard in the Yard)” by Matthew Kressel (Tor.com, March 2017)
- “Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance” by Tobias S. Buckell (Cosmic Powers, 2017)
From the Eugie Foster website:
The Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction (or Eugie Award) celebrates the best in innovative fiction. This annual award is presented at Dragon Con, the nation’s largest fan-run convention.
The Eugie Award honors stories that are irreplaceable, that inspire, enlighten, and entertain. We will be looking for stories that are beautiful, thoughtful, and passionate, and change us and the field. The recipient is a story that is unique and will become essential to speculative fiction readers.
I am honored to remember Eugie Foster in this way.
June 5, 2018 at 4:35 am
Dear Matthew Kressel，
Hello! I am an editor of a Chinese magazine named SCIENCE FICTION WORLD, which is a very famous magazine for translating foreign science fiction and fantasy fiction in China. Recently we have read your short story The Last Novelist (or A Dead Lizard in the Yard) on Tor, it is a very brilliant story and we are glad to publish it on our magazine if we have your agreement. Could you please contact us through the email address: email@example.com , so that we can tell you more details about the contract?
Looking forward to your reply and hope you have a good time!
（I really want to touch with you through the ‘contact’ page, but it failed; I have sent you a massage on twitter, but you did not reply, so I have no choice but to write it in comment. Sorry, but hope you can notice us!）
June 5, 2018 at 2:39 pm
Thanks for contacting me. I’ve just sent you an email. Looks like my Twitter settings had blocked DMs from people I don’t follow. I’ve turned that off. I’ll look into my web form to see what’s up.