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.