“The Situation” and Fast Ships Finalists for the Shirley Jackson Award


I’m thrilled that “The Situation” is a finalist for a Shirley Jackson Award. You can read the novelette on GeekDad/Wired and you can still buy the PS Publishing book of it in the 500-copy version, I believe.

Congrats to Ann for Fast Ships, Black Sails being up in the anthology category–she did most of the reading on that one! Congrats to Conrad Williams for his story from the pirate antho also being up. Congrats, in fact, to all of the nominees. Some really cool stuff on there.

(Full cover art by Scott Eagle, without titles, for the PS Publishing edition of “The Situation”.)


  1. says

    Bravo; finally got round to reading The Situation a few weeks ago, and I can only conclude that you’ve worked some jobs that were even shittier than some of mine… :)

  2. Jonathan K. Stephens says


    Very nice to see a couple of my favorite books from last year get some more well-deserved critical acclaim. Heartiest congratulations to you both.


  3. DC Black says

    Well, I’ve only read three of the books listed: ‘The Situation’, ‘Fast Ships..’, and ‘Dangerous laughter’ – all three are highly deserving of the honor and I would recommend. Any recommendations for other books on that list that I should add to my TBR list?

  4. says

    But what if the Shirley Jackson Award winner is chosen by lottery? And if you win, a bunch of people chase you around town with paintball guns? What then? I’m just asking.

  5. says

    Congratulations!!!! I still hope to get The Situation published in Portuguese! (Of course I wish I could also publish Fast Sails – and Steampunk, and The New Weird…. Keep your fingers crossed!)