Ann VanderMeer: Awards Eligibility

Jeff VanderMeer • January 29th, 2013 @ 1:35 pm • News

It’s that time of year where people make other people aware of what they’ve done so nothing slips through the cracks re voted-on awards. So…

Ann VanderMeer did much of the work of selecting fiction at Weirdfictionreview.com and also published her last issue of Weird Tales (full contents listed here–all material chosen by her), Ann edited Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution in 2012. This makes her eligible to be nominated for the best editor, short form, category for the Hugo Award. Her work in general, the anthology and Weirdfictionreview.com are eligible for various other awards that have the requisite categories.

Here’s more information on Steampunk Revolution, which was released in December and got a little bit lost in the shuffle…

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What if Steampunk had a revolution? What if this genre that is so closely tied to the past burst forth into the future – breaking down definitional barriers and forging ahead? Steampunk Revolution features a renegade collective of writers —including steampunk legends as well as hot, new talents—who are rebooting the steam-driven past and powering it into the future with originality, wit, and adventure. Going far beyond corsets and goggles, Steampunk Revolution is not just a ride in your great-great granddad’s zeppelin—now it’s a much wilder ride.

The entire list of contributors: Christopher Barzak, Paolo Chikiamco, Amal El-Mohtar, Jeffrey Ford, Lev Grossman, Samantha Henderson, Leow Hui Min Annabeth, N.K. Jemison, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Malissa Kent, Andrew Knighton, Nick Mamatas, David Erik Nelson, Morgan Johnson, and Fritz Swanson, Garth Nix, Ben Peek, Cherie Priest, Margaret Ronald, Christopher Rowe, Vandana Singh, Bruce Sterling, Karin Tidbeck, Lavie Tidhar, Catherynne M. Valente, Genevieve Valentine, Jeff VanderMeer, Carrie Vaughn, J.Y. Yang, Jaymee Goh, Margaret Killjoy, Austin Sirkin and book design/art by John Coulthart.

Not including the original nonfiction, the original stories are as follows:

Malissa Kent – The Heart is the Matter
Caitlin Kiernan -Goggles (c. 1910)
Vandana Singh – A Handful of Rice (novella)

Note: If voting for Weirdfictionreview.com for anything, you should list “Ann & Jeff VanderMeer and Adam Mills”. Adam is our managing editor.

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