For Your Consideration 2018: Original PseudoPod Fiction in 2017
For your consideration we present the Escape Artists stories that ran in 2017 which are eligible in the upcoming award nomination season.
Below are links to some aggregation projects, where fans are building lists of those eligible in the various categories. They’re great tools, and we’d like to thank David Steffen for his efforts. We’ll also link to our Wikia page, containing links to all the eligible Escape Artists stories.
- Escape Artists Stories eligible for Award Nominations (2017)
- Hugo Nominees for Best Semi-prozine (2017)
Additionally in 2017, Escape Artists published the anthology “For Mortal Things Unsung: A PseudoPod 10th Anniversary Special.” This book was published in March of 2017.
This anthology is a celebration of Pseudopod bringing horror to your ears every week for over a decade. Since PseudoPod’s primary mission is the promotion and preservation of the short horror format, we wanted to assemble a companion anthology to celebrate what we’ve done over the last decade.
This anthology is not just “A Decade of PseudoPod.” In addition to reprints both familiar and new to the Pseudopod audience, the anthology includes several brand new stories by authors familiar to our audience. Editor Alex Hofelich has woven a thread of Pacific Ocean resonance throughout the anthology, to go along with our exquisite tiki mug. While this is not eligible for the anthology category, there are a number of original stories that qualify for the short fiction category.
The following are original to this publication, all copyright 2017 by their authors:
- “In the Deepest Darkest Holes” by Damien Angelica Walters
- “Harvest Song, Gathering Song” by A.C. Wise
- “New and Strangely Bodied” by Orrin Grey
- “The Lady with the Light” by Mel Kassel
- “Standard Procedure” by Dagny Paul
- “Walk in Beauty” by Jim Bihyeh
The list of individual stories for PseudoPod follows in order of publication:
2017 first publications:
- “MeetWorks Daycare ” by Michael M. Rader
- “The Great American Nightmare ” by Moaner T. Lawrence
- “Unsent Letter From an Unnamed Student ” by Aaron Fox-Lerner
- “The Madness of Bill Dobbs: A Tale of Snuff Movies and Cannibal Cults ” by Sean Pearce
- “Gleed ” by Jason Rush
- “Eyes That See Everything ” by Karen Bovenmyer
- “Us, Here ” by Victoria Winnick
- “Drift Right ” by Wendy N. Wagner
- “In the Country ” by Christi Nogle
- “Meat ” by Sandra M. Odell
- “A World of Bones ” by Brian Trent
- “The Hole in the Top of the World ” by Benjamin Blattberg
- “Tessa Told Me ” by Rob Kotecki
- “Under the Rubble ” by John Wiswell
- “Indiscretions ” by Hillary Dodge
- “Monsters Exist ” by Ian McHugh
- “Reaching Out ” by Richard Farren Barber
- “Alison ” by Seras Nikita
- “The All or Nothing Days ” by Gus Moreno
- “A Doll Full of Nails ” by Ville Meriläinen
- “Four Hours of a Revolution ” by Premee Mohamed
- “‘Till the Road Runs Out ” by Luciano Marano
- “Toward the Banner of the King ” by T.R. North
- “Granite Requires ” by T.J. Berry
- “Better to Curse the Darkness than Light a Candle ” by Joseph Cusumano
- “A Howling Dog ” by Nick Mamatas
- “Shed Skin ” by Getty Hesse
- “The Corpse Child ” by Chris Kuriata
- “Passover ” by Caspian Gray
- “The Room in the Other House ” by Kristi Demeester
- “Deconstructing Hillsdale ” by D. Morgan Ballmer
- “Standard Procedure ” by Dagny Paul, (first published in For Mortal Things Unsung)
- “The Lady With the Light ” by Mel Kassel, (first published in For Mortal Things Unsung)
A quick plug. For us. All four EA shows – PodCastle, Pseudopod, Escape Pod and Cast of Wonders – are themselves eligible in the SEMIPROZINE Hugo category.
Not Fancast. Not Fanzine. SEMIPROZINE. Yes, the categories are confusing and often overlap. “Fancast” is traditionally commentary shows and sketch-based audio programs. We LOVED seeing Escape Pod, Mothership Zeta, and PodCastle on the Hugo long lists for the last three years, and we’d be honoured for any one of our shows to be a finalist.
But that’s a decision that rests solely in the hands of YOU, our fans and supporters. Thank you! We couldn’t do any of this without you!