We’re running a poll to see what were your favorite stories of 2018. Vote here: https://goo.gl/forms/0lQYAdl5k1HErccy2
For your consideration we present the Escape Artists stories that ran in 2018 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 all the contributors for their efforts. When it’s ready, we’ll also link to our Wikia page, containing links to all the eligible Escape Artists stories.
- Escape Artists Stories eligible for Award Nominations (2018)
- Hugo Nominees for Best Semi-prozine and Best Stories (2018)
- Renay’s Spreadsheet of Doom
The list of individual stories for PseudoPod follows in order of publication:
2018 first publications:
- 576: The Taking Tree by Evan Dicken
- 576: Legal Tender by Stephanie Malia Morris
- 576: Two Step by Drew Czernik
- 578: Alarm Will Sound by Christopher Shultz
- 579: All My Nightmares Are Named Heather by Mário Coelho
- 584: The Drowned Man’s Kiss by Christine Lucas
- 586: For Fear of Little Men by Sandra M. Odell
- 587: When the Slipling Comes to Call by N.R. Lambert
- 588: The Good Mothers’ Home for Wayward Girls by Izzy Wasserstein
- 589: Edgar by Samuel Joseph Gorenstein
- 590: Emperor All by Evan Marcroft
- 592: Free Balloons for All Good Children by Dirck de Lint
- 599: The Boy with the Glass Eyes by J.L. Flannery
- 606: The Fainting Game by Nino Cipri
- 610: Beneath Their Hooves by Katharine E.K. Duckett
- 615: The Shrike by Cameron Suey
- 616: The Stripper by Heather Thomas
- 616: I Am Your Dog by Jen C.A. Morris
- 616: The House of Jack’s Girls by Lee Battersby
- 617: The Culvert by Maxwell Price
- 620: Farewell Concert at the World’s End by R.K. Duncan
- 621: Voices by Ira Brooker
- 624: Ten Things I Didn’t Do by Maria Haskins
- 624: People Watching by Alex Patterson
- 628: A Spider Trapped in Wax by Matt Dovey
A couple of the stories coming up in the first quarter of 2019 will be reprints of 2018 stories, so you’ll have another chance to read them and consider them for your award rosters.
Want to share your opinions about our 2018 roster? Vote for your favorite stories here: https://goo.gl/forms/0lQYAdl5k1HErccy2
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.
Escape Pod was massively honored to be a finalist for the Hugo, PodCastle was a finalist for a World fantasy Award, and PseudoPod was thrilled to lose a British Fantasy Award to Neil Gaiman in their inaugural Audio award category. PseudoPod has been honored to win the THIS IS HORROR Award for Best Fiction Podcast twice. PodCastle and Cast of Wonders were both on the Hugo long list this past year, and Mothership Zeta in prior years. 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!
With regards to the Hugos, PseudoPod requests that you consider other publications for your semiprozine nomination slots. There’s a wealth of choices out there that deserve that particular spotlight. What we would like you to consider is to give one of your nomination slots for our indefatigable Host Alasdair Stuart for Best Fan Writer. The Hugo Award Book Club makes an empassioned and thorough case for one of your nominations here: http://hugoclub.blogspot.com/2018/10/an-appreciation-of-alasdair-stuart.html