Hugo Eligible 2012 Fiction

We’ve had a great deal of fun with The Dare. Now, of course, it’s 2013 and time to put our “smack talk” to the test. This is the part you control – we’ve done our best, and now it’s in your hands.

Nominations are open for  the Hugo Awards, which are given each year to each year to outstanding works of science fiction, fantasy, horror, or related fiction genre published during the previous year. proudly presents the following eligible works from 2012.

Hugo winners are nominated and selected by the members of Worldcon. The 2013 Hugo Awards are administered by Lone Star Con 3, the 2013 World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”). You can vote in the 2013 awards by becoming a member – but you’ll need to join by January 31, 2013. More information is available on their website.

Anyone who has a Supporting or Attending membership in Chicon 7 (the 2012 Worldcon), LoneStarCon 3 itself, and Loncon 3 (the 2014 Worldcon) is eligible to nominate any eligible work or person. The nominating period for 2013 will close on March 10, 2013.  The rules are here; each member may nominate up to five works in each category.

Only LoneStarCon 3 members are eligible to participate in the final ballot. Members will choose among the five finalists in each category.

The following stories were published in 2012, and are eligible for consideration for the 2013 Hugo Awards.

Fair Trade by Marian Allen

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 in Marian Allen, Short Stories | 4 comments

Think of the kind of place you want to be, stare into a cup of coffee, and you’ll be there, with a history that you remember even though you know it’s false. Other people will remember you, too.

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The Stone Cavern

Posted by on Jan 20, 2013 in Holly Jahangiri, Short Stories | 3 comments

Would you choose to stick around and fix what’s old, neglected, but precious? Or would you choose to wipe the slate clean and start over? What if you could do both?

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Posted by on Jan 20, 2013 in Featured, Mitchell Allen, Novelette | 11 comments

Alicia gets more than she bargains for when she solves a cryptogram in her new variety puzzle magazine. She quickly adapts to the strange world of puzzlesmiths as she finds herself matching wits with an evil editor.

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Prima Mater

Posted by on Dec 31, 2012 in Featured, Holly Jahangiri, Short Stories | 19 comments

The Leonardo could glide through space forever at a leisurely 42,892 miles per second, its stellar-cell engines powered only by the unimpeded light energy of a surrounding field of stars. But that would not be enough to carry Thea within sight of her destination.

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Posted by on Aug 19, 2012 in Marian Allen, Short Stories | 22 comments

The jingle played again on the radio, the third time I’d heard it this morning, to and from shopping at the Lady Plus outlet: The fatter you are, the better you fly! Successful dieters need not apply. For some reason, I actually listened to the man in the ad this time, instead of dismissing the announcement as a particularly insensitive commercial for a diet club.  Are you overweight? Have you tried everything and been unsuccessful? Sky-High Support is now taking applications for its new training program. Some risk is involved, so...

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Maru the Go-Go Doll

Posted by on Mar 31, 2012 in Holly Jahangiri, Short Stories | 17 comments

“What does ‘floccinaucinihilipilification’ mean?” asked my friend Maru, an evil glint in her eye. Rising to the bait, I quickly keyed the letters f-l-o-c-c-i-n-a into the addresss bar of my web browser. Wanting to sound reasonably intelligent, I thought for a moment, then paraphrased. “It means to minimi—you know damned well what it means.” Maru’s smile twisted into something smug and unattractive. “I don’t see why you insist on doing things the old-fashioned way.” I don’t see why I still refer to you as a friend, I...

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Til Death Us Do Part

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012 in Featured, Marian Allen, Short Stories | 33 comments

by Marian Allen   Adhara rubbed her forehead as she stepped out of the arrival chamber. The tech put a hand to Adhara’s elbow and steered her to a chair, folding the disposable pad around her shivering nudity. “Everything looks fine,” he said, eyes on the readings, not on her body. “What happens if it doesn’t?” He smiled. “We don’t even think about that.” Adhara had been thinking about it, though — more, every time she transported. What if something interfered with the signal...

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