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What I Love About Awards Season

People who mail me free copies of books I'd been eyeing online and had regretfully decided against purchasing. (My reading list is long, and my pockets, alas, are not infinitely deep.)

I mean, I'm happy to look at books and stories from all my online friends. But when the book also happens to be one I've been drooling over... now, that's just cool. :)

Why I Hate Nebula Season

Ok, so there's like a bajillion books published every year. Plus all these novellas and short stories and novelettes and what-have-you.

And do you know how many books per month I read? Two. If I'm lucky.

So there's absolutely no way that I can, within twelve months, read a statistically significant sample, much less read ALL of them and nominate the five works per category that I consider top-notch. Simply not possible. And I get that, but my occassionally obsessive-compulsive brain cells don't, which is why I generally hide my head in the sand and quietly let awards season pass me by.

I hate making decisions on insufficient data.

I hate even worse the idea that somewhere, in some far corner of the fictiverse, there is a stupendous, absolutely unbelievable story that I will not read, simply because the world is too big and I am too small.

To that story and its author, I am apologizing in advance.




Nancy Fulda -- Hugo and Nebula Nominee

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That Undiscovered Country
Jim Baen Memorial
Award Winner

paperback | kindle | nook | PDF | Other

2011 Nebula Nominee

Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, March 2011

paperback | kindle | nook | smashwords

The Breath of Heaven
Stories from Distant Worlds

paperback | kindle | nook | smashwords

In the Halls of the Sky-Palace
Jim Baen's Universe, June 2009

kindle | nook | smashwords

Backlash (novelette)
Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 2010

kindle | nook | smashwords

The Man Who
Murdered Himself

Phobos Award Winner

kindle | nook | smashwords

Dead Men Don't Cry:
11 Stories by Nancy Fulda

Paperback | kindle | nook | smashwords | DRM-free

Nothing This Fun Could be Good for You (article)
Available at:
Clarkesworld Magazine

Like Rain From Silver Skies
Available at:
Basement Stories

Knowing Neither Kin Nor Foe
Available at:
Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Nancy Fulda is a 2012 Hugo and Nebula Nominee, a Phobos Award winner and a Vera Hinckley Mayhew Award recipient. She is the first (and so far only) female recipient of the Jim Baen Memorial Award. Her fiction has appeared in a number of professional venues.

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