November 17th, 2009


Ob nebula eligibility post

tithenai is an instigator*! Here are my nebula-eligible short stories, though as turnabout -- I'm mostly making this post to say, people, go nominate her SH story, And Their Lips Rang with the Sun, which I would be nominating if I'd bothered to join SFWA :)

...Ahem. Okay, here are my short stories published between July 1, 2008, and December 31st, 2009:

Nira and I, in Strange Horizons, March 2009

One for Sorrow, in Shimmer issue 10, March 2009
ETA: All of issue 10 is still available for free download, HERE

Daya and Dharma in GUD issue 4, Spring 2009. (It only costs a dollar 33 to buy the pdf, but if you want to read it for free, post here? kaolinfire mentioned maybe putting it up as an issue 4 teaser, and might do so if you ask nicely) (also available for free, now)

Charms, in Strange Horizons, August 2009

The Mechanical Aviary of Emperor Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar, almost out! in Shimmer's Clockwork Jungle issue (which will independently be awesome).

* I wasn't gonna. Not because of impostor syndrome; lack the energy to fret. Rather, because I am physically better after WFC but cognitively not so much -- and as is always the case after asthma episodes, some things are disproportionately difficult to do. Figuring out how eligibility's determined was one of them, so I got to put this off. But Amal made it easy. Grr. Wicked Amal.

Oh, that would explain the weepiness and anxiety.

And the chest & throat pain that feels like incipient tears, and the wheezing cough that's not going away, and the difficulty sitting up straight, and the nagging headache, and the utter terrifying lack of any real storybrain activity since the WFC smokers incident...

With the note that peak flow is not a very good indication of how one is doing, but it's the best one I've got -- right now it's reading a steady 330 l/min. Which is ... not dangerous, but that's the best I can really say about it.

Maybe staring at the diss isn't getting me anywhere for a reason.