Awards eligibility post! Two of my stories were published in 2018, both in Boundary Shock Quarterly: “Better” in issue 1, and “Feelings” in issue 4. They are both in the Hugo novelet category.
— Duncan Ellis (@DunxIsWriting) January 11, 2019
To expand on this a little bit — anything that’s been published in 2018 is eligible to be nominated. That’s all I’m saying here.
But, with that said…
The two stories are:
- Better, published in “Captain’s Log” (Boundary Shock Quarterly #1). A prisoner wonders at her choices. 8300 words.
- Feelings, published in “Robots, Androids, Cyborgs, Oh My!” (Boundary Shock Quarterly #4). An android realises who she has been working for. 8200 words.
The word counts for both of these just push them out of the short story Hugo category (which has a 7.5k ceiling) and into Novelet.
I am proud of both of these stories for different reasons. Better is a story that I had thought of a long time ago but struggled to come up with a viable structure for. Feelings came much more easily but has a more difficult subject, and I am proud both of how the story is told and of how I handled the content. I think Feelings is the better story, for what that’s worth.
Anyway, I present these for your consideration.