As the new year keeps on rolling, we are excited to announce that several of our titles are eligible to be nominated for science fiction and fantasy awards! All of the chapbooks published in Futures: A Science Fiction Series are available for nomination this awards season. If you’re eligible to nominate any of these stories for an award but haven’t read them, we are happy to send you a review copy. Please contact Sarah Lopez and specify if you’d like a printed copy or PDF.
The eligible stories are as follows, grouped by category.
Title: What You Call
Author: germ lynn
Word Count: 4,581
Summary: A story that explores the limits of consciousness, identity, and artificial intelligence.
Title: Milo (01001101 01101001 01101100 01101111)
Author: Alexander Pyles
Word Count: 5,405
Summary: A story about the way we treat—and perceive—invisible disabilities.
Title: A Point of Honor
Author: Aeryn Rudel
Word Count: 5,006
Summary: What if words didn’t just hurt you, but could kill you?
Title: Guava Summer
Author: Vera Kurian
Word Count: 8,774
Summary: In an authoritarian world where nearly everything is illegal, rules are bound to be broken. But with the summer heat comes the unexpected.
Author: Ashley Shelby
Word Count: 10,586
Summary: Are the events that unfold on this sea journey the ravings of an addled mind, the symptoms of contagious hysteria? Or have the bears chosen to rise up to exert their own autonomy?
Title: Always Blue
Author: John Dermot Woods
Word Count: 11,667
Summary: A work of literary science fiction that explores how our day-to-day struggles and inconveniences—irritating colleagues, entitled students, aloof administrators, uninspired lunch choices—can make it impossible to see the real threats to our world.
Title: Hard Mother, Spider Mother, Soft Mother
Author: Hal Y. Zhang
Word Count: 7,832
Summary: Even in a world of constant surveillance, how well can you really know a person?
Thank you for your consideration!