2012 Fiction Wrap Up from Tor.com

It’s the end of 2012, and we’ve been so proud to publish some excellent fiction  this year! We couldn’t be more pleased to have championed such a diverse group of voices which continue to keep us on the cutting edge of short form science fiction and fantasy.

Many of these stories are eligible for the Hugo and Nebula Awards, which annually honor outstanding works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

Hugo winners are selected by the members of Worldcon, but the list of nominees is voted on by Worldcon members. Voting for nominees requires a supporting membership for LoneStarCon 3, although members from last year’s Worldcon are also eligible to nominate. The nomination window will be open in January 2013 and will close on March 10th. The rules for voting are here and you may nominate up to five works in each category.

The Nebula Awards are voted on by active members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA for short). Nebula nominations are open from now until February 15, 2013 and the form is here; you must be a SFWA member, and logged in, to nominate. Here is a detailed description of how the voting works.



Swift, Brutal Retaliation” by Meghan McCarron
Thanatos Beach” by James Morrow
Sigma Structure Symphony” by Gregory Benford
The Inconstant Moon” by Alaya Dawn Johnson
Legacy Lost” by Anna Banks
Our Human” by Adam-Troy Castro
The Witch of Duva: A Ravkan Folk Tale” by Leigh Bardugo
A Spell of Vengeance” by D.B. Jackson
Faster Gun” by Elizabeth Bear
Portrait of Lisane de Patagnia” by Rachel Swirsky
The Commonplace Book” by Jacob Clifton
Wild Things” by Alyx Dellamonica
The Queen’s Army” by Marissa Meyer
The Finite Canvas” by Lee Mandelo
Am I Free To Go” by Kathryn Cramer
The Ghosts of Christmas” by Paul Cornell


Short Stories

Uncle Flower’s Homecoming Waltz” by Marissa K. Lingen
Among the Silvering Herd” by Alyx Dellamonica
Mother, Crone, Maiden” by Cat Hellisen
New World Blues” by L. E. Modesitt Jr.
Dormanna” by Gene Wolfe
Crazy Me” by James Patrick Kelly
On 20468 Petercook” by Andy Duncan
What the Dragon Said: A Love Story (poem)” by Catherynne M. Valente
Prophet” by Jennifer Bosworth
Aquaman and the Duality of Self/Other, America, 1985” by Catherynne M. Valente
At the Foot of the Lighthouse (Todai Moto Kurashi)” by Erin Hoffman
About Fairies” by Pat Murphy
Dress Your Marines in White” by Emmy Laybourne
Loco” by Rudy Rucker and Bruce Sterling
The Mongolian Wizard” by Michael Swanwick
Brother. Prince. Snake.” by Cecil Castellucci
A Tall Tail” by Charles Stross
The Cairn in Slater Woods” by Gina Rosati
The Fire Gown” by Michael Swanwick
Men Who Wish To Drown” by Elizabeth Fama
Ruled” by Caragh M. O’Brien
Day of the Kraken” by Michael Swanwick
The Department of Alterations” by Gennifer Albin
The King of Marbury” by Andrew Smith
Jacks and Queens at the Green Mill” by Marie Rutkoski
Too Fond” by Leanna Renee Hieber
Foundation” by Ann Aguirre
How to Make a Triffid” by Kelly Lagor
Heads Will Roll” by Lish McBride
Intestate” by Charlie Jane Anders


Graphic Stories

A Hugo-only category, although graphic stories may be nominated for the Nebula in existing prose categories.

The Situation” by Jeff Vandermeer and Eric Orchard


Editor, Short Form

Hugo only

  • Patrick Nielsen Hayden
  • Liz Gorinsky
  • Jim Frenkel
  • Beth Potter
  • David G. Hartwell
  • Kat Brzozowski
  • Janine O’Malley
  • Holly West
  • Liz Szabla
  • Noa Wheeler
  • Nancy Mercado
  • Kate Jacobs
  • Joy Peskin
  • Melissa Singer



Hugo only

Christopher Silas Neal
Julie Dillon
Richard Anderson
Goni Montes
John Jude Palencar
Jonathan Bartlett
Scott Brundage
Scott Bakal
Gregory Manchess
Anna and Elena Bardugo
Chris McGrath
Carl Wiens
Sam Burley
Eric Fortune
Sam Weber
Allen Williams
Scott M. Fischer
Victo Ngai
Sam Wolfe Connelly
Wesley Allsbrook
Hanna Christenson
Rick Berry
Lou Beach



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