2011 Fiction, plus comment on awards
We published 18 short stories in 2011, from Hungary, India, China, Croatia, South Africa, Israel, Japan, the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, the Philippines, Russia, Romania and Poland.
That’s pretty good going by all accounts!
Of these, six are originals, appearing on the World SF Blog for the first time. They are marked by a * at the end.
If you’re planning to vote for the Hugo, note you can nominate us for Best Fanzine. You can also nominate our authors and their stories. Note that Tow Ubukata’s Mardock: Two Hundred Below, and Ma Boyong’s The City of Silence (link is to part one; part two here), are both novelettes. I personally would be delighted to see either one of these nominated.
2011 – THE FULL FICTION LIST
* marks first English publication
- A Hundred Thousand Armstrongs, by Zoltán László, Hungary (December 27th, 2011) *
- Kolkata Sea, by Indrapramit Das, India (December 13th, 2011)
- The City of Silence (Part Two), by Ma Boyong (translated by Ken Liu), China (December 6th, 2011) *
- The City of Silence (Part One), by Ma Boyong (translated by Ken Liu), China (November 29th, 2011) *
- Dancing Together Under Polarized Skies, by Milena Benini, Croatia (November 15th, 2011) *
- Maun of the Dead, by Sarah Lotz, South Africa (October 111th, 2011)
- The Man who Was Stronger than God, by Guy Hasson, Israel (April 12th, 2011)
- Mardock: Two Hundred Below by Tow Ubukata (translated by Nathan Collins), Japan (March 22nd, 2011) *
- Irredenta, by Lou Antonelli, US (March 15th, 2011) *
- A Change of Season, by Carmelo Rafala, US/UK (March 8th, 2011) *
- Encore, by John Kenny, Ireland (March 1st, 2011)
- Dance Dance Revolution, by Charlie Human, South Africa (February 22nd, 2011)
- Borrowed Time, by Stephen Kotowych, Canada (February 15th, 2011)
- Sand, Crushed Shells, Chicken Feathers, by Eliza Victoria, Philippines (February 8th, 2011)
- Seas of the World, by Ekaterina Sedia, Russia/US (February 2nd, 2011)
- LAPINS, by Michael Haulica (translated by Adriana Mosoiu), Romania (January 25th, 2011)
- An Orbital Flight With A Small Surprise, Pyotr Kowalczyk, Poland (January 18th, 2011)
- Thirstlands, by Nick Wood, South Africa (January 11th, 2010)
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