Uncanny Magazine is a Hugo Award Finalist Again!

Holy crap, Uncanny Magazine is a finalist for the Best Semiprozine Hugo Award for a third time!

And SIX Uncanny stories made the final ballot:

“Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand,” by Fran Wilde, “Fandom for Robots,” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad, and “Sun, Moon, Dust” by Ursula Vernon are finalists for Best Short Story; “Children of Thorns, Children of Water,” by Aliette de Bodard (which Uncanny reprinted), and “Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time,” by K.M. Szpara are finalists for Best Novelette; and “And Then There Were (N-One),” by Sarah Pinsker is a finalist for Best Novella.

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Additionally, Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas are finalists for Best Editor Short Form; Julia Rios is a finalist as both Uncanny‘s poetry/reprint editor and co-editor of Fireside Magazine; former Uncanny poetry/reprint editor Mimi Mondal is a finalist as co-editor (with Alexandra Pierce) for Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler; the podcast Verity! which both Lynne and podcast co-producer Erika Ensign, along with former Uncanny interviewer Deborah Stanish, are part of is a finalist for Best Fancast; and Uncanny interviewer Caroline M. Yoachim’s story “Carnival Nine” is a finalist for Best Short Story!

I’m so thrilled to note that two other Filipinas are Hugo finalists this year again: Likhain (for Best Fan Artist) and Thea James, co-editor (with Ana Grilo) of The Booksmugglers (for Best Semiprozine). And there are so many friends and respected colleagues on this year’s ballot that I can’t possibly name them all but I’m so fucking happy for all of you! What incredible company to be in!

A complete list of the 2018 Hugo nominees can be found on Worldcon 76: San Jose’s website. Congratulations to all of this year’s finalists! I’ll be traveling to Worldcon with the Husbeast this August, and look forward to seeing so many awesome friends and getting to celebrate another amazing weekend with all of you.

As Uncanny’s managing editor, this means I’m now a finalist for my third Hugo Award. This is such an incredible honor, and I’m proud to share this with Uncanny‘s 2017 editorial staff including Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, Julia Rios, Erika Ensign, and Steven Schapansky; also our podcast readers Amal El-Mohtar and Stephanie Malia Morris, interviewer Shana DuBois, our awesome submissions readers, all of Uncanny‘s past staff members, and all the creators who’ve entrusted us with their work. Uncanny is truly a team effort, and being a Hugo finalist for Best Semiprozine is a reflection of how amazing you all are.

THANK YOU SO MUCH to Uncanny‘s Space Ranger Unicorn Corps of fans, readers, and supporters! This wouldn’t have been possible without you and I’m so happy that our magazine continues to bring people so much enjoyment. We’re so grateful for the opportunity to contribute more amazing SF/F to our diverse and ever-growing community, and we deeply appreciate your recognition of our efforts.

UPDATE: I should’ve included this initially but if you’re interested in voting for this year’s Hugo Awards finalists, you can do so in two ways: 1) buy a full membership, which includes the voting ballot, voter’s packet (which includes a selection of works from award finalists), and in-person attendance to Worldcon 76 in San Jose, CA, August 16-20 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, including the Hugo Awards ceremony; or 2) buy a supporting membership, which includes the voting ballot and voter’s packet. The latter makes it more possible for more people to participate in the awards process without attending the convention itself, so you do not have to attend Worldcon itself in order to vote for the Hugo Award finalists. To learn more about memberships and registration, visit Worldcon 76’s website.

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