Hugo Eligibility Time is Nigh

Over here at Vernacular Books, we had an amazing 2020, despite all the horrors of the world unfolding upon everyone in every other aspect of our lives. Our first books launched successfully, found some readers, and some amazing reviews.

Since Hugo voting has opened, I want to take a moment to encourage everyone who is eligible to vote to consider some of our work for these awards. Let’s be clear: EVIL IN TECHNICOLOR was on Kirkus’ Indie Best 100 of the year! Publisher’s Weekly and many, many reviewers loved QUEEN OF NONE! WAY OF. THE LASER: FUTURE CRIME STORIES got a bunch of four and five star reviews from large review publications! These are solid, enjoyable books that far more of you readers, out there, should seek out and check out and geek out about!

Our first eligible novel!

Okay, so let’s talk categories for the Hugo awards. Novels is the big noodle, the lord of all the pies, the duchess of space and time and tacos! We had our first novel out last year, and we would love to see you consider QUEEN OF NONE by Natania Barron for your Hugo Ballot. I’m not going to bribe anyone with free cheese, but I assure you all, that this book is at least as good as free cheese. It’s eligible in the novel category, and all joking aside, it’s a seriously fantastic book that finds a brand new way of approaching Arthuriana for a new generation of readers, and it’s just magical and deep and bigger on the inside.

So Many Novelettes in One Convenient, Brilliant Package!

In other categories, nearly every story in EVIL IN TECHNICOLOR is a novelette! The only one that isn’t technically by wordcount is Craig Laurance Gidney’s excellent short story “Myth and Moor” and this collection got praised by Arley Sorg, by the aforementioned Kirkus, by everyone who’s read it, so far. It’s a powerful book that will grow inside of you, and full of amazing visions. Do consider these pieces for your awards ballot consideration in novelettes.

In WAY OF THE LASER: FUTURE CRIME STORIES, our debut book, our first book, our very first foray into publishing, was chock full of some of the best SF stories you’ll read from last year! It comes in many shapes and sizes, as well, with many short stories, and one novelette!

So many prominent and award-winning authors in such a convenient spot!

Let me list them all out for you, eligible Hugo Voters!

Eligible Novel of 2020

Queen of None by Natania Barron, released December 2020.

Eligible Novelettes of 2020

“A Classic English Christmas” by Mur Lafferty in Way of the Laser: Future Crime Stories

“When a Patch Won’t Do” by Jennifer Brozek and Katie Cord in Way of the Laser: Future Crime Stories

“Spider” by Patrice Sarath in Way of the Laser: Future Crime Stories

“Forgiveness is Warm Like a Tear on the Cheek” by Stina Leicht in Evil in Technicolor

“Blue Hole Red Sea” by E. Catherine Tobler in Evil in Technicolor

“A Thousand Faces Minus One” by A. C. Wise in Evil in Technicolor

“The Maidens of Midnight” by Rhiannon Rasmussen in Evil in Technicolor

“The Midnight Feast” by Haralambi Markov in Evil in Technicolor

“The Ultimate Secret of Magic” by Adam Gallardo in Evil in Technicolor

“Hammerville” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam in Evil in Technicolor

“Summer Camp Would Have Been A Lot Cheaper” by Molly Tanzer in Evil in Technicolor

“Thunder, Perfect Mind” by Nick Mamatas in Evil in Technicolor

Eligible Short Stories of 2020

“A Child of Pilumnus” by Wendy Wagner in Way of the Laser: Future Crime Stories

“A Handful of Empty” by Holly Scofield in Way of the Laser: Future Crime Stories

“Hearty Appetites” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam in Way of the Laser: Future Crime Stories

“case_solve” by Caroline Cormack in Way of the Laser: Future Crime Stories

“Home Street Home” by Jamie Mason in Way of the Laser: Future Crime Stories

“Kalopsia” by E N Auslender in Way of the Laser: Future Crime Stories

“Our Lady of Turquoise Country” by Monica Joyce Evans in Way of the Laser: Future Crime Stories

“Sister Thrush” by Marie Vibbert in Way of the Laser: Future Crime Stories

“Transgressions” by Melanie Marotta in Way of the Laser: Future Crime Stories

“Baby’s Breath” by Eric M. Bosarge in Way of the Laser: Future Crime Stories

“Prima Nocta Upgrade” by Natania Barron in Way of the Laser: Future Crime Stories

“Halo 13” by Paul Jessup in Way of the Laser: Future Crime Stories

“Cardiopulmonary Arrest” by Melissa Yi in Way of the Laser: Future Crime Stories

“Speculative Execution” by Julie C. Day in Way of the Laser: Future Crime Stories

“Myth and Moor” by Craig Laurance Gidney in Evil in Technicolor



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