Finalists for the 2017 Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction (the Eugie Award), which “honors stories that are irreplaceable, that inspire, enlighten, and entertain,” have been announced:
- “Seasons of Glass and Iron”, Amal El-Mohtar (The Starlit Wood)
- “The City Born Great”, N.K. Jemisin (Tor.com 9/16)
- “Ten Poems for the Mossums, One for the Man”, Suzanne Palmer (Asimov’s 7/16)
- “The Limitless Perspective of Master Peek, or, the Luminescence of Debauchery”, Catherynne M. Valente (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 5/16)
- “You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay”, Alyssa Wong (Uncanny 5/16)
The winner will receive a plaque and a $1,000 prize at Dragon Con, to be held September 1-4, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta GA. The award celebrates “the best in innovative fiction” and honors writer and editor Eugie Foster, who died in 2014. Speculative short stories published in 2016 are eligible for the award, with nominations made by a panel of editors, reviewers, and select readers, and the winner chosen by a jury.
For more information, visit www.eugiefoster.com.