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The 2010 Award Pimpage Post

I’ve always found this brand of year-in-review post — typically done by my favorite authors in the first week of January — far more considerate and helpful than self-serving. I know who my favorite authors are and I’ve read their stories…but gods help me if I can remember when they were all published.

Plus, it’s nice to have all of this stuff compiled in one place. I only hope this post is as helpful to you as it has been for me.

Most of these are available to read for free on the internet — I encourage you to check them out. Just click on the story titles.

And hey…there’s always the Hugo for Best Fan Blog…

Best Short Story:

“A Poor Man’s Roses”Apex Magazine

“The Giant & The Unicorn” — Shimmer, Clockwork Jungle Issue

“The Monster & Mrs. Blake”The Story Station

“The Witch of Black Mountain” Harlan County Horrors (anthology)

“La Reine Rouge” — from my blog, for “Kill Brian Keene Day” (to benefit the Shirley Jackson Awards)


Best Graphic Story:

“Diary of a Mad Scientist Garden Gnome”Thaumatrope month-long Twitter serial, illustrated by J. K. Lee. The link will take you to a Picasa Gallery where you can view each day’s illustrations — the Tweets are below in the comments section. It’s the closest thing you’ll get to an online picture book, really.

Poetry:

“Rabbit in the Moon”Everyday Weirdness

Essays:

“Teen Angel, Dark”Weird Tales Growing Up Poe issue

“Here Lies an Era” — Apex Magazine

“The Still & The Storm” — Apex Magazine

…and of course, all the various and sundry ones from this blog. The highlights of which are probably “The Friendly Skies” and “Susan Boyle: It Takes One to Know One” Have you got a favorite from 2009?

Best Dramatic Presentation (short form):

Heeheeheehee…okay, maybe not. But I think that video I put together to apply for the job on that barrier island in Australia should at least get a shot, don’t you?

Podcasts:

“Foiled” — Alex Magazine

Interviews:

Lora Innes, Ken Scholes, Nick Mamatas, J. F. Lewis, David Macinnis Gill, C. C. Finlay, Diana Rowland, Alfred Martino, Leanna Hieber, Cherie Priest, Sarah Pinborough, Daniel Waters, Peter S. Beagle

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