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2015 Award Consideration

2014 was a good publishing year for me, with several reprints, new stories, and a poem. If you are considering something to nominate for the Aurora, Nebula, or Hugo Awards, I’ve listed my works below for your consideration.

In particular, No Sweeter Art has received some positive reviews (here, here, and here) and made it onto the Tangent Online Recommended Reading List. It’s free to read on the Internet.

T-18-Cover-270x417-100dpi-C8My poem A Hex, With Bees is eligible for the Poetry category in the Aurora Award. You can get the Kindle edition of Tesseracts 18: Wrestling With Gods during the one-day Amazon.com and Amazon.ca sale on February 2, 2015 ($0.99 in U.S. and Canada on that day only). Can’t beat that price.


Short Stories

No Sweeter ArtBeneath Ceaseless Skies #155

A Complication on a Triassic Expedition Through RomeAE

The MarotteOn Spec #95

A Spirited EducationRicepaper #19.3



A Hex, With Bees, Tesseracts 18: Wrestling With Gods (Kindle edition)


To nominate for the Auroras:

Please see this Prix Aurora Awards page for details. Nominations close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern, Saturday, April 25, 2015.

To nominate for the Hugos:

Membership in WorldCon required (see specifics here).

To nominate for the Nebulas:

SFWA members only (see the membership site).

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Cosmobotica (Costi Gurgu and Tony Pi)

I’m posting this a little late, but I wrote a short story with Costi Gurgu, “Cosmobotica”, which will be published in The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk (edited by Sean Wallace) in 2015. This will be my third Mammoth story. Here’s the Table of Contents for the volume.

“The Little Dog Ohori” by Anatoly Belilovsky
“In Lieu of a Thank You” by Gwynne Garfinkle, Strange Horizons
“Cosmobotica” by Costi Gurgu & Tony Pi
“Blood and Gold” by Erin M. Hartshorn
“Thief of Hearts” by Trent Hergenrader
“Rolling Steel: A Pre-Apocalyptic Love Story” by Jay Lake & Shannon Page, Clarkesworld
“Black Sunday” by Kim Lakin-Smith, Cyber Circus
“Act of Extermination” by Cirilo S. Lemos, translated by Christopher Kastensmidt,Dieselpunks
“We Never Sleep” by Nick Mamatas
“Into the Sky” by Joseph Ng
“Tunnel Vision” by Rachel Nussbaum
“Dragonfire is Brighter than the Ten Thousand Stars” by Mark Philps
“Floodgate” by Dan Rabarts
“Mountains of Green” by Catherine Schaff-Stump
“Vast Wings Across Felonious Skies” by E. Catherine Tobler
“Instead of a Loving Heart” by Jeremiah Tolbert, All-Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories
“The Wings The Lungs, The Engine The Heart” by Laurie Tom, Galaxy’s Edge
“Steel Dragons of a Luminous Sky” by Brian Trent
“This Evening’s Performance” by Genevieve Valentine
“Don Quixote” by Carrie Vaughn, Armored
“The Double Bind” by A.C. Wise

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SFContario 3 Schedule

I will be at SFContario 3 this weekend, with panels on Saturday, November 10, as follows:

Doctor Who

Doctor Who has been around for more than 50 years now and in it’s newest incarnation is enjoying unprecedented worldwide popularity and fierce fan loyalty. Why has it now grabbed our hearts and minds? (David Clink, David Lamb, Robert Shearman, Tony Pi (Moderator)) Saturday 12:00 PM, Ballroom BC

Guilt and Vengeance as a Motivation in Fiction 

Harry Dresden and the death of his father. Harry Potter and the death of his parents. Ray McAndrews and the death of his Grand Father. Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben and of course the origin of Batman. Throughout fiction a tragic death can stand for the hero’s call to action. What is the basis for this? Does a vendetta lend a strength that a moral sense cannot, and when does vengeance transit into a mission and tragedy into a quest? (Timothy Carter, Herb Kauderer, Michael Mattheson, Gareth McGorman, Tony Pi, Caitlin Sweet) Saturday 4:00 PM, Courtyard

Philosophy and Science Fiction

Science, from warp drives to lasers, is an important element in the genre but Science Fiction has also been a place to examine philosophical viewpoints. From the use of Star Trek to raise questions of racial equality to Asimov’s laws of robotics and ethical questions about machines, philosophical issues are intrinsic to science fiction and fantasy. Our panelists look at some of the more interesting philosophical questions in the genre. (Madeline Ashby, Richard Baldwin, Lynna Merrill, Tony Pi, Robert Shearman) Saturday 7:00 PM, Courtyard

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