Issue 126 – March 2017


Editor's Desk: Recognizing 2016

Congratulations to Sam J. Miller! “Things with Beards” from our June 2016 issue has been nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Short Story. This is the second year in a row that Sam has had a Clarkesworld story on the ballot and we couldn’t be happier for him. You might be amused to find out that both stories were accepted for publication in person at the prior year’s SFWA Nebula Conference.

Meanwhile, over in Australia, “Of Sight, of Mind, of Heart” by Samantha Murray has been nominated for a 2016 Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Short Story. If I recall correctly, this is only the second time a Clarkesworld story has been nominated for that award.

While we’re celebrating success, most of the year’s best anthologies have announced their 2016 selections and we’re proud to see the following Clarkesworld stories represented:


Short Stories

Just in case you don’t know the books by the editors’ names:

We’re also happy to report that the following stories have been selected for this year’s Locus Recommended Reading list:


Short Stories

I was hoping to have a more substantial editorial for you this time around. I’ve just finished my first month as a full-time editor and I’ve been enjoying the chance to catch up on languishing projects and begin exploring some new opportunities. There’s a few things coming together right now, but unfortunately, it’s too soon to share. That and I’ve been sick the last few days. Writing is hard enough for me under the best of conditions. Add a sleep-inducing head cold in the mix and that pretty much wrecks it for me.

Now, if you don’t mind, I think I need to go back to sleep . . .

Author profile

Neil Clarke is the editor of Clarkesworld Magazine, Forever Magazine, and several anthologies, including the Best Science Fiction of the Year series. He is a ten-time finalist and current winner of the Hugo Award for Best Editor (Short Form), has won the Chesley Award for Best Art Director three times, and received the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award from SFWA in 2019. His latest anthology, New Voices in Chinese Science Fiction (co-edited with Xia Jia and Regina Kanyu Wang), is now available from Clarkesworld Books. He currently lives in NJ with his wife and two sons.

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