The winner of the 2019 Eugie Foster Award was announced by Matthew Foster September 1 at Dragon Con:
- “When We Were Starless” by Simone Heller (Clarkesworld)
The award is for original speculative short fiction stories no longer than 20,000 words published for the first time in the English language in the previous year.
This juried award begins with a longlist of nominations coming from publishers and editors, supplemented by choices of select readers. A selection committee of spec fiction fans picks the finalists. The winner is chosen by a panel of judges, and receives a plaque and a $1000 prize. All finalists receive a pin. The award is presented at Dragon Con.
This is nice. I loved that story.
It’s a lovely story. Well deserved.
Definitely well-deserved. Part of a series too, so there should be more to come.
It seems like they’ve moved all the awards that were formerly given out by tracks during track events to the Dragon Awards ceremony. This screwed up my draft tweets.
I’m so delighted to see this. That story was first on both my nominating and voting ballots.
Yay!! On my Hugo nominating ballot and first rank for the final for me too.
A good story, and, I think, a very appropriate winner for this particular award.
Congratulations to Simone Heller! It’s a great story; I ranked it first on my Hugo ballot. 🙂 I don’t read much short fiction, so I didn’t nominate any novelettes this year.
@Greg Hullender: It’s part of a series? Thanks for the heads up! ::searches:: I see from Heller’s web site, “How Bees Fly” is related. Oh and it has an audio version, yay! It sounds like there may be more to come (notes on WWWS here).
A great story, and five great nominees.
Red Panda Faction: Not from tracks. The banquet was eliminated, and three awards that had been presented there were moved to the Dragon Award ceremony for this year.
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