The Long List Anthology Volume 2

The Long List Anthology Volume 2

by Catherynne M. ValenteNaomi Kritzer Kai Ashante Wilson and others

Publication Date: 15/12/2016


This is the second annual edition of the Long List Anthology. Every year, supporting members of WorldCon nominate their favorite stories first published during the previous year to determine the top five in each category for the final Hugo Award ballot. Between the announcement of the ballot and the Hugo Award ceremony at WorldCon, these works often become the center of much attention (and contention) across fandom. But there are more stories loved by the Hugo voters, stories on the longer nomination list that WSFS publishes after the Hugo Award ceremony at WorldCon.

The Long List Anthology Volume 2 collects 18 fiction stories from that nomination list, along with 2 essays from the book Letters to Tiptree that was also on the nomination list, totaling over 500 pages of fiction by writers from all corners of the world. Within these pages you will find a mix of science fiction and fantasy and horror, the dramatic and the lighthearted, from android caretakers to Lovecraftian romances, from adventures to quests and more. There is a wide variety of styles and types of stories here, and something for everyone.

The stories included are:

"Damage" by David D. Levine

"Pockets" by Amal El-Mohtar

"Today I Am Paul" by Martin L. Shoemaker

"The Women You Didn't See" by Nicola Griffith (a letter from Letters to Tiptree)

"Tuesdays With Molakesh the Destroyer" by Megan Grey

"Wooden Feathers" by Ursula Vernon

"Three Cups of Grief, By Starlight" by Aliette de Bodard

"Madeleine" by Amal El-Mohtar

"Neat Things" by Seanan McGuire (a letter from Letters To Tiptree)

"Pocosin" by Ursula Vernon

"Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers" by Alyssa Wong

"So Much Cooking" by Naomi Kritzer

"The Deepwater Bride" by Tamsyn Muir

"The Heart's Filthy Lesson" by Elizabeth Bear

"Grandmother-nai-Leylit's Cloth of Winds" by Rose Lemberg

"Another Word For World" by Ann Leckie

"The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild" by Catherynne M. Valente

"Our Lady of the Open Road" by Sarah Pinsker

"The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn" by Usman T. Malik

"The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps" by Kai Ashante Wilson

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Catherynne M. Valente

Catherynne M. Valente is the New York Times bestselling author of over two dozen works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan's Tales series, Deathless and the crowdfunded phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.

She is the winner of the Andre Norton, Tiptree, Mythopoeic, Rhysling, Lambda, Locus and Hugo awards. She has been a finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with a small but growing menagerie of beasts, some of which are human.

Naomi Kritzer

Naomi Kritzer is a writer and blogger who has published a number of short stories and several novels for adults, including two trilogies for Bantam.

Her 2015 short story “Cat Pictures Please” was a Locus Award and Hugo Award winner and a finalist for the Nebula Award. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Nicola Griffith

Nicola Griffith is the multiple-award-winning author of seven novels and a memoir. A native of Yorkshire, England - now a dual U.S./U.K. citizen - she is a onetime self-defense instructor who turned to writing full-time upon being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

She holds a Ph.D. from Anglia Ruskin University and lives with her wife, the writer Kelley Eskridge, in Seattle.

Aliette de Bodard

Aliette de Bodard is one of the Writers of the Future, has won two Nebula Awards, a Locus Award and a BSFA Award. She has also been a finalist for the Hugo, Sturgeon, and Tiptree Awards, making her one of our most-lauded contemporary fiction writers.

A writer by night, by day she is a qualified engineer, specialising in Applied Mathematics. She lives in Paris, in a flat with more computers than she really needs.

Ann Leckie

The author of many published science fiction short stories, Ann Leckie lives in St Louis, Missouri, with her husband, children and cats.

She's currently the Secretary for the SFWA (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America).

Elizabeth Bear

Elizabeth Bear was the recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2005. She has won two Hugo Awards for her short fiction, A Sturgeon Award, and the Locus Award for Best First Novel. Bear lives in Brookfield, Massachusetts.

Seanan McGuire

Seanan McGuire is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, Alex and Locus Award-winning Wayward Children series, the October Daye series, the InCryptid series, and other works.

She also writes darker fiction as Mira Grant. Seanan lives in Seattle with her cats, a vast collection of creepy dolls, horror movies, and sufficient books to qualify her as a fire hazard.

She won the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and in 2013 became the first person to appear five times on the same Hugo ballot.

Tamsyn Muir

Tamsyn Muir is a horror, fantasy and sci-fi author whose short fiction has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, the World Fantasy Award and the Eugie Foster Memorial Award. A Kiwi, she has spent most of her life in Howick, New Zealand, with time living in Waiuku and central Wellington. She currently lives and works in Oxford, in the United Kingdom.

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