Awards Season – Show Me Your Novels!

The Bone Flower Throne - cover 8-16The good news is it’s time to prepare for award nominations, and hey, I have something eligible this year! If you’re planning to nominate for either the Nebula or the Hugo (or any other award for novels) I hope you will consider my debut novel The Bone Flower Throne. It’s a feminist retelling of the stories of Mesoamerica’s most famous cultural hero, Topiltzin Quetzalcoatl, told from the POV of his sister, Quetzalpetlatl. To learn more, and read the first chapter, head on over to the book’s page.

The bad news is that I was terrible reader last year (I read only nine books in total), and I didn’t read anything newly published, so I have nothing of anyone else’s to recommend. I feel very bad about this. But my resolution this year is to read more books, and this is the perfect opportunity to do some Nebula and Hugo reading. However, I want to read only novels, because I love novels, and it will help me accomplish my Goodreads goal. So authors, show me your fantasy and science fiction novels that are eligible for the Hugos and/or the Nebulas! Don’t be shy; if you published a novel last year, whether traditionally, small press, or self-published, I want to know about it.

In the comments, please post a bit about your novel along with links to your webpage or where I can download a sample/buy it. And if you know someone who published a SF/F novel last year, please prod them into coming here and telling me (and my readers) about it.  I would like to have a nice long list of stuff to keep me busy. Please do not post about short fiction, novelettes or novellas.

I’m very much looking forward to reading your stuff!

Note: including a lot of links could land your post in the spam folder, but I’ll be monitoring it to make sure all legitimate posts go live.

3 Responses

  1. Stant Litore

    Hi Traci,

    I hope you will enjoy No Lasting Burial, the new Zombie Bible novel.

    Genre: Dark historical fantasy with zombies. Published by 47North.

    Who’s in it: Jesus and his disciples, in a dark but moving retelling of a very old story.

    What happens in it: The first-century Israeli town of Kfar Nahum is nearly devoured by the ravenous dead. The morning after, in their grief, the villagers throw the dead into the Sea of Galilee, not suspecting that this act will poison the fish and starve the few survivors on land.

    Yeshua hears their hunger. He hears the moans of the living and the dead, like screaming in his ears. Desperate to respond, he calls up the fish.

    Just one thing:

    The dead are called up, too.

    Where to find it:

  2. William Hertling

    Hi TL,

    I published The Last Firewall in 2013, a cyberpunk novel I like to describe as Buffy meets The Matrix. Here’s a longer description:

    In the year 2035, robots, artificial intelligences, and neural implants have become commonplace. The Institute for Ethics keeps the peace, using social reputation to ensure that robots and humans don’t harm society or each other. But a powerful AI named Adam has found a way around the restrictions.

    Catherine Matthews, nineteen years old, has a unique gift: the ability to manipulate the net with her neural implant. Yanked out of her perfectly ordinary life, Catherine becomes the last firewall standing between Adam and his quest for world domination.

    You can find The Last Firewall in print and ebook on most online retailers, including Amazon:

    A more comprehensive list of where to buy is here: