Awards for Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing
I’ve posted my thoughts about 2016 short stories, 2016 novels, and 2016 indie reading. Many of the stories I mentioned could have been #1, but it’s time for me to quit being indecisive and pick my nominees for the Planetary Awards.
“Paper Cut” is a tense, urban-fantasy story about a man, on the run from the Yakuza, fighting for his life. Although the story wraps up with a solid ending (or I wouldn’t have chosen it), I keep envisioning ways it could spawn related stories: other mundane objects becoming threats or weapons, more Yakuza or Chinese tong involvement, and Gulf War vets looking to set things right.
I was leaning towards Larry Correia’s “Into the Wild“…
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