For those of you who are SFWA members, here are my 2012 stories that are eligible for the Nebula Awards:
- "Serkers and Sleep", Beneath Ceaseless Skies #96 (May 31, 2012).
- "Financial Strategies for Innovative Researchers", Mad Scientist Journal (October, 2012).
- "Confinement", SQ Mag #2 (May 2012) (Finalist in Story Quest Short Story Contest).
- "The Age of Three Stars", Daily Science Fiction (February 10, 2012).
All are available online.
I'm currently reading a lot of stories in hopes of making some recommendations for the Nebula, and I expect that I'll make more later, but here are some stories that stand out for me right now:
- "Arc" by Ken Liu (F&SF)
- "Astrophilia" by Carrie Vaughn (Clarkesworld)
- "Black Box" by Jennifer Egan (The New Yorker)
- "Mono no Aware" by Ken Liu (The Future is Japanese)
- "Nanny's Day" by Leah Cypess (Asimovs)
- "Robot" by Helena Bell (Clarkesworld)
- "The Comfort of Strangers" by Alexander Jablokov (F&SF)
- "The Five Elements of the Heart Mind" by Ken Liu (Lightspeed)
I don't have novel or novella recommendations yet, because I haven't finished the ones I'm reading.