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NEWS: Nebula Awards Nomination Period Now Open + Free Stuff for SFWA Members

This year’s Nebula Awards nomination period is now open.

From November 15 to February 15, Active and Associate SFWA members may submit nominations for the Nebula Awards. Nominations may be submitted through the online ballot, available here. For more information, visit SFWA’s How to Vote page.

To assist you in finding material to nominate, I’ve assembled this post to list everything that I worked on in 2016.

  • Most of Lightspeed‘s original fiction from 2016 is available online (and also much of the 2016 original fiction is available as a podcast). If you are a SFWA member, you can also download an ebook (epub/mobi/pdf) compilation of all 2016’s original material from the SFWA forums.
  • Most of Nightmare‘s original fiction from 2016 is available online (and also much of the 2016 original fiction is available as a podcast). If you are a SFWA member, you can also download an ebook (epub/mobi/pdf) compilation of all 2016’s original material from the SFWA forums.
  • Selected stories from Fantasy’s POC Destroy Fantasy! Special Issue are available online. If you are a SFWA member, you can also download an ebook (epub/mobi/pdf) of the special issue. (POC Destroy Science Fiction! and POC Destroy Horror! are included in the aforementioned Lightspeed and Nightmare compilations, respectively.)
  • Selected stories from What the #@&% is That? are available online. If you are a SFWA member, you can also download an ebook (epub/mobi/pdf) of the anthology.

After the jump, you’ll find lists of all of the 2016 eligible stories/authors that either appeared in Lightspeed or Nightmare, or in projects I’m otherwise affiliated with. (more…)

REVIEW: “The authors … tackle the Weird West premise with impressive seriousness in a collection that echoes WESTWORLD’s chilly introspection.” —THE TELEGRAPH, on DEAD MAN’S HAND

THE TELEGRAPH reviews my anthology DEAD MAN’S HAND in the context of providing recommendations for folks who love the HBO show WESTWORLD: “The authors, many prominent within science fiction, tackle the Weird West premise with impressive seriousness in a collection that echoes Westworld’s chilly introspection.” [review]

 

NEWS: Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 is Available for Just $1.99 in Ebook Formats Today

Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 is available for just $1.99 in ebook formats today:

Also, famous awesome person Wil Wheaton just said that BASFF 2015 is the best SF/F collection he’s ever read, so, you know, that’s pretty cool!

NEWS: WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT? Featured on Wired.com’s The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy Podcast

Me and my co-editor Douglas Cohen appeared in The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy to talk about our new anthology, WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT?, and to discuss other “nameless horrors.” [link]

NEWS: Editors John Joseph Adams & Douglas Cohen to Appear on HOUR OF THE WOLF Radio Show @ 1:30am ET Tonight

WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT? editors John Joseph Adams and Douglas Cohen will be appearing on the HOUR OF THE WOLF radio show at 1:30am ET tonight to talk about the anthology. It will air on WBAI (95.5 FM) in New York City, or you can stream it live via wbai.org.

NEWS: WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT? is Now Available Wherever Fine Books Are Sold!

WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT? is now available!

COVER COPY

Fear of the unknown—it is the essence of the best horror stories, the need to know what monstrous vision you’re beholding and the underlying terror that you just might find out. Now, twenty authors have gathered to ask—and maybe answer—a question worthy of almost any horror tale: “What the #@&% is that?” Join these masters of suspense as they take you to where the shadows grow long, and that which lurks at the corner of your vision is all too real.

COVER

What the #@&% Is That?

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction by Douglas Cohen
  • MOBILITY by Laird Barron
  • FOSSIL HEART by Amanda Downum
  • THOSE GADDAM COOKIES by Scott Sigler
  • THE SOUND OF HER LAUGHTER by Simon R. Green
  • DOWN IN THE DEEP AND THE DARK by Desirina Boskovich
  • ONLY UNCLENCH YOUR HAND by Isabel Yap
  • LITTLE WIDOW by Maria Dahvana Headley
  • THE BAD HOUR by Christopher Golden
  • WHAT IS LOST, WHAT IS GIVEN AWAY by John Langan
  • NOW AND FOREVER by D. Thomas Minton
  • #CONNOLLYHOUSE #WESHOULDNTBEHERE by Seanan McGuire
  • THE HOUSE THAT LOVE BUILT by Grady Hendrix
  • WE ALL MAKE SACRIFICES by Jonathan Maberry
  • GHOST PRESSURE by Gemma Files
  • THE DAUGHTER OUT OF DARKNESS by Nancy Holder
  • FRAMING MORTENSEN by Adam-Troy Castro
  • THE CATCH by Terence Taylor
  • HUNTERS IN THE WOOD by Tim Pratt
  • WHOSE DROWNED FACE SLEEPS by An Owomoyela & Rachel Swirsky
  • CASTLEWEEP by Alan Dean Foster
  • Cover Art by Mike Mignola
  • Cover Design by Michael McCartney

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Learn more at johnjosephadams.com/wtf.

REVIEW: “A really intriguing, spooky anthology [with] an incredible table of contents.” —The Verge, on WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT?

“A really intriguing, spooky anthology [with] an incredible table of contents.” —The Verge, on WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT? [review]

REVIEW: “A collection of tales that are clever, chilling, and #@&%ing weird” —Barnes & Noble, on WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT?

“[A] particularly clever horror collection […] A collection of tales that are clever, chilling, and #@&%ing weird.” —Barnes & Noble, on WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT? [review]

REVIEW: “There has never been a better time in science fiction and fantasy short fiction, and you need look no further than this collection to see that truth.” —Tor.com, on BASFF 2016

“There has never been a better time in science fiction and fantasy short fiction, and you need look no further than this collection to see that truth. Within, you will find magic, aliens, dystopia, fairy tales, terrifying technology, far-flung futures, uncanny planets, and more. But you’ll also find heartbreak, laughter, compassion, complex morality, acceptance, strength in numbers, love, justice, the absurd, and the bittersweet. Let this collection take you to lands uncharted, and lands unknown, and lands unseen—you will be glad you went, and in these countries, there is something for everyone.” —Tor.com, on BASFF 2016 [review]

REVIEW: “Showcases the nuanced, playful, ever-expanding definitions of the genre and celebrates its current renaissance.” —The Washington Post, on BASFF 2016

“The second edition to the Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited by Karen Joy Fowler (Mariner), is just as strong as the first, if not stronger. […] Showcases the nuanced, playful, ever-expanding definitions of the genre and celebrates its current renaissance.” —The Washington Post, on BASFF 2016 [review]