These authors are in their first year of eligibility for the Astounding, meaning that their qualifying work was published in 2022. They’ll be eligible for the ballots at Chendgu Worldcon and Glasgow 2024.
Check the original post for a full(er) list of eligible authors, and the #astounding2023 tag for more of these spotlight posts. Short fiction tends to get less attention than debut novels (not that debut novels tend to get the promotion they deserve…) so I want to give an extra shout out to the short stuff.
Ariel Marken Jack lives in Nova Scotia, curates #sfstoryoftheday, and writes about short fiction for Fusion Fragment. Their short fiction includes “The Bleak Communion of Abandoned Things” (Pseudopod), “Sister, Silkie, Siren, Shark” (Strange Horizons), and “What Is Owed and What Can Never Be” (Beneath Ceaseless Skies).
Toshiya Kamei quickly followed “Last of His Kind” (Galaxy’s Edge 58) with a winning entry in Apex Magazine‘s microfiction contest, “Hungry Moon.”
Sam W. Pisciotta is a writer and visual artist living in Colorado. He had a bunch of 2022 publications—“Disgruntled” (Metastellar), “Tight Lines” (Factor Four), “Blue Lines on a Winter’s Night” (Factor Four), “Doves Fly in the Morning” (Analog), “Piano Lessons in the Dark” (Etherea), “Studies in Alchemy” (Wyldblood Magazine), “The Settlement at Quelon Bay” (Martian), and “Island of Dolls” (Ghostlore Anthology)—and more stories are already slated for Asimov’s, F&SF, and Analog.
Aigner Loren Wilson is a writer of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and games. She is a senior fiction editor for Strange Horizons, former associate editor of the Black horror podcast NIGHTLIGHT, and a guest editor for Apparition and Fireside Magazine. Her latest stories are “To Carve Home in Your Bones” (F&SF) and “The Black and White” (Fantasy).
ETA: Belatedly added Ariel Marken Jack. Sorry for the oversight, TOC buddy!
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