I’m thrilled and honored to have my novella “Problem Landing” up for an Aurealis Award.
There are a lot of categories there, and I sit in the “Best Science Fiction Novella” category.
The awards will be made at a ceremony on May 28th. I would love to attend, but will be otherwise occupied that day. Fingers crossed.
“Problem Landing” came out in the March/April 2021 issue of Analog Science Fiction & Fact.
The magazine’s cover was by Maurizio Manzieri for Meg Pontecorvo’s story “Flash Mob”. Maurizio also illustrated the cover of the issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction for my story “Crimson Birds of Small Miracles”, and was generous enough to allow me to use one of his alternative illustrations for the story when I put it out as a standalone piece.
I will be putting “Problem Landing” out as a standalone title in the near future. It would be cool to be able to put “Aurealis Award Winner” on the cover, but I know the other stories there are pretty awesome. “Finalist” still looks pretty cool.
Cover draft on the left. Close, but still needs a few tweaks.