Monday, March 13, 2023

Nerds of a Feather 2023 Awards Eligibility

Award season is upon us and after looking outward with our 2023 Nerds of a Feather Hugo Award Recommended Reading Lists (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4), we hope that you will forgive us if we take a moment to look inward. You see, we are incredibly proud of the work all of our writers have done and would like to take this opportunity to share some of the best of what they have written with you.

We would also like to note that Nerds of a Feather is eligible for Best Fanzine. We are a former winner in this category (thank you again), and while we more than appreciate anyone who would consider us for a nomination we absolutely understand any voter who is looking to recognize a wider range of nominees who have not previously won.

All of our flock are individually eligible for best fan writer for their work on our fanzine, and some of us also write elsewhere. If you're looking to fill out your fan writer ballot, here's our view of the highlights from our talented team this year:

Nerds of a Feather, Flock Together, edited by Adri Joy, Joe Sherry, The G, and Vance Kotrla

Fan Writer: Here are some of the highlights from our active authors in 2021

Adri Joy (Editor)
Adri and Joe Read the Hugos: Novel
Adri and Joe Read Books: The 2022 Hugo Awards
Nanoreviews: Entropy of Loss, Folklorn
Review: No Gods, No Monsters, by Caldwell Turnbull
Review: Nona the Ninth, by Tamsyn Muir
Review: The Justice of Kings, by Richard Swan
Questing in Shorts: January 2022

(Adri also published two reviews in Strange Horizons: The Hourglass Throne and Jade Legacy)

Arturo Serrano
In Station Eleven you don't just give up because the world has ended
"The Silent Sea" is a cautionary parable about infinite greed
Microreview: To Paradise, by Hanya Yanagihara
Review: The Daughter of Doctor Moreau, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Love is a freely chosen yoke in "Three Thousand Years of Longing"
"Exception" raises questions about humanity's right to live
A Tale of Two Pinocchios
"Puss in Boots: The Last Wish" comes to terms with death

Dean E.S. Richard
Review: The Adam Project

Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Review: This All Come Back Now edited by Mykaela Saunders
Review: The Impossible Resurrection of Grief by Octavia Cade 

Joe Del Franco
Review: Elden Ring
Microreview: The Last of Us: Part I
Review: God of War: Ragnarok
Microreview: Stray
Microreview: Pokemon Legends: Arceus
Microreview: Horizn Forbidden West

Joe Sherry (Editor)
The Wheel of Time Reread: The Shadow Rising
Fight, Magic, Items: A Conversation with Aidan Moher
On the Proposed Changes to the Best Series Hugo Award
Microreview: Be the Serpent, by Seanan McGuire
Adri and Joe Read the Hugos: Novel
Adri and Joe Read Books: The 2022 Hugo Awards
Microreview: The Kaiju Preservation Society, by John Scalzi
Microreview: Spelunking Through Hell, by Seanan McGuire
Some of the Best Books of 2021: A Conversation

Michael Newhouse-Bailey
Check out all of the Thursday Morning Superhero column, especially:
Thursday Morning Superhero: Holiday Gift Guide
Thursday Morning Superhero: June 2022

Paul Weimer
Microreview: The Memory in the Blood by Ryan Van Loan
Microreview: Needle (Inverted Frontier #3) by Linda Nagata
Microreview: Troy, by Stephen Fry
Microreview: Warlady, by Jo Graham
The Voice of Eru Ilúvatar: The Silmarillion in Audio
Microreview: Up Against It, by Laura J Mixon
Mind Meld: Best Game or Interactive Fiction
Roll Perception Plus Awareness: Heirs to Heresy

Phoebe Wagner
Microreview: Andor
Microreview: Ninth House, by Leigh Bardugo
Microreview: Lakelore, by Anna-Marie McLemore

Roseanna Pendlebury
Microreview: Deep Wheel Orcadia, by Harry Josephine Giles
Microreview: Babel, by R F. Kuang
Review: Wrath Goddess Sing, by Maya Deane
Microreview: Uncommon Charm, by Emily Bergslein and Kat Weaver
Project Hail Mary (her own blog)
Ithaca (her own blog)

Sean Dowie
Review: Undone
Microreview: Everything Everywhere All at Once
Review: Titane
Microreview: Light Years from Home, by Mike Chen

The G (Founding Editor)
Nanoreviews: The Ascent, Hitman Trilogy, Guardians of the Galaxy
Microreview: Halo Infinite

Vance Kotrla (Founding Editor)

The Long Look Back: Star Wars and Superheroes