The Best SF and Fantasy of the Year

I’m happy to announce that “The Care and Feeding of Your Baby Killer Unicorn”, my first contracted short story (for the anthology Zombies vs. Unicorns), will be included in The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Five, edited by Jonathan Strahan and including such genre heavyweights as Holly Black, Neil Gaiman, and Cory Doctorow. I am thrilled and humbled to be part of such a great collection.

Read the rest of the table of contents here. The book will be available in March, and can be pre-ordered here.

Posted in anthologies, unicorns

6 Responses to The Best SF and Fantasy of the Year

  1. PurpleRanger says:

    Congratulations. I was already going to suggest this story on LJ’s Hugo Recommendation community; I’ll have to mention this as well.

    By the way, what was the story’s word count?

  2. Jessica M. says:

    Congrats Diana! I reviewed “Zombies vs. Unicorns” for SLJ and I have to say your short story contribution was one of my faves. You deserve this!

  3. Diana says:

    Thanks, PR! Recommend away! It’s 15k, so I think it would be a novelette by the Hugo rules. You know, if you’re interested. 😉

    Thanks, Jessica! And thanks also for the star!

  4. PurpleRanger says:

    Yes, I am interested. And you’re right, it is a novelette by both the Hugo and Nebula rules. For those who might be interested, here are the four fiction categories:

    Short Story — Under 7,500 words long
    Novelette — Between 7,500 and 17,500 words long
    Novella — Between 17,500 and 40,000 words long
    Novel — Over 40,000 words long

    To nominate for next year’s Hugos, you have to be at least a member of next year’s Worldcon (Renovation), and join by January 31. And if you really want more information, here is the link to Renovation’s website:

  5. alaska says:

    oooh, congratulations!! i loved that story and it deserves all the recognition it gets. 🙂

    zhi in a cardboard box!

  6. onis says:

    It stopped me in my tracks and note to self: I want forms like this.