2017 might not have been the best year for the world, but it was a pretty good year for our little podcast. We added a few new shows, produced a whole lot of great content (thanks to Jen’s diligent work as producer), and brought on a whole lot of new voices. We also got this flashy new website (thanks, Jade!) due to our Patreon supporters being awesome.
As we do every year, we like to share all of the awards eligible things created by us, our crew, and our guests. Where relevant, we’ve linked to individual creator’s eligibility posts on their websites.
As always, we thank you for taking the time to check out this post and for considering us, our crew, and/or our guests for things in the 2018 awards season (Hugos, Nebulas, and more).
The Skiffy and Fanty Show and Crew
The Skiffy and Fanty Show
Our podcast is eligible for a Hugo Award in the Best Fancast category. We have been a finalist in that category before (thank you!).
We may also be eligible in a few categories for the Parsec Awards and other awards with Fancast or Podcast categories. Feel free to nominate to your heart’s content.
Mike Underwood (or Michael R. Underwood)
- Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers, and Fans is eligible in the Best Fancast category.
- Online political organizing in any award that lets you nominate Mike’s dedicated efforts to make the world better.
Paul is eligible in the Fan Writer category for all of the amazing things he has written:
Alex Acks (a.k.a. Alex Wells)
Alex has kindly written an Awards Eligibility post containing all of their eligible fiction (a novel and multiple short stories) and fan writing work.
- “The Thunder of Madness” (18th Wall Productions)
Julia is eligible as Best Short Form Editor for her work in Fireside Fiction. Fireside Fiction is also eligible in the Best Semiprozine category (and you should probably be reading that magazine…hint hint).
Trish is eligible as an Editor for The Skiffy and Fanty Show blog and in the Fancast category above (as a host). She continues to do excellent work behind the scenes and we’re very grateful (thanks so much, Trish!).
Stephen is currently eligible in the Fan Writer category for his comics reviews on our site. Check them out.
Rachel translated Nicoletta Vallorani’s excellent story, “The Catalog of Virgins” (Clarkesworld, Nov. 2017). That story is eligible in the Best Short Story category!
Rachel is also eligible in the Best Fanwriter category for her work at SF in Translation.
Penny is eligible for Best Fanwriter for her work on our blog. She also works as a publicity manager for Angry Robot Books; many of their books are eligible for Best Novel, and you should totally read all of them.
Becca is eligible for Best Fanwriter for her work on our blog!
Shaun’s one accolade is being eligible in the Best Fancast category with everyone else. For this show, obviously.
And that’s it for our things. Now for an even bigger list of exciting material!
All the Things We Read, Watched, and Devoured for the Show (That Happen to be Eligible)
If we missed something, please let us know!
Here are all the work our guests published in 2017 (not including work listed on individual eligibility posts):
- No More Heroes by Michelle Kan
- Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng (Angry Robot Books)
- City of Betrayal by Claudie Arseneault (The Kraken Collective)
- The Tiger’s Daughter by K Arsenault Rivera (Tor)
- Regeneration by Stacey Berg (Harper Voyager Impulse)
- Not Your Villain by C.B. Lee (Interlude Press)
- The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden (Harper Voyager)
- Dark Deeds by Mike Brooks (Saga Press)
- The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty (Harper Voyager)
- The Legends of Luke Skywalker by Ken Liu (Disney)
- Sycorax’s Daughters edited by Kinitra Brooks, PhD, Linda D. Addison & Susana Morris, PhD
- Forever Vacancy edited by Mya Lairis
- “Crickets Sing for Naomi” by Eden Royce (Podcastle)
- “Następcy tronu” by Karolina Fedyk (Esensja)
- “The Early History of the Moon” by Karolina Fedyk (Metaphorosis)
- “Seams” by Karolina Fedyk (The Dark)
- “The Whalebone Parrot” by Darcie Little Badger (The Dark)
- Provenance by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
- Fields of Fire by Marko Kloos (47North)
- “For” by Sandra Odell (Cast of Wonders)
- The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan (Harper Voyager)
- MJ-12: Shadows by Michael J. Martinez (Night Shade Books)
- Into the Fire by Patrick Hester (WordFire Press)
- Null States by Malka Older (Tor.com)
- Halo: Envoy by Tobias S. Buckell (Gallery Books)
- Demon Mark: A Russian Saga (interactive fantasy novel) by Lorraine Fryer and Vladimir Barash (Choice of Games)
- “In Lieu of the Stories My Santera Abuela Should Have Told Me Herself, This Poem” by Carlos Hernandez (Uncanny Magazine)
- The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen by Hope Nicholson (Quirk Books)(Best Related Work)
- Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time: An LGBT and two-spirit SF Anthology edited by Hope Nicholson (Bedside Press)
- The Song of the Dead by Carrie Patel (Angry Robot Books)
- Inherit the Flame by Megan E. O’Keefe (Angry Robot Books)
- Rocket Romance by Sophia Chester
- “Hyddwen” by Heather Rose Jones (Podcastle)
- “Ghost Notes” by Shveta Thakrar (Mythic Delirium)
- Enemy by Betsy Dornbusch (Night Shade Books)
- 2084: A Science Fiction Anthology edited by George Sandison (Unsung Stories)
- Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler edited by Alexandra Pierce and Mimi Mondal (Twelfth Planet Press)(Best Related Work)
- Out of This World: Queer Speculative Fiction Stories by Catherine Lundoff (Queen of Swords Press)
- A Tyranny of Queens by Foz Meadows (Angry Robot Books)
- The Sasquatch Murder by Jeffery Viles (Beaver’s Pond Press)
- Nimbus by Jacey Bedford (DAW)
- Silverwolf by Jacey Bedford (DAW)
- The Gate to Futures Past by Julie E. Czerneda (DAW)
- To Guard Against the Dark by Julie E. Czerneda (DAW)
- The Poison Eater by Shanna Germain (Angry Robot Books)
- A Gathering of Ravens by Scott Oden (Thomas Dunne Books)
- Switchback by Melissa F. Olson (Tor.com)
- Snowspelled by Stephanie Burgis (Five Fathoms Press)
- The Path Unclear by Mike Brooks (Black Library)
Some of our guests have written their own eligibility posts, including:
- Cat Rambo
- Ian Muneshwar
- Tonya Liburd
- Bogi Takács
- Fran Wilde
- Elsa Sjunneson-Henry
- Wendy N. Wagner
- Michi Trota
- Brittany Warman (not an eligibility post, but she’s got a lot of eligible work in her bibliography!)
- Sarah Gailey
- Sabrina Vourvoulias
- Rose Lemberg
- Aidan Doyle
- LJ Cohen
- Aliette de Bodard
Here are all the books (novels, comics, etc.) and stories published in 2017 that we reviewed (this section links to our reviews):
- Girl Reporter by Tansy Rayner Roberts (Book Smugglers)(reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- The Red Men by Matthew de Abaitua (Angry Robot Books)(reviewed by Kate Sherrod)
- Winterglass by Benjanun Sriduangkaew (Apex Books)(reviewed by Becca Evans)
- On a Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge (Harry N. Abrams)(reviewed by Penny Reeve)
- Windhome by Kristin Landon (Candlemark & Gleam)(reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden (Harper Voyager)(reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- The Levee by Damon Norko (Black Rose Writing)(reviewed by Kate Sherrod)
- The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty (Harper Voyager)(reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- New Reality by Jessica Payseur (Dreamspinner Press)(reviewed by Becca Evans)
- A Song for Quiet by Cassandra Khaw (Tor.com Publishing)(reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- Agents of Dreamland by Caitlin R. Kiernan (Tor.com Publishing)(reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- Killing Gravity by Corey J. White (Tor.com)(reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- Starfire: A Red Peace by Spencer Ellsworth (Tor.com)(reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- Acadie by Dave Hutchinson (Tor.com)(reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- Ragmop by Rob Walton (Vault Comics)(reviewed by Stephen Geigen-Miller)
- Iraq + 100: Stories from a Century After the Invasion edited by Hassan Blasim (Tor Books)(reviewed by Kate Sherrod)
- At the Table of Wolves by Kay Kenyon (Saga Press)(reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- Horizon by Fran Wilde (Tor Books)(reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- The Tiger’s Daughter by K Arsenault Rivera (Tor Books)(reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- The Trials of Solomon Parker by Eric Scott Fischl (Angry Robot Books)(reviewed by Kate Sherrod)
- Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado (Graywolf Press)(reviewed by Penny Reeve)
- Doctor Potter’s Medicine Show by Eric Scott Fischl (Angry Robot Books)(reviewed by Kate Sherrod)
- All Good Things by Emma Newman (Diversion Books)(reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- Skyfarer by Joseph Brassey (Angry Robot Books)(reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- Universal Harvester by John Darnielle (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)(reviewed by Penny Reeve)
- Galactic Empires edited by Neil Clarke (Night Shade Books) (reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- Crossroads of Canopy by Thoraiya Dyer (Tor Books) (reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- Hunger Makes the Wolf by Alex Wells (Alex Acks) (Angry Robot) (reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- Wothwood by Natania Barron (Falstaff Books) (reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells (Tor Dot Com Publishing) (reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- Substrate Phantoms by Jessica Reisman (Arche Press) (reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis (Tor Books)(reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- Blackthorne by Stina Leicht (Saga Press)(reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- Buried Heart by Kate Elliott (Little Brown Books)(reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- MJ-12: Shadows by Mike Martinez (Night Shade Books)(reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- Martians Abroad: A Novel by Carrie Vaughn (Tor Books) (reviewed by Daniel Haeusser)
- Mars Girls by Mary Turzillo (Mary Turzillo)(reviewed by Daniel Haeusser)
- Strange California edited by Jaym Gates and J Daniel Batt (StoryJitsu) (reviewed by Kate Sherrod)
- Lightning in the Blood by Marie Brennan (Tor dot com Publishing) (reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors by Curtis Craddock (Tor books)(reviewed by Kate Sherrod)
- Wilders by Brenda Cooper (Pyr) (reviewed by Kate Sherrod)
- The House of Binding Thorns by Aliette de Bodard (Ace) (reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- Avengers of the Moon: A Captain Future Novel by Allen Steele (Tor) (reviewed by Kate Sherrod)
- The Weight of the World by Tom Toner (Night Shade Books)(reviewed by Paul Weimer)
- Brother’s Ruin by Emma Newman (Tor Dot Com publishing)(reviewed by Paul Weimer)
The following folks were guests on our podcast or blog and may have eligible work in fan writing, podcast, and other categories!
- Cooking the Books by Fran Wilde and more (Best Fancast and Best Fanwriter)
- Tanya DePass for I Need Diverse Games (Best Fanwriter)
- Rod Faulkner for The 7th Matrix (Best Fanwriter)
- Ashlee Blackwell for Graveyard Shift Sisters (Best Fanwriter)
- Gideon Marcus for Galactic Journey (Best Fanwriter)
- Andrew Barton for Acts of Minor Treason (Best Fanwriter)
- Feliza Casano for Girls in Capes (Best Fanwriter)
- Foz Meadows for Shattersnipe (Best Fanwriter)
- Faridah Gbadamosi for Effects of Too Much Television at a Young Age (Best Fanwriter)
- Tiara W. for The Bibliosanctum (Best Fanwriter)
- Sarah Chorn for Bookworm Blues (Best Fanwriter)
And don’t forget these editors and their eligible works:
- Brandon O’Brien as Poetry Editor for Fiyah Magazine (Short Form)
- Lynne Thomas, Michael D. Thomas, and Michi Trota for Uncanny Magazine (Short Form)
- Cecilia Tan as Editor for Circlet Press (Long Form)
- Sarah Dodd for Samovar Magazine (Short Form)
- Alexandra Pierce for Twelfth Planet Press (Short and Long Form)
- Djibril al-Ayad for The Future Fire (Short Form)
Finally, here is a list of all of the movies and TV we discussed in 2017:
- Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi
- Blade Runner 2049
- Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
- Wonder Woman
- Alien: Covenant
- Get Out
If we’re missing anyone or anything from our year of podcasting, let us know and we’ll correct the gap ASAP!
Now the big question:
What did you all love in 2017? Favorite books, stories, collections, movies, TV shows? The comments are yours!