One more Hugo post- Ponies

We didn’t have the rights to Ponies, by Kij Johnson, but we wanted you to have a chance to experience it, so we’re linking to the Tor.com story and reading of it. Ponies is about, well, ponies, but also about little girls growing up, and the darkness that can entail. Dark. Oh so dark…

And we have some art by Skeet Scienski!

That does it for the Escape Pod Hugo offerings. To recap:

Short story:
The Things, by Peter Watts
For Want of a Nail, by Mary Robinette Kowal
Amaryllis, by Carrie Vaughm
Ponies, by Kij Johnson (Link to Tor.com)

Plus or Minus, by James Patrick Kelly
Eight Miles, by Sean McMullen (link to author’s site)
The Emperor of Mars, by Allen Steele (link to author’s site)
The Jaguar House, in Shadow, by Aliette de Bodard (link to author’s site)
The Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made, by Eric James Stone (link to author’s site)

(Apologies all around for my mistake in saying Stone Wall Truth was a Hugo nominated story. Instead it was nominated for the Nebula this year.)

Comments (2)

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  1. Just Ken says:

    What a sickening illustration to go with the article. Boo hiss. EP sure has changed for the worse since SE left I see.

  2. WyrdestGeek says:

    I don’t have a problem with the picture. (Actually, I kind of like it.) It looks like cute-gothic-creepy-horror which is as valid a storytelling motif as any other. I haven’t read the super-short story yet, but once I do my opinion of the picture will depend on whether or not it accurately reflected what was in the story. It probably does.

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