“Rabbit Test” nominated for a Nebula!

Screencap from Sam's TV during Nebula finalist announcement livestream showing "Rabbit Test" as a finalist for short story
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Nebula Award for Short Story

"Destiny Delayed", Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (Asimov's 5–6/22)

"Give Me English", Ai Jiang (F&SF 5–6/22)

"Rabbit Test", Samantha Mills (Uncanny 11–12/22)

"Douen", Suzan Palumbo (The Dark 3/22)

"Dick Pig", Ian Muneshwar (Nightmare 1/22)

"D.I.Y", John Wiswell (Tor.com 8/24/22)

When it rains, it pours! Seriously this year has been a rollercoaster already and it’s barely March. 😀

Rabbit Test” is officially a finalist for the 58th Annual Nebula Awards in the short story category! Voting on the ballot will open to SFWA members soon. The winners will be announced on May 14th at the Nebula Conference, taking place this year in Anaheim, CA.

Anaheim is a short drive from San Diego, so I am super stoked to be able to attend in person! It is a great ballot this year, full of people whose work I admire (and am, let’s be real, a little intimidated by). You can find the full list here: https://nebulas.sfwa.org/58th-nebula-awards-finalists.

On a personal note: wow. The response to this story, from day one of publication, has absolutely blown me away. I knew it was meaningful to me, but while drafting it I wasn’t sure it would even find a home. The structure was half research essay, the message unabashedly direct, etc etc, and I nearly brain weaseled myself into not submitting it. It was thrilling just to have it picked up by the Thomases, who have championed it from the moment I sheepishly emailed them to say I don’t know if this is your type of thing, but…. So, regardless of what happens next I will always be grateful for that.

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