Looking Back at 2016: A Few Fun Things

It’s April and well past the time for a “looking back” post, but since a few fun things from 2016 have popped up, I thought it was worth a quick note.

The Grimm Future

In February 2016, my anthology The Grimm Future was published by NESFA Press and featured as the Boskone 53 Book. Since then, The Grimm Future has also had some notable successes:

2016 Locus Recommended Reading List
Anthologies: The Grimm Future, Erin Underwood, ed. (NESFA)

The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year (Volume Eleven)
edited by Jonathan Strahan, Apr 6, 2017
Honorable Mentions: 2016
– “Pair of Ugly Sisters, Three of a Kind” by Garth Nix
– “Origins” by Carlos Hernandez

The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2017
edited by Paula Guran, July 4, 2017
Story Reprinted:
– “The Iron Man” by Max Gladstone

Journey Planet & the 2017 Hugo Nominations

Last year, I guest edited one of the 2016 Journey Planet fanzines. My edition was Journey Planet: Boskone, which featured 54 years of Boskone history, and the layout design was done by the very talented Errick Nunnally.

A few days ago, I found out that Journey Planet made the 2017 Hugo Ballot for Best Fanzine, which means that I am among the Journey Planet editors who are listed on this year’s Hugo Ballot. (My name is on a Hugo Ballot. I still can’t quite wrap my mind around that fact!) It’s an incredible honor to be nominated and to have been a part of Journey Planet last year, especially since my edition allowed me to focus on a topic that is near and dear to my heart: Boskone.

Congratulations to all of the 2017 Hugo Nominees and good luck to everyone! I look forward to seeing you all in Helsinki for Worldcon 75 and the Hugo Awards Ceremony.


About Erin Underwood

BIO: Erin Underwood is the senior event content producer for MIT Technology Review’s emerging technology events. On the side, she reads, writes, and edits SF.
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