The Planetary Awards are hosted by Planetary Defense Commander. It is open to all book bloggers, book podcasters, and booktubers. It has only two categories: shorter stories (under 40,000 words) and longer stories (over 40,000 words). My nominations are under the cut.
The Gift of the Ob-Men by Schuyler Hernstrom, from Cirsova vol. 1
I already read Vance, but The Gift of the Ob-Men was the spark that lit a #pulprevolution fire in me. It’s full of weird shit and packs a hell of a punch, a bite-sized epic.
Arkwright by Allen Steele
Arkwright is a hard science fiction yarn, multi-generational family drama, and paean to the history of speculative fiction all in one tremendous novel. My review here.