The final ballot for the Nebula Awards has been released, and my Clarion instructor James Patrick Kelly’s story “Don’t Stop” is on it! Jim is a prolific podcaster of his fiction–in fact he has previously won the Nebula specifically for the podcast of his novella “Burn,” the first ever awarded for a podcast. When it was originally nominated for the Nebula, Jim released “Don’t Stop” on his Free Reads podcast, which you can listen to here. It is a hauntingly sweet story, and I listened to it while exercising, which, given the focus on running, is maybe not a bad way to go. There is a scene with a track coach which should resonate strongly with anyone who has ever had the experience of losing themselves in transcendent physical activity.
Congratulations, Jim! Good luck!