What Do I Have Eligible For Award Consideration This Year?

“Automated Customer Service,” from Love Death + Robots, Vol. 2 on Netflix, for which I wrote the script and the underlying short story on which the script is based. The is eligible for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form for the Hugos, and the Bradbury Award for the Nebulas. It’s already won an Emmy! So it has that going to for it, which is nice (note: I did not win the Emmy; it was for character design, and won by Laurent Nicolas).

Aaaand… that’s it! I meant to write some short fiction in 2021 for publication in that year, but I didn’t get around to it because I was busy doing other things, up to and including let my brain have some time off because I was coming off a stressful 2020. The good news is that for 2022 I’ll have a novel and a novella and a new episode of Love Death + Robots plus maybe some other things, so you’ll have lots of stuff for awards consideration next year. I’ll remind you then.

In the meantime, however: Hey, “Automated Customer Service” is pretty good! If you have Netflix (and most of you do, I bet), check it out. And if you want to, nominate it! If you don’t, that’s fine too. It’s still pretty good, award nominations or no.

— JS

7 Comments on “What Do I Have Eligible For Award Consideration This Year?”

  1. [Deleted because off topic. Hank, the thing you’re pointing out is better as an email – JS]

  2. Thankfully, I do have Netflix… By all means, yes! Do more of this!… nomie nomie nominate…

  3. “…and a new episode of Love Death + Robots…”

    WHAAAAAT? Had you previously announced this?

    And now I’m wondering which piece of your short fiction they’ve adapted. Will they continue with the more humorous stuff? Or go for something more serious.

    Cue “Anticipation” by Carly Simon…

  4. I really loved Automated Customer Service. Also compliments to the animators for their great characters. The combination makes for a truly unique and fun video.

    I hope this, and you, get an award for it.

  5. How different is the script from the original story? Did the script include stage directions, scene descriptors and so forth, or was it basically just the story with a couple tweaks for pacing, etc?

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