So, I’ve got my PIN and opened up the nominating ballot, and aside from going “Jo Walton! Squeeee!” (because Jo Walton! Squeeee!) my mind’s going blank as to what all I’ve read / seen this year that is eligible for nomination. I’ve read nowhere near as much good new stuff as I wanted to this year. (I’ve been in comfort reading mode a lot, which means the old familiar favorites.) At the same time, I know I’ve read a lot of good stuff this year. I just can’t remember what all I read new this year. There were some really good short stories linked to io9, I know. At least one, that hit me right there and made me think, ‘Wow. I want to nominate that one’.
Suggest some of your favorite things of last year and maybe jog my memory a bit?