Yeah, so we’re still recovering from the SFF Cybils deliberations, at this late date. They went late. We started drinking coffee early.
There was reading. There were characters discussed. And dissected. There were concerns about homogeneous shortlists, and conjecture about inclusiveness. There were more discussions. The odd (very) cyborg. An occasional sniffle from The Weeping Corner, as nominations were pried from cold, dead hands. There was not even a small, well-contained bloodbath, which was unexpected. No one died, and we came away with a KICKIN’ shortlist for the judges to slave over, which will be announced via the Cybils website on New Year’s Day.
And then, it’s all on the judges. Poor judges.
We’ll be going back to sleep now, waking to turn over and luxuriate in reading something that isn’t on anyone’s list except our own. Oh, and stay tuned — more Cybils reviews forthcoming as they get written. Eventually. Sometime after the ball drops…