While it was great to see the puppies rejected at the Hugos, I am very sad for the authors who were shoved aside by their slate. Here are links to the top non-puppy nominees for Best Short Story. If you enjoy them, write a fan letter: those happy echoes from the void are the second best thing an author can receive.
Jackalope Wives, by Ursula Vernon: http://www.apex-magazine.com/jackalope-wives/
The Breath of War, by Aliette de Bodard: http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/stories/the-breath-of-war/
The Truth About Owls, by Amal El-Mohtar: http://www.strangehorizons.com/2015/20150126/1owls-f.shtml
When it Ends, He Catches Her, by Eugie Foster: http://dailysciencefiction.com/fantasy/fairy-tales/eugie-foster/when-it-ends-he-catches-her
A Kiss With Teeth, by Max Gladstone: http://www.tor.com/2014/10/29/a-kiss-with-teeth-max-gladstone/
Also, here are two stories that were withdrawn from Hugo consideration by their authors after appearing on the puppy slate:
Goodnight Stars, by Annie Bellet: http://www.johnjosephadams.com/apocalypse-triptych/free-reads/goodnight-stars-annie-bellet/
Tuesdays with Molakesh the Destroyer, by Megan Grey: http://www.firesidefiction.com/issue19/chapter/tuesdays-with-molakesh-the-destroyer/
All the Hugo data can be found here, if you'd like to check out the other categories the puppies vandalized: http://www.thehugoawards.org/content/pdf/2015HugoStatistics.pdf
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