When It Ends, He Catches Her
"When It Ends, He Catches Her" is a 2014 science fiction short story by Eugie Foster. It was first published on Daily Science Fiction, on September 26, 2014—the day before Foster's death. An audio version (read by Tina Connolly) was subsequently made available via Pseudopod, and the story was included in the 2015 Long List Anthology: More Stories from the Hugo Awards Nomination List and Nebula Awards Showcase 2016.
"Catches" was nominated for the 2015 Theodore Sturgeon Award and the 2014 Nebula Award for Best Short Story; Ursula Vernon, who won that award instead, has stated that she had expected "Catches" would win. Jason Sanford called it "a beautiful elegy on life and death", and "both touching and disturbing."
As well, analysis of the nominations for the 2015 Hugo Awards has shown that, if it were not for the involvement of the Sad Puppies, "Catches" would have been a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story.
- When It Ends, He Catches Her, by Eugie Foster, at Daily Science Fiction; published September 26, 2014; retrieved June 26, 2015
- Pseudopod 428: When It Ends, He Catches Her, at Pseudopod; published March 6, 2015; retrieved June 26, 2015
- Long List Anthology Published, by Mike Glyer, at File 770; published December 15, 2015; retrieved May 9, 2016
- FINALISTS: 2015 The Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, by Kristin Centorcelli; at SF Signal; published May 13, 2015; retrieved June 26, 2015
- Announcing the 2014 Nebula Awards Winners!, at Tor.com; published June 6, 2015; retrieved June 26, 2015
- Nebula Award, by Ursula Vernon, at Livejournal; published June 8, 2015; retrieved June 26, 2015
- Remembering Eugie Foster and her stories, by Jason Sanford, at JasonSanford.com; published March 4, 2015; retrieved June 27, 2015
- This Is What The 2015 Hugo Ballot Should Have Been, by Andrew Liptak, at Io9; published August 23, 2015; retrieved August 23, 2015