Hugo nominating time is here

And since I can nominate, I thought I should share the list of things I mean to nominate. And ask for recommendations, because I’m pretty thin with regard to some categories.

Best Novel

Katherine Addison, The Goblin Emperor
Ann Leckie, Ancillary Sword
Elizabeth Bear, Steles of the Sky
Max Gladstone, Full Fathom Five
Nnedi Okorafor, Lagoon.

Best Novella

I don’t think I read a novella last year. Recs?

Best Novelette

“The Litany of Earth” by Ruthanna Emrys at
“The Devil in America” by Kai Ashante Wilson at

…I realise that’s heavy on Also, I didn’t read a lot of short fiction, and longer short fiction I read even less. Other recs?

Best Short Story

“She Commands Me and I Obey” by Ann Leckie at Strange Horizons
“This Chance Planet” by Elizabeth Bear at
“Covenant” by Elizabeth Bear in Hieroglyph
“The Breath of War” by Aliette de Bodard at Beneath Ceaseless Skies
“The Truth about Owls” by Amal El-Mohtar in Kaleidoscope

Best Related Work

Rocket Talk.
Foz Meadows, “Gender, Orphan Black, and the Meta of Meta.”

Recommend me things?

Best Graphic Story

G. Willow Wilson, Ms Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal.
Gail Simone, Red Sonja: Queen of Plagues.

Recommend me more things?

Best Dramatic Presentation Long Form

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

…didn’t really see a bunch of things. Going to try to see Snowpiercer, though.

Best Dramatic Presentation Short Form

“Séance” (Penny Dreadful S1)
“Governed As It Were By Chance” (Orphan Black S2)
“To Hound Nature In Her Wanderings” (Orphan Black S2)

Best Editor Long Form

Category is opaque to me. Will not be nominating.

Best Editor Short Form

Who should I nominate? Jonathan Strahan, maybe?

Best Professional Artist

Julie Dillon
Galen Dara
Cynthia Sheppard
Chris McGrath

Best Semiprozine

Strange Horizons
The Book Smugglers

Best Fanzine

I haven’t really been reading widely this year. Rec me some people?

Best Fancast

Galactic Suburbia.

I’m not really a podcast listener, except in certain specific cases.

Best Fan Writer

Amal El-Mohtar
Abigail Nussbaum
Hello Tailor

Best Fan Artist

Rec me someone?


I don’t know who is eligible. Karina Sumner-Smith?

16 thoughts on “Hugo nominating time is here

  1. Arkady:

    Oh, Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston. Yes. I must see that.

    …oh, hey, D sent me THE WICKED + THE DIVINE for Giftmas. I can actually read it before noms close.

  2. Only Lovers Left Alive is a thing you NEED to see. Both WicDiv and Red Sonja Vol2 are eligible for your ballot, so both ought to be on there. Three too, for that matter; it’s a really interesting comic, albeit not really genre (it’s about helots. HELOTS, Liz!)

  3. I hope you will take a look at the work done in 2014 by artist Stephan Martiniere (for Best Pro Artist). It was an amazing year for him. You can see the two best pieces here:

    If you have any interest in checking out a lesser known but high-quality 2014 work, I’d gladly send you a copy of my debut novel The Immortality Game. It’s eligible for Best Novel and for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

    Thank you for doing this.

  4. I haven’t read a whole lot of graphic stories either this year, but I highly recommend THROUGH THE WOODS by Emily Carroll to you. It is wonderful and deserves to win all the things. And for Best Fanzine, definitely Nerds of a Feather.

  5. I don’t think I read a novella last year. Recs?

    My novella list so far is:

    Trading Rosemary by Octavia Cade
    Scale-Bright by Benjanun Sriduangkaew
    The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley

    Cade also had several other novellas out last year and The Life Of Sophie K is currently free on Amazon.

  6. Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream is worth a look for the Graphic Story category. Or can you nominate an album which includes several stories at all?

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