Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Hugo Nominations

Well, it's that time of year again for the Hugo nominations.  People may nominate works if they were a supporting or attending member before January 31, 2015 of Sasquan, Loncon 3, or MidAmeriCon II.  If you are a member of any of these conventions, you should have received an email with your member number and a pin number to use to log in to the Sasquan site here.

I try to nominate not just great books but also books that I think deserve some exposure or utilized some interesting idea.  I often don't nominate works that won the previous year to give other books a shot.  So for example, even though Ancillary Sword was a great book, I didn't nominate it because Justice won last year.

Half a King, Joe Abercrombie (Del Rey )
A Darkling Sea, James L. Cambias (Tor)
The Mirror Empire, Kameron Hurley (Angry Robot)
The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu and translated by Ken Liu (Tor)
The Bees, Laline Paull (HarperCollins)

Novella (17,500-40,000 words)
“The Rogue Prince, or, a King’s Brother”, George R.R. Martin (Rogues, Bantam)
“The Things We Do For Love”, K.J. Parker (Subterranean)
“The Slow Regard of Silent Things”, Patrick Rothfuss (Daw)
 “Dream Houses”, Genevieve Valentine (WSFA)

Novelette (7,500-17,500 words)
“The Ninety-Ninth Bride”, Catherine F. King (Book Smugglers)
“Wine”, Yoon Ha Lee (Clarkesworld)
“The Clockwork Soldier”, Ken Liu (Clarkesworld)
“Reborn”, Ken Liu (Tor.com)
“The Last Log of the Lachrimosa”, Alastair Reynolds (Subterranean)
“Collateral”, Peter Watts (Upgraded)

Short Story (< 7,500 words)

“Little Knife”, Leigh Bardugo (Tor.com)
“The Long Haul From the ANNALS OF TRANSPORTATION, The Pacific Monthly, May 2009”, Ken Liu (Clarkesworld)
“Seventh Day of the Seventh Moon”, Ken Liu (Kaleidoscope)
“I Met a Man Who Wasn’t There”, K.J. Parker (Subterranean)
“Wake-Rider”, Vandana Singh (Lightspeed)

Best Related Work
The World of Ice and Fire, George R.R. Martin, Elio M. Garcia Jr. and Linda Antonsson (Bantam)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
Captain America: The Winter Soldier(Marvel)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Chernin Ent., Ingenious Media)
Game of Thrones, Season 4 (HBO)
Guardians of the Galaxy (Marvel)
Interstellar (Legendary, Paramount)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
“Death Benefit”, Person of Interest, Season 3
“Deux Ex Machina”, Person of Interest, Season 3

Best Editor – Short
Neil Clarke

Best Professional Artist
Richard Anderson (The Mirror Empire, Echopraxia)
Daniel Dociu (Cibola Burn)
John Howe (The Hobbit)
Alan Lee (The Hobbit)
Andreas Preis (The Gospel of Loki)

Best Semiprozine
Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Campbell Award
Rjurik Davidson (Unwrapped Sky)
Anthony Ryan (Blood Song, Tower Lord)
Helene Wecker (The Golem and the Jinni)


Michael Kingsley said...

I'm glad to see PERSON OF INTEREST getting some love in the BDP-Short Form category. Unfortunately, I missed the episodes on your nomination list! Hopefully, I can at least find the screenplay online somewhere. My POI choices in the BDP-Short Form category are "Nautilus" and "The Cold War."

Benjamin said...

Good to see another PoI fan! Those episodes were certainly good as well.