Hugo Nominations 2017


Posted on : 3/12/2017 08:48:00 PM | By : Dann | In : , , , ,

For what it is worth, here are my current nominations.  Unless I find something in my "has been read" pile that I missed, I can't see this changing much.  Nominees are not offered in any particular order with respect to how I would vote if my nominees were the only nominees.

Best Novel

A science fiction or fantasy story of forty thousand (40,000) words or more published in 2016.

TitleAuthorPublisher/Where Published
The Silent ArmyJames A. MooreAngry Robot
A Little KnowledgeEmma NewmanDiversion Books
The City of MirrorsJustin CroninBallantine Books
Saint's BloodSebastein de CastellJo Fletcher Books

Best Graphic Story

Any science fiction or fantasy story told in graphic form appearing for the first time in 2016.

TitleAuthorPublisher/Where Published
Monstress Vol. 1Marjorie M. LiuImage Comics
Outcast Vol. 3 - This Little LightKirkman & AzacetaImage Comics

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

Any theatrical feature or other production, with a complete running time of more than 90 minutes, in any medium of dramatized science fiction, fantasy or related subjects that has been publicly presented for the first time in its present dramatic form during 2016.

TitleStudio/Network/Production Company
The MagiciansSyFy
Stranger ThingsNetflix
The ExpanseSyFy

Best Fancast

Any generally available non-professional audio or video periodical devoted to science fiction, fantasy, or related subjects that by the close of 2016 has released four (4) or more episodes, at least one (1) of which appeared in 2016, and that does not qualify as a dramatic presentation.

TitleWeb address
The Sarcastic Voyage Podcast (Contentment Corner)Website
The Post Atomic Horror PodcastWebsite
Tea & JeopardyWebsite
The Grim Tidings PodcastWebsite

Best Series

A multi-volume science fiction or fantasy story, unified by elements such as plot, characters, setting, and presentation, which has appeared in at least three (3) volumes consisting of a total of at least 240,000 words by the close of the calendar year 2016, at least one of which was published in 2016. If any series and a subset series thereof both receive sufficient nominations to appear on the final ballot, only the version which received more nominations shall appear. While it isn't a requirement for this category, I do not intend to nominate for a series until it has been completed. Why should a 6-volume series get four opportunities to win this award while a 3-volume series only gets one?

Name of SeriesAuthorQualifying VolumePublisher
Seven ForgesJames A. MooreThe Silent ArmyAngry Robot
The PassageJustin CroninThe City of MirrorsBallantine Books

John W. Campbell Award

Award for the best new science fiction writer, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo Award). A new writer is one whose first work of science fiction or fantasy appeared in 2015 or 2016 in a professional publication. For Campbell Award purposes, a professional publication is one for which more than a nominal amount was paid, any publication that had an average press run of at least 10,000 copies, or any other criteria that the Award sponsors may designate.

JR HandleyThe Legion Awakes/Fortress Beta City/Demons of Kor-Lir