Friday, March 06, 2015

Final Hugo Ballot

Friday, March 06, 2015
That's it, I'm done. I know I have a weekend coming up, but I've just run out of time and I know that I'm not going to have the opportunity to do deeper research on some of the categories farther down the ballot and I'm not going to get to read any more of the short fiction before it's time to submit.  So, I sent in the nomination ballot this morning and don't plan to make any changes. This is it.  This ballot is very similar to the last one I posted, with only a couple of changes / additions.

We'll see how close this comes to the actual short list when it is announced.
City of Stairs, by Robert Jackson Bennett
Ancillary Sword, by Ann Leckie
The Mirror Empire, by Kameron Hurley
The Goblin Emperor, by Katherine Addison
Annihilation, by Jeff VanderMeer

“The Mothers of Voorhisville”, by Mary Rickert (
“Grand Jete”, by Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean)
We Are All Completely Fine, by Daryl Gregory
Yesterday’s Kin, by Nancy Kress
Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden’s Syndrome, by John Scalzi

“A Fire in the Heavens”, by Mary Robinette Kowal (Shadows Beneath)

Short Story
”The Color of Paradox”, by A. M. Dellamonica (
“Mrs Sorensen and the Sasquatch”, by Kelly Barnhill (
“A Cup of Salt Tears”, by Isabel  Yap (
“As Good as New”, by Charlie Jane Anders (
“Spores”, by Seanan McGuire (The End is Nigh)

Graphic Story
Saga, Vol 3
Locke and Key: Alpha and Omega

Related Work
Rocket Talk Podcast
What Makes This Book So Great, by Jo Walton

Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy
Mockingjay: Part I
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

Editor, Short Form
William Schafer
Ann VanderMeer

Editor, Long Form

Professional Artist
John Picacio
Julie Dillon
Stephan Martiniere
Magali Villeneuve
Milan Jaram

Fan Artist
Elizabeth Legget
Wenqing Yan


Chaos Horizon
A Dribble of Ink
Lady Business
SF Mistressworks
The Wertzone

Fan Writer
Brandon Kempner
Renay Williams
Justin Landon
Abigail Nussbaum
Adam Whitehead

No Nominations

John W. Campbell Award
Wesley Chu
Helene Wecker
Brian McClellan
Henry Lien
Isabel Yap


Aidan Moher said...

Thanks, Joe!

In the end, our Novel lists ended up looking very similar. However, I swapped out TME and Annihilation for Station Eleven and Bear's Eternal Sky trilogy.

Joe said...

Station Eleven and Eternal Sky were my first two off the ballot, though I'm not sure in which order. It was close.

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