Saturday, April 04, 2015

2015 Hugo Award Nominees

Saturday, April 04, 2015
(Via and the rest of the internet)

Below are the nominees for the 2015 Hugo Awards.  Congratulations to all the nominees.

Update 4/14/2015: Sasquan removed and replaced two ineligible nominees.
Update 4/17/2015: Two nominees on the final ballot declined their nominations. Sasquan replaced each with the next highest eligible vote receiving work. According to Sasquan, there will be no further revisions to the ballot as it is now going to the printer.
Update 4/20/2015: Black Gate has declines its nomination, but because the ballot was already frozen, it will remain on the ballot.
Update 4/28/2015: Edmund R. Schubert declined his nomination, but because the ballot was already frozen, he will remain on the ballot.

BEST NOVEL (1827 ballots)
  • Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • The Dark Between the Stars by Kevin J. Anderson (Tor Books)
  • The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison (Sarah Monette) (Tor Books)
  • Lines of Departure by Marko Kloos (47North)
  • Skin Game: A Novel of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher (Roc Books)
  • The Three Body Problem, by Cixin Liu, Ken Liu translator (Tor Books)
Marko Kloos declined his nomination after the ballot was announced. The Three Body Problem was added.
BEST NOVELLA (1083 ballots)
BEST NOVELETTE (1031 ballots)
The John C Wright novelette was found to be ineligible after the ballot was announced, and was replaced by the Heuvelt story.
SHORT STORY (1174 ballots)
  • Goodnight Stars by Annie Bellet (The End is Now (Apocalypse Triptych Book 2), Broad Reach Publishing)
  • On A Spiritual Plain by Lou Antonelli (Sci Phi Journal #2, Nov 2014)
  • The Parliament of Beasts and Birds by John C. Wright (The Book of Feasts & Seasons, Castalia House)
  • "A Single Samurai", by Steven Diamond (The Baen Big Book of Monsters, Baen Books)
  • Totaled by Kary English (Galaxy’s Edge magazine, July 2014)
  • Turncoat by Steve Rzasa (Riding the Red Horse, Castalia House)
Annie Bellet declined her nomination after the ballot was announced and was replaced with the Steven Diamond story.
BEST RELATED WORK (1150 ballots)
BEST GRAPHIC STORY (785 ballots)
  • Ms. Marvel Vol 1: No Normal written by G. Willow Wilson, illustrated by Adrian Alphona and Jake Wyatt, (Marvel Comics)
  • Rat Queens Volume 1: Sass and Sorcery written by Kurtis J. Weibe, art by Roc Upchurch (Image Comics)
  • Zombie Nation Book #2: Reduce Reuse Reanimate by Carter Reid (The Zombie Nation)
  • Saga, Volume 3 written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
  • Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick written by Matt Fraction, art by Chip Zdarsky (Image Comics)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, concept and story by Ed Brubaker, directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo ((Marvel Entertainment, Perception, Sony Pictures Imageworks)
  • Edge of Tomorrow screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, and John-Henry Butterworth, directed by Doug Liman (Village Roadshow; RatPac-Dune Entertainment; 3 Arts Entertainment; Viz Productions)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman, directed by James Gunn (Marvel Studios, Moving Picture Company)
  • Interstellar screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, directed by Christopher Nolan (Paramount Pictures, as Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures, Lynda Obst Productions, Syncopy)
  • The Lego Movie written by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, story by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, LEGO System A/S, Vertigo Entertainment, Lin Pictures, Warner Bros. Animation (as Warner Animation Group))
  • Doctor Who: “Listen” written by Steven Moffat directed by Douglas Mackinnon (BBC Television)
  • The Flash: “Pilot” teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns, story by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns, directed by David Nutter (The CW; Berlanti Productions, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television)
  • Game of Thrones: “The Mountain and the Viper” written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss, directed by Alex Graves ((HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions)
  • Grimm: “Once We Were Gods” written by Alan DiFiore, directed by Steven DePaul (NBC; GK Productions, Hazy Mills Productions, Universal TV)
  • Orphan Black: “By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Triedwritten by Graham Manson, directed by John Fawcett (Temple Street Productions, Space/BBC America)
BEST EDITOR (SHORT FORM) (870 ballots)
  • Jennifer Brozek
  • Vox Day
  • Mike Resnick
  • Edmund R. Schubert
  • Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Edmund R. Schubert has declined his nomination, but will remain on the ballot.
BEST EDITOR (LONG FORM) (712 ballots)
  • Vox Day
  • Sheila Gilbert
  • Jim Minz
  • Anne Sowards
  • Toni Weisskopf
  • Julie Dillon
  • Kirk DouPonce
  • Jon Eno
  • Nick Greenwood
  • Alan Pollack
  • Carter Reid 
John Eno was found to be ineligible and was replaced on the ballot with Kirk DouPonce.
BEST SEMIPROZINE (660 ballots)
  • Abyss & Apex, Wendy Delmater editor and publisher
  • Andromeda Spaceways In-Flight Magazine, Andromeda Spaceways Publishing Association Incorporated, 2014 editors David Kernot and Sue Bursztynski
  • Lightspeed Magazine, edited by John Joseph Adams, Stefan Rudnicki, Rich Horton, Wendy N. Wagner, and Christie Yant
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies, edited by Scott H. Andrews
  • Strange Horizons, Niall Harrison Editor-in-Chief
BEST FANZINE (576 ballots)
  • Black Gate edited by John O’Neill
  • Elitist Book Reviews edited by Steve Diamond
  • Journey Planet edited by James Bacon, Chris Garcia, Alissa McKersie, Colin Harris and Helen Montgomery
  • The Revenge of Hump Day edited by Tim Bolgeo
  • Tangent SF Online edited by Dave Truesdale
Black Gate has declined its nomination, but will remain on the ballot.
BEST FANCAST (668 ballots)
  • Adventures in SF Publishing Brent Bower (Executive Producer), Kristi Charish, Timothy C. Ward & Moses Siregar III (Co-Hosts, Interviewers and Producers)
  • Dungeon Crawlers Radio Daniel Swenson (Producer/Host), Travis Alexander & Scott Tomlin (Hosts), Dale Newton (Host/Tech), Damien Swenson (Audio/Video Tech)
  • Galactic Suburbia Podcast Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts (Presenters) and Andrew Finch (Producer)
  • The Sci Phi Show Jason Rennie
  • Tea and Jeopardy Emma Newman & Peter Newman
BEST FAN WRITER (777 ballots)
  • Dave Freer
  • Amanda S. Green
  • Jeffro Johnson
  • Laura J. Mixon
  • Cedar Sanderson
BEST FAN ARTIST (296 ballots)
  • Ninni Aalto
  • Brad Foster
  • Elizabeth Leggett
  • Spring Schoenhuth
  • Steve Stiles

  • Wesley Chu *
  • Jason Cordova
  • Kary English *
  • Rolf Nelson
  • Eric. S. Raymond

As a side note, I expect to have my standard "preliminary thoughts" post on the nominees up on Monday.


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