Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Final 2011 Hugo Nomination Ballot

(This post was written back in February)

Below are my nominations for the 2011 Hugo Awards.  Because I've been fairly distracted as of late, I did not spend quite as much time reading all the short fiction I should have and didn't put enough thought into some of the other categories with few (or no) nominations.  That said, I do feel strongly about each of the nominations I did make.

Remember, if you wish to nominate, you must have at least purchased a supporting membership to Renovation by January 31.  Nominations are due by March 26.  If you don't have a supporting membership, it may be worth it to still purchase one.  You'll be able to vote on the final ballot, nominate in 2012, and if there is a Hugo Voter's Packet again this year, you'll be able to get electronic copies of most of the final nominees - including the novels.  Totally worth it, if you have the money to spare.

Regardless, here is my ballot. 

Ark, by Stephen Baxter
Chill, by Elizabeth Bear
Horns, by Joe Hill
Dreadnought, by Cherie Priest
Bitter Seeds, by Ian Tregillis

Clementine, by Cherie Priest
Bone and Jewel Creatures, by Elizabeth Bear
The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen's Window”, by Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean Online)

The Bride Replete”, by Mary Robinette Kowal (Apex)
Basilisk Hunt”, by Emma Bull and Holly Black (Shadow Unit)
The Jaguar House, in Shadow”, by Aliette de Bodard (Asimov's)

Short Story
Ghosts of New York”, by Jennifer Pelland (Dark Faith)
The Taxidermist's Other Wife”, by Kelly Barnhill (Clarkesworld)
"After the Dragon", by Sarah Monette (Fantasy)
The Monster's Million Faces”, by Rachel Swirsky (
Amaryllis”, by Carrie Vaughn (Lightspeed)

Best Related Work
No Nomination

Best Graphic Story
No Nomination

Best Dramatic Presentation: Long Form
No Nomination

Best Dramatic Presentation: Short Form
No Nomination

Best Editor: Short Form
Jonathan Strahan
John Joseph Adams
John Klima
George R. R. Martin
Ann VanderMeer

Best Editor: Long Form
Lou Anders

Best Professional Artist
Benjamin Carre
Jon Sullivan
Jon Foster
Rima Staines

Best Semiprozine
Electric Velocipede
Shadow Unit
Fantasy Magazine

Best Fanzine

Best Fan Writer
Adam Whitehead
Niall Harrison
Niall Alexander
Aidan Moher

Best Fan Artist
No Nomination

John W. Campbell Award
No Nomination


Aidan Moher said...

Well, shucks.


Eric said...

I'm a first-time voter this year, and there's one question I haven't been able to get resolved: if I don't nominate, can I still vote on the final lists?

I just haven't read enough of the recent books to be comfortable making nominations.

Adam Whitehead said...

Thanks :-)

Aliette de Bodard said...

Wow, thank you so much!
(and I agree, Chill was such a great book. I'm in love with the Jacob's Ladder trilogy. It does so many things right).