Monday, August 03, 2015

Hugo Awards 2015: My Final Ballot

Now that the deadline has passed and I have done all the Hugo reading and consuming that I am going to do this year, the final ballot I submitted is below.  The full list of nominees can be found here.

Best Novel (my thoughts)
1. Ancillary Sword
2. The Goblin Emperor
3. Skin Game
4. The Three-Body Problem
5. The Dark Between the Stars

Best Novella (my thoughts)
1. "Pale Realms of Shade"
2. Big Boys Don't Cry
3. "Flow"
4. "The Plural of Helen of Troy"
5. No Award
6. "One Bright Star to Guide Them"

Best Novelette (my thoughts)
1. "The Triple Sun: A Golden Age Tale"
2. "Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust, Earth to Alluvium"
3. "Championship B'Tok"
4. "The Day the World Turned Upside Down"
5. No Award
6. "The Journeyman: In the Stone House"

Best Short Story (my thoughts)
1. "On a Spiritual Plain"
2. "A Single Samurai"
3. "Totaled"
4. "Turncoat"
5. No Award

Best Related Work (my thoughts)
1. "The Hot Equations: Thermodynamics and Military SF"
2. "Why Science Is Never Settled"
3. Letters from Gardner
4. No Award

Best Graphic Story (my thoughts)
1. Sex Criminals: One Weird Trick
2. Saga, Volume 3
3. Rat Queens: Sass and Sorcery
4. Ms. Marvel: New Normal
5. No Award

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
1. Interstellar
2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
3. Guardians of the Galaxy
4. The LEGO Movie
-Note: I did not get the chance to watch Edge of Tomorrow

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
1. Game of Thrones: "The Mountain and the Viper"
-Note: I did not get the chance to watch the other nominees

Best Editor, Short Form
-No Vote

Best Editor, Long Form (my thoughts)
1. Toni Weisskopf
2. Anne Sowards
3. Sheila Gilbert
4. Jim Minz
5. Vox Day

Best Professional Artist (my thoughts)
1.  Nick Greenwood
2. Julie Dillon
3. Alan Pollack
4. Kirk DouPonce
5. No Award

Best Semiprozine
-No Vote

Best Fanzine (my thoughts)
1. Elitist Book Reviews
2. Journey Planet
3. Tangent Online
4. No Award

Best Fancast (my thoughts)
1. Tea and Jeopardy
2. Galactic Suburbia
3. Adventures in SF Publishing
4. The Sci Phi Show
5. Dungeon Crawlers Radio

Best Fan Writer
1. Jeffro Johnson
2. Laura Mixon
3. Cedar Sanderson
4. No Award
5. Amanda Green

Best Fan Artist (my thoughts)
1. Elizabeth Leggett
2. Spring Schoenhuth
3. No Award

The John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer
1. Wesley Chu
2. Kary English
3. Jason Cordova
Note: I did not get the chance to read the work of Rolf Nelson or Eric Raymond

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