The 2016 Hugo Awards Reading/Watching List (or, My Next Few Months)


Last month, I asked for recommendations for my annual Hugo Awards reading bonanza.  A bunch of you responded with books, movies, TV shows, cookbooks, and so on.  The form will remain open for the next month or so, so if you haven’t submitted anything or want to submit some more stuff, go for it!

So, without further delay, here is the big massive monster list of stuff I’ll be reading or watching for the next few months:




Short Stories:

Dramatic Presentations (Long Form):

Dramatic Presentations (Short Form):

Related Works:

Graphic Stories:



Professional Artists:

Fan Artists:

Fan Writers:


Editors (Short Form):

Editors (Long Form):

Campbell Award Eligible Writers:

Note:  Some suggested works/people were left off because they weren’t eligible or because I couldn’t find them after a quick Google search.  So if something you suggested is missing, that’s likely why.  If there’s an error, resubmit!

Note 2:  There are also plenty of things on my own little list.  They are not included here.


About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing at Bemidji State University. He received his PhD in English from the University of Florida and studies science fiction, postcolonialism, digital fan cultures, and digital rhetoric.

15 thoughts on “The 2016 Hugo Awards Reading/Watching List (or, My Next Few Months)

  1. I’ve only read 4 of the novels and 1 novella on that list, and seen 1 movie. At least I have a few of the others on my bookshelves, which I mean to also read over the next few months. I think I’m doing SFF wrong by being so behind the times! :p

  2. If you look at your novel list, you wouldn’t believe that science fiction was written anywhere but America. Where are the British writers like Ian McDonald (Luna) or Dave Hutchinson (Europe at Midnight) or Adam Roberts (The Thing Itself)? Where are the Australian writers like James Bradley (Clade)? If this is typical of what’s being touted for the Hugos, is it any wonder that the rest of the world despairs of that award?

    • I don’t know how typical this is of suggestions more broadly. These are just the works suggested to me by the folks who dropped stuff in my form. There’s certainly plenty of room for other folks, though.

  3. FYI, Chaos Horizons has declared that both he and the blog are out of the running for a Hugo. There’s a recent post explaining his thoughts on this. Still recommended reading.

  4. I just finished Escape from Baghdad! by Saad Z. Hossain and it will definitely be going on my Hugo nomination form. The author hails from Dhaka, Bangladesh and his novel is laugh out loud funny in a “you have to laugh or you’ll cry” sort of way.

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