The 2017 Hugo Awards Reading / Viewing List

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As I did last year, I have begun to compile a big massive (and, indeed, very sexy) list of all the books, stories, comics, movies, fans, etc. suggested to me via my recent 2017 Hugo Awards Recommendations form. The following is by no means a comprehensive list, as it is based on suggestions by readers. If something is missing, let me know in the comments.

Note #1: I have deliberately excluded my own work from the list, which consists of The Skiffy and Fanty Show in the Best Fancast category. If you think my podcast deserves a nomination this year, then by all means put it on your ballot! The below list is just for all the other things out there 🙂

Note #2:  Normally, I try to include links and publisher information for everything. Unfortunately, I ran out of time, and I figured people would rather see the list than wait any longer for me to fill in all the details. I’m not opposed to help with this, though.

So, here’s the list:

Novels:

Thanks to JJ for filling out the unlinked novels!

Novellas:

Thanks to JJ for supplying a hyperlinked list for this category. You rock!

Novelettes:

  • “A Dead Djinn in Cairo” by P. Djeli Clark (Tor.com 5/18/16)
  • “Angel, Monster, Man” by Sam J. Miller (Nightmare 1/16)
  • “Antediluvian Homesick Blues” by Caitlín R. Kiernan (Sirenia Digest 10/16)
  • “Birdfather” by Stephen Graham Jones (Black Static 3-4/16)
  • “Blood Grains Speak Through Memories” by Jason Sanford
  • “Checkerboard Planet” by Eleanor Arnason (Clarkesworld 12/16)
  • “Cold Comfort” by Pat Murphy & Paul Doherty (Bridging Infinity)
  • “Coral Bones” by Fox Meadows
  • “Empty Planets” by Rahul Kanakia (Interzone)
  • “Everyone from Themis Sends Letters Home” by Genevieve Valentine (Clarkesworld 10/16)
  • “Fifty Shades of Grays” by Steven Barnes” (Lightspeed)
  • “Finnegan’s Field” by Angela Slatter
  • “Flight from the Ages” by Derek Künsken (Asimov’s Science Fiction)
  • “Foxfire Foxfire” by Yoon Ha Lee (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
  • “I Married a Monster from Outer Space” by Dale Bailey (Asimov’s Science Fiction)
  • “In the Ruins of Mohenjo-Daro” by Usman T. Malik (The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu)
  • “Inheritance, or the Ruby Tear” by Priya Sharma (Black Static 7-8/16)
  • “Jonas and the Fox” by Rich Larson (Clarkesworld 5/16)
  • “Ledge Bants” by Maria Dahvana Headley and China Mieville
  • “Love is Never Still” by Rachael Swirsky
  • “Motherboard (A Tale from Somewhere)” by Jeffrey Thomas (Interzone)
  • “Number Nine Moon” by Alex Irvine (F&SF 1-2/16)
  • “Passion Summer” by Nick Wolven (Asimov’s 2/16)
  • “Pearl” by Aliette de Bodard (The Starlit Wood)
  • “Prodigal” by Gord Sellar (Analog 12/16)
  • “Project Empathy” by Dominica Phetteplace (Asimov’s Science Fiction)
  • “Red as Blood and White as Bone” by Theodora Goss (Tor.com 5/4/16)
  • “Red in Tooth and Cog by Cat Rambo
  • “Salto Mortal” by Nick T. Chan (Lightspeed 6/16)
  • “Small Wars” by Matt Wallace
  • “Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea” by Sarah Pinsker
  • “Spinning Silver” by Naomi Novik (The Starlit Wood)
  • “Standing on the Floodbanks” by Bogi Takács (GigaNotoSaurus)
  • “Starlings” by Tyler Keevil
  • “The Art of Space Travel” by Nina Allan (Tor.com 7/27/16)
  • “The Book of How to Live” by Rose Lemberg (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
  • “The Bridge of Dreams” by Gregory Feeley
  • “The Cavern of the Screaming Eye” by Jeremiah Tolbert
  • “The Faery Handbag” by Kelly Link
  • “The Future is Blue” by Catherynne M. Valente (Drowned Worlds)
  • “The Great Detective” by Delia Sherman (Tor.com 2/17/16)
  • “The Green Man Cometh” by Rich Larson
  • “The Jewel and Her Lapidary” by Fran Wilde (Tor.com)
  • “The Life and Times of Angel Evans” by Meredith Debonnaire (Booksmugglers 9/13/16)
  • “The Little Homo Sapiens Scientist” by S. L. Huang
  • “The Metal Demimonde” by Nick Wolven (Analog 7-8/16)
  • “The Mind Is Its Own Place” by Carrie Vaughn (Asimov’s 9/16)
  • “The Night Cyclist” by Stephen Graham Jones (Tor.com 9/21/16)
  • “The Orangery” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
  • “The Scrape of Tooth and Bone” by Ada Hoffmann (GigaNotoSaurus)
  • “The Shores of Being” by Dave Creek (Analog)
  • “The Stone War” by Ted Kosmatka (F&SF)
  • “The Tomato Thief” by Ursula Vernon
  • “The Virgin Played Bass” by Maria Dahvana Headley
  • “The Visitor from Taured” by Ian R. MacLeod (Asimov’s 9/16)
  • “The White Piano” by David Gerrold (F&SF)
  • “The Wrong Game” by Ramsey Campbell
  • “They Have All One Breath” by Karl Bunker (Asimov’s Science Fiction)
  • “Those Shadows Laugh” by Geoff Ryman (F&SF 9-10/16)
  • “Told by an Idiot” by K.J. Parker (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 2/04/16)
  • “Touring with the Alien” by Carolyn Ives Gilman (Clarkesworld 4/16)
  • “Unauthorized Access” by An Owomoyela (Lightspeed 9/16)
  • “We Will Wake among the Gods, among the Stars” by Caroline Yoachim & Tina Connolly (Analog)
  • “You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay” by Alyssa Wong (Uncanny Magazine)

Short Stories:

  • “1957” by Stephen Cox (Apex, 2016)
  • “A Fine Balance” by Charlotte Ashley (F&SF, November/December)
  • “A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers” by Alyssa Wong (Tor.com)
  • “A Non-Hero’s Guide to the Road of Monsters” by A.T. Greenblatt (Mothership Zeta)
  • “A Spell To Retrieve Your Lover From the Bottom of the Sea” by Ada Hoffman
  • “A Touch of Scarlet” by David Steffen (Intergalatic Medicine Show)
  • “A Very Lonely Revolution” by Simon Avery (Black Static)
  • “All That Robot Shit” by Rich Larson (Asimov’s, September)
  • “All the Colors You Thought Were Kings” by Arkady Martine
  • “An Advanced Readers’ Picture Book of Comparative Cognition” by Ken Liu (Saga Press)
  • “Between Dragons and Their Wrath” by An Owomoyela and Rachel Swirsky (Clarkesworld)
  • “Between Nine and Eleven” by Adam Roberts (Crises and Conflicts)
  • “Black, Their Regalia” by Darcie Little Badger (Fantasy, 2016)
  • “Butter-Daughters” by Nin Harris (Sockdolager, 2016)
  • “Can You Tell Me How to Get to Paprika Place?” By Michael Underwood
  • “Crew 255” by Claire Humphrey (Clockwork Canada)
  • “Dare” by Harmony Neal (Black Static)
  • “Dress Rehearsal” by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Now We Are Ten)
  • “Elves of Antarctica” by Paul McAuley
  • “Empty Planets” by Rahul Kanakia (Interzone, January/February)
  • “Everything that Isn’t Winter” by Margaret Killjoy (Tor, 2016)
  • “Exceptional Forces” by Sean McMullen
  • “Flightcraft” by Iona Sharma
  • “Gorse Daughter, Sparrow Son” by Alena Indigo Anne Sullivan (Strange Horizons, August 1st and 8th)
  • “I’ve Come to Marry the Princess” by Helena Bell (Lightspeed, November)
  • “In Skander, for a Boy” by Chaz Brenchley (Beneath Ceaseless Skies, January 16)
  • “In the Absence of Instructions to the Contrary” by Frank Wu
  • “Innumerable Glittering Lights” by Rich Larson (Clockwork Phoenix 5)
  • “Last One Out” by K.B. Rylander”Laws of Night and Silk” by Seth Dickinson (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
  • “Lazarus and the Amazing Kid Phoenix” by Jennifer Giesbrecht (Apex Magazine)
  • “Life in Stone, Glass, and Plastic” by José Pablo Iriarte (Strange Horizons)
  • “Listen” by Karin Tidbeck (Tor.com, 2016)
  • “Lullaby for a Lost World” by Aliette de Bodard (Tor.com)
  • “Michael Doesn’t Hate His Mother” by Marie Vibbert (Lightspeed)
  • “My Grandmother’s Bones” by S.L. Huang (Daily Science Fiction)
  • “Natural Skin” by Alyssa Wong (Lightspeed)
  • “No Matter Which Way We Turned” by Brian Evenson (People Holding …)
  • “Not by Wardrobe, Tornado, or Looking Glass” by Jeremiah Tolbert
  • “Openness” by Alexander Weinstein (Beloit Fiction Journal, Spring)
  • “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies” by Brooke Bolander (Uncanny, Issue 13)
  • “Ozymandias” by Karin Lowachee (Bridging Infinity)
  • “Rager in Space” by Charlie Jane Anders (Bridging Infinity)
  • “Razorback” by Ursula Vernon
  • “Red in Tooth and Cog” by Cat Rambo (F&SF, March/April)
  • “Red King” by Craig de Lancey (Lightspeed, March)
  • “Rock, Paper, Incisors” by David Cleden (Interzone)
  • “Rooms Formed of Neurons and Sex” by Ferrett Steinmetz (Uncanny Magazine)
  • “Screamers” by Tochi Onyebuchi (Omenana, 2016)
  • “Seasons of Glass and Iron” by Amal El-Mohtar (The Starlit Wood)
  • “Seven Birthdays” by Ken Liu
  • “Sic Semper, Sic Semper, Sic Semper” by Douglas F. Warrick (Tor.com)
  • “Something Happened Here, but We’re Not Quite Sure What it Was” by Paul McAuley (Tor.com, July)
  • “Sweet Marrow” by Vajra Chandrasekera (Strange Horizons)
  • “Talking To Dead People” by Sarah Pinsker
  • “That Game We Played During the War” by Carrie Vaughn (Tor.com, March)
  • “THAT TIME WITH BOB AND THE UNICORN” by T. Kingfisher
  • “The Beasts Who Fought For Fairyland Until the Very End and Further Still” by Catherynne M. Valente
  • “The City Born Great” by N.K. Jemisin (Tor.com, 2016)
  • “The Evaluators” by N.K. Jemisin
  • “The Gentleman of Chaos” by Merc A. Rustad (Apex, 2016)
  • “The House That Jessica Built” by Nadia Bulkin (The Dark, 2016)
  • “The Jaws That Bite, The Claws That Catch” by Seanan McGuire
  • “The Magical Properties of Unicorn Ivory” by Carlos Hernandez (The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria)
  • “The New One”, Rachel Hartman (The Hanging Garden)
  • “The Penelope Qingdom” Aidan Moher (Mothership Zeta, 2016)
  • “The Red Thread” by Sofia Samatar (Lightspeed)
  • “The Right Sort of Monsters” by Kelly Sandoval (Strange Horizons)
  • “The Secret Mirror of Moriyama House” by Yukimi Ogawa (F&SF)
  • “The Silver Strands of Alpha Crucis-d” by N. J. Schrock (F&SF)
  • “The Souls of Horses” by Beth Cato
  • “The Super Ultra Duchess of Fedora Forest” by Charlie Jane Anders (The Starlit Wood)
  • “The Sweetest Skill” by Tony Pi (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
  • “The True and Otherworldly Origins of the Name ‘Calamity Jane’” by Jordan Kurella (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
  • “The Unmistakable Smell of Wood Violets” by Angélica Gorodischer (translated by Marian Womack) (The Big Book of Science Fiction)
  • “The Voice in the Cornfield, the Word Made Flesh” by Desirina Boskovich
  • “Things With Beards” by Sam J. Miller (Clarkesworld)
  • “Three Points Masculine” by An Owomoyela (Lightspeed Magazine)
  • “Two Small Birds” by Han Song (translated by John Chu) (The Big Book of Science Fiction)
  • “u wont remember dying” by Russell Nichols (Terraform, 2016)
  • “Unreeled” by Mercurio D. Rivera (Asimov’s Science Fiction)
  • “We Have a Cultural Difference, Can I Taste You?” by Rebecca Ann Jordan
  • “Welcome to the Medical Clinic at the Interplanetary Relay Station | Hours Since the Last Patient Death: 0” by Caroline M. Yoachim (Lightspeed)
  • “White Dust” by Nathan Hillstrom (Asimov’s Science Fiction)
  • “Wooden Boxes Lined with the Tongues of Doves” by Claire Humphrey
  • “You are Not a Metaphor” by Marina J. Lostetter
  • “You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay” by Alyssa Wong

Dramatic Presentations (Long Form):

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • Arrival
  • Black Mirror (Season Three)
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Deadpool
  • Hidden Figures
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Midnight Special
  • Rogue One
  • Sense8: Happy Fucking New Year
  • The Expanse (Season One)
  • The Fits
  • Westworld (Season One)
  • your name
  • Zootopia

Dramatic Presentations (Short Form):

  • “Ashy Slashy” from Ash vs. Evil Dead (S2E8)
  • “Battle of the Bastards” from Game of Thrones (S6E9)
  • “Blackstar” by David Bowie (music album)
  • “Changing” from Supergirl (S2E6)
  • “Chapter Four: The Body” from Stranger Things (S1E4)
  • “Chapter One: Vanishing of Will Byers” from Stranger Things (S1E1)
  • “Chapter Six: The Monster” from Stranger Things (S1E6)
  • “Don’t Call Me Shurely” from Supernatural
  • “Fallout” from The Man in the High Castle
  • “Fish Out of Water” from Bojack Horseman
  • “Founders Mutation” from X-Files (S10E2)
  • “Leviathan Wakes” from The Expanse (S1E10)
  • “Love and Basketball” from iZombie (S2E5)
  • “Lullaby” from 12 Monkeys
  • “Salivation Army” from iZombie (S2E19)
  • “San Junipero” from Black Mirror (S3E4)
  • “Splendor and Misery” by Clipping
  • “The Answer” from Steven Universe
  • “The Bicameral Mind” from Westworld (S1E10)
  • “The Collapse of Nature” from Orphan Black
  • “The Day in Question” from 11.22.63
  • “The Door” from Game of Thrones (S6E5)
  • “The Morgue” from Ash vs. Evil Dead (S2E2)
  • “Trompe L’Oeil” from Westworld (S1E7)
  • “Two Sane Guys Doing Normal Things” from Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (S1E8)
  • “Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back the Falls” from Gravity Falls
    “Windmills” from The Expanse
  • The Shannara Chronicles (Season One)

Related Works:

  • …Flying Saucers Are Real! by Jack Womack (Anthology Editions)
  • Alfred Bester by Jad Smith (University of Illinois Press)
  • Art and War: Poetry by Pulp and Politics in Israeli Fiction by Lavie Tidhar & Shimon Adaf (Repeater)
  • Bandersnatch by Diana Pavlac Glyer
  • Castaway Tales: From Robinson Crusoe to Life of Pi by Christopher Palmer (Wesleyan)
  • Chuck Tingle’s troll of the Rabid Puppies
  • Dark Night: A True Batman Story by Paul Dini
  • Fireside Fiction Report
  • Food and Horror
  • Making Conversation by Teresa Nielsen Hayden (NESFA)
  • Modern Masters of Science Fiction: Octavia E. Butler
  • Nothing Beside Remains
  • Octavia E. Butler by Gerry Canavan (University of Illinois Press)
  • Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt
  • Science Fiction Rebels: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1981-1990 by Mike Ashley (Liverpool University)
  • Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin (Liveright)
  • Speculative Blackness by Andre Carrington (University of Minnesota Press)
  • Stranger Things: the Original Soundtrack by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (Lakeshore Records)
  • The Bias (the entire blog)
  • The Caped Crusade by Glen Weldon
  • The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley (Tor)
  • The History of Science Fiction: Second Edition by Adam Roberts (Palgrave Macmillan)
  • The Merril Theory of Lit’ry Criticism by Judith Merril (Aqueduct)
  • The View From the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman (Morrow; Headline)
  • Time Travel: A History by James Gleick (Pantheon)
  • Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro (Fairwood)
  • Words Are My Matter: Writings about Life and Books 2000-2016 by Ursula K. Le Guin (Small Beer)
  • Women in Harry Potter” by Sarah Gailey (Series)(Tor.com)
  • Writing Women Characters Into Epic Fantasy without Quotas” by Kate Elliott (Tor.com)
  • Midnight in Karachi
  • Rocket Talk

Graphic Stories:

  • Attack on Titan Anthology by Various
  • Bloodthirsty: One Nation Under Water by Mark Landry, Ashley Witter, and Richard Pace (Titan Comics)
  • Goodnight Punpun: Volume One by Inio Asano
  • Homestuck by Andrew Hussie
  • I Hate Fairyland: Volume One (Madly Ever After)
  • Kim and Kim: Volume One by Magdalene Visaggio
  • Monstress: Awakening by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Image Comics)
  • Paper Girls: Volume One by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang (Image Comics)
  • Saga: Volume Six by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
  • The Vision by Tom King (Marvel)
  • White Sand: Volume One by Brandon Sanderson and Rik Hoshin (Dynamite Comics)

Semiprozines:

  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • GigaNotoSaurus
  • Interzone
  • Pornokitsch
  • Shimmer Magazine
  • Strange Horizons
  • The Book Smugglers
  • Tor.com
  • Uncanny Magazine

Fanzines:

  • AnimeFeminist.com
  • Chaos Horizon
  • File770
  • LadyBusiness
  • Nerds of Feather
  • Rocket Stack Rank
  • SF in Translation
  • SF Mistressworks
  • SFFWorld

Professional Artists:

  • Ashley Witter
  • Fiona Staples
  • Galen Dara
  • Julie Dillon
  • Likhain
  • Lisa Hanawalt
  • Takafumi Hori

Fan Artists:

  • Likhain

Fan Writers:

  • Abigail Nussbaum
  • Adam Whitehead
  • Aidan Moher
  • Amelia Cook
  • Annalee Flower Horne
  • Bogi Takács
  • Brandon Kempner
  • Bridget McKinney
  • Charles Payseur
  • Chuck Tingle
  • Cora Buhlert
  • CouchToMoon
  • Mark Oshiro
  • Maureen Kincaid-Speller
  • Megan AM
  • Natalie Luhrs
  • Nina Allan
  • O.J. Cade
  • Rachel Cordasco
  • Renay Williams
  • Rob Bedford
  • Sarah Gailey
  • Vajra Chandrasekara

Fancasts:

  • Storylogical
  • Fangirl Happy Hour
  • Flash Forward
  • Cabbages & Kings
  • Brows Held High
  • Loose Canon

Editors (Short Form):

  • Ann VanderMeer (The Big Book of Science Fiction)
  • Brian White (Fireside Fiction)
  • John Joseph Adams (Lightspeed and Nightmare Magazine)
  • Jonathan Strahan (Bridghing Infinity, Drowned Worlds, Tor.com, etc.)
  • Lee Harris (Tor.com)
  • Lynne Thomas (Uncanny Magazine)
  • Michael Damian Thomas (Uncanny Magazine)
  • Michi Trotta (Uncanny Magazine)
  • Neil Clarke (Clarkesworld)
  • Rashida J. Smith (GigaNotoSaurus)
  • Scott H. Andrews (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
  • Wendy Wagner (Lightspeed and Nightmare Magazine)

Editors (Long Form):

  • Navah Wolfe
  • Miriam Weinberg

Campbell Award Eligible Writers:

  • Arkady Martine
  • C.A. Hawksmoor
  • C.A. Higgins
  • Cassandra Khaw
  • Charlotte Ashley
  • Foz Meadows
  • Iona Sharma
  • Jackie Hatton
  • K.B. Wagers
  • Kelly Robson
  • Laurie Penny
  • Malka Older
  • Naru Dames Sundar
  • Natasha Pulley
  • Nin Harris
  • S. Qiouyi Lu
  • Sarah Gailey
  • Scott Hawkins
  • Wole Talabi

About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Florida studying science fiction, postcolonialism, posthumanism, and fantasy.


7 thoughts on “The 2017 Hugo Awards Reading / Viewing List

  1. Great list! One note: You may have one book listed twice in the Related Works category: “Octavia E. Butler by Gerry Canavan (University of Illinois Press)” is the same book as “Modern Masters of Science Fiction: Octavia E. Butler.”

    • Alvaro: Thanks for the note. I haven’t had a chance to correct any doubles. I also found some works in the wrong category when I started my long list post. Such is life 😛

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