Hugo Award Reading: Suggest Shorts/Novelettes/Novellas (Final Open Call)


The title says it all.  I’m working on my nomination ballot for the Hugo Awards, and I need more suggestions for the shorter-than-a-novel categories so I can get a proper survey.  If you have a suggestion, please leave it in the magic comment box (links to online stories are appreciated).

By the way, I had nearly 1,000 pages of reading last year thanks to everyone’s suggestions.  It was totally worth it.

Alright, off to work!

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.

12 thoughts on “Hugo Award Reading: Suggest Shorts/Novelettes/Novellas (Final Open Call)

  1. I'm in the middle of my reading, but so far:

    Yesterday’s Kin, by Nancy Kress
    Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden’s Syndrome, by John Scalzi

    Short Story
    -*”The Color of Paradox”, by A. M. Dellamonica (
    –“Mrs Sorensen and the Sasquatch”, by Kelly Barnhill (
    –“A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Proposed Trade-Offs for the Overhaul of the Barricade”, by John Chu (
    –“As Good as New”, by Charlie Jane Anders (
    -“Spores”, by Seanan McGuire (The End is Nigh)
    -“This Chance Planet”, by Elizabeth Bear (

    I plan to read Daryl Gregory's novella We Are All Completely Fine and Rachel Swirsky's novella "Grand Jete" (Subterranean). I'm working my way through Some of the Best from 2014, will follow that with as much of the Locus recommended as I can get to before it's time to turn in my ballot. Possibly will read The End is Now before then, but not positive.

    I'll make it easier on myself for next year.

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