Hugo Award: What I Nominated


First, I’d like to request that nobody shoot me for this list.  I know I left some stuff out.  I know I missed things.  Some of that is my fault, but I also blame it on a ridiculous work schedule (teaching five classes is insane).  So, you know, don’t shoot me — do leave a comment, if you are so inclined.

And on that note, here’s the finalized list:
Best Novel
In the Lion’s Mouth by Michael Flynn
Lost Everything by Brian Francis Slattery
Arctic Rising by Tobias S. Buckell
And Blue Skies From Pain by Stina Leicht
Ink by Sabrina Vourvoulias

Best Novella
Nothing (I just didn’t read enough stuff to justify nominating anything in this category)

Best Novelette
Nothing (same as above)

Best Short Story
“The Magic of Dark and Hollow Places” by Adam Callaway
“Scattered Along the River of Heaven” by Aliette de Bodard
“Immersion” by Aliette de Bodard
“The Bookmaking Habits of Selected Species” by Ken Liu
“The Performance Artist” by Lettie Prell

Best Related Work
StarTalk Radio w/ Neil deGrasse Tyson
Steampunk 3 edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer (correction:  Ann VanderMeer edited this on her own; my apologies for the mistake)

Best Graphic Story
Worm World Saga by Daniel Lieske

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
Cloud Atlas
The Avengers
Cabin in the Woods

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
“Blackwater” from Game of Thrones
“The Ghost of Harrenhal” from Game of Thrones
“Valar Morghulis” from Game of Thrones

Best Editor, Short Form
Andy Cox
Sean Wallace
Scott Andrews

Best Editor, Long Form
Liz Gorinsky
Lee Harris
Simon Spanton

Best Professional Artist
Stephan Martiniere
Kekai Kotaki
Daniel Dociu
Min Yum
Jonas Dero

Best Fan Artist
Pavel (

Best Semi-Prozine
Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Cross Genres

Best Fanzine
The World SF Blog
The Weird Fiction Review

Best Fancast
The Coode Street Podcast
The Agony Column

Best Fan Writer
Liz Bourke
Abigail Nussbaum
N.K. Jemisin
John H. Stevens
Paul Weimer

John W. Campbell
Stina Leicht
Myke Cole

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.

7 thoughts on “Hugo Award: What I Nominated

  1. Thanks for liking The Performance Artist! Actually, it was published on January 1, 2013 so it wasn't eligible for the current round of awards but will be eligible next year. So please remember it for next time.

    Lettie Prell

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