Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hugo voter's packet is out. Here's what's included.

Sasquan has put out the 2015 voter's packet, which means I now have a lot of things to read. I won't be commenting on them at the length I have been recently, giving me time to read more.

There's a lot in here. Be warned that some are only there in .mobi or .epub formats, but I'm sure there are free readers out there if you don't have the hardware. (I don't either.)

I'm mostly doing this for my own information, so I can keep track of what I have to read and what I have to buy, so please do check before relying on this information for voting.

At first glance, this is what is in the packet:

Hugo finalists

SP= Sad Puppy slatee. RP= Rabid Puppy slatee.

Best Novel 
  • Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK) - Excerpt included in packet.
  • The Dark Between the Stars by Kevin J. Anderson (Tor Books) SPRP - Included in packet.
  • The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison (Sarah Monette) (Tor Books) - Included in packet.
  • The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu (Tor) - Included in packet.
  • Skin Game by Jim Butcher (Roc Books) SPRP - Excerpt included in packet.
Best Novella 
  • Big Boys Don’t Cry by Tom Kratman (Castalia House) SPRP - Included in packet.
  • “Flow” by Arlan Andrews, Sr. (Analog, Nov 2014) SPRP - Included in packet.
  • One Bright Star to Guide Them by John C. Wright (Castalia House) SPRP - Included in packet.
  • “Pale Realms of Shade” by John C. Wright (The Book of Feasts & Seasons, Castalia House) RP - Included in packet.
  • “The Plural of Helen of Troy” by John C. Wright (City Beyond Time: Tales of the Fall of Metachronopolis, Castalia House) RP - Included in packet.
Best Novelette 
  • “Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust, Earth to Alluvium” by Gray Rinehart (Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show, May 2014) SP - Included in packet.
  • “Championship B’tok” by Edward M. Lerner (Analog, Sept 2014) SPRP - Included in packet.
  • “The Day the World Turned Upside Down” by Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Lia Belt Translator (Lightspeed Magazine, April 2014) - Included in packet.
  • “The Journeyman: In the Stone House” by Michael F. Flynn (Analog, June 2014) SPRP - Included in packet.
  • “The Triple Sun: A Golden Age Tale” by Rajnar Vajra (Analog, Jul/Aug 2014) SPRP - Included in packet.
Best Short Story 
  • “On A Spiritual Plain” by Lou Antonelli (Sci Phi Journal #2, Nov 2014) SPRP - Included in packet with the title "On the Spiritual Plain" which makes much more sense. 
  • The Parliament of Beasts and Birds” by John C. Wright (The Book of Feasts & Seasons, Castalia House) RP - There is a pointer ""The Parliament of Beasts and Birds" by John C. Wright is available in "The Nominated Short Fiction of John C. Wright" in the Best Novella category." i.e. it is included, but look for it in the Best Novella folder.
  • “A Single Samurai” by Steven Diamond (The Baen Big Book of Monsters, Baen) SP - The whole book, The Baen Big Book of Monsters.
  • “Totaled” by Kary English (Galaxy’s Edge Magazine, July 2014) - Totaled is included in the packet.
  • “Turncoat” by Steve Rzasa (Riding the Red Horse, Castalia House)  RP - There is a pointer ""Turncoat" by Steve Rzasa is available in "Riding the Red Horse" in the Best Related Work category." i.e. it is included but look for it in the Best Related Work folder.
Best Related Work 
  • “The Hot Equations: Thermodynamics and Military SF” by Ken Burnside (Riding the Red Horse, Castalia House) SP - The entire Riding the Red Horse is included in packet.
  • Letters from Gardner by Lou Antonelli (The Merry Blacksmith Press) SP - Excerpts of Letters from Gardner.
  • Transhuman and Subhuman: Essays on Science Fiction and Awful Truth by John C. Wright (Castalia House) SP - The entire Transhuman and Subhuman.
  • “Why Science is Never Settled” by Tedd Roberts (Baen.com) SP - The 27-page book Why Science is Never Settled.
  • Wisdom from My Internet by Michael Z. Williamson (Patriarchy Press) SP - The entire Wisdom from My Internet.

Best Graphic Story 
  • Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal written by G. Willow Wilson, illustrated by Adrian Alphona and Jake Wyatt (Marvel Comics) - Includes Ms. Marvel Vol. 1.
  • Rat Queens Volume 1: Sass and Sorcery written by Kurtis J. Weibe, art by Roc Upchurch (Image Comics) - Includes Rat Queens Vol. 1.
  • Saga Volume 3 written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples (Image Comics) - Includes Saga Volume 3.
  • Sex Criminals Volume 1: One Weird Trick written by Matt Fraction, art by Chip Zdarsky (Image Comics) Includes Sex Criminals Vol. 1.
  • The Zombie Nation Book #2: Reduce Reuse Reanimate by Carter Reid (The Zombie Nation) SPRP - No information included. Edit to add: Apparently, it's available here: http://www.thezombienation.com

Best Editor short form

  • Jennifer Brozek SPRP - An entire book, Shattered Shields.
  • Vox Day RP - There is a statement that Vox Day's submission for Best Editor, Short Form can be found in "The Nominated Short Fiction of John C. Wright" in the Best Novella category and "Riding the Red Horse" in the Best Related Work category.
  • Mike Resnick SPRP - No information.
  • Bryan Thomas Schmidt SPRP - An entire book, Shattered Shields.

Best Editor (Long Form) 

  • Vox Day RP - a statement that Vox Day has no submission (no, I don't know what that means either).
  • Sheila Gilbert SPRP - Information on her edited works.
  • Jim Minz SPRP - No information.
  • Anne Sowards SPRP - Information on her edited works.
  • Toni Weisskopf SPRP - Nothing in packet, but info that came with it states: Toni Weisskopf's work as Editor, Long Form can be found at Baen Books: www.baen.com.

Best Professional Artist
  • Julie Dillon - Samples included in packet.
  • Kirk DouPonce RP  - Samples included in packet.
  • Nick Greenwood SPRP  - Samples included in packet.
  • Alan Pollack SPRP  - Samples included in packet.
  • Carter Reid SPRP - No information.

Best Semiprozine 
  • Abyss & Apex Wendy Delmater editor and publisher SP - Issue 50 is included in packet.
  • Andromeda Spaceways In-Flight Magazine Andromeda Spaceways Publishing Association Incorporated, 2014 editors David Kernot and Sue Burtsztynski SP-  Issue 60 is included in packet.
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies edited by Scott H. Andrews - Double issue 157 is included in packet.
  • Lightspeed Magazine edited by John Joseph Adams, Stefan Rudnicki, Rich Horton, Wendy N. Wagner, and Christie Yant - Issue 44 is included in packet.
  • Strange Horizons Niall Harrison Editor-in-Chief - 5 issues compiled for this packet are included.

Best Fanzine 
  • Black Gate edited by John O’Neill - There is a statement As Black Gate has indicated its withdrawal from consideration, no work is present.
  • Elitist Book Reviews edited by Steven Diamond SPRP - There is a statement: Elitist Book Reviews has no submission. (?)
  • Journey Planet edited by James Bacon, Chris Garcia, Alissa McKersie, Colin Harris and Helen Montgomery - Samples in packet.
  • The Revenge of Hump Day edited by Tim Bolgeo SPRP - Samples included in packet.
  • Tangent Online edited by Dave Truesdale SPRP - Samples included in packet and the statement: Tangent Online is available at http://www.tangentonline.com/
Best Fancast 
I did not download this category. I don't know what it includes.

Best Fan Writer 
  • Dave Freer SP - Sample posts included in packet.
  • Amanda S. Green SPRP  - Sample posts included in packet. 
  • Jeffro Johnson SPRP - Sample posts included in packet.
  • Laura J. Mixon - Sample posts included in packet (Report on Damage Done By One Individual, which I expected, and Clockwork Clarion, which I had not expected.)
  • Cedar Sanderson SPRP - Sample posts included in packet.
Best Fan Artist 
  • Ninni Aalto - Included in the packet are samples from each artist. 
  • Brad W. Foster - Included in the packet are samples from each artist. 
  • Elizabeth Leggett - Included in the packet are samples from each artist. 
  • Spring Schoenhuth  - Included in the packet are samples from each artist. 
  • Steve Stiles - Included in the packet are samples from each artist. 
The following information is also given: 
Brad W. Foster's full page of 2014 art is available at http://www.jabberwockygraphix.com/2014fanwork.html

Spring Schoenhuth's full page of 2014 art is available at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spring-Schoenhuth-Hugo-Nominee-Best-Fan-Artist/103152236685860

Ninni Aalto's Christmas calendar, of movie and literary characters as bunnies, is available at http://ninni.sarjakuvablogit.com/2014/12/

The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer 
Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2013 or 2014, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo Award).
  • Wesley Chu - The Deaths of Tao is included.
  • Jason Cordova SPRP - Hill 142 (short), Murder World are included.
  • Kary EnglishSPRP - Departure Gate 34B, Totaled, Flight of the Kikayon are included.
  • Rolf Nelson RP - Not included. material from Rolf Nelson and Eric Raymond can be found in Riding the Red Horse- thanks Steve Wright
  • Eric S. Raymond RP - Not included.material from Rolf Nelson and Eric Raymond can be found in Riding the Red Horse - thanks Steve Wright.

Ok, off to start reading.


Steve Wright said...

Followed this one from Making Light... just thought I'd give a heads-up on the Campbell Award bit: material from Rolf Nelson and Eric Raymond can be found in Riding the Red Horse. (I also downloaded the sample chapters of Nelson's novel/screenplay on Amazon Kindle. Never hurts to have more information, I guess.)

Lyle Hopwood said...

Thank you! I'll update the post.


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