Friday, May 08, 2015

Hugo Voting is open - where to find the noms and the Sad Puppy and Rabid Puppy slate.

The good news: The Hugo voting is open, and there's a lot to read. The bad news: The Hugo voters' packet is not out yet and there's a lot to read.  

There doesn't seem to be a great deal of it out on the web, either.  Below is what I've found so far.  I'll probably have to buy The Goblin Emperor and The Three Body Problem soon if I'm going to read them in time to vote. I would buy the Ann Leckie, but I didn't read last year's Ancillary Justice, so I don't want to leap straight into Ancillary Sword. If it isn't in the voters' packet I'll have to reconsider whether to purchase both. Good for Analog making all their nominees available to everyone on the web.

I'll be reviewing what I read over the next few weeks here. There will be spoilers. 

In the list of nominations below, an SP after a name means it was on the Sad Puppy slate. An RP means it was on the Rabid Puppy slate. Underlined means it was not on either slate. A couple of works are withdrawn but still on the ballot, and those have been annotated as the nominees have said they don't want you to vote for them.

PLEASE CHECK MY WORK BEFORE VOTING. I would hate to label someone's nomination an SP and have a voter cast a vote for or against them on that basis only to find out later it was a typo. And I could have made any number of similar errors.

Here are the original listings so you can check for yourself:

Hugo finalists

If I've found them on the web, I've put the URL after their entry. The URL, the SP and the RP do not appear on the original text taken from the Sasquan site. Please check with your own sources that I'm correct before voting.

Best Novel 
  • Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • The Dark Between the Stars by Kevin J. Anderson (Tor Books) SPRP
  • The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison (Sarah Monette) (Tor Books)
  • The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu (Tor)
  • Skin Game by Jim Butcher (Roc Books) SPRP
Best Novella 
Best Novelette 
Best Short Story 
Best Related Work 
  • “The Hot Equations: Thermodynamics and Military SF” by Ken Burnside (Riding the Red Horse, Castalia House) SP
  • Letters from Gardner by Lou Antonelli (The Merry Blacksmith Press) SP
  • Transhuman and Subhuman: Essays on Science Fiction and Awful Truth by John C. Wright (Castalia House) SP
  • “Why Science is Never Settled” by Tedd Roberts ( SP
  • Wisdom from My Internet by Michael Z. Williamson (Patriarchy Press) SP
Best Graphic Story 
  • Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal written by G. Willow Wilson, illustrated by Adrian Alphona and Jake Wyatt (Marvel Comics)
  • Rat Queens Volume 1: Sass and Sorcery written by Kurtis J. Weibe, art by Roc Upchurch (Image Comics)
  • Saga Volume 3 written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
  • Sex Criminals Volume 1: One Weird Trick written by Matt Fraction, art by Chip Zdarsky (Image Comics)
  • The Zombie Nation Book #2: Reduce Reuse Reanimate by Carter Reid (The Zombie Nation) SPRP
Dramatic Presentation (Long Form) 
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, concept and story by Ed Brubaker, directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo (Marvel Entertainment, Perception, Sony Pictures Imageworks)
  • Edge of Tomorrow screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, and John-Henry Butterworth, directed by Doug Liman (Village Roadshow Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, 3 Arts Entertainment; Viz Productions)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman, directed by James Gunn (Marvel Studios, Moving Picture Company) SP
  • Interstellar screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, directed by Christopher Nolan (Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures, Lynda Obst Productions, Syncopy) SP
  • The Lego Movie written by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, story by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, LEGO Systems A/S Vertigo Entertainment, Lin Pictures, Warner Bros. Animation (as Warner Animation Group)) SP
Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) 
  • Doctor Who: “Listen” written by Steven Moffat, directed by Douglas Mackinnon (BBC Television)
  • The Flash: “Pilot” teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns, story by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns, directed by David Nutter (The CW) (Berlanti Productions, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television) SPRP
  • Game of Thrones: “The Mountain and the Viper” written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, directed by Alex Graves (HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions)
  • Grimm: “Once We Were Gods”, written by Alan DiFiore, directed by Steven DePaul (NBC) (GK Productions, Hazy Mills Productions, Universal TV) SPRP
  • Orphan Black: “By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried” written by Graham Manson, directed by John Fawcett (Temple Street Productions; Space/BBC America)
Best Editor (Short Form) 
It's hard to evaluate editors unless you've read all the books they put out this year. If you haven't, Jim Hines has some thoughts here:
  • Jennifer Brozek SPRP
  • Vox Day RP
  • Mike Resnick SPRP
  • Bryan Thomas Schmidt SPRP
Best Editor (Long Form) 
It's hard to evaluate editors unless you've read all the books they put out this year. If you haven't, Jim Hines has some thoughts here:
  • Vox Day RP
  • Sheila Gilbert SPRP
  • Jim Minz SPRP
  • Anne Sowards SPRP
  • Toni Weisskopf SPRP
Best Professional Artist
  • Julie Dillon
  • Kirk DouPonce RP
  • Nick Greenwood SPRP
  • Alan Pollack SPRP
  • Carter Reid SPRP
Best Semiprozine 
  • Abyss & Apex Wendy Delmater editor and publisher SP
  • Andromeda Spaceways In-Flight Magazine Andromeda Spaceways Publishing Association Incorporated, 2014 editors David Kernot and Sue Burtsztynski SP
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies edited by Scott H. Andrews
  • Lightspeed Magazine edited by John Joseph Adams, Stefan Rudnicki, Rich Horton, Wendy N. Wagner, and Christie Yant
  • Strange Horizons Niall Harrison Editor-in-Chief
Best Fanzine 
  • Black Gate edited by John O’Neill WITHDRAWN BY EDITOR DO NOT VOTE
  • Elitist Book Reviews edited by Steven Diamond SPRP
  • Journey Planet edited by James Bacon, Chris Garcia, Alissa McKersie, Colin Harris and Helen Montgomery
  • The Revenge of Hump Day edited by Tim Bolgeo SPRP
  • Tangent Online edited by Dave Truesdale SPRP
Best Fancast 
  • Adventures in SciFi Publishing Brent Bower (Executive Producer), Kristi Charish, Timothy C. Ward, Shaun Ferrell & Moses Siregar III (Co-Hosts, Interviewers and Producers) SPRP
  • Dungeon Crawlers Radio Daniel Swenson (Producer/Host), Travis Alexander & Scott SPRPTomlin (Hosts), Dale Newton (Host/Tech), Damien Swenson (Audio/Video Tech)
  • Galactic Suburbia Podcast, Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts (Presenters) and Andrew Finch (Producer)
  • The Sci Phi Show Jason Rennie SPRP
  • Tea and Jeopardy Emma Newman and Peter Newman
Best Fan Writer 
Best Fan Artist 
Fan artists are also hard to evaluate unless you already know a lot of their work. Some examples of their works are below, but I've no idea if this is representative of the work that got them nominated. I nicked this off of a helpful person on this GRRM message board.
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*
  • Jason Cordova SPRP
  • Kary English*SPRP
  • Rolf Nelson RP
  • Eric S. Raymond RP
*Finalists in their 2nd year of eligibility.

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