Saturday, June 03, 2017

Hugo Review Status Update

Hugo Review Status Update

I'm still trying to wrap my head around the sheer amount of great stuff in this year's packet. Whew.

Ok, we're into June, and I have until July 15th to make my final decisions. There are 108 total finalists, but I removed the obvious puppy poop and will only be dealing with 100 of them. I've posted 24 individual reviews and one category review so far, which means I'm nearly 1/3 of the way through by simple numbers. Of course, I've still got four of the novels and all of the series to go, so I'm hardly anywhere. Panicpanicpanic.

After the fold, my current rankings with links to my reviews. A dash means I'm leaving it off my ballot. I also just removed the puppy poop entirely and will be putting "No Award" at the bottom of each category that has poop in it. Rankings are all subject to change right up until July 15th.

Best Novel

1) The Obelisk Gate, by N. K. Jemisin
-) Death's End, by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu
All the Birds in the Sky, by Charlie Jane Anders
A Closed and Common Orbit, by Becky Chambers
Ninefox Gambit, by Yoon Ha Lee
Too Like the Lightning, by Ada Palmer

Best Novella

1) Penric and the Shaman, by Lois McMaster Bujold
2) Every Heart a Doorway, by Seanan McGuire
3) The Ballad of Black Tom, by Victor LaValle
The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, by Kij Johnson
A Taste of Honey, by Kai Ashante Wilson
This Census-Taker, by China Miéville

Best Novelette

1) "The Tomato Thief", by Ursula Vernon
2) "The Art of Space Travel", by Nina Allan
3) "The Jewel and Her Lapidary", by Fran Wilde
4) "Touring with the Alien", by Carolyn Ives Gilman
5) "You'll Surely Drown Here If You Stay", by Alyssa Wong
6) No Award

Best Short Story

1) "That Game We Played During the War", by Carrie Vaughn
2) "Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies", by Brooke Bolander
3) "The City Born Great", by N. K. Jemisin
4) "Seasons of Glass and Iron", by Amal El-Mohtar
5) "A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers", by Alyssa Wong
6) No Award

Best Related Work

The Geek Feminist Revolution, by Kameron Hurley (Tor Books)
The Princess Diarist, by Carrie Fisher (Blue Rider Press)
Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg, by Robert Silverberg and Alvaro Zinos-Amaro (Fairwood)
The View From the Cheap Seats, by Neil Gaiman (William Morrow / Harper Collins)
The Women of Harry Potter posts, by Sarah Gailey (
Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016, by Ursula K. Le Guin (Small Beer)

Best Graphic Story

1) Ms. Marvel, Volume 5: Super Famous
2) Saga, Volume 6
3) Black Panther, Volume 1: A Nation Under Our Feet
-) The Vision, Volume 1: Little Worse Than A Man
Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening
Paper Girls, Volume 1

Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form)

1) Deadpool
Rogue One
Hidden Figures
Stranger Things, Season One

Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form)

1) Black Mirror: "San Junipero"
2) Doctor Who: "The Return of Doctor Mysterio"
3) Game of Thrones: "The Door"
The Expanse: "Leviathan Wakes"
Game of Thrones: "Battle of the Bastards"
Splendor & Misery [album], by Clipping

Best Editor – Short Form

John Joseph Adams
Neil Clarke
Ellen Datlow
Jonathan Strahan
Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
Sheila Williams

Best Editor – Long Form

Sheila E. Gilbert
Liz Gorinsky
Devi Pillai
Miriam Weinberg
Navah Wolfe

Best Professional Artist

Galen Dara
Julie Dillon
Chris McGrath
Victo Ngai
John Picacio
Sana Takeda

Best Semiprozine

Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Strange Horizons
Uncanny Magazine
The Book Smugglers

Best Fanzine

Journey Planet
Lady Business
nerds of a feather, flock together
Rocket Stack Rank
SF Bluestocking

Best Fancast

The Coode Street Podcast
Ditch Diggers
Fangirl Happy Hour
Galactic Suburbia
Tea and Jeopardy

Best Fan Writer

1) Chuck Tingle
Mike Glyer
Natalie Luhrs
Foz Meadows
Abigail Nussbaum

Best Fan Artist

1) Vesa Lehtimäki
2) Spring Schoenhuth
3) Steve Stiles
4) Likhain (M. Sereno)
5) Elizabeth Leggett
6) Ninni Aalto

Best Series

The Craft Sequence, by Max Gladstone
The Expanse, by James S.A. Corey
The October Daye Books, by Seanan McGuire
The Peter Grant / Rivers of London series, by Ben Aaronovitch
The Temeraire series, by Naomi Novik
The Vorkosigan Saga, by Lois McMaster Bujold

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

Sarah Gailey (1st year of eligibility)
Malka Older (2nd year of eligibility)
Ada Palmer (1st year of eligibility)
Laurie Penny (2nd year of eligibility)
Kelly Robson (2nd year of eligibility)