Saturday, June 24, 2017

Hugo Review Status Update

I now have 22 more days in which to vote. Of the 100 finalists I plan to review and vote on, I have reviewed 83, leaving 17 more to go. Among those 17, though, are all six finalists in the Best Series category, which is a special category this year and involves multiple books per category. Yes, I'm still a bit panicked, but not as much as the last three weeks. I'm sure that will change.

Due to having fewer things to watch and read, my pace of reviews will definitely slacken a bit. I read really fast, but I'm not sure I will be able to manage a review a day, especially not with some travelling I'll be doing next week. I'll continue to try, but no guarantees.

After the fold, my current rankings with links to my reviews. A dash means I'm leaving it off my ballot. No number means I haven't reviewed it yet. I also 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, and I do NOT promise to post my final rankings.

Best Novel

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

Best Novella

1) Penric and the Shaman, by Lois McMaster Bujold
2) The Ballad of Black Tom, by Victor LaValle
3) The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, by Kij Johnson
4) Every Heart a Doorway, by Seanan McGuire
5) A Taste of Honey, by Kai Ashante Wilson
6) 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

1) The Princess Diarist, by Carrie Fisher
2) The Women of Harry Potter posts, by Sarah Gailey
The Geek Feminist Revolution, by Kameron Hurley
Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg, by Robert Silverberg and Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
The View From the Cheap Seats, by Neil Gaiman
Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016, by Ursula K. Le Guin

Best Graphic Story

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

Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form)

1) Ghostbusters
2) Stranger Things, Season One
3) Rogue One
4) Arrival
5) Deadpool
Hidden Figures

Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form)

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

Best Editor – Short Form

1) Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
2) Neil Clarke
3) Sheila Williams
4) Jonathan Strahan
5) John Joseph Adams
6) Ellen Datlow

Best Editor – Long Form

1) Sheila E. Gilbert
2) Liz Gorinsky
3) Navah Wolfe
4) Devi Pillai
5) Miriam Weinberg
6) No Award

Best Professional Artist

1) Galen Dara
2) Julie Dillon
3) John Picacio
4) Chris McGrath
5) Sana Takeda
6) Victo Ngai

Best Semiprozine

1) The Book Smugglers
2) Uncanny Magazine
3) Strange Horizons
4) Beneath Ceaseless Skies
5) GigaNotoSaurus
6) No Award

Best Fanzine

1) Lady Business
2) nerds of a feather, flock together
3) Rocket Stack Rank
4) Journey Planet
5) SF Bluestocking
6) No Award

Best Fancast

1) Tea and Jeopardy
2) Fangirl Happy Hour
3) Galactic Suburbia
4) The Coode Street Podcast
5) Ditch Diggers
6) No Award

Best Fan Writer

1) Foz Meadows
2) Mike Glyer
3) Chuck Tingle
Natalie Luhrs
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

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