2021 Neffy Nominees

The nominees for the 2021 Neffys, the National Fantasy Fan Federation Speculative Fiction Awards, were revealed in TNFF v. 80 n. 5.

BEST NOVEL

  • Storm Between the Stars by Karl Gallagher
  • Unmasked by Kai Wai ‘Benjamin’ Cheah
  • Hussar by Declan Finn
  • Pure Poison by Hawkings Austin
  • Coven by Declan Finn
  • Gods of Pangea by John C. Wright

YOUNGER READERS

  • Dragon Eye, PI by Karina Fabian
  • The Unbearable Heaviness of Remembering by L. Jagi Lamplighter
  • The Lady Heiress by Christopher G. Nuttall
  • The Shadows of Alexandrium by David Gerrold

BEST FAN WRITER

  • Cheryl Cline
  • Jeffrey Redmond

BEST FAN ARTIST

  • Alan White
  • Jose Sanchez

BEST FAN WEBSITE

  • Fanac Fanhistory Project
  • SciFi4Me

BEST FAN EDITOR

  • William Breiding
  • Justin E.A. Busch
  • Bob Jennings

BEST NON-N3F FANZINE

  • Portable Storage
  • Event Horizon

BEST N3F FANZINE

  • Origin
  • The N3F Review of Books

BEST LITERARY-CRITICAL OR HISTORICAL WORK

  • First Fandom Annual 2020 Celebrating Robert Madle
  • The Elusive Shift How Role-Playing Games Forged their Identity by Jon Peterson
  • From Barsoom to Malacandra by John C. Wright

BEST COMIC/MANGA/ANIME

  • Flying Sparks by Jon Del Arroz, art by Jethro Morales
  • The Lovely People by Minna Sundberg
  • The Cosmic Warrior by Jon Del Arroz, art by Cloves Rodrigues

BEST TV SHOW

  • The Expanse
  • Stargirl

BEST MOVIE

  • 2067
  • Vivarium

BEST PRO ARTIST

  • Brad Fraunfelter

BEST BOOK EDITOR

  • Toni Weisskopf

8 thoughts on “2021 Neffy Nominees

  1. Haven’t heard of Karl Gallagher or Hawkings Austin but I can’t say I’m impressed with the company they’re keeping. Do we know what the nomination process is?

  2. David Goldfarb on May 23, 2021 at 10:34 pm said:

    Haven’t heard of Karl Gallagher or Hawkings Austin but I can’t say I’m impressed with the company they’re keeping. Do we know what the nomination process is?

    Well three of the six novels are on Declan Finn’s Dragon Award list and a fourth one is by Declan Finn (but not on his Dragon Award list) so I’m guessing at least some of it comes from asking Declan Finn 🙂

  3. Pure Poison by Hawkings Austin

    Kindle Edition, 201 pages Published August 13th 2018 by Superversive Press according to Goodreads.

    Print length 269 pages, Publication date November 9, 2020, Publisher : Silver Empire, according to Amazon.

    Let’s assume Amazon’s right, the Goodreads reviews of people who say they read the book–as opposed to the ones who say they have hype–are from 2020.

    I’m not going to drop down a rabbit hole because I’m not Camestros, so…

    Doesn’t look like it’s to my taste. Going to chalk it up to different strokes for different folks.

  4. David Goldfarb: I think the process is simply taking nominations from N3F members. I’m guessing they don’t get that many.

    N3F Pres. George Phillies’ novel won a couple years ago. Filling the ballot with Puppies may actually represent a broadening of the base.

    The nominated books are collectively what some of them would prefer the Dragon Awards ballot to look like. (And wonder what went wrong that it doesn’t.)

  5. Must admit I’m vaguely alarmed to see Minna Sundberg’s Lovely People on that list… haven’t read it myself, but I like her ongoing Stand Still, Stay Silent comic.

  6. Ignoring the fiction categories, I confess I’m not familiar with Event Horizon, but the latest issue looks like a sincere effort, and no propaganda. Portable Storage is truly excellent. Being up for a Neffy is not much of a recommendation, but that doesn’t mean the nominees are all bad either.

  7. Congrats to all the Declans, I mean, Puppies, I mean, nominees! 😛

    @Camestros Felapton: “I’m always excited to see who gets nominated for Best Editor in the Neffies.”

    ROFLMAO, oh my, yes. Is it really a “nominee” if there’s only one? (For that matter, I’ve never been impressed with categories that have only two finalists, either.)

    @Mike Glyer: I believe “2067” and “Vivarium” are separate movie titles, not one two-word movie title. I blame the source material, of course, not your award-worthy editing! But Googling “2067 Vivarium” leads me back to you, while separately, I find two movies — neither of them familiar to me; anyone heard of them?

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