The 2015 Hugo Voter Packet can now be downloaded by members of Sasquan here.
The packet contains the full text of three Hugo-nominated novels, The Dark Between the Stars by Kevin J. Anderson, The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison, and The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu, plus excerpts of Skin Game by Jim Butcher and Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie.
All of the nominated short fiction and four of the five graphic novels are included in their entirety. (Sasquan’s press release suggests Zombie Nation may still be coming).
Complete copies of four of the five Related Works nominees are in the packet, together with an excerpt from Letters from Gardner by Lou Antonelli.
There is some material in each of the other categories except the Dramatic Presentations, but as Sasquan notes in the release, “not everyone wanted us to include their work in this packet.”
This download is supplied by the creators and publishers of nominated works to allow Hugo Awards voters to make an informed choice. It is free to Sasquan members, including new members who join before July 31.
Voting on the Hugo Awards is open to all Supporting, Attending or Young Adult members of Sasquan. Information about voting and a ballot may be found here [PDF file]. Voting requires a membership number and Hugo PIN, and can be done online here.
The full press release follows the jump.
MEDIA RELEASE #2015-7
Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention
19-23 August 2015 at Spokane WA USA
HUGO NOMINEE PACKET AVAILABLE
Spokane, Washington, 18 May 2015
A digital file of many of the Hugo Award nominees is now available for members of Sasquan to download at http://sasquan.org/hugo-awards/packet_download/. This free download is supplied by the creators and publishers of works that are nominated for the awards. It is free to all current Supporting, Attending and Young Adult members of Sasquan, and those who become members before 31 July 2015. Its purpose is to allow those who are voting on the Hugo Awards to be able to make an informed choice among the nominated works.
All of the short fiction and graphic novels are included in their entirety (((assuming Zombie Nation comes through!))). The packet contains the full text of three of the novels: The Dark between the Stars by Kevin J. Anderson, The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison, amd The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu. Skin Game by Jim Butcher and Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie are represented by extensive excerpts. One of the five finalists in the Related Work category is represented by an excerpt: Letters from Gardner, by Lou Antonelli. There is some material in each of the other categories except the Dramatic Presentations, but not everyone wanted us to include their work in this packet.
Voting on the Hugo Awards is open to all Supporting, Attending or Young Adult members of Sasquan. More information about voting and a ballot may be found at http://sasquan.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/2015-Hugo-Ballot.pdf. In order to vote, you will have to enter your membership number and Hugo PIN at http://sasquan.org/hugo-awards/voting.
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