What Did You Nominate for the 2016 Hugos?

View of the Hugo exhibit at Noreascon 3. Photo from Fanac.org.

View of the Hugo exhibit at Noreascon 3. Photo from Fanac.org.

Fans are welcome to share their Hugo nominating ballots in the comments.

Why? Because you could pick five things — and five is always a magical number around here!

283 thoughts on “What Did You Nominate for the 2016 Hugos?

  1. “Of Apricots and Dying” is almost a slice-of-life, except that it’s set in a tiny village in the Hindu Kush a couple decades into the future. You might be tempted to call this family “traditional” and cut off from the world, but isolation would be an illusion: changes in technology and global politics pervasively affect their lives, and what choices all the family members can and want to make.

  2. @JJ – I didn’t share the enthusiasm so many people had for The New Mother, either — I was really liking it and thought it was hugely promising until about 2/3 of the way through, when I thought it seemed to go off the rails and ended in a fizzle.

    Why what works for some people doesn’t for others is the big mystery, isn’t it?

    Hold on a sec. I’m enthralled at the possibilities in having RedWombat duel herself.

    Okay. Moving on. 🙂

    I didn’t get the love for The New Mother either, and thought it petered out disappointingly, but my biggest huh was The Traitor Baru Cormorant. I could possibly have tolerated the unlikeable and unbelievable characters, but my brain kept informing me that economic and political systems don’t work that way and eventually I got tired of telling myself to be patient. Other people loved it, but it wasn’t a book that worked for me.

    Tastes are so personal and so individual that I’m surprised anyone ever sets themselves up as a critical public voice for any sort of media.

  3. Cheryl S.: my biggest huh was The Traitor Baru Cormorant.

    I was really disappointed with that one, too. It started out wonderfully and had some really wonderful elements — but by the halfway point, I was pretty much just forcing myself to keep reading to the end.

     
    So who gets choice of weapons, and who gets first draw — Vernon or Kingfisher?
    < sets up File770 betting pool >

  4. For me, it’s Naomi Kritzer’s “So Much Cooking”. I like cooking but for some reason, that story just rubbed me the wrong way.

    I liked “Of Apricots and Dying” well enough but it didn’t knock my socks off. And I’m disappointed to be the only one here who nominated Molly Tanzer’s “Vermilion”.

    De gustibus etc.

  5. I hated “The New Mother” and thought “And You Shall…” was super-trite. I liked the cussin’, but that’s not an adequate substitute for originality or quality (JCW is probably down with the vapors at the thought of it appearing on the ballot; violence is great with him, but don’t you dare say “fuck”).

    There was so much good stuff that I could afford to be really picky about things, which is why KA Wilson does not appear on my ballot. He/she/they did not stick any endings IMO, after starting out with cool ideas.

    I vote RedWombat puts a sock puppet on each hand and fights it out thusly. Possibly filming it for our amusement.

  6. Man, the right hand wins every time. It’s the drawing hand. Poor Lefty is mostly for typing and stabilizing heavy objects.

  7. Here are mine according to my latest confirmation e-mail:

    Your nominations for Best Novel:

    Karen Memory Elizabeth Bear Tor
    Sorcerer to the Crown Zen Cho Ace
    Ancillary Mercy Ann Leckie Orbit
    Breakout Ann Aguirre Ace
    The Bloodforged Erin Lindsey Ace

    Your nominations for Best Novella:

    The Citadel of Weeping Pearls Aliette de Bodard Asimov’s
    The New Mother Eugene Fisher Asimov’s
    Quarter Days Iona Sharma GigaNotoSaurus
    Penric’s Demon Lois McMaster Bujold Spectrum Books
    All That Outer Space Allows Ian Sales Whippleshield Books

    Your nominations for Best Novelette:

    The Oiran’s Song Isabel Yap Uncanny
    And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of the Dead Brooke Bolander Lightspeed
    So Much Cooking Naomi Kritzer Clarkesworld
    The Ministry of the Eye Dale Bailey Lightspeed
    We Never Sleep Nick Mamatas The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk

    Your nominations for Best Short Story:

    Kaiju maximus: So Various, So Beautiful, So New Kai Ashante Wilson Queers Destroy Fantasy
    Cat Pictures Please Naomi Kritzer Clarkesworld
    I am Graalnak of the Vroon Empire, Destroyer of Galaxies, Supreme Overlord of the Planet Earth. Ask Me Anything Laura Pearlman Flash Fiction Online
    Calved Sam J. Miller Asimov’s
    Damage David Levine Tor.com

    Your nominations for Best Related Work:

    Dangerous Games: What the Moral Panic over Role-Playing Games Says about Play, Religion, and Imagined Worlds Joseph P. Laycock University of California Press
    The Art of Language Invention David J. Peterson Penguin
    Letters to Tiptree Alexandra Pierce, Alisa Krasnostein Twelfth Planet Press
    Death Rays and the Popular Media, 1876 ? 1939 William Fanning Jr. McFarland
    Lois McMaster Bujold Edward James University of Illinois Press

    Your nominations for Best Graphic Story:

    Bitch Planet Vol. 1 Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine de Landro Image
    Ms. Marvel Vol. 2: Generation Why? G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona Marvel
    Copperhead, Vol. 1: A New Sheriff in Town Jay Faerber, Scott Godlewski Image
    Invisible Republic Vol. 1 Corinne Bechko, Gabriel Hardman Image
    Saga, Vol. 5 Brian K. Vaughn, Fiona Staples Image

    Your nominations for Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form):

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens J.J. Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan Disney/Lucasfilm
    Avengers: Age of Ultron Joss Whedon Marvel
    Crimson Peak Guillermo del Toro Legendary Pictures
    Jupiter Ascending Lana and Lilly Wachowski Village Roadshow
    Ant-Man Peyton List, Edgar Wright Marvel

    Your nominations for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form):

    AKA Ladies’ Night Melissa Rosenberg, S.J. Clarkson Jessica Jones, studio: Marvel/Netflix
    Fast Enough Greg Berlanti, Gabrielle Stanton, Andrew Kreisberg, Dermott Downs The Flash, studio: DC/Warner Bros
    The Devil’s Mark Toni Graphia, Mike Barker Outlander, studio: Starz
    My Name is Oliver Queen Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Marc Guggenheim, Jake Coburn, John Behring Arrow, studio: DC/Warner Bros
    Snafu Chris Dingess, Vincent Misiano Agent Carter, studio: Marvel

    Your nominations for Best Professional Editor (Short Form):

    Michael Thomas
    Sheila Williams
    John Joseph Adams
    C.C. Finlay
    Lynne M. Thomas

    Your nominations for Best Professional Editor (Long Form):

    Anne Lesley Groell
    Sheila Gilbert
    Diana Gill
    Devi Pillai
    Anne Sowards

    Your nominations for Best Professional Artist:

    Sana Takeda http://www.sanatakeda.com/
    Daniel Dos Santos http://www.dandossantos.com/gallery.html
    Chris McGrath http://christianmcgrath.com/
    Julie Dillon http://www.juliedillonart.com/
    Scott M. Fisher http://www.fischart.com/home.html

    Your nominations for Best Semiprozine:

    Strange Horizons Niall Harrison
    The Book Smugglers Thea James, Ana Grilo
    Uncanny Lynne M. and Michael Thomas
    Pornokitsch Jared Shurin
    GigaNotoSaurus Rashida J. Smith

    Your nominations for Best Fanzine:

    The Galaxy Express Heather Massey
    Lady Business Renay Williams, Jodie, Clare, Susan, Ira, KJ
    A Dribble of Ink Aidan Moher
    Nerds of a Feather The G
    File 770 Mike Glyer

    Your nominations for Best Fancast:

    The Incomparable Jason Snell
    The Skiffy and Fanty Show Shaun Duke, Paul Weimer, Julia Rios
    The Fangirl Happy Hour Renay Williams, Ana Grilo
    Tea and Jeopardy Emma and Peter Newman
    Galactic Suburbia Tansy Rayner Roberts and Alisa Krasnostein

    Your nominations for Best Fan Writer:

    Natalie Luhrs http://www.pretty-terrible.com/
    Foz Meadows https://fozmeadows.wordpress.com/
    Gavia Baker-Whitelaw http://hellotailor.blogspot.de/
    Renay Williams http://ladybusiness.dreamwidth.org/
    Alexandra Erin http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017S5NMBI

    Your nominations for Best Fan Artist:

    Euclase http://euclase.tumblr.com/
    Ron Guyatt http://www.ronguyatt.com/
    Megan Lara http://www.meganlara.com/
    Djamila Knopf http://shilesque.deviantart.com/
    Quaedam http://quaedam.deviantart.com/

    Your nominations for The John W. Campbell Award (not a Hugo):

    S.L. Huang Russell’s Attic series
    Isabel Yap The Oiran’s Song
    Alyssa Wong Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers
    Becky Chambers The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
    Natasha Pulley The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

    And here are my mom’s (I helped her to fill out the ballot, but the choices are all hers):

    Your nominations for Best Novel:

    The Dark Side of the Road Simon R. Green Severn House
    Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen Lois McMaster Bujold Baen
    The Aeronaut’s Windlass Jim Butcher Roc
    Obsession in Death J.D. Robb G.P. Putnam
    Stars of Fortune Nora Roberts Berkley Trade

    Your nominations for Best Novella:

    Waters of Versailles Kelly Robson Tor.com
    Wonderment in Death J.D. Robb Down the Rabbit Hole, Jove
    Binti Nnedi Okorafor Tor.com
    Penric’s Demon Lois McMaster Bujold Spectrum Books
    The Witches of Lychford Paul Cornell Tor.com

    Your nominations for Best Novelette:

    So Much Cooking Naomi Kritzer Clarkesworld

    Your nominations for Best Short Story:

    Points of Origin Marissa Lingen Tor.com
    Bomber’s Moon Simon R. Green Operation Arcana, editor: John Joseph Adams, publisher: Baen
    Cat Pictures Please Naomi Kritzer Clarkesworld
    Jury Duty Jim Butcher Unbound – Tales by Master of Fantasy, editor: Shawn Speakman
    Ghosts of Home Sam J. Miller Lightspeed

    Your nominations for Best Graphic Story:

    Manifest Destiny Vol. 2: Amphibia and Insecta Chris Dingess, Matthew Roberts Image
    Saga, Vol. 5 Brian K. Vaughn, Fiona Staples Image
    Monstress Marjorie M. Liu, Sana Takeda Image
    Rat Queens, Vol 2: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N’rygoth Kurtis J. Wiebe, Roc Upchurch Image

    Your nominations for Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form):

    Ant-Man Peyton List, Edgar Wright Marvel
    Outlander, whole series Ronald D. Moore Starz
    Jupiter Ascending Lana and Lilly Wachowski Village Roadshow
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens J.J. Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan Disney/Lucasfilm
    Avengers: Age of Ultron Joss Whedon Marvel

    Your nominations for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form):

    Pilot Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Ali Adler, Glen Winter Supergirl, studio: DC/Warner Bros
    My Name is Oliver Queen Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Marc Guggenheim, Jake Coburn, John Behring Arrow, studio: DC/Warner Bros
    Fast Enough Greg Berlanti, Gabrielle Stanton, Andrew Kreisberg, Dermott Downs The Flash, studio: DC/Warner Bros
    All Happy Families Are Alike Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon Gotham, studio: DC/Warner Bros
    The Last Death of Henry Morgan Matt Miller, Chris Fedak, Brad Anderson Forever, studio: Warner Bros

    Your nominations for Best Professional Editor (Short Form):

    Shawn Speakman
    John Joseph Adams

    Your nominations for Best Professional Editor (Long Form):

    Diana Gill
    Leslie Gelbman
    Anne Sowards

    Your nominations for Best Professional Artist:

    Julie Dillon http://www.juliedillonart.com/
    Daniel Dos Santos http://www.dandossantos.com/gallery.html
    David Palumbo http://www.dvpalumbo.com/
    Sana Takeda http://www.sanatakeda.com/
    Kathleen Jennings http://www.tor.com/2015/06/10/waters-of-versailles-kelly-robson/

    Your nominations for Best Fan Artist:

    Megan Lara http://www.meganlara.com/
    Euclase http://euclase.tumblr.com/
    Hannah Holloway http://heholloway.com/
    Djamila Knopf http://shilesque.deviantart.com/

    Your nominations for The John W. Campbell Award (not a Hugo):

    Kelly Robson Waters of Versailles, Tor.com
    Becky Chambers The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

  8. @Cadbury Moose: Lauren Saint-Onge’s stuff looks quite good. The blue one at the top of the Illustration page is awesome!

    @Laura: I’ve been meaning to check out some of the other Booktubers. I kinda forgot fancast included video, but I’m sure I knew that when the proposal passed; people talk about podcasts so much, though, I think it overwrote my memory. 😉

    @Chris S: “Woohoo! I think I have a unique in my best novel!” – LOL!

    @junego: Oh, you can’t unsee those Vinge wins now!

    @Vasha: ” …not to mention at least 12 other stories with queer authors and/or characters. That makes nearly one-quarter of the stories.”

    Surely a sign of the end times! 😉 More seriously: That’s kinda cool to see, even if it’s just a Filer thing here.

  9. And here are my Retro-Hugo nominations:

    Your nominations for Best Novel:

    Kallocain Karin Boye
    The Three Planeteers Edmund Hamilton Startling
    Slan A.E. van Vogt Astounding
    Grey Lensman E.E. Smith Astounding
    Captain Future and the Space Emperor Edmund Hamilton Captain Future

    Your nominations for Best Novella:

    The Mathematics of Magic L. Sprague De Camp, Fletcher Pratt Unknown
    The Roaring Trumpet L. Sprague De Camp, Fletcher Pratt Unknown
    Darker than you think Jack Williamson Unknown
    But Without Horns Norvell Page Unknown
    Magic Inc. Robert A. Heinlein Unknown

    Your nominations for Best Novelette:

    The Elixir of Invisibility Henry Kuttner Fantastic Adventures
    Farewell to the Master Harry Bates Astounding
    The Hardwood Pile L. Sprague de Camp Unknown
    The Roads Must Roll Robert A. Heinlein Astounding
    Fruit of Knowledge C.L. Moore Unknown

    Your nominations for Best Short Story:

    The Martian Quest Leigh Brackett Astounding
    The Tapestry Gate Leigh Brackett Strange Stories
    Song in a Minor Key C.L. Moore Scienti-Snap
    The Stellar Legion Leigh Brackett Planet Stories
    Strange Playfellow Isaac Asimov Super Science Stories

    Your nominations for Best Related Work:

    Jules Verne Kenneth Allot
    The Invasion from Mars: A Study in the Psychology of Panic Hadley Cantril, Hazel Gaudet, Herta Herzog
    The New World Order: Whether it is Attainable, How it Can Be Attained, and What Sort of World a World at Peace Will Have to Be H.G. Wells

    Your nominations for Best Graphic Story:

    Prince Valiant: The Road to Rome Hal Foster King Features Syndicate
    The Adventures of TinTin, Le crabe aux pinces d’or (The Crab with the Golden Claws), Herge Le Soir Jeunesse
    Mandrake the Magician: The Octopus Ring Lee Falk, Phil David King Features Syndicate
    The Phantom: The Seahorse Lee Falk, Ray Moore King Features Syndicate
    Flash Gordon: The Ice Kingdom of Mongo Alex Raymond, Don Moore King Features Syndicate

    Your nominations for Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form):

    Fantasia Walt Disney Disney
    Dr. Cyclops Ernest B. Schoedsack Paramount
    Pinocchio Walt Disney Disney
    Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor Universal
    The Thief of Bagdad Alexander Korda, Lajos Biro Alexander Korda Films

    Your nominations for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form):

    Date with Duke George Pal George Pal’s Puppetoons, Paramount
    You Ought to Be in Pictures I. Freleng Warner Bros, Looney Tunes
    Ceiling Hero Tex Avery Warner Bros, Merrie Melodies
    Ghost Wanted Chuck Jones Warner Bros, Merrie Melodies
    The Milky Way Rudolf Ising MGM

    Your nominations for Best Professional Editor (Short Form):

    John W. Campbell
    Frederick Pohl
    Malcolm Reiss
    Mort Weisinger
    Mary Gnaedinger

    Your nominations for Best Professional Artist:

    Virgil Finlay Weird Tales covers
    A. Drake Planet Stories covers
    Earle Bergey Captain Future covers
    J.W. Scott Marvel Stories, Future Fiction covers
    Margaret Brundage Weird Tales covers

    Your nominations for Best Fanzine:

    Voices of the Imagi-Nation Forrest J. Ackerman, Myrtle Douglas a.k.a. Morojo
    Novacious Forrest J. Ackerman, Myrtle Douglas a.k.a. Morojo
    Scienti-Snap Forrest J. Ackerman
    Future Fantasia Ray Bradbury

    Your nominations for Best Fan Writer:

    Myrtle Douglas a.k.a. Morojo
    Forrest J. Ackerman
    Ray Bradbury
    Arthur C. Clarke
    Bob Tucker

    Your nominations for Best Fan Artist:
    Hannes Bok

    And here are my Mom’s Retro Hugo nominations:

    Your nominations for Best Novel:

    Captain Future and the Space Emperor Edmund Hamilton Captain Future

    Your nominations for Best Short Story:

    The Stellar Legion Leigh Brackett Planet Stories
    The Martian Quest Leigh Brackett Astounding
    Strange Playfellow Isaac Asimov Super Science Stories
    The Tapestry Gate Leigh Brackett Strange Stories
    Escort Daphne du Maurier Saturday Evening Post

    Your nominations for Best Graphic Story:

    The Adventures of TinTin, Le crabe aux pinces d’or (The Crab with the Golden Claws), Herge Le Soir Jeunesse
    The Phantom: The Seahorse Lee Falk, Ray Moore King Features Syndicate
    Mandrake the Magician: The Octopus Ring Lee Falk, Phil David King Features Syndicate
    Flash Gordon: The Ice Kingdom of Mongo Alex Raymond, Don Moore King Features Syndicate
    Prince Valiant, Vol. 2 Harold Foster King Features Syndicate

    Your nominations for Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form):

    Fantasia Walt Disney Disney
    Pinocchio Walt Disney Disney
    Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor Universal
    The Thief of Bagdad Alexander Korda, Lajos Biro Alexander Korda Films

    Your nominations for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form):

    Confederate Honey Fritz Freleng Warner Bros, Merrie Melodies
    You Ought to Be in Pictures I. Freleng Warner Bros, Looney Tunes
    A Wild Hare Tex Avery Warner Bros, Merrie Melodies
    The Milky Way Rudolf Ising MGM
    Date with Duke George Pal George Pal’s Puppetoons, Paramount

    Your nominations for Best Professional Artist:

    Margaret Brundage Weird Tales covers
    Virgil Finlay Weird Tales covers
    Rafael DeSoto The Spider, Terror Tales covers
    Earle Bergey Captain Future covers
    Alex Schomburg Startling Stories, Marvel Stories

  10. @Nicholas Whyte: I was a big, big devotee of Tintin in my childhood, but for some reason the series’s occasional excursions into the fantastic were among my least favorite parts. However, the two trip-to-the-moon books are pretty good SF (as long as you keep in mind that it’s a children’s adventure story, and don’t go in expecting adult science fiction; as a children’s adventure it’s exceptionally good).

  11. Adding my list:

    Best Novel
    The Borrowed Man, Gene Wolfe
    Black Wolves, Kate Elliott
    Fool’s Quest, Robin Hobb
    Karen Memory, Karen Memory
    Ancillary Mercy, Anne Leckie

    Best Novella
    Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, Kai Ashante Wilson
    The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn, Usman Malik
    Speak Easy, Cathrynne M Valente
    Wylding Hall, Elizabeth Hand
    Witches of Lychford, Paul Cornell

    Best Novelette
    Hello, hello, Seanan Mcguire
    Black Dog, Neil Gaiman
    The Tumbledowns of Cleopatra Abyss, David Brin
    Another word for world, Anne Leckie
    Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts by Ida Countess Rathangan, Ian MacDonald

    Best Short Story
    The Lily and the Horn, Cathrynne M Valente
    Tomorrow When We See the Sun, A. Merc Rustad
    Kaiju maximus®: “So Various, So Beautiful, So New,”, Kai Ashante Wilson
    Pocosin, Ursula Vernon
    Monkey King, Faerie Queen, Zen Cho

    Best Related Work
    The Wheel of Time Companion, Harriet McDougal
    The Series Series: Why Do We Do This To Ourselves? I Can Explain! Sarah Avery, Black Gate
    Letters to Tiptree ed Alisa Krasnostein and Alexandra Pierce
    The Alfies, George RR Martin
    John Scalzi Is Not A Very Popular Author And I Myself Am Quite Popular ed Alexandra Eri

    Best Graphic Story
    Thor Vol. 1: Goddess of Thunder, Jason Aaron Panini
    Stand Still, Stay Silent, vol 1, Minna Sundberg

    Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form)
    Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
    The Force Awakens
    Mad Max Fury Road
    Agent Carter season 1
    Jessica Jones season 1

    Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form)
    Jonathan strange & Mr Norrell: the black tower
    Jessica Jones: AKA smile
    Dr Who: Face the Raven
    The Expanse: Dulcinea
    Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: The Education of a Magician

    Best Professional Editor (Short Form)
    Lee Harris
    Christopher Barzak
    Gardner Dozois
    John Joseph Adamns
    Ellen Datlow

    Best Professional Editor (Long Form)
    Harriet McDougal
    Malcolm Edwards
    Jane Johnson
    Liz Gorinsky
    Anne Lesley Groell

    Best Professional Artist
    Galen Dara
    Jeffrey Alan Love
    Dave Palumbo
    Julie Dillon
    Rovina Cai

    Best Fanzine
    File770

    Best Fancast
    Coode Street Podcast

    Best Fan Writer
    Jo Walton
    Alexandra Erin
    Mark Oshiro
    Jim C Hines
    George R R Martin

    Best Fan Artist
    Autun Purser

    The John W. Campbell Award (not a Hugo)
    Natasha Pulley, Watchmaker of Filigree Street

  12. I’ve got a “2015 Fiction to Read” spreadsheet of Read/To Be Read fiction, to which I’ve been adding all these works, along with links to read them online, or if not online, the title of the work in which they can be found. (210 Novels, 37 Novellas, 80 Novelettes, 90 Short Stories, of which I’ve read 65/27/21/20.)

    I’m sure I’ll never get to them all, but I’ve got the spreadsheet available in my Hotmail anytime I’m somewhere with a few minutes to kill, so maybe I can chip away at them.

    Many thanks to all the Filers for sharing things I would never have occasion to read otherwise.

  13. I’m still getting ballot confirmation emails sent to me, so all the site traffic must have caused pretty major delays. I don’t think I’ve seen the final versions of either my retros or 2016 ballot yet.

  14. I think the strong results for Jemisin, Leckie and Novak in our (potentially unrepresentative) straw poll are mainly for the same reasons that they’ll probably do well in the real thing: in the case of Jemisin and Novak they are prior nominees therefore well known to the potential electorate who’ve produced (IMO) their career-best work, and in the case of Leckie she’s a prior winner brilliantly finishing off a successful trilogy that a lot of the potential electorate is likely to have been following already. The combo of a) more likely to be read and b) more likely to knock socks off is a winner.

  15. @Kendall
    Yes, the fancast finalists have always been podcasts as far as I know. But since Booktube has become a big part of how I find out about SFF things, it hit me at the last minute that they are fancasts too.

    Other Booktubers I recommend:
    Kalanadi
    Kitty G
    Lindsey Rey

  16. The work with the largest disparity between my opinion and the opinion of other nominators, so far, is Hello, Hello.
    I thought it was obvious, and the resolution doesn’t mean what all the characters assumed it meant (anyone for apophenia?). But it wouldn’t be the Hugos if other people were not wrong, wrong, wrong sometimes.

  17. @Nicholas Whyte: Heh, I visited the Tintin Museum when I was there. 😀 Tintin fans unite!

    @Laura: Thanks, I’ll check those three out.

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  19. @Ray – clearly, any ballot not identical to mine is wrong, wrong, wrong 🙂

    As is pretty apparent above, tastes do vary wildly. And we’re all better off for it*.

    *Apart from Seveneves. If you think that’s good, you’re wrong 😉

  20. JJ:

    The rest of your asterisks appear to be eligible.

    Has Graydon Saunders published anything eligible for the Campbell now? Not by sale to a publisher; it would have to be by print run, but I don’t think he has sold that many. I saw a comment from him a while ago suggesting he would not become eligible for several years.

  21. @Nicholas Whyte

    Darn it, I wish I had thought of Tintin! Though The Crab With The Golden Claws is not especially sfnal.

    The Crab With The Golden Claws is merely borderline SF, but I had a free slot, so why not? The Retro Hugo admins are free to disqualify it.

    And none of the other Franco-Belgian classics which are more SFnal started up before the late 1940s.

    The Tin Tin museum is awesome BTW, as is the Brussels comic book museum, which is even housed in a Victor Horta building.

    @vasha

    How do you get hold of all those things to read and watch, in Germany?

    Books and comics are normally no problem, because Amazon DE carries pretty much all the English language books I could ever want. Some e-books are region-locked, but print versions are freely available. And for comics, the local comic shop usually comes through.

    For short fiction, the online mags are free and that’s where most of my nominations come from, with the exception of the novellas. The print SF mags are more difficult to come by, since not even the newsstand at the central station, which is THE destination for foreign language magazines, carries them. I guess I could order them online, but with so much great free fiction available, I rarely bother. And indeed the two Asimov’s stories I nominated were made available online.

    As for films, major Hollywood blockbusters usually premier in Germany simultaneously with or fairly shortly after their US release. Smaller films and arthouse movies can be a bit more of a problem, especially if they’re not what the German arthouse audience will normally go for, though even obscure movies usually get at least a DVD release. For example, I don’t think “Predestination” had a German release at all and while “Ex Machina” had one, it was blink and you’ll miss it (and I did).

    As for TV series, we’re usually six months to a year behind the US and some series never reach us at all. For example, we’re still waiting for Agent Carter and Doctor Who only started airing very recently in a graveyard slot on an obscure satellite channel and Orphan Black is an a graveyard slot on another obscure channel. We haven’t had The Expanse at all yet, ditto for The Magicians. The streaming services like Netflix or Amazon Video operate here, but I know no one who uses them, because in a country with a mandatory licence fee, hardly anybody will shell out an extra 9.99 EUR per month or whatever it is. I did see the Man in the High Castle pilot for free, because Amazon offered it, but that show was never going on my list anyway. There are – cough – not quite legal ways of procuring most international TV shows, but I only do this for programs I really, really want to watch (and I usually buy the DVD release later, if there is one). This is how I came to see Agent Carter, Jessica Jones and Daredevil.

    You’ll also note that for BDPSF I’m the furthest off what appears to be the general consensus here, partly because I haven’t seen some shows yet, but probably also because of the transatlantic taste gap.

  22. @Cora: You’re benefitting from the international dominance of English. I wish German-language books were as available here. Strange Horizons had a review of Die Haarteppichknüpfer (The Carpet Makers) that made me want to read the original, but I put off buying a costs-an-arm-and-a-leg copy; I only recently learned that the nearest university library has a copy. It’s a darned good library for many of my interests, like folk music and folklore; for speculative fiction (texts and criticism), it’s hit-or-miss, but here’s a hit.

    (Any other recommendations for German spec fic? I know you have lots of recommendations. Someday I may go to Germany to visit my relatives there and bring back a sackful of books.)

  23. List of all named related-works-whatever-that-is. What Filers think it is… is most expansive.

    This’ll be my last list; sorry, I can’t gather the enthusiasm to collate the other categories. Updated versions of the prose categories to be posted later in the week.

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    The Art of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien – Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, October (1)
    *Bandersnatch: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings – Diana Pavlac Glyer; Kent State University Press, January 2016 (1)
    Companion Piece: Women Celebrate the Humans, Aliens and Tin Dogs of Doctor Who – L. M. Myles and Liz Barr (editors); Mad Norwegian Press, April (2)
    The Compleat Discworld Atlas – Terry Pratchett and The Discworld Emporium, with art by Peter Dennis; UK only: Transworld, October (2)
    Crimson Peak: The Art of Darkness – Mark Salisbury; Insight Editions, October (1)
    Dangerous Games: What the Moral Panic over Role-Playing Games Says about Play, Religion, and Imagined Worlds – Joseph P. Laycock; University of California Press (3)
    Death Rays and the Popular Media, 1876-1939: A Study of Directed Energy Weapons in Fact, Fiction and Film – William J. Fanning, Jr.; McFarland, November (1)
    “A Detailed Explanation” – Matthew David Surridge; published in Black Gate on April 4 (5)
    Disney Read-Watch – Mari Ness; series of posts on Tor.com, starting April 9 (1)
    Downfall (a storytelling game) – Caroline Hobbs; first available November 29 (1)
    Drama and Delight: The Life and Legacy of Verity Lambert – Richard Marson; UK only: MiWK Publishing, April (2)
    E Pluribus Hugo – Keith “Kilo” Watt, Jameson Quinn, et al. (3)
    Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons – Michael Witwer; Bloomsbury, October (3)
    The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks – Sam Maggs, illustrated by Kelly Bastow; Quirk Books, May (1)
    Galactic Journey blog – The Traveler (Gideon Marcus) (1)
    Geek Knits: Over 30 Projects for Fantasy Fanatics, Science Fiction Fiends, and Knitting Nerds – Toni Carr, with photos by Kyle Cassidy; St. Martin’s Griffin, June (3)
    “Guided by the Beauty of Their Weapons: An Analysis of Theodore Beale and His Supporters” – Phil Sandifer; blog post at Social Justice Rogues, April 22, 2015 (2)
    Guided by the Beauty of Their Weapons: Notes on Science Fiction and Culture in the Year of Angry Dogs – Phil Sandifer; Eruditorium Press, December (1)
    A History of Epic Fantasy – Adam Whitehead; The Wertzone, August 23-December 24 (3)
    “I’m Not Broken” – Annalee Flower Horne; online February 25, and in Invisible 2: Personal Essays on Representation in SF/F, May (1)
    Invisible 2: Personal Essays on Representation in SF/F – Jim C. Hines (editor); Self-published, May (5)
    John Scalzi Is Not a Very Popular Author and I Myself Am Quite Popular: How SJWs Always Lie About Our Comparative Popularity Levels – Theophilus Pratt (Alexandra Erin); Self-published, August (10)
    Letters to Tiptree – Alexandra Pierce and Alisa Krasnostein (editors); Twelfth Planet Press, August (23)
    Modern Masters of Science Fiction: Frederik Pohl – Michael R. Page; University of Illinois Press, October (1)
    Modern Masters of Science Fiction: Lois McMaster Bujold – Edward James; University of Illinois Press, August (4)
    Modern Masters of Science Fiction: Ray Bradbury – David Seed; University of Illinois Press, March (1)
    Myke Cole/Sam Sykes Twitter interactions (1)
    Perilous and Fair: Women in the Works and Life of J. R. R. Tolkien – Janet Brennan Croft and Leslie A. Donovan (editors); Mythopoeic Press, January (1)
    “A Response to Brad Torgersen” – Eric Flint; blog post on June 9 (2)
    Sad Puppies Review Books – Alexandra Erin; series at Blue Author Is About to Write, May 5-June 3 (2)
    “The Series Series: Why Do We Do This to Ourselves? I Can Explain!” – Sarah Avery; Black Gate, November 18 (2)
    The Singing Bones – Shaun Tan; Australia only: Allen & Unwin, October (1)
    Space Helmet for a Cow: The Mad, True Story of Doctor Who, Volume 1, 1963-1989 – Paul Kirkley; Mad Norwegian Press, March (1)
    Speculative Fiction 2014: The Year’s Best Online Reviews, Essays and Commentary Renee Williams and Shaun Duke (editors); Book Smugglers Publishing, May (1)
    TARDIS Eruditorum (the entire blog) – Philip Sandifer; finished in February 2015 (1)
    These Are the Voyages: TOS, Volumes 1-3 – Marc Cushman; Jacobs Brown Press, volume 3 published in January 2015 (1)
    Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words – Randall Munroe; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, November (1)
    Tropes vs. Women in Video Games (2015 episodes) – Anita Sarkeesian (1)
    The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales: The Evolution of Modern Fantasy and Horror – Justin Everett and Jeffrey Shanks; Rowman & Littlefield, October (1)
    Welcome to the Doomsphere: Sad Puppies, Hugos, and Politics – Matthew M. Foster; Self-published, December (1)
    The Wheel of Time Companion – Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons; Orbit, November (5)
    Women of Wonder: Celebrating Women Creators of Fantastic Art – Cathy Fenner, with an introduction by Lauren Panepinto; Underwood Books, May (4)
    You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir – Felicia Day; Touchstone, August (9)

  24. @Andrew M

    Has Graydon Saunders published anything eligible for the Campbell now? Not by sale to a publisher; it would have to be by print run, but I don’t think he has sold that many. I saw a comment from him a while ago suggesting he would not become eligible for several years.

    I seem to recall reading that somewhere, as well. If he’s eligible, I’m sorry I hadn’t realized it.

  25. @Vasha

    As far as “Of Rattlesnakes and Men” goes, I like it for a lot of reasons, and I’m going to detour through a few fairly non-controversial bits of sci-fi, before I go on to why I liked the writing, and then address it’s *highly* alleged over-the-topness.

    This is a genre of what-if stories, people. Very, very often, they are one of two types . Either they are what-if stories where a detail of society or technology is changed and the consequences explored. Or our world is redressed in an sfnal setting to highlight one part of our daily lives that is particularly insane when you strip away the polite evasions and shibboleths that we cloak it in.

    Either way, it’s going to have message, about what the way we live. This can be a simple message, like “Let This Be Your Last Battlefields” showcasing of what Star Trek thought of 20C American racial segregation or the questions “The Ones who Walk Away From Omelas” asks about who will bear the social costs. Messages as simple as the idea that space travel will open up awesome vistas – or as detailed in their thoughts about present social organization and value as the entire oeuvre of one Robert A Heinlein.

    “Of Rattlesnakes and Men” I found it an excellent example of redressing our current world in a somewhat science fictional setting to say something about the insane, preventable risks we laugh off. Why this is Dread Message Fiction and Heinlein is not seems to be a theological question akin to how many Vorlons may dance on the head of a pin I can’t address fully here. Here, the redressing takes the solid public health statistic about guns you can take to the bank: the person your gun is most likely to kill already lives in your house, and makes it a hell of a lot more visible by making the gun a dangerous, mindless beast.

    ?As far as the writing goes, well, I think I liked slowly building fear this year. I balloted So Much Cooking as well. This story started with a quirky tradition, and built to the all of the ramifications and effects of that tradition. I liked how the view point stayed very close to the narrator – it’s a dialogue-y story as well. The writing and the premise I thought made for an excellent story, all together, and I’ve never disliked science fiction that makes me think about the world I live in, because at the end of the day, that’s all SF, to one level or another.

    As far as having it be our world, but with one detail changed, well, theres plenty of sci-fi like that – and the best indicator of whether it’s succeeded in striking a nerve is the bleats of “but it isn’t real sci-fi!” from people who don’t like what they see. And as far as it’s alleged over-the-topness, well, it depends on your experience with guns.

    If it’s all firing ranges and action movies, Bishop’s story could look over the top. But if your experience with guns has been through work involving survivors of domestic violence, through protective orders, through the stories of female friends who’ve had to flee terrible situations, the men who’d rather part with romantic partners than their piece, there’s nothing in Bishop’s characters, save their geenered snakes, that isn’t completely. true. to. life.

  26. Regarding Graydon Saunder’s Campbell eligibility… well, I expect others are like me; I wasn’t sure if he was eligible but I knew he’d only put out his first book in 2014. So I’ll let the Campbell Committee figure it out. I’d rather nominate him just-in-case than not, and find out later he was eligible.

  27. I thought I would stop lurking momentarily and post my ballot:

    Best Novel:
    “Aurora” by Kim Stanley Robinson
    “The Affinities” by Robert Charles Wilson
    “The Just City” by Jo Walton
    “Ancillary Mercy” by Ann Leckie
    “Dark Orbit” by Carolyn Ives Gilman

    Best Novella:
    “Gypsy” by Carter Scholz
    “Slow Bullets” by Alastair Reynolds
    “The New Mother” by Eugene Fischer
    “The Four Thousand, the Eight Hundred” by Greg Egan
    “The Citadel of Weeping Pearls” by Aliette De Bodard

    Best Novelette:
    “Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts by Ida Countess Rathangan” by Ian McDonald
    “Empty” by Robert Reed
    “Another Word for World” by Ann Leckie
    “So Much Cooking” by Naomi Kritzer
    “Entanglements” by David Gerrold

    Best Short Story:
    “Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World” by Caroline M. Yoachim
    “Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer
    “Two Year Man” by Kelly Robson
    “Time Bomb Time” by C.C. Finlay
    “Hic Sunt Monstra” by Brian Trent

    Best Graphic Story:
    The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 1: Squirrel Power
    Lazarus, Vol. 3: Conclave
    The Autumnlands, Vol. 1: Tooth and Claw
    Bitch Planet, Vol 1: Extraordinary Machine
    Descender, Vol. 1: Tin Stars

    Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form:
    Jupiter Ascending
    Ex Machina
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    The Martian
    Mad Max: Fury Road

    I didn’t nominate in some of the other categories because I just didn’t feel I knew enough, especially the art and the fancast ones.

  28. @Cora Buhlert: The Hugo admins are very unlikely to disqualify a nominee on the basis of “that’s not science fiction or fantasy,” even if the entire subcommittee think it isn’t. To paraphrase something Kevin Standlee said here, we are all pointing at things and saying “this is what I mean when I say science fiction,” and the Hugo admins don’t consider themselves better qualified than the rest of us to identify what is (or isn’t) sf or fantasy. (“That was published in the wrong year” is a lot less likely to start arguments than “is that really sf or fantasy?”)

  29. My ballot, in case anyone is curious.
    Novel
    Black Wolves, by Kate Elliott (Orbit)
    The Fifth Season, by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
    Ancillary Mercy, by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
    Uprooted, by Naomi Novik (Del Rey)
    Seveneves, by Neal Stephenson (William Morrow)

    Novella
    “Ur”, by Stephen King (Bazaar of Bad Dreams)
    Binti, by Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com Publishing)
    The Builders, by Daniel Polansky (Tor.com Publishing)
    Slow Bullets, by Alastair Reynolds (Tachyon)
    Envy of Angels, by Matt Wallace (Tor.com Publishing)

    Novelette
    “And the Balance in Blood”, by Elizabeth Bear (Uncanny Magazine, Issue 7, November 2015)
    “The Heart’s Filthy Lesson”, by Elizabeth Bear (Old Venus)
    “The Tumbledowns of Cleopatra Abyss”, by David Brin (Old Venus)
    “Obits”, by Stephen King (The Bazaar of Bad Dreams)
    “Our Lady of the Open Road”, by Sarah Pinsker (Asimov’s, June 2015)

    Short Story
    “The Light Brigade”, by Kameron Hurley (Lightspeed, November 2015) – published on Patreon 2015
    “Cat Pictures Please”, by Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld, January 2015)
    “Hello, Hello”, by Seanan McGuire (Future Visions, 2015)
    “Eyes I Dare Not Meet in Dreams”, by Sunny Moraine (Cyborgology, June 2, 2015)
    “Tear Tracks”, by Malka Older (Tor.com, October 21, 2015)

    Graphic Story
    Bitch Planet: Extraordinary Machine (Vol 1), by Kelly Sue DeConnick
    The Sculptor, by Scott McCloud
    Lazarus: Conclave (Vol 3), by Greg Rucka
    Lumberjanes: Friendship to the Max (Vol 2), by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and Brooke Allen
    Stand Still. Stay Silent, by Minna Sundberg

    Related Work
    You’re Never Weird on the Internet, by Felicia Day
    Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual Dictionary, by Michael Klastorin
    Rocket Talk Podcast, hosted by Justin Landon
    A History of Epic Fantasy, by Adam Whitehead
    Speculative Fiction 2014, by Renay Williams and Shaun Duke (editors)

    Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
    Ex Machina
    Inside Out
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    The Martian
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
    Game of Thrones: “Hardhome”
    Prune – iOS game by Joel McDonald
    Traveler”, directed by Simon Brown

    Editor, Short Form
    John Joseph Adams (Lightspeed, Nightmare)
    Neil Clarke (Clarkesworld)
    Jonathan Strahan (Meeting Infinity)
    Lynne M. Thomas (Uncanny)
    Ann VanderMeer (Tor.Com, Sisters of the Revolution)

    Editor, Long Form
    Anne Lesley Groell (Fool’s Quest, Uprooted)
    Lee Harris (Tor.com Publishing)
    Will Hinton (Ancillary Mercy, Nemesis Game)
    Devi Pillai (Black Wolves, Autumn Republic, The Fifth Season)

    Professional Artist
    Richard Anderson (Empire Ascendant)
    Shan Jian (Illustrated Man in the High Castle)
    David Palumbo (Binti)
    Cynthia Sheppard (Karen Memory)
    Sam Weber (Illustrated Dune)

    Fan Artist
    Megan Lara
    Orisoni / Ariel
    Gabriel Picolo
    Sarah Webb

    Semiprozine
    Uncanny Magazine

    Fanzine
    Chaos Horizon
    Lady Business
    Nerds of a feather, flock together
    SF Bluestocking
    SF Mistressworks

    Fan Writer
    Brandon Kempner
    Bridget McKinney
    Abigail Nussbaum
    Adam Whitehead
    Renay Williams

    Fancast
    Cabbages and Kings
    Fan Girl Happy Hour
    Speculate!

    John W. Campbell Award
    Becky Chambers
    Kat Howard
    Malka Older
    Kelly Robson
    Andy Weir

  30. I am unsurprised by the diversity of the ballots, and am happy that my own was also diverse, though I feel rather guilty about omitting podcasts; it comes down to the investment in time needed to listen to a number of different ones on a regular basis before I could even begin to form an opinion.

    By contrast, the artist categories were fairly straightforward; as the saying goes, I know what I like. Since people kindly put together portfolios of work I could simply look at them, and go on from there.

    And, whilst Briony may not have a snowball’s chance, it deserved its place on my ballot, and the fact that it hasn’t got the buzz says nothing about its merits. Once people start thinking in terms of is it likely to win? instead of does it deserve to win? we are in trouble, and I do not propose to head in that direction.

  31. I hope my ballots are correct – the emails I received back are either incomplete or strange.

    2016 Hugos – reply

    Thank you for your nomination for the 2016 Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award.

    Below is a summary of your current nominating ballot:
    Your nominations for Best Novel:

    Ancillary Mercy Ann Leckie Orbit
    Seveneves Neal Stephenson William Morrow
    Uprooted Naomi Novak Del Ray

    Your nominations for Best Novella:

    Penric’s Demon Lois McMaster Bujold Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
    Speak Easy Catherynne M. Valente Subterranean Press
    Perfect State Brandon Sanderson Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC
    Binti Nnnedi Okorafor Tor

    Your nominations for Best Novelette:

    Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts By Ida Countess Rathangan Ian McDonald Old Venus – Bantam
    Another Word For World Anne Leckie Future Visions – Melcher Media, Inc.
    Entanglements David Gerrold Fantasy and Science Fiction
    The Astrakhan, the Homburg, and the Red Red Coal Chaz Brenchley Lightspeed Magazine
    I Had No Head and My Eyes Were Floating Way Up In the Air Clifford D. Simak Am Crying All Inside and Other Stories: The Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak, Volume One, by Clifford D. Simak, published June 4, 2015 by Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy

    Your nominations for Best Short Story:

    The Empress in Her Glory Robert Reed Clarkesworld Magazine
    Consolation John Kessel Twelve Tomorrows: Visionary stories of the near future inspired by today’s technologies – MIT Technology Review
    Cat Pictures Please Naomi Kritzer Clarkesworld Magazine
    Today I am Paul Martin L. Shoemaker Clarkesworld Magazine
    Meshed Rich Larson Clarkesworld Magazine

    Your nominations for Best Related Work:

    Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words Randall Munroe Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Internet Archive Brewster Kahle archive.org
    Letters to Tiptree Alexandra Pierce and Alisa Krasnostein Twelfth Planet Press
    You’re Never Weird On The Internet (Almost): A Memoir Felicia Day Touchstone
    John Scalzi Is Not A Very Popular Author And I Myself Am Quite Popular: How SJWs Always Lie About Our Comparative Popularity Levels Theophilus Pratt / Alexandra Erin Hymenaeus House

    Your nominations for Best Graphic Story:

    Thor Vol 1: Goddess of Thunder Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman Marvel
    The Sculptor Scott McCloud First Second
    Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition Neil Gaiman and JH Williams Vertigo
    Saga Vol. 5 Brian Vaughan / Fiona Staples Image Comics
    Ms Marvel Volume 2: Generation Why G. Willow Wilson, Jacob Wyatt & Adrian Alphona Marvel

    Your nominations for Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form):

    Ex Machina Alex Garland Universal Pictures International
    iZombie, Season 1 Diane Ruggiero, Rob Thomas The CW
    The Martian Ridley Scot/ 20th Century Fox
    Predestination Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig Vertical Entertainment
    Mad Max: Fury Road George Miller/ George Miller, Brenden McCarthy, Nico Lathouris Warner Brothers

    Your nominations for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form):

    Person of Interest S4, E11, If-Then-Else Denise Thé, Chris Fisher Bad Robot Productions/Warner Brothers Television/Person of Interest/CBS
    One Minute Time Machine Sean Crouch/Devon Avery Empty Box Productions
    Black Mirror, White Christmas Special, Ep 7 Charlie Brooker/ Carl Tibbetts Zeppotron, Channel Four, Netflix(First Netflix US airdate eligibility)
    Rick & Morty, S2, E4, Total Rickall Mike McMahan, Juan Meza-Leon Harmonius Claptrap, Justin Roilands Solo Vanity Card Productions

    Your nominations for Best Professional Editor (Short Form):

    John Joseph Adams
    George RR Martin
    Neil Clarke
    Charles Coleman Finlay

    Your nominations for Best Professional Editor (Long Form):

    Sheila Gilbert
    Toni Weisskopf
    Marco Palmieri
    Devi Pillai
    Will Hinton

    Your nominations for Best Professional Artist:

    Your nominations for Best Semiprozine:

    Your nominations for Best Fanzine:

    Your nominations for Best Fancast:

    Your nominations for Best Fan Writer:

    Your nominations for Best Fan Artist:

    Your nominations for The John W. Campbell Award (not a Hugo):

    Thank You
    MidAmeriCon II Hugo Administrators

    My actual nominations for the final part:

    Professional Artist
    Sam Weber Illustrated Edition of Dune/Tor ­ The Traitor Baru Cormorant
    John Harris Ancillary Mercy ­ Orbit
    Abigail Larson Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes/ http://www.abigaillarson.com/p/gallery_9.html
    Julie Dillon 2015 Covers at http://www.juliedillonart.com / Clarkesworld covers

    Semiprozine
    Escape Pod Norm Sherman
    Black Gate Howard Andrew Jones
    The Book Smugglers Thea James and Ana Grilo
    Podcastle Graeme Dunlop and Rachael K. Jones
    Cast of Wonders Marguerite Kenner

    Fanzine
    File 770 Mike Glyer
    Tangent Online Dave Truesdale
    Chaos Horizon Brandon Kempner
    Facebook.com/Nightly Nerdly News Gary Denton

    Fancast
    Ditch Diggers Mur Lafferty and Matt Wallace
    The Skiffy and Fanty Show Shaun Duke, Julia Rios, Paul Weimer, Mike Underwood, David Annandale, Rachael Acks, and Jen Zink
    Starship Sofa Tony C Smith
    Tea and Jeopardy Emma Newman & Peter Newman
    Galactic Suburbia Podcast Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts and Andrew Finch

    Fan Writer
    Mark Oshiro Mark Reads ­­ ‘Lords and Ladies’ etc.
    Brandon Kempner Chaos Horizon Hugo Award Posts
    Mike Glyer Puppy Roundup Posts on File 770

    Fan Artist
    Martin Hanford Interzone covers
    Tran Nguyen Uncanny cover
    Xiao Ran Beneath Ceaseless Skies

    The John W. Campbell Award (not a Hugo)
    Andy Weir The Martian
    Pierce Brown Red Rising and Golden Son
    Scott Hawkins The Library at Mont Char
    Becky Chambers A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet

    Later on the 31st I added:
    Illuminae by Amie Kaufman for Best Novel.
    Kelly Robson “The Waters of Versailles”, and “The Three Resurrections of Jessica Churchill” for the Campbell Award

    The last confirmation email is Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 3:39 AM
    from them.

  32. Retro Hugos has missing nominations and the reply says for 2016 Hugos.
    The reply appears to be the first time i submitted. As I added more nominees over hours I resubmitted. Note the first sentence.

    “Thank you for your nomination for the 2016 Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award.

    Below is a summary of your current nominating ballot:
    Your nominations for Best Novel:

    Final Blackout L Ron Hubbard Astounding Science Fiction Magazine
    Slan A E Van Vogt Astounding Science Fiction Magazine
    The Ill-Made Knight T H White G. P. Putnam’s Sons

    Your nominations for Best Novella:

    Darker Than You Think Jack Williamson Unknown Fantasy Fiction
    If This Goes On… Robert A Heinlein Astounding Science Fiction Magazine
    The Wheels of If L Sprague de Camp Unknown Fantasy Fiction
    Fear L Ron Hubbard Unknown Fantasy Fiction
    Coventry Robert A Heinlein Astounding Science Fiction

    Your nominations for Best Novelette:

    The Roads Must Roll Robert A Heinlein Astounding Science Fiction Magazine
    Farewell to the Master Harry Bates Astounding Science Fiction
    Blowups Happen Robert A Heinlein Astounding Science Fiction Magazine
    It! Theodore Sturgeon Unknown
    John Carter of Mars Edgar Rice Burroughs and John Coleman Burroughs Whitman Publishing Company

    Your nominations for Best Short Story:

    Requiem Robert A Heinlein Astounding Science Fiction Magazine
    Thus I Refute Beelzy John Collier Atlantic Monthly
    Hindsight Jack Williamson Astounding Science Fiction
    Let There Be Light Robert A Heinlein Super Science Stories
    Strange Playfellow Issac Asimov Super Science Stories

    Your nominations for Best Related Work:

    Your nominations for Best Graphic Story:

    The Origin of the Spirit Will Eisner / Will Eisner and Joe Kubert Register and Tribune Syndicate
    Introducing Captain Marvel! (Whiz Comics #2) Bill Parker / C.C. Beck Fawcett Comics
    Batman #1 Bill Finger / Bob Kane, Sheldon Moldoff, and Jerry Robinson National Allied Publications
    The Spectre!/The Spectre Strikes! (More Fun Comics #52/#53) Jerry Siegel / Bernard Baily National Allied Publications

    Your nominations for Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form):

    The Thief of Baghdad Miles Malleson, Lajos Biró, Miklós Rózs/Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan Alexander Korda Films, London Film Productions
    One Million B.C. Hal Roach/Mickell Novack, George Baker. Joseph Frickert/Hal Roach, Hal Roach Jr. Hal Roach Studios/United Artists
    Fantasia Walt Disney, Ben Sharpsteen/Joe Grant, Dick Huemer/Samuel Armstrong James Algar Bill Roberts Paul Satterfield Ben Sharpsteen David D. Hand Hamilton Luske Jim Handley Ford Beebe T. Hee Norman Ferguson Wilfred Jackson Walt Disney Productions
    Dr. Cyclops Dale Van Every, Merian C. Cooper/Tom Kilpatrick/Ernest B. Schoedsack Paramount Pictures
    Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe Ford Beebe,/Ray Taylor Universal Pictures

    Your nominations for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form):

    A Wild Hare Tex Avery Warner Bros
    The Invisible Woman Burt Kelly/Kurt Siodmak. Joe May/A. Edward Sutherland Universal Pictures
    The Devil Bat George Bricker, John T. Neville/ Jean Yarbrough Producers Releasing Company
    The Invisible Man Returns H.G. Wells, Joe May, Kurt Siodmak, Lester Cole/ Joe May Universal Pictures
    Before I Hang Robert Hardy Andrews, Karl Brown/ Nick Grinde Columbia Pictures

    Your nominations for Best Professional Editor (Short Form):

    Mary Gnaedinger
    John W. Campbell Jr.
    Dorothy McIlwraith
    Frederik Pohl

    Your nominations for Best Professional Editor (Long Form):

    Your nominations for Best Professional Artist:

    Virgil Finlay Fantastic Magazine covers
    M Isip Unknown Fantasy Fiction covers
    Hubert Rogers Astounding Science Fiction covers
    Earle Bergey Thrilling Wonder Stories/Captain Future /Startling Stories
    Robert Fugua Amazing Stories covers

    Your nominations for Best Semiprozine:

    Your nominations for Best Fanzine:

    Your nominations for Best Fancast:

    Your nominations for Best Fan Writer:

    Your nominations for Best Fan Artist:

    Thank You
    MidAmeriCon II Hugo Administrators

    My actual final ballot:

    Novel –
    Title Author Publisher

    Final Blackout
    L Ron Hubbard
    Astounding Science Fiction Magazine

    Slan
    A E Van Vogt
    Astounding Science Fiction Magazine

    The Ill-Made Knight
    T H White
    G. P. Putnam’s Sons

    The Twenty-Fifth Hour
    Herbert Best
    Random House

    Novella –

    The Wheels of If
    L Sprague de Camp
    Unknown Fantasy Fiction

    Darker Than You Think
    Jack Williamson
    Unknown Fantasy Fiction

    If This Goes On…
    Robert A Heinlein
    Astounding Science Fiction Magazine

    Fear
    L Ron Hubbard
    Unknown Fantasy Fiction

    Coventry
    Robert A Heinlein
    Astounding Science Fiction

    Novelette –

    The Roads Must Roll
    Robert A Heinlein
    Astounding Science Fiction Magazine

    Farewell to the Master
    Harry Bates
    Astounding Science Fiction

    It!
    Theodore Sturgeon
    Unknown

    John Carter of Mars
    Edgar Rice Burroughs and John Coleman Burroughs
    Whitman Publishing Company

    Blowups Happen
    Robert A Heinlein
    Astounding Science Fiction Magazine

    Short Story –

    Let There Be Light
    Robert A Heinlein
    Super Science Stories

    Requiem
    Robert A Heinlein
    Astounding Science Fiction Magazine

    Thus I Refute Beelzy
    John Collier
    Atlantic Monthly

    Hindsight
    Jack Williamson
    Astounding Science Fiction

    Strange Playfellow (aka Robbie)
    Issac Asimov
    Super Science Stories

    Related Works –

    Campbell Playhouse Presents: H.G. Wells Meets Orson Wells
    Charles C. Shaw – host
    KTSA in San Antonio

    The New World Order
    H G Wells
    Secker & Warburg,

    Graphic Story –

    Batman #1
    Bill Finger / Bob Kane, Sheldon Moldoff, and Jerry Robinson
    National Allied Publications

    Introducing Captain Marvel! (Whiz Comics #2)
    Bill Parker / C.C. Beck
    Fawcett Comics

    The Spectre!/The Spectre Strikes! (More Fun Comics #52/#53)
    Jerry Siegel / Bernard Baily
    National Allied Publications

    The Origin of the Spirit
    Will Eisner / Will Eisner and Joe Kubert
    Register and Tribune Syndicate

    Dramatic Presentation (Long Form) –

    Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
    Ford Beebe,/Ray Taylor
    Universal Pictures

    Dr. Cyclops
    Dale Van Every, Merian C. Cooper/Tom Kilpatrick/Ernest B. Schoedsack
    Paramount Pictures

    Fantasia
    Walt Disney, Ben Sharpsteen/Joe Grant, Dick Huemer/Samuel Armstrong James Algar Bill Roberts Paul Satterfield Ben Sharpsteen David D. Hand Hamilton Luske Jim Handley Ford Beebe T. Hee Norman Ferguson Wilfred Jackson
    Walt Disney Productions

    One Million B.C.
    Hal Roach/Mickell Novack, George Baker. Joseph Frickert/Hal Roach, Hal Roach Jr.
    Hal Roach Studios/United Artists

    The Thief of Baghdad
    Miles Malleson, Lajos Biró, Miklós Rózs/Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan
    Alexander Korda Films, London Film Productions

    Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) –

    The Devil Bat
    George Bricker, John T. Neville/ Jean Yarbrough
    Producers Releasing Company

    A Wild Hare
    Tex Avery
    Warner Bros

    Before I Hang
    Robert Hardy Andrews, Karl Brown/ Nick Grinde
    Columbia Pictures

    The Invisible Man Returns
    H.G. Wells, Joe May, Kurt Siodmak, Lester Cole/ Joe May
    Universal Pictures

    The Invisible Woman
    Burt Kelly/Kurt Siodmak. Joe May/A. Edward Sutherland
    Universal Pictures

    Professional Editor (Short Form) –

    Frederik Pohl
    Dorothy McIlwraith
    Mary Gnaedinger
    John W. Campbell Jr.

    Professional Artist –

    Earle Bergey
    Thrilling Wonder Stories/Captain Future /Startling Stories
    Virgil Finlay
    Fantastic Magazine covers
    Robert Fugua
    Amazing Stories covers
    M Isip
    Unknown Fantasy Fiction covers
    Hubert Rogers
    Astounding Science Fiction covers

    Fanzine –

    Novacious
    Forrest J Ackerman, Myrtle Douglas

    The Futurian War Digest
    J. Michael Rosenblum

    SPACEWAYS
    Harry Warner Jr

    Le Zombie
    Bob Tucker

    Futuria Fantasia
    Ray Bradbury

    Fan Writer –

    Forrest J Ackerman
    Novacious, Voice of the Imagi-Nation

    Harry Warner, Jr.
    Spaceways

    J. Michael Rosenblum
    The Futurian War Digest

    Ray Bradbury
    Futuria Fantasia

    Bob Tucker
    Le Zombie

    Finally in the last hour before voting closed I cut Ray Bradbury from best 1940 fan writer, he wasn’t one of the best fan writers, he became very well known for other things. And cut Harry Warner, Jr. , probably a mistake on my part, from not having enough information on him.

  33. Well, I was going to write up a blog post with my nominees and some commentary about them, but since I neglected to take notes when I submitted my ballot and I haven’t gotten a confirmation e-mail to crib from, I can’t be sure to remember everything in every category. I’ll have to wait until I get one of those elusive confirmation e-mails to make my nominations post.

  34. A bit late to the party (spent the last three days moving and unpacking, yuck), but here’s my Best Novel recommendations:

    Ancillary Mercy – Ann Leckie
    Aurora – Kim Stanley Robinson
    Radiance – Catherynne Valente
    The Trials – Linda Nagata
    Twelve Kings in Sharakhai – Bradley Beaulieu

  35. @Gary D: I was blown away by that Xiao Ran painting for Beneath Ceaskess Skies too. I thought of nominating him but in the end he got displaced by others, particularly because that is his only “fan” work I can find, all the other paintings being for games (spectacular ones).

  36. @Andrew M

    Do you happen to know when you made your last submission? Just trying to get an idea of how much longer it might be for my final confirmation.

  37. Well, I posted here saying ‘So, ’tis done’ at 2.33 p.m. (File 770 time, whatever zone that is). Though I’m not sure how consistent we can expect them to be – the confirmation emails are dated 31st March, which implies that it is their propagation through the datasphere which has been held up, rather than their origination.

    Also, I have now received another confirmation email, which so far as I can see lists the same things in a slightly different order.

  38. Thanks, Andrew. “File 770 time” is the Pacific time zone. I made my last entry a couple hours later than yours so maybe I’ll get something tonight. The last email I received came in early on Apr 1, but was dated Mar 29. I added things on both the 30th and the 31st. When I made my first entries back in mid-Feb, I would get an email almost immediately. It certainly seems that we can look forward to hearing about record numbers of participation in the nomination stage this year!

  39. These emails do not seem to be coming in any particular order. I just got one from one of my very earliest ballot saves on March 31.

  40. I haven’t gotten any, since an early save sent on March 30, but I sent a .txt copy (thanks to File770, I made a copy of my ballot so I could post it here, otherwise I wouldn’t have had it!) and the admin told me she’d checked it against my saved ballot and it’s all good.

    Which is a relief.

    So, even if you haven’t gotten a final ballot receipt, it’s entirely likely that your ballot is good…

  41. I too have been getting oddly jumbled emails at random. I almost regret saving like crazy; however, that habit has saved me way too many times to be worth changing.
    I wonder if having a “Save and Send me an email confirmation” at the bottom, would work better overall. The number of things that could cause issues with the volume of emails they were sending are numerous.
    I also contacted the admin and was told the same. I asked if I could share their communication with others and they actually went a step further. (i’ll quote both below).

    With the load, e-mail receipts hit an issue that has caused extreme delays, and in some cases non-receipt. I just checked your ballot, and I have a full set of nominations for you. We apologize for any confusion this has caused.

    Then after I asked if I could share the reply.

    Please do! You can assure people that in every case we have audited, all nominations were intact. It’s just the emails that are messed up!

    And then just after I hit submit, what should appear, but my final late night ballot.

  42. Final compilation of everyone’s shared nominations in ten categories. (I gave up compiling Fan Writer and Fanzine because those categories overlap confusingly.) * marks items that aren’t eligible, ** means the author requested not to be nominated in that category.

    BEST NOVEL: REVISED COMPILATION
    The Aeronaut’s Windlass (The Cinder Spires #1) – Jim Butcher; Roc, September (1)
    Aftermath (Star Wars: Aftermath #1) – Chuck Wendig; Del Rey, September (1)
    The Affinities – Robert Charles Wilson; Tor, April (1)
    Ancillary Mercy (Imperial Radch, #3) – Ann Leckie; Orbit, October (33)
    The Annihilation Score (The Laundry Files #6) – Charles Stross Ace, July (1)
    Apex – Ramez Naam; Angry Robot, May (2)
    Archangel (The Chronicles of Ubastis #1) – Marguerite Reed; Arche Press, May (1)
    Archivist Wasp – Nicole Kornher-Stace; Big Mouth House, April (2)
    Ariah – B. R. Sanders; Zharmae, May (1)
    Aurora – Kim Stanley Robinson; Orbit, July (5)
    The Awesome – Eva Darrows; UK only: Ravenstone, May (1)
    Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard – Lawrence M. Schoen; Tor, December (3)
    The Beautiful Bureaucrat – Helen Phillips; Henry Holt and Co., August (1)
    Black Wolves (Black Wolves #1) – Kate Elliott; Orbit, November (4)
    Bone Gap – Laura Ruby; Balzer + Bray, March (1)
    A Borrowed Man – Gene Wolfe; Tor, October (3)
    Bryony and Roses – T. Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon); Self-published, May (8)
    The Buried Giant – Kazuo Ishiguro; Knopf, March (2)
    Castle Hangnail – Ursula Vernon; Puffin, March (4)
    Chapelwood (The Borden Dispatches #2) – Cherie Priest; Roc, September (1)
    Chimera (Parasitology #3) – Mira Grant (Seanan McGuire); Orbit, November (1)
    The Country of Ice Cream Star – Sandra Newman; Ecco, February (1)
    A Crown for Cold Silver (The Crimson Empire #1) – Alex Marshall; Orbit, April (1)
    Cuckoo Song – Frances Hardinge; Amulet Books, May (2)
    The Dark Forest (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #2) – Cixin Liu; Tor, August (1)
    Dark Intelligence (Transformation #1) – Neal Asher; Night Shade Books, February (1)
    Dark Orbit – Carolyn Ives Gilman; Tor, July (4)
    The Dark Side of the Road (Ishmael Jones Mystery #1) – Simon R. Green; Severn House, May (1)
    A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) – V. E. Schwab; Tor Books, April (5)
    Dreams of Shreds and Tatters – Amanda Downum; Solaris, May (1)
    The Elven Bernhard Hennen, trans. Edwin Miles; AmazonCrossing, August (1)
    **The End of All Things (Old Man’s War #6) – John Scalzi; Tor, August (1)
    Europe at Midnight (Fractured Europe #2) – Dave Hutchinson; UK only: Solaris, November (1)
    The Fifth Heart – Dan Simmons; Little, Brown and Company, March (1)
    The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) – N. K. Jemisin; Orbit, August (18)
    Flex (‘Mancer #1) – Ferrett Steinmetz; Angry Robot, March (2)
    Fool’s Quest (The Fitz and The Fool, #2) – Robin Hobb; Del Rey, August (1)
    Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits – David Wong; Thomas Dunne, October (1)
    Galápagos Regained – James Morrow; St. Martin’s Press, January (1)
    Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen (Vorkosigan Saga #16) – Lois McMaster Bujold; Baen, September (5)
    Going Dark (The Red #3) – Linda Nagata; Saga Press, November (1)
    The Grace of Kings (The Dandelion Dynasty #1) – Ken Liu; Saga Press, April (4)
    Half the World (ShatteredThe Sea #2) – Joe Abercrombie; Del Rey, February (1)
    Half-Resurrection Blues (Bone Street Rumba #1) – Daniel José Older; Roc, January (1)
    Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality – Eliezer Yudkowsky; online publication completed March 14, 2015 (1)
    The House of Shattered Wings (Dominion of the Fallen #1) – Aliette de Bodard; Roc, August (4)
    Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) – Amie Kaufman; Knopf, October (1)
    An Inheritance of Ashes – Leah Bobet; Clarion Books, October (1)
    The Just City (Thessaly #1) – Jo Walton; Tor, January (7)
    The Just City and The Philosopher Kings (Thessaly #1-2) – Jo Walton; Tor, January & June (1)
    Karen Memory – Elizabeth Bear; Tor, February (8)
    The Labyrinth of Flame (Shattered Sigil #3) – Courtney Schafer; Self-published, December] (1)
    Lagoon – Nnedi Okorafor; Saga Press, July (4)
    Less Than Hero – S. G. Browne; Gallery Books, March (1)
    The Library at Mount Char – Scott Hawkins; Crown, June (6)
    *The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) – Becky Chambers; Self-published, July 2014 (2)
    Luna: New Moon (Luna #1) – Ian McDonald; Tor, September (4)
    The Mechanical (The Alchemy Wars #1) – Ian Tregillis; Orbit, March (3)
    Mother of Eden (Dark Eden #2) – Chris Beckett; UK only: Broadway Books, May (2)
    A Murder of Mages (The Maradaine Constabulary, #1) – Marshall Ryan Maresca; DAW, July (1)
    Oath Bound (The Order of the Air #5) – Melissa Scott and Jo Graham; Crossroads Press, December (1)
    Obsession in Death (In Death #40) – J. D. Robb (Nora Roberts); G.P. Putnam’s Sons, February (1)
    The Philosopher Kings (Thessaly #2) – Jo Walton; Tor, June (1)
    Planetfall – Emma Newman; Roc, November (6)
    Poseidon’s Wake (Poseidon’s Children #3) – Alastair Reynolds; UK only: Gollancz, April (1)
    Radiance – Catherynne M. Valente; Tor, October (9)
    Radiomen – Eleanor Lerman; The Permanent Press, January (1)
    Red Girls: The Legend of the Akakuchibas – Kazuki Sakuraba, trans. Jocelyne Allen; Haikasoru, April (1)
    The Rest of Us Just Live Here – Patrick Ness; Harper, October (1)
    Sacrati – Kate Sherwood; Riptide, May (1)
    Seveneves – Neal Stephenson; Harper Collins, May (7)
    *The Seventh Bride – T. Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon); Self-published, November 2014 (1)
    Shadow Scale (Seraphina #2) – Rachel Hartman; Random House, March (1)
    Shadowshaper – Daniel José Older; Arthur A. Levine Books, June (1)
    Silver on the Road (The Devil’s West #1) – Laura Anne Gilman; Saga Press, October (1)
    The Skull Throne (The Demon Cycle #4) – Peter V. Brett; Del Rey, March (1)
    Something Coming Through – Paul McAuley; UK only: Gollancz, February (1)
    Sorcerer to the Crown (Sorcerer Royal #1) – Zen Cho; Ace, September (5)
    Submission – Michel Houellebecq, trans. Lorin Stein; Farrar, Straus and Giroux, October (1)
    A Succession of Bad Days (Commonweal Series #2) – Graydon Saunders; Self-published, May (2)
    Touch – Claire North; Orbit, February (1)
    Tough Crowd (Fists of Earth #3) – William Hatfield; Self-published, September (1)
    The Traitor Baru Cormorant – Seth Dickinson; Tor, September (5)
    The Trials (The Red #2) Linda Nagata; Saga Press, August (3)
    The Trials and Going Dark (The Red #2-3) – Linda Nagata; Simon and Schuster, September & November (1)
    Twelve Kings in Sharakhai (The Song of the Shattered Sands #1) – Bradley P. Beaulieu; DAW, September (1)
    Updraft (Bone Universe #1) – Fran Wilde; Tor, September (1)
    Uprooted – Naomi Novik; Del Rey, May (20)
    Vermilion – Molly Tanzer; Word Horde, April (1)
    Wake of Vultures (The Shadow #1) – Lila Bowen (Delilah Dawson); Orbit, October (1)
    The Watchmaker of Filigree Street – Natasha Pulley; Bloomsbury Publishing, July (4)
    The Water Knife – Paolo Bacigalupi; Orbit, May (2)
    Welcome to Night Vale – Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor; Orbit, October (1)
    Windswept (Windswept, #1) – Adam Rakunas; Angry Robot, September (1)

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