Chicon 8 Hugo Voter Packet Available; Online Hugo Voting Opens

Chicon 8 notified members today that the Hugo Voter Packet is available to download at the members’ area.

Online voting for the 2022 Hugo Awards, the Lodestar Award for best Young Adult Book, and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer is also open. All ballots must be received by August 11, 2022, 11:59 pm PDT (UTC-7). 

The committee’s Hugo Voter Packet boasts quite a trove of complete works. A highly convenient index PDF for each category shows the works and formats available. The following checklist is based on the committee’s indexes.

If a finalist has no material in the packet, they are lined through in the list below.

Chicon 8 members may access the voter’s packet by visiting the registration page, logging in, and clicking on “Menu and Account Options” to see the “Hugo Packet” link.

Those with any questions about the Hugo Awards process can contact Hugo Help.

2022 HUGO VOTER PACKET CONTENTS

BEST NOVEL

  • A Desolation Called Peace, by Arkady Martine (Tor) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • The Galaxy, and the Ground Within, by Becky Chambers (Harper Voyager / Hodder & Stoughton) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Light From Uncommon Stars, by Ryka Aoki (Tor / St Martin’s Press) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • A Master of Djinn, by P. Djèlí Clark (Tordotcom / Orbit UK) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir (Ballantine / Del Rey) – PDF
  • She Who Became the Sun, by Shelley Parker-Chan (Tor / Mantle) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF

BEST NOVELLA

  • Across the Green Grass Fields, by Seanan McGuire (Tordotcom) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Elder Race, by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Tordotcom) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Fireheart Tiger, by Aliette de Bodard (Tordotcom) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • The Past Is Red, by Catherynne M. Valente (Tordotcom) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • A Psalm for the Wild-Built, by Becky Chambers (Tordotcom) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • A Spindle Splintered, by Alix E. Harrow (Tordotcom) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF

BEST NOVELETTE

  •  “Bots of the Lost Ark”, by Suzanne Palmer (Clarkesworld, Jun 2021) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • “Colors of the Immortal Palette”, by Caroline M. Yoachim (Uncanny Magazine, Mar/Apr 2021) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • L’Esprit de L’Escalier, by Catherynne M. Valente (Tordotcom) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • “O2 Arena”, by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (Galaxy’s Edge, Nov 2021) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF, DOCX
  • “That Story Isn’t the Story”, by John Wiswell (Uncanny Magazine, Nov/Dec 2021) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • “Unseelie Brothers, Ltd.”, by Fran Wilde (Uncanny Magazine, May/Jun 2021) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF

BEST SHORT STORY

  •  “Mr. Death”, by Alix E. Harrow (Apex Magazine, Feb 2021) – PDF, DOCX
  • “Proof by Induction”, by José Pablo Iriarte (Uncanny Magazine, May/Jun 2021) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • “The Sin of America”, by Catherynne M. Valente (Uncanny Magazine, Mar/Apr 2021) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • “Tangles”, by Seanan McGuire (Magicthegathering.com: Magic Story, Sep 2021) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • “Unknown Number”, by Blue Neustifter (Twitter, Jul 2021) – EPUB, PDF, AZW3
  • “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather”, by Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny Magazine, Mar/Apr 2021) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF

BEST SERIES

  • The Green Bone Saga, by Fonda Lee (Orbit) – PDF (1 NOVEL)
  • The Kingston Cycle, by C. L. Polk (Tordotcom) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF (1 NOVEL)
  • Merchant Princes, by Charles Stross (Macmillan) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF (2 NOVELS)
  • Terra Ignota, by Ada Palmer (Tor Books) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF (1 NOVEL)
  • Wayward Children, by Seanan McGuire (Tordotcom) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF (1 NOVEL)
  • The World of the White Rat, by T. Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon) (Argyll Productions) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF (1 NOVEL)

BEST GRAPHIC STORY OR COMIC

  • DIE, vol. 4: Bleed, written by Kieron Gillen, art by Stephanie Hans, lettering by Clayton Cowles (Image) — PDF
  • Far Sector, written by N.K. Jemisin, art by Jamal Campbell (DC)
  • Lore Olympus, vol. 1, by Rachel Smythe (Del Rey) — PDF
  • Monstress, vol. 6: The Vow, written by Marjorie Liu, art by Sana Takeda (Image) — PDF
  • Once & Future, vol. 3: The Parliament of Magpies, written by Kieron Gillen, illustrated by Dan Mora, colored by Tamra Bonvillain (BOOM!) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Strange Adventures, written by Tom King, art by Mitch Gerads and Evan “Doc” Shaner (DC)

BEST RELATED WORK

  • Being Seen: One Deafblind Woman’s Fight to End Ableism, by Elsa Sjunneson (Tiller Press) – PDF EXCERPT
  • The Complete Debarkle: Saga of a Culture War, by Camestros Felapton (Camestros Felapton) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction, 1950 to 1985, edited by Andrew Nette and Iain McIntyre (PM Press) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • “How Twitter can ruin a life”, by Emily St. James (Vox, Jun 2021) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Never Say You Can’t Survive, by Charlie Jane Anders (Tordotcom) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee, by Abraham Riesman (Crown) – EPUB, NETGALLEY LINK

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM

  • Dune LINK TO TRAILER ON IMDB
  • Encanto LINK TO TRAILER ON IMDB
  • The Green Knight LINK TO TRAILER ON IMDB
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings LINK TO TRAILER ON IMDB
  • Space Sweepers LINK TO TRAILER ON IMDB
  • WandaVision LINK TO TRAILER ON IMDB

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM

  • The Wheel of TimeThe Flame of Tar Valon LINK TO IMDB EPISODE INFO
  • For All Mankind: The Grey — LINK TO IMDB EPISODE INFO
  • Arcane: The Monster You Created — LINK TO IMDB EPISODE INFO
  • The Expanse: Nemesis Games — LINK TO IMDB EPISODE INFO
  • Loki: The Nexus Event — LINK TO IMDB EPISODE INFO
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks: wej DujVideo (MP4), Script (PDF), Images (JPG); LINK TO IMDB EPISODE INFO

BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM

  • Neil Clarke – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Mur Lafferty & S.B. Divya – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Jonathan Strahan — PDF
  • Sheree Renée Thomas – EPUB, MOBI
  • Sheila Williams – EPUB, MOBI, PDF

BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM

  • Ruoxi Chen – LIST OF BOOKS EDITED; EPUB & PDF OF 4 NOVELS (A MASTER OF DJINN BY P. DJÈLÍ CLARK, THE CHOSEN AND THE BEAUTIFUL BY NGHI VO, STAR EATER BY KERSTIN HALL, A MARVELLOUS LIGHT BY FREYA MARSKE)
  • Nivia Evans – LIST OF BOOKS EDITED
  • Sarah T. Guan — LIST OF BOOKS EDITED; PDF SAMPLES (THE ALL-CONSUMING WORLD BY CASSADRA KHAW, FOLKLORN BY ANGELA MI-YOUNG HUR, AND RISE OF THE RED HAND BY OLIVIA CHADHA)
  • Brit Hvide – LIST OF BOOKS EDITED
  • Patrick Nielsen Hayden – LIST OF BOOKS EDITED
  • Navah Wolfe – LIST OF BOOKS EDITED; PDF SAMPLE (SON OF THE STORM BY OKUNGBOWA)

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

  • Tommy Arnold– IMAGES (JPG)
  • Rovina Cai — PDF
  • Ashley Mackenzie– IMAGES (JPG)
  • Maurizio Manzieri – IMAGES (JPG); RTF
  • Will Staehle – IMAGES (PNG)
  • Alyssa Winans– IMAGES (JPG)

BEST SEMIPROZINE

  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Escape Pod – EPUB, MOBI, PDF. MP3
  • FIYAH Literary Magazine – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • PodCastle – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Strange Horizons – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Uncanny Magazine – EPUB, MOBI, PDF

BEST FANZINE

  • The Full Lid – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Galactic Journey – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Journey Planet – EPUB, PDF
  • Quick Sip Reviews – PDF, DOCX
  • Small Gods – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Unofficial Hugo Book Club Blog — PDF

BEST FANCAST

  • Be The Serpent – SELECTED EPISODES, TRANSCRIPTS
  • The Coode Street Podcast – SELECTED EPISODES
  • Hugo, Girl! – SELECTED EPISODES, TRANSCRIPTS
  • Octothorpe – SELECTED EPISODES, TRANSCRIPTS
  • Our Opinions Are Correct – SELECTED EPISODES
  • Worldbuilding for Masochists – SELECTED EPISODES, TRANSCRIPTS

BEST FAN WRITER

  • Chris M. Barkley — EPUB
  • Bitter Karella – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Alex Brown — EPUB
  • Cora Buhlert – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Jason Sanford – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Paul Weimer – EPUB, MOBI, PDF, AZW3

BEST FAN ARTIST

  • Iain J. Clark – IMAGES (JPG)
  • Lorelei Esther — PDF
  • Sara Felix – IMAGES (PNG)
  • Ariela Housman – PDF, IMAGES (JPG)
  • Nilah Magruder – IMAGES (PNG)
  • Lee Moyer — PDF

LODESTAR AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG ADULT BOOK

  • Chaos on CatNet, by Naomi Kritzer (Tor Teen) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Iron Widow, by Xiran Jay Zhao (Penguin Teen / Rock the Boat) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • The Last Graduate, by Naomi Novik (Del Rey Books) – EXCERPT PDF; NETGALLEY LINK
  • Redemptor, by Jordan Ifueko (Amulet Books / Hot Key Books) — PDF
  • A Snake Falls to Earth, by Darcie Little Badger (Levine Querido)
  • Victories Greater Than Death, by Charlie Jane Anders (Tor Teen / Titan) – EPUB, MOBI, PDF

ASTOUNDING AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER

  • Tracy Deonn  – EPUB, MOBI, PDF, (IMAGES, JPG)
  • Micaiah Johnson – PDF (EXCERPT); NETGALLEY LINK
  • A.K. Larkwood  – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Everina Maxwell – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Shelley Parker-Chan  – EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Xiran Jay Zhao  – EPUB, MOBI, PDF

Update 05/30/2022: Added Sarah T. Guan material to list.

27 thoughts on “Chicon 8 Hugo Voter Packet Available; Online Hugo Voting Opens

  1. I haven’t done a precise count. And a few books are in more than one category. However the HVP has at least a dozen novels, which is quite a showing.

  2. For anyone needing a copy of the graphic novel Far Sector, I was able to borrow a copy from my local library via Hoopla, so check out your local libraries digital resources.

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  4. Also, a heads up, we’ve observed two bugs in the system that are affecting some people, but not everyone:

    some supporting members are able to vote but do not have access to the packet. I believe I know the solution to this, but I need to be at the non-work computer to deal with it.
    some voters are receiving repeated ballot report emails after voting. No cause is known at this time, I’m hoping to sort it out tonight as well.

  5. I got 185 separate ballot confirmation e-mails this evening! My last came through just seven minutes ago, so just before you said it was fixed.

  6. The Word version of the short story “Mr. Death” by Alix Harrow may accidentally dox her; there’s an address, phone number, and email account in the header, which do not appear in the .pdf verson.

    I strongly encourage Chicon to check this and remove-and-reupload if appropriate. I’ve also emailed Chicon directly about this issue.

    Mike, if you feel this post should be removed, please do so.

  7. Does anyone have a list of what Sarah T. Guan edited for Long Form? I don’t blame anyone for not contributing to the Hugo Packet, but it’s impossible to rank an editor if you don’t know what she’s edited.

  8. Does anyone know why the Darcie Little Badger book is crossed out under Lodestar?

    Withdrawn? Disqualified?

    On a separate note I was delighted to receive 4 additional novels in the best editor long form packet – there’s A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske, The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo, Master of Djinn by P Djeli Clark, and Stareater by Kerstin Hall

  9. Chicon has removed Alix’s personal information. Mike, feel free to remove my post on the subject. Kudos to Chicon for fast response on a Saturday morning!

  10. Kate T: The reason is what is given in my explanation — the 4 finalists that are lined out have no material in the Hugo Voter Packet.

  11. I’m gonna just post my beef with the best series packet once more, in the hopes that someone will hear me in the future:

    All I want is a list of books/stories in the series in a suggested reading order, in addition to whatever else is provided for the packet.

    That’s all. It could be a simple text list. It could be an elaborate list with added descriptions. I don’t care, I just would like the packet to include a list of works that are considered part of the series. A freakin’ series name isn’t enough, and while “just Google it” is such a polite response, it’s also often not adequate. A single page would be so much more useful and helpful to voters, so why doesn’t anyone include one?

  12. @Mike Glyer: Thanks for posting this! I’m way behind on so much, and hadn’t realized the Hugo packet was out already. 😀 And many thanks to Worldcon, the Hugo Voter Packet team, and the creators & publishers for contributing works to the packet!

    I found one discrepancy with your list. Sarah T. Guan does have files in the BE:Long folder. There’s a DOCX & PDF of her Editorial Philosophy, including a list of works edited; and there’s a PDF with the first few chapters of three works edited. Perhaps this was added after you downloaded the packet???

    I also noticed a few oddities:

    #1 The first time I downloaded BE:Short and BDP:Short, there were files missing, but I got no error opening the ZIP files. I re-downloaded and got all the files. Hopefully I didn’t miss anything in any other ZIP files. This is a new one on me; usually I see a clue in my browser if a download doesn’t complete, and have trouble opening the ZIP file.

    #2 Some Escape Pod files are in a folder in the Best Fan Writer folder. They have a folder there as well as in the Best Semiprozine folder, but they contain different files. Just me?

    #3 The Strange Horizons folder is in the Best Fan Writer folder instead of the Best Semiprozine folder. Just me?

    #4 FYI, the folder for “The Expanse” has bios & photos of the creators, in addition to the trailer link in the index PDF for BDP:Short.

    Lessons learned: (a) redownload if something doesn’t contain what I expected; and (b) if something’s still missing, poke around in other folders. 😉

  13. Hello Kendall: I can only say that I don’t have semiprofiles in Best Fan Writer, how big was your Fan Writer file?

    Re Series:

    The Green Bone Saga:
    Jade City
    Jade War
    Jade Legacy
    There is a standalone: The Jade Setter of Janloon but it was published this year and shouldn’t count for the Hugo

    The Kingston Cycle

    Witchmark
    Stormsong
    Soulstar

    Merchant Princes:

    The Family Trade
    The Hidden Family
    The Clan Corperate
    The Mercants War
    The Revolution Business
    The Trade of Queens
    Empire Games
    Dark State
    Invisible Sun

    Terra Ignota:

    Too Like the Lightning
    Seven Surrenders
    The Will to Battle
    Perhaps the Stars

    Wayward Children:

    Every Heart a Doorway
    Down Among the Sticks and Bones
    Beneath the Sugar Sky
    In an Absent Dream
    Juice Like Wounds (shortfiction on tor.com)
    Come Tumbling Down
    Across the Green Grass Fields
    Where the Drowned Girls Go (2022)
    Lost in the Moment and Found (2023)

    The World of the White Rat: (I am not sure if that order is correct, or if there even is one, can someone please help who knows more about this series?)

    Clockwork Boys
    The Wonder Engine
    Swordheart
    Paladin’s Grace
    Paladin’s Strength
    Paladin’s Hope

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  15. Does anyone have a list of what Sarah T. Guan edited for Long Form? I don’t blame anyone for not contributing to the Hugo Packet, but it’s impossible to rank an editor if you don’t know what she’s edited.

    Seconded!

  16. Thank you, StefanB.

    I just wish they’d include a list in the packet. It would make it much easier. I’m presuming that the two last Wayward Children books aren’t part of this nomination? I also was under the impression (false?) that the only books in the White Rat series were the Paladin books… now I’m even more confused. Which is why I wish they would include a list of books considered part of the series in the packet so there’s no confusion. Sorry. It’s such a small peeve of mine, but sincere.

  17. @Laura “Tegan” Gjovaag:

    That was the info I could find, copied mostly from list on the internet.
    The last two Wayward Children books aren’t part of the nomination.
    Sorry about the World of the White Ratseries, I don’t know enough about that one to answer the question.

    Re list, that one was great 2 years ago, when Seanan McQuires Incryptseries got one. Such a list would be helpful. I tend to have to search the Internet for the order of the books (sometimes even for trilogies. So yeah for future nominees, a list in reading order of your series is a nice tool.

  18. @StefanB: Weird, my computer must’ve done something weird when I unZIP’d several files at once. I’ve never seen that happen before! I removed the mobi and azw3 files already, so I’m not sure how big it was originally, but I do have 6 Fan Writer folders with one file each (well, in multiple formats for most of them) and then in Alex Brown’s folder, I have 11 PDFs. I have 6 Semiprozine folders; most have one file (multiple formats), but Escape Pod has 7 MP3s and an ebook, while FIYAH has . . . 4 ebooks in various formats, it looks like.

    @Michael, et al.: Sarah T. Guan has information in the packet; you may want to re-download the Best Editor Long Form if you don’t have it. Her list there (but there’s more info than this, and a sample) is as follows; note the word “include,” so this may not be a complete list of her 2022 edited works.

    Works I edited that published in 2022 include:
    • The All-Consuming World by Cassandra Khaw
    • Folklorn by Angela Mi-Young Hur
    • Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee
    • Rise of the Red Hand by Olivia Chadha

  19. The first six Merchant Princes books were revised and reissued as three longer books (The Bloodline Feud; The Traders’ War; The Revolution Trade), and Stross’s FAQ on his website advises reading the revised version. (I don’t know why the voter packet instead includes the first book of the original version, given that advice.)

    The World of the White Rat series is made up of multiple sub-series. The Paladin books form the Saint of Steel sub-series.

  20. StefanB’s list of the White Rat books is confirmed at the author’s website.

    (See “What order should I read your books in”)

    (I have all of them, but I didn’t know for sure if that was the complete list)

  21. @Kendall, thank you. It appears Chicon has updated the packet.

    Guan’s packet raises another question for me though: both she and Nivia Evans list “Jade Legacy” as a book they edited. I’m only a 2nd-time Hugo voter, so I was wondering, is this a rare or even first-time occurrence to have nominated editors who have worked on the same title(s)? I haven’t gone through all the editors’ packets completely, but I’m certain this wasn’t the case for last year.

  22. @Michael: Glad to help!

    We’ve seen two editors like that before. I believe it’s more common when one’s in country A and one’s in country B (usually U.S. & U.K.). But in this case, I believe it’s because Guan moved in August 2019 from Orbit to Erewhon and Evans is currently with Orbit. So proibably Guan used to be the editor and Evans took it over. Wild best guess from me, based on location/companies/dates. 😉

    ETA: And apologies if I guessed wrong here. ::bows::

  23. @Kendall, thank you for the update on Sarah T. Guan; I’ll re-download the packet.

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