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. I’ve seen two people in the thread nominate the podcast I am a part of (The Skiffy and Fanty Show), and I just want to say, thank you for your vote of support. We do try.

  2. Best Novel:
    The Buried Giant Kazuo Ishiguro
    Galapagos Regained James Morrow
    Poseidon’s Wake Alastair Reynolds
    A Borrowed Man Gene Wolfe
    Radiance Catherynne M. Valente

    Best Novella:
    Teaching the Dog to Read Jonathan Carroll
    The Four Thousand, The Eight Hundred Greg Egan
    The Lord of Ragnarok Albert E. Cowdrey
    Johnny Rev Rachel Pollack
    Waters of Versailles Kelly Robson

    Best Novelette:
    “Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts By Ida Countess Rathangan” Ian McDonald
    “Entanglement” David Gerrold
    “Empty” Robert Reed
    “The Tumbledowns of Cleopatra Abyss” David Brin
    “The Body Pirate” Van Aaron Hughes

    Best Short Story:
    “This Is the Way the Universe Ends: with a Bang” Brian Dolton
    “A Murmuration” Alastair Reynolds
    “The First Gate of Logic” Benjamin Rosenbaum
    “Pocosin” Ursula Vernon

    Best Related Work:
    A Response to Brad Torgersen, Eric Flint
    A History of Epic Fantasy, Adam Whitehead

    Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form):
    12 Monkeys – full season
    Sense8 – full season
    Man in the High Castle – full season
    The Expanse – full season (Just realized this would probably be eligible next year as a full season.)
    Daredevil – full season

    Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form):
    “All This and Gargantua-2” The Venture Bros.
    “Regular Show: The Movie” Regular Show
    “White Christmas” Black Mirror
    “Stakes” Parts 1-8 Adventure Time
    “Drastic Voyage” Parts I & II Archer

    Best Professional Editor (Short Form):
    Sheila Williams
    C.C. Finlay

    Best Professional Artist:
    John Harris
    Bradley W. Schenck
    Lynne Taylor Fahnestalk
    Simon Stalenhag
    Lauren Saint-Onge

    Best Semiprozine:
    Grimdark Magazine
    The New York Review of Science Fiction
    Interzone
    Uncanny
    Beneath Ceaseless Skies

    Best Fanzine:
    Battered, Tattered, Yellowed, & Creased
    File 770
    Potpourri of Science Fiction Literature
    Rocket Stack Rank
    Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations

    Best Fan Writer:
    John Hertz

    Best Fan Artist:
    Iguanamouth
    Martin Hanford
    Jose Sanchez
    Guo Jian
    Autun Purser

    The John W. Campbell Award:
    Jon F. Zeigler
    Gillian Conahan
    Alyssa Wong
    Kelly Robson
    Brian Staveley

    1941 Retro-Hugos

    Best Novel:
    Slan A. E. Van Vogt
    The Transposed Heads: A Legend of India Thomas Mann
    Sons of the Deluge Nelson S. Bond
    Amerika Franz Kafka
    Twice in Time Manly Wade Wellman

    Best Novella:
    But Without Horns Norvell W. Page
    Salvage Vic Phillips
    The Ultimate Salient Nelson S. Bond
    Fattypuffs and Thinifiers Andre Maurois
    Space-Liner X-87 Ray Cummings

    Best Novelette:
    “Cold” Nat Schachner
    “Exiles of the Three Red Moons” Carl Selwyn
    “The Invisible World” Ed Earl Repp
    “Two for a Bargain” Dorothy Quick
    “The Black Farm” Howard Wandrei

    Best Short Story:
    “Eyes that Watch” Raymond Z. Gallun
    “Outlawed” H. Bedford-Jones
    “Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius” Jorge Luis Borges
    “Revolt of the Ants” Milton Kaletsky
    “Song in a Minor Key” C. L. Moore

    Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form):
    Dr. Cyclops
    Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
    Fantasia

    Best Professional Editor (Short Form):
    George W. Post
    Raymond Palmer
    F. Orlin Tremaine
    Farnsworth Wright
    Donald Kennicot

    Best Professional Artist:
    Hubert Rogers Astounding, June 1940
    Edd Cartier Unknown, February 1940
    Howard V. Brown Thrilling Wonder Stories, January 1940
    C. L. Hartman Amazing Stories, February 1940

    Best Fanzine:
    Futuria Fantasia
    Scienti-Snaps

    Best Fan Artist:
    Hannes Bok Futuria Fantasia

  3. I see I put “Bryony and Roses” in the wrong category. Why did I think it was a novella? Oh, well. It’s nice to see several others nominated it in the right place.

  4. @Lenore Jones: You only had four items in the novel category, so the admins will automatically shift “Bryony and Roses” over there for you. Nomination not wasted!

  5. I can’t recall my some of my retro noms, particularly for BDP & BGS, but:

    Best Novel:
    Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen -Bujold, Lois McMaster
    Ancillary Mercy -Leckie, Ann
    Uprooted -Novik, Naomi
    The Traitor -Dickinson, Seth
    Bryony and Roses -Kingfisher, T.

    Retro –
    Ill Made Knight
    Slan

    Best Novella:
    The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn -Malik, Usman
    Wylding Hall -Hand, Elizabeth
    Penric’s Demon -McMaster Bujold, Lois
    Waters of Versailles -Robson, Kelly

    Retro
    If This Goes On

    Best Novelette:
    And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead -Bolander, Brooke
    So Much Cooking -Kritzer, Naomi
    Fabulous Beasts -Priya Sharma

    Best Short Story:
    Oral Argument -Robinson, Kim Stanley
    Monkey King, Faerie Queen -Cho, Zen
    I am Graalnak of the Vroon Empire, Destroyer of  Galaxies, Supreme Overlord of the Planet Earth.  Ask Me Anything. -Pearlman, Laura
    Cat Pictures Please -Kritzer, Naomi
    Damage -Levine, David D.

    Retro
    Strange Playfellow

    Best Related Work:
    Letters to Tiptree
    John Scalzi Is Not A Very Popular Author And I Myself Am Quite Popular
    Galactic Journey
    You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost) Day
    The Wheel of Time Companion

    Best Graphic Story:
    Oglaf
    Order of the Stick
    The Autumnlands, Vol. 1: T
    Hawkeye #1-22
    Loki: Agent of Asgard #1-17

    Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form):
    Mad Max Fury Road
    Predestination
    Ex Machina
    Star Wars
    Inside Out

    Retro
    Fantasia
    Pinocchio

    Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form):
    Daredevil – Cut Man
    Jessica Jones – AKA Smile
    Person of Interest – If-Then-Else
    Game of Thrones – Hardhome
    Sense8 – I Can’t Leave Her

    Best Professional Editor (Short Form):
    Clarke, Neil

    Best Semiprozine:
    Uncanny

    Best Fanzine:
    Mark Watches
    File 770

    Best Fancast:
    The Skiffy and Fanty Show
    Sword & Laser
    Tea and Jeopardy
    Galactic Suburbia Podcast

    Best Fan Writer:
    Martin, George RR
    Luhrs, Natalie
    Erin, Alexandra
    Oshiro, Mark 
    Glyer, Mike

    Campbell:
    Wong, Alyssa
    Chambers, Becky
    Pulley, Natasha
    Weir, Andy
    Hawkins, Scott

  6. Novels
    A Sorceror of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson
    The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
    Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor
    Ariah by B. R. Sanders
    The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

    Novellas
    “Binti” by Nnedi Okorafor
    “The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn” by Usman T. Malik
    “Sunset Mantle” by Alter Reiss
    “The Bone Swans of Amandale” by C. S. E. Cooney
    “Quarter Days” by Iona Sharma

    Novelettes
    “Asymptotic” by Andy Dudak
    “So Much Cooking” by Naomi Kritzer
    “Ballroom Blitz” by Veronica Schanoes
    “Saltwater Railroad” by Andrea Hairston
    “Jamaica Ginger” by Nalo Hopkinson and Nisi Shawl

    Short Stories
    “The Apartment Dweller’s Bestiary” by Kij Johnson
    “Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer
    “The King in the Cathedral” by Rich Larson
    “Two to Leave” by Yoon Ha Lee
    “Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World” by Caroline M. Yoachim

    Related Work
    Letters to Tiptree
    Invisible 2

    Graphic Story
    The Sculptor
    Astro City: Lovers Quarrel
    Sandman: Overture
    Widdershins: The Green-Eyed Lady
    The Wicked + The Divine vol. 2: Fandemonium

    Campbell
    Graydon Saunders
    Carrie Patel
    Scott Hawkins
    Kelly Robson
    Iona Sharma

  7. Likely Graydon Saunders was not eligible for the Campbell, but I had an open slot and felt like putting him in, so I did.

  8. @Snodberry Fields: Happy to see two books I haven’t read but want to on your list: Flex and A Murder of Mages. My other half would be happy re. the latter, as he liked it a lot.

    @All: Next up is my partially-annotated list, including some Close Seconds and Runners-Up. I never had any ballot weirdness, but still, I’m kicking myself for not double-checking after my last, minor updates on the 31st. BTW this is probably the most short fiction I’ve ever nominated, so despite regretting not having more time for Novellas and Novelettes, and having too many short stories, I’m kinda impressed with myself, LOL (easily impressed).

  9. NOVEL (40,000+ words) – the 3rd & 5th are probably unusual
    Planetfall (Emma Newman) – Roc
    Ancillary Mercy (Ann Leckie) – Orbit
    The Labyrinth of Flame (Courtney Schafer) – Self-published
    A Darker Shade of Magic (Victoria Schwab) – Tor
    Sacrati (Kate Sherwood) – Riptide

    Close Seconds & Runners-Up:
    Harrison Squared (Daryl Gregory) – Tor
    Life Is Awesome (Mnevermind #3) (Jordan Castillo Price) – JCP Books

    NOVELLA (17,500-40,000 words) (still listening to Binti; not sure what I think yet)
    The Last Witness (K.J. Parker) – Tor.com
    The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps (Kai Ashante Wilson) – Tor.com
    Witches of Lychford (Paul Cornell) – Tor.com

    NOVELETTE (7,500-17,500 words) (only 2?!)
    The Astrakhan, the Homburg, and the Red Red Coal (Chaz Brenchley) – Lightspeed 61, June 2015
    The Grove (Jennifer Foehner Wells) – The Alien Chronicles, 2015

    SHORT STORY (0-7,500 words) (yay, someone else nominated the first one, too!)
    Bucket List Found in the Locker of Maddie Price, Age 14, Written Two Weeks Before the Great Uplifting of All Mankind (Erica L. Satifka) – Lightspeed Magazine #61, June 2015
    Influence Isolated, Make Peace (John Chu) – Lightspeed Magazine #61, June 2015
    To Die Dancing (Sam J. Miller) – Apex Magazine #78, November 2015
    Hold Time Violations (John Chu) – Tor.com, October 7, 2015
    Nothing Is Pixels Here (K.M. Szpara) – Lightspeed #61, June 2015

    Close Seconds: (I’d’ve nominated MRK’s “Midnight Hour” if not recused/forgotten/both.)
    Madeleine (Amal El-Mohtar) – Lightspeed #61, June 2015
    Restore the Heart Into Love (John Chu) – Uncanny Magazine May/June 2015
    Emergency Repair (Kate Galey) – Lightspeed #61, June 2015

    RELATED WORK
    Um, I meant to nominate a couple of art books, and never got around to it. ::blush:: I don’t really like this category anyway.

    GRAPHIC STORY
    Alex + Ada (entire finished series) – Jonathan Luna & Sarah Vaughn, Image Comics
    O Human Star (2015 sequence) – Blue Delliquanti
    The Young Protectors (Engaging the Enemy Chapter 3) – Alex Woofson/Adam DeKraker/Veronica Gandini
    Sorcery 101 (chapter: Taken) – Kel McDonald
    Buying Time (chapter 7) – Casy J

    Close Seconds: (sadly no time to finish Busiek’s or Gaiman’s latest, but hopefully soon)
    Rachel Rising – I was gonna nominate this, but couldn’t figure out what to remove; I may nominate it next year, if it continues to be great.
    Galaxion (chapter 11)
    The End
    Skin Deep
    Namesake
    Wilde Life

    BDP: LONG
    The Martian
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    Ant-Man
    Sense8 – the series
    Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

    Runners-Up:
    Avengers: Age of Ultron
    Jurassic World

    BDP: SHORT
    Sense8 – What’s Going On? – yay, others nominated this, too!
    Sense8 – Demons
    The Expanse – CQB
    When It Ends, He Catches Her – Eugie Foster, read by Tina Connolly – Pseudopod audio presentation

    EDITOR SHORT
    John Joseph Adams (Lightspeed, Nightmare, Fantasy special issue, et al.)
    David Steffen (Long List Anthology + Diabolical Plots)
    D’oh, I should’ve nominated the Uncanny (Semiprozine nom) editors and the Apex editor(s). I’m an idiot.

    EDITOR LONG
    Rebecca Brewer (Roc)
    Will Hinton (Orbit US)
    Jenni Hill (Orbit UK)
    Miriam Weinberg (Tor)
    Marco Palmieri (Tor)

    PROFESSIONAL ARTIST
    Goñi Montes (various Tor.com stories)
    Tommy Arnold (artwork for books covers & Tor.com novellas)
    Vincent Chong – has been nominated once before
    Jon Foster (Tor.com story & Tor.com novella; probably others)
    Gene Mollica (Julia Knight Duelist covers & other covers)

    Close Seconds:
    Scott McKowen (Uprooted cover; probably others; very cool stuff)
    Chris McGrath (covers for Sanderson, Gladstone, Butcher, McGuire, Currie, et al.) – has been nominated once
    David Palumbo (Schafer’s cover, tor.com cover for Binti, et al.)
    John Jude Palencar (magazine & other covers) – has been nominated once
    John Harris (Leckie & Scalzi books) – has been nominated once
    Julie Dillon (magazine & a book cover, at least) – has won
    John Picacio – has won

    Runners-Up:
    Cynthia Sheppard (Tor and Tor.com covers)
    Nekro (De Bodard cover, et al.)
    Karla Ortiz (Tor.com novella; maybe others?)
    Steven Meyer-Rassow (Flex, The Flux, other books it looks like)
    Ashley Mackenzie (some Tor.com art; other stuff looks cool)
    Dominic Harman (book & Analog covers)
    Thom Tenery (Dark Orbit & other covers/illos)
    Richard Anderson (various covers & games)

    SEMIPROZINE
    Uncanny
    I would’ve nominated Apex Magazine, but it’s not eligible. I’m not a fan of this category, BTW.

    FANZINE (Not my fave category, but I can’t deny Mike deserved this)
    File770.com

    FANCAST
    I used to listen to a few SFF podcasts years ago, but I have zero podcast time now. Podcasts were great treadmill fodder, back then.

    FAN WRITER
    Kyra (FULL NAME??? commenter at File770.com) https://file770.com/?tag=KyraHehehe!
    Mike Glyer
    Cheryl Morgan
    Joe Sherry
    Paul Weimer

    Close Seconds:
    Alexandra Erin (e.g., Sad Puppies Review Books)

    FAN ARTIST
    Cris – http://cris-art.tumblr.com
    N M Rosario – http://nmrosario.deviantart.com
    I never set aside time, so I didn’t finish looking at Doctor Science’s & Rocket Stack Rank’s Fan Artist lists. I’m sorry! ::wails:: I should’ve filled this category.

    CAMPBELL (if I’d read more first novels from my list, I’d’ve filled this; uh-oh, maybe some of my short fiction noms are eligible…)
    Andy Weir
    Sam J. Miller

  10. Whoops, I left the artist links in. Help me, Obi-Mike Glyer, you’re my only hope! ::cringe:: I took out the links, but it’s too late; once in moderation, it’s stuck there. Sorry about that.

    P.S. Some of my short fiction & graphic story noms are unusual or unique so far, methinks. (This may just mean everyone read them but didn’t think they rated a nom; or maybe no one reads the same stuff I do.)

  11. Did anyone nominate Dark Forest?

    Not that I saw, no.

    I did not like that book. The characterization was just atrocious, and the ending was silly and tacked-on–all that thrashing around about the alien droplet destroying the human fleet, and the hero basically plays a futuristic poker game and bluffs the aliens down.

    Also, I generally read to be entertained, not to get hit with excruciating, fifteen-page (and more) physics lectures.

  12. Started ‘The Dark Forest’ early in March (got it off Amazon UK for 99p), but bailed 10% in. Very messy and unispiring start. Massive contrast to TBP, which started with a bang. Instead spent March reading novellas and novelettes. Much more rewarding. I might get back to TDF later, TBR pile permitting.

  13. @Kendall
    Oh yes, read them and if you enjoy them, you might enjoy Drake by Peter McLean.
    Also, the sequel to flex, the flux, was one of the most fulfilling second in a trilogy books I’ve read. I almost think there should be an award: most enjoyable middle book. Might not have many nominees.

  14. @Bonnie McDaniel: Why do you say it was a bluff? I saw no reason to think that the threats weren’t perfectly valid.

    Now, I didn’t like the ending because it seemed to me that given the conditions set up, both humanity and the Trisolarans were already completely screwed, so a threat saying “work with us or we’ll do this and you’re screwed” fails. But that’s not the same as it being a bluff.

  15. @Snodberry Fields: Thanks for the rec – I’ll check it out. People frequently are down on second books, but there are good ones out there! Or I’m a softy.

    And now your handle’s making me think of the Beatles:

    Snodberry Fields forever
    Reading is easy with eyes open
    Misunderstanding all you see
    It’s getting hard to nominate
    ‘Cuz it’s already April
    What’s the next book to read

    #ABitPunchy

  16. Brian Z: I totes nominated “Dark Forest”. But why didn’t I think of Fantasia!

  17. My first ever time nominating. Exciting and intimidating. How does everyone manage to read and watch so much?!

  18. OK, scores for the Retros so far, including only categories where there was at least one entry with more than one nomination:

    BEST FAN ARTIST
    Hannes Bok (2)
    4 others

    BEST FANZINE
    Futuria Fantasia (2)
    Scienti-Snaps (2)
    3 others

    BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST
    Margaret Brundage (2)
    Virgil Finlay (2)
    Hubert Rogers (2)
    6 others

    BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM
    Raymond A. Palmer (3)
    Frederik Pohl (2)
    F. Orlin Tremaine (2)
    6 others

    BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM
    Fantasia (4)
    Dr. Cyclops (2)
    Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (2)
    Pinocchio (2)
    The Thief of Bagdad (2)
    2 others

    BEST SHORT STORY
    Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius, by Jorge Luis Borges (5)
    Song in a Minor Key, by C.L. Moore (2)
    13 others

    BEST NOVELLETTE
    Farewell to the Master, by Harry Bates (2)
    It, by Theodore Sturgeon (2)
    11 others, inc. The Mound, by H.P. Lovecraft and Zealia Bishop

    BEST NOVELLA
    If This Goes On—, by Robert Heinlein (4)
    Fattypuffs and Thinifers, by André Maurois (3)
    But Without Horns, by Norvell Page (2)
    10 others, inc. The Mound, H.P. Lovecraft and Zealia Bishop

    BEST NOVEL
    Slan, by A.E. van Vogt (4)
    Twice in Time, by Manly Wade Wellman (3)
    The Ill-Made Knight, by T.H. White (3)
    9 others

    The most obvious leaders are Fantasia and Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius. Given the small numbers, I think it’s a fair bet that almost all of the above will actually be on the final ballot, with perhaps a slight caveat for Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form).

  19. I won’t post my ballot because it’s not very interesting, being more blank than not, but I will share how distressed I am at how narrow my reading has become.

  20. OK, more than 24 hours after Mike made the original post, and 8 hours since anyone has posted their ballots, I’m calling the final numbers from the File 770 straw poll as follows:

    JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER
    Andy Weir (14)
    Becky Chambers (13)
    Natasha Pulley (11)
    Alyssa Wong (9)
    Scott Hawkins (8)

    Kelly Robson (5)
    Graydon Saunders (4)
    Iona Sharma (4)
    JY Yang (2)
    26 others

    BEST FAN ARTIST
    Iguanamouth / Lauren Dawson (3)
    Lauren Cannnon (2)
    Galen Dara (2)
    Lynne Taylor Fahnestalk (2)
    Martin Hanford (2)
    Hannah Holloway (2)
    Megan Lara (2)
    Jason Porath (2)
    Autun Purser (2)
    41 others

    BEST FAN WRITER
    Alexandra Erin (15)
    Mike Glyer (7)
    James Nicoll (7)
    Natalie Luhrs (5)

    Foz Meadows (4)
    Mark Oshiro (4)
    George R.R. Martin (3)
    Abigail Nussbaum (3)
    Kyra (2)
    23 others

    BEST FANCAST
    Tea and Jeopardy (8)
    Galactic Suburbia (5)

    Ditch Diggers (3)
    Fangirl Happy Hour (3)
    The Skiffy and Fanty Show (3)
    Verity! (3)
    The Coode Street Podcast (2)
    The Cornell Collective (2)
    The Hidden Almanac (2)
    Imaginary Worlds (2)
    StarShipSofa (2)
    Sword & Laser (2)
    The X-Files Files (2)
    15 others

    BEST FANZINE
    File 770 (26)
    Black Gate (6)
    Lady Business (5)
    Rocket Stack Rank (5)
    James Davis Nicoll Reviews (4)

    Ansible (2)
    A Dribble of Ink (2)
    Fantasy Faction (2)
    Making Light (2)
    14 others

    BEST SEMIPROZINE
    Uncanny Magazine (13)
    Beneath Ceaseless Skies (7)
    Strange Horizons (7)
    The Book Smugglers (5)
    Interzone (5)

    GigaNotoSaurus (4)
    The New York Review of Science Fiction (3)
    Black Gate (2)
    Escape Pod (2)

    BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST
    Julie Dillon (7)
    Forest Rogers (4)
    Cynthia Sheppard (4)

    Richard Anderson (3)
    Kathleen Jennings (3)
    Simon Stålenhag (3)
    Stephanie Hans (2)
    Stephan Martinière (2)
    Victo Ngai (2)
    Lauren Saint-Onge (2)
    Morgana Wallace (2)

    BEST EDITOR (LONG FORM)
    Sheila Gilbert (12)
    Devi Pillai (7)
    Anne Lesley Groell (6)
    Marco Palmieri (6)
    Liz Gorinsky (4)

    Jane Johnson (3)
    David G. Hartwell (3)
    Patrick Nielsen Hayden (3)
    Miriam Weinberg (3)
    Beth Meacham (2)
    Anne Sowards (2)
    12 others

    BEST EDITOR (SHORT FORM)
    Ellen Datlow (8)
    Neil Clarke (6)
    C.C. Finlay (6)
    John Joseph Adams (5)
    Sheila Williams (5)

    Carl Engle-Laird (4)
    Ann VanderMeer (4)
    Gardner Dozois (3)
    Jason Sizemore (3)
    Lynne M Thomas and Michael Damien Thomas (3)
    Patrick Nielsen Hayden (2)
    Jonathan Strahan (2)
    29 others

    BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION (SHORT FORM)
    Doctor Who: Heaven Sent (8)
    Person of Interest: If-Then-Else (8)
    The Expanse: CQB (6)
    Jessica Jones: AKA Smile (6)

    Kung Fury (4)
    Uncanny Valley (4)
    Welcome to Night Vale: Triptych (4)
    Archer: Drastic Voyage parts 1 & 2 (3)
    Daredevil: Cut Man (3)
    Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song (3)
    Game of Thrones: Hardhome (3)
    Marvel’s Agent Carter: Snafu (3)
    Orphan Black: Certain Agony of the Battlefield (3)
    Welcome to Night Vale: The Librarians (3)
    Doctor Who: Heaven Sent / Hell Bent (2)
    The Man in the High Castle: A Way Out (2)
    Marvel’s Agent Carter: Now Is Not The End (2)
    Orphan Black: Community of Dreadful Fear and Hate (2)
    Sense8: What’s Going On (2)
    Steven Universe, The Return/Jail Break/Full Disclosure (2)
    The Venture Bros.: All This and Gargantua-2 (2)
    49 others

    BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION (LONG FORM)
    Mad Max: Fury Road (20)
    The Martian (17)
    Jessica Jones, Season 1 (15)
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens (15)
    Inside Out (10)

    Ex Machina (9)
    Predestination (7)
    Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (5)
    Jupiter Ascending (5)
    Welcome to Night Vale (4)
    Sense8, Season 1 (3)
    Daredevil Season 1(2)
    Limetown, Season 1 (2)
    The Man In The High Castle (2)
    Tomorrowland (2)
    What We Do In The Shadows (2)
    8 others

    BEST GRAPHIC STORY
    The Sculptor (12)
    Stand Still, Stay Silent (9)
    The Sandman: Overture (8)
    The Autumnlands v1: Tooth and Claw (6)
    The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage (6)

    Nimona (5)
    Saga v5 (5)
    Bitch Planet v1 (4)
    Ms. Marvel Vol. 2: Generation Why (4)
    Lumberjanes v1: Beware the Kitten (3)
    Oglaf (3)
    Rat Queens v2:The Far Reaching Tentacles of N’rygoth (3)
    The Groom (2)
    Gunnerkrigg Court v5 (2)
    Order of the Stick (2)
    Trees (2)
    Wilde Life (2)
    29 others

    BEST RELATED WORK
    Letters to Tiptree (16)
    John Scalzi Is Not A Very Popular Author And I Myself Am Quite Popular (8)
    You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) (8)
    Invisible 2 (5)
    A Detailed Explanation (4)

    E Pluribus Hugo (3)
    Empire of Imagination (3)
    Geek Knits (3)
    Guided by the Beauty of their Weapons (3)
    A History of Epic Fantasy (3)
    The Wheel of Time Companion (3)
    Companion Piece (2)
    The Compleat Discworld Atlas (2)
    Lois McMaster Bujold (2)
    A Response to Brad Torgersen (2)
    Women of Wonder (2)
    24 others

    BEST SHORT STORY
    Pocosin, by Ursula Vernon (14)
    Wooden Feathers, by Ursula Vernon (12)
    Cat Pictures Please, by Naomi Kritzer (11)
    Damage, by David Levine (9)
    Today I Am Paul, by Martin Shoemaker (6)

    Monkey King, Faery Queen, by Zen Cho (5)
    Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers, by Alyssa Wong (5)
    …And I Show You How Deep the Rabbit Hole Goes, by Scott Alexander (4)
    The Game of Smash and Recovery, by Kelly Link (4)
    Hello, Hello, by Seanan McGuire (4)
    I Am Graalnak of the Vroon Empire, Destroyer of Galaxies, Supreme Overlord of the Planet Earth. Ask Me Anything, by Laura Pearlman (4)
    A Murmuration, by Alastair Reynolds (4)
    The Great Silence, by Ted Chiang (3)
    Things You Can Buy For A Penny, by Will Kaufman (3)
    Tomorrow When We See the Sun Rise, by A Merc Rustad (3)
    Please Undo this Hurt, by Seth Dickinson (2)
    Madeleine, by Amal El-Mohtar (2)
    Time Bomb Time, by C.C. Finlay (2)
    Elephants and Corpses, by Kameron Hurley (2)
    It Brought Us All Together, by Marissa Lingen (2)
    Eyes I Dare Not Meet in Dreams, by Sunny Moraine (2)
    The Way Home, by Linda Nagata (2)
    Dave the Mighty Steel-Thewed Avenger, by Laura Resnick (2)
    Oral Argument, by Kim Stanley Robinson (2)
    Broken-Winged Love, by Naru Dames Sundar (2)
    Kaiju Maximus, by Kai Ashante Wilson (2)
    Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World, by Caroline M. Yoachim (2)
    51 others

    BEST NOVELETTE
    So Much Cooking, by Naomi Kritzer (11)
    And You Shall Know Her By the Trail of Dead, by Brooke Bolander (9)
    Botanica Veneris, by Ian McDonald (8)

    Folding Beijing, by Hao Jingfang, translated by Ken Liu (6)
    Another Word for World, by Ann Leckie (6)
    Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds, by Rose Lemberg (6)
    Our Lady of the Open Road, by Sarah Pinsker (6)
    The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild, Catherynne Valente (5)
    Entanglements, by David Gerrold (4)
    Saltwater Railroad by Andrea Hairston (4)
    Ambiguity Machines: An Examination, by Vandana Singh (4)
    The Deepwater Bride, by Tamsyn Muir (3)
    The End of the War by Django Wexler (3)
    The Tumbledowns of Cleopatra Abyss, by David Brin (2)
    The Servant, by Emily Devenport (2)
    Sacred Cows: Death and Squalor on the Rio Grande, by A S Diev (2)
    The Great Pan American Airship Mystery, or, Why I Murdered Robert Benchley, by David Gerrold (2)
    The Body Pirate, by Van Aaron Hughes (2)
    The Ladies’ Aquatic Gardening Society, by Henry Lien (2)
    Drinking with the Elfin Knight, by Ginger Well (2)
    38 others

    BEST NOVELLA
    Penric’s Demon, by Lois McMaster Bujold (20)
    Witches of Lychford, by Paul Cornell (10)
    The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn, by Usman Malik (10)
    Binti, by Nnedi Okorafor (10)
    The New Mother, by Eugene Fischer (8)

    The Bone Swans of Amandale, by C.S.E. Cooney (7)
    The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, by Kai Ashante Wilson (7)
    Waters of Versailles, by Kelly Robson (6)
    Envy of Angels, by Matt Wallace (6)
    Wylding Hall, Elizabeth Hand (5)
    Sunset Mantle, by Alter Reiss (5)
    Quarter Days, by Iona Sharma (5)
    The Citadel of Weeping Pearls, by Aliette de Bodard (4)
    The Four Thousand, the Eight Hundred, by Greg Egan (4)
    Rolling in the Deep, by Mira Grant (4)
    On the Night of the Robo-Bulls and Zombie Dancers, by Nick Wolven (3)
    The Last Witness, by KJ Parker (2)
    The Builders, by Daniel Polansky (2)
    Johnny Rev, by Rachel Pollack (2)
    Slow Bullets, by Alastair Reynolds (2)
    Gypsy, by Carter Scholz (2)
    Of Sorrow and Such, by Angela Slatter (2)
    12 others

    BEST NOVEL
    Ancillary Mercy, by Ann Leckie (18)
    The Fifth Season, by N K Jemisin (14)
    Uprooted, by Naomi Novik (13)
    Radiance, by Catherynne M. Valente (7)
    Bryony And Roses, by T. Kingfisher (6)

    Karen Memory, by Elizabeth Bear (5)
    The Traitor Baru Cormorant, by Seth Dickinson (5)
    The Library at Mount Char, by Scott Hawkins (5)
    The Just City, by Jo Walton (5)
    Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen, by Lois McMaster Bujold (4)
    Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho (4)
    Planetfall, by Emma Newman (4)
    Lagoon, Nnedi Okorafor (4)
    Luna: New Moon, by Ian McDonald (3)
    Barsk, by Lawrence M. Schoen (3)
    A Darker Shade of Magic, by V.E. Schwab (3)
    Seveneves, by Neal Stephenson (3)
    The Mechanical by Ian Tregillis (3)
    Castle Hangnail, by Ursula Vernon (3)
    The Water Knife, by Paolo Bacigalupi (2)
    Mother of Eden, by Chris Beckett (2)
    Cuckoo Song, by Frances Hardinge (2)
    The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro (2)
    Archivist Wasp, by Nicole Kornher-Stace (2)
    The Grace of Kings, by Ken Liu (2)
    Apex, by Ramez Naam (2)
    The Trials, by Linda Nagata (2)
    The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, by Natasha Pulley (2)
    Aurora, by Kim Stanley Robinson (2)
    A Succession of Bad Days, by Graydon Saunders (2)
    Flex, by Ferrett Steinmetz (2)
    44 others

    (Bold = top five, or fewer if tie for fifth place. I have not attempted to sort out those which were nominated in more than one category.)

  21. What impresses me is the number of “and X others” generated from only a fairly small number of nominators, demonstrating the long tail effect rather well.

    I didn’t get round to posting mine because I was suffering Nominator’s Regret and didn’t want to look at it!

    I’m going to add a gratuitous plug for the new 2017 Hugo Noms Wiki here – let’s make reading for next year as much fun as this year has been!

  22. Here are my predictions for the retro-Hugos (I’ll spare you my predictions for the regular Hugos because they are … depressing.) Bear in mind when you read this, my astonishing predictive powers have been lauded as being “wildly inaccurate”, “completely off-base”, and “occasionally right, but only by pure accident”.

    – Robert Heinlein, having had a banner year in a storied career, will have multiple works as finalists, and be awarded as least one rocket.

    – John Collier, having had a banner year in a storied career, will have no works whatsoever as finalists, and his current fans across the world (who surely must number in the double digits) will … probably mostly neither notice nor care, honestly, but at least one will grumble about it.

    – The women with the best chance of being finalists are Margaret Brundage, C. L. Moore, Zealia Bishop, Leigh Brackett, Jane Tucker, Hazel Gaudet, Herta Herzog, and Karin Boye.

    – Fantasia will win BDP Long Form.

    – Both editor categories will end up being effectively a showdown between Frederik Pohl and John W. Campbell, Jr. And Campbell will win both.

  23. Kyra: I like that description of your predictive powers.

    It would be ironic if Campbell didn’t win at least one editor Hugo for the very reason that this was the year he publihed those Heinlein stories.

    The Retros have oten rewarded people for who they became more than who they were, and Pohl’s stock as a story editor now is as high as anyone’s.

  24. Have left it late I know but I want to say thanks to all the File770 regulars. I started reading here summer last year and have found so many excellent book and short story recommendations. I nominated for the third time this year and this was the richest yet in terms of the numbers and range of new fiction.

    Plus Pocosin was fabulous and my other half, who has too little time to read, fell in love with it too.

  25. Nicholas Whyte: Thank you for compiling the results. This is extremely interesting.

  26. @Hampus

    “Contribute” button top right, choose “Add A Page”, title it the name of the Work, then put some info in! The categories are the Hugo categories. You can add one within the editor or once you’ve saved the page you can click “add category” to put it into one of the categories e.g. Best Short Story. Just start typing e.g. shor.. and it’ll autocomplete one of the categories that’s already set up.

    There’s a 1 minute vid showing what to do on the front page as well.

  27. @Mike – Cheers, and thank you for providing a forum where we could gather such interesting data.

    @Mark – The “long tail” is sometimes a bit stubby – Novella, BDP Long Form. I see I forgot to calculate it in a couple of cases – must go out now, but will maybe add those data points later. On the other hand, 50 nominees for Best Fan Artist have 60 votes distributed pretty evenly between them, and only one has reached the 5% threshold.

    But to develop your point further, the sheer variety here totally disproves any idea that Hugo nominations are “fixed” by a cabal. Even we Doctor Who fans cannot agree beforehand on whether to nominate “Heaven Sent” on its own or jointly with “Hell Bent”. And while it’s nice that the top five for Best Novel in this straw poll are all by women, a glance at people’s ballots as posted here will show that this is the result of a cumulative consensus, not a conspiracy (I myself voted for only one of them).

    Thanks to everyone who posted their votes and showed a miniature version of what the nominations process really looks like in action. Looking forward to the real thing now, which will be a nice birthday present for me on the 26th!

  28. Brian Z: I nominated The Dark Forest. It had a lot of “How the hell does anybody even think of this stuff?” moments and didn’t telegraph the solution too early although I could see it coming after a certain point.

  29. @Mike

    I believe you are in good company with Phil Sandifer then.
    Obviously the (ahem) rank and File weren’t too taken by it though. I have to admit that after the poor mentions it got on here I put it to the end of my list and didn’t get to it in the end.

    @Nicholas Whyte

    Exactly. If there’s a cabal, it’s the shabbiest, worst-organised one in the history of conspiracies. Even the alleged “SJW nudge-nudge wink-wink” effect can’t have done much to concentrate people’s opinions.

  30. Ah, but maybe we’re just feigning anarchy as part of our cunning Xanadu strategy. The fix is in. Backroom deals have been made. The whispering campaign is on. Our ballot discipline is strong. Our name is Legion for we are many. Our PC check boxes are checked and it’s time to rock and roll in an all inclusive manner.

  31. @Nicholas Whyte

    Thank you for counting everything up for us. If there were a cabal, surely it would be found on Vile770, Hive Of Scum And Villany.

    Speaking as a bee who prefers Villany, as scum makes it hard for me to fly, and I worry that I might actually drown in it which would be awful, I didn’t actually post my list because (blush) I know I don’t remember it all and for some reason I wasn’t getting confirmation e-mails.

    This gave me the comfort of being able to say, when I saw a favorite come in just under the cut-off “oh, but I nominated that also, so really it’s tied for the top five.” Except that there must be other underreporting bees like me who are saying the same thing to themselves about their favorites so perhaps I had better not get my hopes up too high.

    Not only do I thank my fellow bees for their waggle dances pointing to good books, but looking at my Amazon account I’m pretty sure Amazon thanks you too. Though thanks to price-sensitive bees alerting me to sales I got good buys on a lot of things, so maybe Amazon’s thanks are a bit half-hearted.

  32. @Kendall: Sadly for your Campbell nominations, Sam J. Miller has been published in the genre since at least 2013, maybe 2008. Before 2013 he was mostly writing essays and non-genre stories; in 2008 his bibliography lists ““Haunting Your House,” in Fiction International, Issue #41. Fall 2008. A gentrification ghost story.” I do agree with you in thinking he is one of the most interesting short story writers, though.

    I also very much like your taste in professional artists.

  33. I like a cover artist who can draw strong-looking, non-sexualized women. Chris McGrath is fantastic at this. Gene Mollica is not too bad: he does have a lot of overly-skinny, lightly-clad women in lighting that emphasizes their breasts and hips, but their poses are less contorted than some. However, the woman on those ‘Duelist’ covers is quite excellent. More of that, please, Mr. Mollica.

  34. Another vote of thanks to Nicholas Whyte

    For more interest: here is the intersection of the sets of Nebula nominees and the top 5 of 770 nominators:

    BEST SHORT STORY
    Cat Pictures Please, by Naomi Kritzer (11)
    Damage, by David Levine (9)
    Today I Am Paul, by Martin Shoemaker (6)

    BEST NOVELETTE
    And You Shall Know Her By the Trail of Dead, by Brooke Bolander (9)

    BEST NOVELLA
    The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn, by Usman Malik (10)
    Binti, by Nnedi Okorafor (10)
    The New Mother, by Eugene Fischer (8)

    BEST NOVEL
    Ancillary Mercy, by Ann Leckie (18)
    The Fifth Season, by N K Jemisin (14)
    Uprooted, by Naomi Novik (13)

  35. Argh! How did I not nominate James Davis Nicoll Reviews for best fanzine (because I interpreted the category description as about physical copies?). I did nominate him as best fan writer.

    Many, many categories were blank.

    Novel
    Ancillary Mercy
    Oath Bound, Melissa Scott and Jo Graham
    Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen, Bujold
    The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, Chambers
    Black Wolves, Kate Elliott

  36. I nominated Saturn Run for best novel, and both John Sandford and Ctein for the Campbell. Excellent first-contact with STL aliens novel. Best hard-SF spaceship I’ve read in years; the only one I’ve ever seen to deal with the cooling problem. Anyone who liked the Niven/Pournelle collaborations will like this- Niven gave a nice puff comparing the book to Footfall.

    The library buys Sandford would get off a Hugo would mean very little to him- libraries already automatically buy the new John Sandford, the way they buy the new Lee Child (gave the book a nice puff) or the new Steven King (gave the book a nice puff). But Seveneyes and Saturn Run are the only real SF I’ve seen nominated, and I’m tired of bloated Neal Stephenson books. I just reread Zodiac. A Hugo win for Sandford would help the Hugos recover from thirty years of Tor burning the Hugo brand.

  37. @Bruce

    Oh dear, and you were doing so well until the last sentence.

    What else did you nominate? Any shorter works on your list?

  38. Hmmmmm
    Finally got one of those emails about my ballot, and it blanks out everything below the short story nominations.
    It was all okay when last seen on the 31st.
    I emailed back, immediately.
    Sigh.
    Anyone else having issues?
    Any suggestions of who would be useful to contact, other than hugoadmin@midamericon2.org?

  39. I didn’t share my nominations because I was changing my ballot until the final hours, and haven’t had a confirmation email since (checks) the 22th. Since I was dithering back and forth between some entries, I don’t absolutely know what I ended up with. But for the person above who asked, as far as I know Graydon Saunders was eligible for the Campbell this year, with this being either his second year (if The March North counts for eligibility, which I think it does) or first year (for A Succession of Bad Days), and he was on my ballot, along with Pulley, Chambers, and Weir.

    Not that it matters as far as getting the award; I think Andy Weir is going to win it by a landslide since he was shoved off the ballot by the Puppies last year. But simply being an honest Campbell finalist is, as all non-Puppies know, truly an honor, and not, I think, undeserved in this case.

  40. @Nicholas Whyte,
    Thanks for the compilation.

    [Sarcasm] The denizens of this hive of scum and villainy continue the ongoing efforts of the Secret Backroom Logrolling Virtue Signalling SJW Cabal to rig the Hugo Awards. Look at the evidence they brazenly post in public. Just look at it![/Sarcasm]

    It must be a conspiracy. Against me! (Or maybe I’m just miffed that the Filer gestalt leaves most of my choices off the list of finalists, just just like the actual Hugos do in previous years.)

  41. @ Vasha

    I like a cover artist who can draw strong-looking, non-sexualized women.

    Ditto. I’ve been paying more specific attention to this lately (as opposed to ignoring the issue as background noise) both when evaluating artists for Hugos, and when contemplating artists I might approach about covers for a couple of self-publishing projects. Female artists can also fall into the trap of conventionally-sexualized women in their art, but the norm-to-exception ratio tends to be opposite to that of male artists.

  42. @Lauowolf
    The emails are running really, really far behind. The one you received is probably from an earlier submission. I made my final entry on Thursday evening. The last email I received was in the wee hours of Friday morning, but it only included entries up to maybe Wednesday. Hopefully, we’ll all get our final confirmations eventually. The site certainly seemed like it took my last save without any troubles.

  43. I’d be rather doubtful about nominating James Nicoll for BFW and his site for Best Fanzine, even if both are eligible; I don’t like the idea of someone getting two awards on the basis of the same work (even though one award is properly for the work and the other for the person).

    I’m doubtful that Graydon Saunders is eligible for the Campbell; if he is, though, I fear that Andy Weir is not.

    One can probably make a few predictions about the actual ballot from this, where something (e.g. Penric’s Demon) has a very big lead which can’t be accounted for by local factors (as, alas, the score for File 770 can). The most striking result, as I mentioned earlier, is in BDP Long Form, where no fewer than four works have a commanding lead; I don’t see anything special about File 770 that favours them, so it seems likely that these four will be on the ballot, leaving just one space up for grabs, which may well go to a slated work. It’s interesting that the category that looks most bloc-ish is one of those which would be of least interest to a secret cabal. (I also think that those testing EPH should pay special attention to this category.)

    I do wonder whether the results in other categories are similar to those in other years, or whether they are actually more diverse. I am a bit afraid that the efforts people have gone to to find and recommend lots of interesting works may have led to a wider spread of nominations that usual (possibly good in itself, but not good when one’s aim is to beat slates). Though that may be more true at File 770 than in other regions, I guess.

  44. Since I find the long tail interesting, here’s a list of all novels people mentioned nominating so far. (Numbers a little different from Nicholas Whyte’s because of category corrections, or if someone said “I can’t remember if I nominated X or Y” I listed them both, or other reasons.) * means not actually eligible, ** means author recused themself. Novellas coming soon.

    By the way, this list put paid to the notion that no regular of the hive of scum and villainy would ever nominate an indie-published novel, even not counting T. Kingfisher. Heck, one person even named a tie-in novel! (To be sure, it’s the despised Aftermath.)

    BEST NOVEL
    Aftermath (Star Wars: Aftermath #1) – Chuck Wendig; Del Rey, September (1)
    An Inheritance of Ashes – Leah Bobet; Clarion Books, October (1)
    Ancillary Mercy (Imperial Radch, #3) – Ann Leckie; Orbit, October (19)
    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 (2)
    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 (2)
    Bone Gap – Laura Ruby; Balzer + Bray, March (1)
    A Borrowed Man – Gene Wolfe; Tor, October (2)
    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)
    Dark Orbit – Carolyn Ives Gilman; Tor, July (1)
    A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) – V. E. Schwab; Tor Books, April (4)
    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 (13)
    Flex (‘Mancer #1) – Ferrett Steinmetz; Angry Robot, March (2)
    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 (4)
    The Grace of Kings (The Dandelion Dynasty #1) – Ken Liu; Saga Press, April (2)
    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 (1)
    The Just City (Thessaly #1) – Jo Walton; Tor, January (6)
    The Just City and The Philosopher Kings (Thessaly #1-2) – Jo Walton; Tor, January & June (1)
    Karen Memory – Elizabeth Bear; Tor, February (5)
    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 (5)
    *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 (3)
    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)
    The Philosopher Kings (Thessaly #2) – Jo Walton; Tor, June (1)
    Planetfall – Emma Newman; Roc, November (4)
    Poseidon’s Wake (Poseidon’s Children #3) – Alastair Reynolds; UK only: Gollancz, April (1)
    Radiance – Catherynne M. Valente; Tor, October (7)
    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 (3)
    *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 (4)
    Submission – Michel Houellebecq; Farrar, Straus and Giroux, October (1)
    A Succession of Bad Days (Commonweal Series #2) – Graydon Saunders; Self-published, May (1)
    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 (2)
    Updraft (Bone Universe #1) – Fran Wilde; Tor, September (1)
    Uprooted – Naomi Novik; Del Rey, May (13)
    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 (2)
    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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