And My Hugo Nominees Are . . . .

 

In case you were wondering.  This list is based off of what I read that was published last year.  I had to do a lot of last-minute revision since apparently I’m a late reader — more than half the things I was intending to nominate were published prior to 2014, even though I yanked ’em out of the New Arrivals section.  Sorry, Lexicon (but I’m still nominating The Martian because it OUGHT to be eligible).  I also referred to a bunch of best-of lists, as well as the Sad Puppies and Rabid Puppies slates (they were handy and I agree with many of the listings, even if I don’t fully agree with the particular windmills they’re tilting against), but I only put down things I had a personal knowledge of — so, sorry about that, Novella and Novelette categories, I don’t apparently read many examples of you.  I’ve also tried to recognize some below-the-radar and self/indie publishing hopefuls that should receive recognition.  I realize, just like with putting my own name in the ring, these little guys are unlikely to get enough votes for a spot on the final ballot, but I do what I can.  If you haven’t heard of one of my noms, by all means CHECK THEM OUT.

I don’t have my nominee slots completely full either, so you have until midnight Pacific Daylight Time to convince me to add more!

Best Novel:
Trial By Fire, Charles E. Gannon, Baen Books
Skin Game, Jim Butcher, ROC
Robogenesis, Daniel H. Wilson, Doubleday
The Martian, Andy Weir, Crown

Best Novelette:
Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust, Earth to Alluvium, Gray Rinehart, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show

Best Short Story:
“Words On The Wind”, Lu Whitley, The Writer’s Arena
“Turncoat”, Steve Rzasa, Castalia House
“Tuesdays with Molakesh the Destroyer”, Megan Grey, Fireside Fiction

Best Related Work:
“The Hot Equations: Thermodynamics and Military SF”, Ken Burnside, Castalia House
“Why Science is Never Settled”, Tedd Roberts, Baen
Wisdom From My Internet, Michael Z. Williamson, Michael Z. Williamson
Atomic Rockets website, Winchell Chung, Winchell Chung
Mathematical Fiction website, Alex Kasman, Alex Kasman

Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form):
Interstellar, Christopher Nolan, Paramount Pictures
Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn, Marvel Studios
Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Russo Brothers, Marvel Studios
Automata, Gabe Ibanez, Green Moon
Edge of Tomorrow, Doug Liman, Warner Brothers

Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form):
Pilot (The Flash), Greg Berlanti, DC Entertainment/The Flash
Unbound (Almost Human), J H Wyman, Fox Television/Almost Human
Night Zero (The Strain), Guillermo Del Toro, FX/The Strain
The Grove (The Walking Dead), Michael E. Satrazemis, AMC/The Walking Dead
The Mountain and the Viper (Game of Thrones), Alex Graves, HBO/Game of Thrones

Best Professional Editor (Short Form):
Edmund R. Schubert
Mike Reznick
Eric Flint
Jonathan Laden
Trevor Quachri

Best Professional Editor (Long Form):
Toni Weisskopf
Jim Minz
Anne Sowards

Best Professional Artist:
Alan Pollack

Best Semiprozine:
Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Edmund R. Schubert

Best Fanzine:
The Writer’s Arena, Tony Southcotte, Joseph Devon, Albert Berg

Best Fancast:
The Human Echoes Podcast, Tony Southcotte, Albert Berg
Emergency Awesome, Charlie Schneider
PT Hylton Reads, PT Hylton
Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing

Best Fan Writer:
Cedar Sanderson
Amanda Green

The John W. Campbell Award (not a Hugo):
Rolf Nelson, The Stars Came Back
Chris Kennedy, Janissaries
Jason Cordova, Kaiju Apocalypse

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