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2017 Hugo Award Finalists Announced

The Hugo Award is one of the major awards for sci-fi and speculative fiction novels, shorter stories, magazines, editors, dramatic presentations (movies and TV shows) and other works; having “Hugo Award Winner” splashed across the top of a book or on an author’s bio is a really helpful thing when it comes to attracting the […]

Illlustration by Sana Taketa, 2017 Hugo Award finalist for Best Professional Artist, for "Monstress - Vol. 1", which is one of the 2017 Hugo Award finalists for Best Graphic Story

The Hugo Award is one of the major awards for sci-fi and speculative fiction novels, shorter stories, magazines, editors, dramatic presentations (movies and TV shows) and other works; having “Hugo Award Winner” splashed across the top of a book or on an author’s bio is a really helpful thing when it comes to attracting the attention of readers, bookstore buyers, and Hollywood.

The award hasn’t been without controversy. In 2015 and 2016, a group calling themselves the Sad Puppies tried to force their own narrow group of works onto the ballot – a maneuver that was soundly rejected by voters. This did have a positive effect by helping to push the awards to a record number of nominating ballots – a trend that continued this year, with a record number of ballots cast for the third year in a row.

On Monday, the nominees for the 2017 Hugo Awards were announced, with one of the strongest slates in recent years. Here are your Hugo Award finalists:

BEST NOVEL

  • All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
  • A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
  • Death’s End by Cixin Liu
  • Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
  • The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin
  • Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer

 

BEST NOVELLA

 

BEST NOVELETTE

  • Alien Stripper Boned From Behind By The T-Rex by Stix Hiscock
  • “The Art of Space Travel” by Nina Allan (Tor.com, July 2016)
  • “The Jewel and Her Lapidary” by Fran Wilde (Tor.com, May 2016)
  • “The Tomato Thief” by Ursula Vernon (Apex Magazine, January 2016)
  • “Touring with the Alien” by Carolyn Ives Gilman (Clarkesworld Magazine, April 2016)
  • “You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay” by Alyssa Wong (Uncanny Magazine, May 2016)

 

BEST SHORT STORY

  • “The City Born Great” by N. K. Jemisin (Tor.com, September 2016)
  • “A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers” by Alyssa Wong (Tor.com, March 2016)
  • “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies” by Brooke Bolander (Uncanny Magazine, November 2016)
  • “Seasons of Glass and Iron” by Amal El-Mohtar (The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales)
  • “That Game We Played During the War” by Carrie Vaughn (Tor.com, March 2016)
  • “An Unimaginable Light” by John C. Wright (God, Robot)

 

BEST RELATED WORK

  • The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley
  • The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
  • Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg by Robert Silverberg and Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
  • The View From the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman
  • “The Women of Harry Potter” posts by Sarah Gailey (Tor.com)
  • Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016 by Ursula K. Le Guin

 

BEST GRAPHIC STORY

  • Black Panther, Volume 1: A Nation Under Our Feet, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, illustrated by Brian Stelfreeze
  • Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening, written by Marjorie Liu, illustrated by Sana Takeda
  • Ms. Marvel, Volume 5: Super Famous, written by G. Willow Wilson, illustrated by Takeshi Miyazawa
  • Paper Girls, Volume 1, written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Cliff Chiang, colored by Matthew Wilson, lettered by Jared Fletcher
  • Saga, Volume 6, illustrated by Fiona Staples, written by Brian K. Vaughan, lettered by Fonografiks
  • The Vision, Volume 1: Little Worse Than A Man, written by Tom King, illustrated by Gabriel Hernandez Walta

 

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION – LONG FORM

  • Arrival, screenplay by Eric Heisserer based on a short story by Ted Chiang, directed by Denis Villeneuve
  • Deadpool, screenplay by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick, directed by Tim Miller
  • Ghostbusters, screenplay by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, directed by Paul Feig
  • Hidden Figures, screenplay by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi, directed by Theodore Melfi
  • Rogue One, screenplay by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, directed by Gareth Edwards
  • Stranger Things, Season One, created by the Duffer Brothers

 

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION – SHORT FORM

  • Black Mirror: “San Junipero”, written by Charlie Brooker, directed by Owen Harris
  • Doctor Who: “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”, written by Steven Moffat, directed by Ed Bazalgette
  • The Expanse: “Leviathan Wakes”, written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, directed by Terry McDonough
  • Game of Thrones: “Battle of the Bastards”, written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, directed by Miguel Sapochnik
  • Game of Thrones: “The Door”, written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, directed by Jack Bender
  • Splendor & Misery [album], by Clipping (Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes)

 

BEST EDITOR – SHORT FORM

  • John Joseph Adams
  • Neil Clarke
  • Ellen Datlow
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas
  • Sheila Williams

 

BEST EDITOR – LONG FORM

  • Vox Day
  • Sheila E. Gilbert
  • Liz Gorinsky
  • Devi Pillai
  • Miriam Weinberg
  • Navah Wolfe

 

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

  • Galen Dara
  • Julie Dillon
  • Chris McGrath
  • Victo Ngai
  • John Picacio
  • Sana Takeda

 

BEST SEMIPROZINE

  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies, editor-in-chief and publisher Scott H. Andrews
  • Cirsova Heroic Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, edited by P. Alexander
  • GigaNotoSaurus, edited by Rashida J. Smith
  • Strange Horizons, edited by Niall Harrison, Catherine Krahe, Vajra Chandrasekera, Vanessa Rose Phin, Li Chua, Aishwarya Subramanian, Tim Moore, Anaea Lay, and the Strange Horizons staff
  • Uncanny Magazine, edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, Julia Rios; podcast produced by Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky
  • The Book Smugglers, edited by Ana Grilo and Thea James

 

BEST FANZINE

  • “Castalia House Blog”, edited by Jeffro Johnson
  • “Journey Planet”, edited by James Bacon, Chris Garcia, Esther MacCallum-Stewart, Helena Nash, Errick Nunnally, Pádraig Ó Méalóid, Chuck Serface and Erin Underwood
  • “Lady Business”, edited by Clare, Ira, Jodie, KJ, Renay and Susan
  • “nerds of a feather, flock together”, edited by The G, Vance Kotrla and Joe Sherry
  • “Rocket Stack Rank”, edited by Greg Hullender and Eric Wong
  • “SF Bluestocking”, edited by Bridget McKinney

 

BEST FANCAST

  • The Coode Street Podcast, presented by Gary K. Wolfe and Jonathan Strahan
  • Ditch Diggers, presented by Mur Lafferty and Matt Wallace
  • Fangirl Happy Hour, presented by Ana Grilo and Renay Williams
  • Galactic Suburbia, presented by Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce and Tansy Rayner Roberts, produced by Andrew Finch
  • The Rageaholic, presented by RazörFist
  • Tea and Jeopardy, presented by Emma Newman with Peter Newman

 

BEST FAN WRITER

  • Mike Glyer
  • Jeffro Johnson
  • Natalie Luhrs
  • Foz Meadows
  • Abigail Nussbaum
  • Chuck Tingle

 

BEST FAN ARTIST

  • Ninni Aalto
  • Alex Garner
  • Vesa Lehtimäki
  • Likhain (M. Sereno)
  • Spring Schoenhuth
  • Mansik Yang

 

BEST SERIES

  • The Craft Sequence by Max Gladstone
  • The Expanse by James S.A. Corey
  • The October Daye Books by Seanan McGuire
  • The Peter Grant / Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch
  • The Temeraire series by Naomi Novik
  • The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold

 

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

  • Sarah Gailey (1st year of eligibility)
  • Mulrooney (1st year of eligibility)
  • Malka Older (2nd year of eligibility)
  • Ada Palmer (1st year of eligibility)
  • Laurie Penny (2nd year of eligibility)
  • Kelly Robson (2nd year of eligibility)

 

Hugo winners will be announced on August 11, 2017, at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention being held in Helsinki, Finland.

Congratulations to all – yes, all – of the nominees!

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