Wednesday, January 27, 2016

2016 Hugo Award Longlist, Part 3: Individual Catagories

Welcome to the third part of our presentation of the Nerds of a Feather 2016 Hugo Award Longlist (see parts 1 & 2). Today we take a look at the categories recognizing individuals for their body of work during 2015:  Editor (Short and Long Form), Professional Artist, Fan Artist, Fan Writer, and the John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer

As before, we here at 'nerds of a feather, flock together' are presenting a collective longlist of potential Hugo nominees that we think are worthy of your consideration. These selections represent the spectrum of tastes, tendencies, and predilections found among our group of 13 writers.

As a reminder, this list should not at all be considered comprehensive. There are some truly outstanding editors, writers, and artists who will not make our longlist because they did not produce enough work for non-paying / non-professional venues, did not write enough genre focused work, or for the very simple reason that we are not just familiar with what work they did produce during 2015. We encourage you to think of this as a list of candidates to consider alongside works which you are already familiar, nothing more and nothing less. 

In an effort at brevity (you may scoff) and perhaps at propriety, for these categories we have decided to simply list the individuals we are collectively recommending as part of the longlist, rather than detailing why each person listed below is awesome.

Finally, in the interests of being transparent, while it may worth noting that we, the writers of Nerds of a Feather are individually eligible for the Fan Writer category; because it is a conflict of interest, it would not appropriate to include any of us on our formal longlist. However, we would like to make a note of the work our own Charles Payseur has done both here as well at Quick Sip Reviews. Because of that conflict of interest, we are not including him on our list, but we do encourage anyone so inclined to take a look at his work and decide for themselves.

Editor, Short Form
Neil Clarke (Clarkesworld)
John Joseph Adams (Lightspeed, Nightmare, everything)
Lee Harris ( / Publishing)
Jonathan Strahan (Meeting Infinity)
Lynne M. Thomas (Uncanny)
Michael Damien Thomas (Uncanny)
Wendy N. Wagner (Lightspeed, Nightmare, Queers Destroy Horror)

Editor, Long Form
Nobody. But, we recommend that when you put together your final nominating ballot that you also look at who the editors were for your Best Novel selections and consider them for nomination for Editor, Long Form.

Professional Artist
Richard Anderson (Empire Ascendant)
Daniel Dociu (Nemesis Games)
Shan Jiang (Illustrated Man in the High Castle)
Stephan Martiniere (The Dark Forest, Dragondrums)
Victor Mosquera (Luna: New Moon)
David Palumbo (Binti)
Cynthia Sheppard (Karen Memory)
Sam Weber (Illustrated Dune)
Stephen Youll (Navigators of Dune)

Fan Artist
Ariel / Orisoni 
Megan Lara
Gabriel Picolo
Sarah Webb

Fan Writer
Rob Bedford 
Cora Buhlert
Cecily Kane
Maureen Kincaid-Speller 
Natalie Luhrs
Foz Meadows 
Mahvesh Murad
Abigail Nussbaum
Ian Sales 
Jared Shurin
Adam Whitehead
Renay Williams

John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer*
*(Not a Hugo, but Totally a Hugo) 
Lou Anders
Becky Chambers 
Roshani Chokshi
Nino Cipri
S.L. Huang
Cassandra Khaw
Sam J Miller (uncertain on his eligibility due to a 2013 Daily Science Fiction publication)
Malka Older
Kelly Robson 
Naru Dames Sundar
Andy Weir
Alyssa Wong 
Isabel Yap

COMPILED BY: Joe Sherry - Writer / Editor at Adventures in Reading since 2004, Nerds of a Feather contributor since 2015. Minnesotan.