Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hugo Awards 2017: My Final Ballot

Now that the deadline has passed and I have done all the Hugo reading and consuming that I am going to do this year, the final ballot I submitted is below.  The full list of nominees can be found here. I have provided links to my articles covering each category where available.

For reasons which should be fairly obvious, I declined to write about the finalists for Fanzine. Speaking specifically for myself, I am very happy that Nerds of a Feather was able to share a ballot with some really excellent and awesome fanzines who are showing off the breadth of what a fanzine can be and are doing so at a remarkably high level of quality. We continue to be over the moon about being a finalist for the Hugo Award. It's been a dream of ours for a long time and I'd like to refer everyone back to the initial Thank You note we shared when all of the finalists were announced.

Novel (my thoughts)
1. The Obelisk Gate
2. Ninefox Gambit
3. All the Birds in the Sky
4. A Closed and Common Orbit
5. Death's End
6. No Award

Novella (my thoughts)
1. Every Heart a Doorway
2. Penric and the Shaman
3. A Taste of Honey
4. The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe
5. The Ballad of Black Tom
6. This Census-Taker

Novelette (my thoughts)
1. "You'll Surely Drown Here If You Stay"
2. "The Art of Space Travel"
3. "The Tomato Thief"
4. "Touring with the Alien"
5. The Jewel and Her Lapidary
6. No Award

Short Story (my thoughts)
1. "That Game We Played During the War"
2. "Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies"
3. "A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers"
4. "Seasons of Glass and Iron"
5. "The City Born Great"
6. No Award

Related Work
1. The Geek Feminist Revolution
2. The Women of Harry Potter posts
3. Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016
4. The View From the Cheap Seats
5. The Princess Diarist

Graphic Story (my thoughts)
1. Paper Girls, Volume 1
2. Saga, Volume 6
3. Ms. Marvel, Volume 5: Super Famous
4. Black Panther, Volume 1: A Nation Under Our Feet
5. Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening
6. The Vision, Volume 1: Little Worse Than A Man

Dramatic Presentation, Long Form (my thoughts)
1. Arrival
2. Stranger Things, Season One
3. Hidden Figures
4. Deadpool
5. Rogue One

Dramatic Presentation, Short Form (my thoughts)
1. Game of Thrones: "The Door"
2. The Expanse: "Leviathan Wakes"
3. Splendor & Misery [album]
4. Game of Thrones: "Battle of the Bastards"

Editor, Short Form
-No Vote

Editor,  Long Form
1. Devi Pillai
2. Navah Wolfe
3. Miriam Weinberg
4. Liz Gorinsky
5. Sheila E. Gilbert
6. No Award

Professional Artist (my thoughts)
1. Victo Ngai
2. Galen Dara
3. John Picacio
4. Sana Takeda
5. Chris McGrath
6. Julie Dillon

Semiprozine
-No Vote

Fanzine
1. nerds of a feather, flock together
2. SF Bluestocking
3. Lady Business
4. Rocket Stack Rank
5. Journey Planet
6. Castalia House Blog

Fancast (my thoughts)
1. Ditch Diggers
2. The Coode Street Podcast
3. Fangirl Happy Hour
4. Galactic Suburbia
5. Tea and Jeopardy
6. The Rageaholic

Fan Writer
1. Abigail Nussbaum
2. Foz Meadows
3. No Award

Fan Artist (my thoughts)
1. Likhain
2. Vesa Lehtimaki
3. Elizabeth Leggett
4. Spring Schoenhuth
5. No Award

Series
1. The Expanse
2. The Vorkosigan Saga
3. The Craft Sequence
4. The Temeraire series
5. The October Daye Books
6. The Peter Grant / Rivers of London series

John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer
1. Malka Older
2. Laurie Penny
3. Sarah Gailey
4. Kelly Robson
5. Ada Palmer



POSTED BY: Joe Sherry - Co-editor of Nerds of a Feather, 2017 Hugo Award Finalist for Best Fanzine. Writer / Editor of the mostly defunct Adventures in Reading since 2004. Minnesotan. 

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