Tuesday, January 30, 2018

2018 Nerds of a Feather Hugo Awards Longlist, Part 2: Visual Work Categories

Welcome to our continuing presentation of the Nerds of a Feather 2018 Hugo Award Longlist (see part 1 here). Today will look at Graphic Story and the two Dramatic Presentation categories. 

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. Some outstanding works will not make our longlist for the simple reason that we have not seen or read it. 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. 

Graphic Story 

Bitch Planet: Volume 2: President Bitch, by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Lazarus: Volume 5: Cull, by Greg Rucka
Lumberjanes: Volume 6: Sink or Swim, by Shannon Waters and Kat Leyh
Lumberjanes: Volume 7: A Bird's-Eye View, by Shannon Waters and Kat Leyh
Monstress: Volume 2: The Blood, by Marjorie Liu
Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred, by Damien Duffy and John Jennings
Paper Girls: Volume 3, by Brian K. Vaughan
Saga: Volume 7, by Brian K. Vaughan
Victor LaValle's Destroyer, by Victor Lavalle

Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve [Columbia Pictures]
Coco, directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina [Pixar]
Get Out, directed by Jordan Peele [Universal Pictures]
Gone Podcast, created by Sunny Moraine
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2, directed by James Gunn [Disney]
The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson [Disney]
Spider-Man: Homecoming, directed by Jon Watts [Columbia]
Steal the Stars Podcast, created by Mac Rogers
Thor: Ragnarok, directed by Taika Waititi [Disney]
Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins [Warner Brothers]

Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: Season Two, created by Max Landis [BBC, 2017]
Recommended Episode: S2E1 "Space Rabbit"

The Expanse: Season Two, created by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, [Syfy, 2017]
Recommended Episode: S2E13 "Caliban's War"

The Orville: Season One, created by Seth MacFarlane [Fox, 2017]
Recommended Episode: S1E3 "About a Girl"

Orphan Black: Season Five, created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett [BBC, 2017]
Recommended Episode: S5E10 "To Right the Wrongs of Many"

People of Earth: Season Two, created by David Jenkins [TBS, 2017]
Recommended Episode: S2E7 "Bee Kind"

Star Trek Discovery: Season One, created by Brian Fuller and Alex Kurtzman [CBS, 2017]
Recommended Episodes: S1E6 "Lethe"

Stranger Things: Season Two, created by the Duffer Brothers [Netflix, 2017]
Recommended Episodes: S2E2 "Trick or Treat, Freak", S2E9 "The Gate"

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.