Wednesday, January 31, 2018

2018 Nerds of a Feather Hugo Awards Longlist, Part 3: Individual Categories

Welcome to the third part of our presentation of the Nerds of a Feather 2018 Hugo Award Longlist (see parts 1 & 2). Today we take a look at the categories recognizing individuals for their body of work during 2017:  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 2017. 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 departing 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. If you are so inclined, a sample of his work is available here.

Editor: Short Form

John Joseph Adams (Lightspeed, Nightmare, Cosmic Power)
Scott H. Andrews (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
Neil Clarke (Clarkesworld)
Jane Crowley and Kate Dollarhyde (Strange Horizons)
Lee Harris ( / Publishing)
Rashida J. Smith (GigaNotoSaurus)
Jonathan Strahan (Infinity Wars, Passing Strange,,  etc)
Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damien Thomas (Uncanny)
Ann VanderMeer (The Big Book of Science Fiction)
Wendy Wagner (Lightspeed, Nightmare)
Sean Wallace & Silvia Moreno-Garcia (The Dark)

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
Galen Dara (portfolio, includes 2017 works)
Julie Dillon (portfolio, includes 2017 works)
Kirbi Fagan (site)
Jeff Lemire (Royal City)
Victo Ngai (Amberlough)
John Picacio (Loteria and other Selected Works)
Gabriel Rodriguez (Sword of Ages)
Fiona Staples (Saga)

Fan Artist
Geneva Benton (site)
Hayley Gilmore (A Woman's Place is in the Resistance)
Ariela Housman (site)
Stephanie Law (site)
Likhain (more) (site)
Kristina Tsenova (some)

Fan Writer
Nina Allan
Megan AM
Rob Bedford
Cora Buhlert 
Rachel Cordasco 
Natalie Luhrs
Bridget McKinney
Maureen Kincaid-Speller
Aidan Moher 
Abigail Nussbaum
Mark Oshiro
Bogi Tak√°cs
Adam Whitehead
Renay Williams

John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer*
*(Not a Hugo, but Totally a Hugo) 

Nicky Drayden
Sarah Gailey
Sarah Kuhn
S. Qiouyi Lu
Jeannette Ng
Brandon O'Brien
Rivers Solomon
Wole Talabi
K.B. Wagers

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.