Tuesday, February 1, 2022

2022 Nerds of a Feather Hugo Awards Recommended Reading, Part 2: Visual Work Categories

 Welcome to our continuing presentation of the Nerds of a Feather 2022 Hugo Award Recommendation List. Today will look at Graphic Story, the two Dramatic Presentation categories, and the new one time Video Game category.  

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, read, or played 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.  

Nerds of a Feather 2022 Recommendation List Series:

Graphic Story
Black Magic, Vol 3: Ascension 1, by Greg Rucka
Die, Vol 4: Bleed, by Kieron Gillen, Stephanie Harris
Monstress, Vol 6: The Vow, by Marjorie M. Liu, Sana Takeda
Once and Future, Vol 3: The Parliament of Magpies, by Kieron Gillen, Dan Mora, Tamra Bonvillain
Sabrina: Something Wicked, Vol 2, by Kelley Thompson, Veronica Fish, Andy Fish, Jack Morelli

Dramatic Presentation
Note: we would normally split this list into short and long, reflecting the category boundaries. However, like last year, we felt that there were a number of great TV show seasons which deserve consideration as a whole, although individual episodes for all of these are also eligible in short form. We've therefore split the list into movies and TV, and encourage you to make your own call about standout episodes from the latter.
The Green Knight
The Matrix Resurrections
Space Sweepers
Thunder Force
TV Shows
The Expanse (Amazon Prime)
Hawkeye (Disney+)
Squid Game (Netflix)
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Prodigy
Superman & Lois: Season 1
The Underground Railroad (Amazon Prime)
WandaVision (Disney+)
The Wheel of Time (Amazon Prime)