Tuesday, January 31, 2023

2023 Nerds of a Feather Hugo Awards Recommended Reading, Part 2: Visual Work Categories

Welcome to our continuing presentation of the Nerds of a Feather 2023 Hugo Award Recommendation List. 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 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 2023 Recommendation List Series:

Graphic Story

The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya Vol. 2, by Reimena Yee  Eat the Rich by Sarah Gailey, Pius Bak and Roman Titov Galaxy: The Prettiest Star by Jadzia Axelrod and Jess Taylor

The Many Deaths of Laila Starr, by Ram V. and Filipe Andrade

Monstress Vol. 7, by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda Nubia and the Amazons by Stephanie Williams, Vita Ayala and Alitha Martinez

Once & Future Vol. 4, by Kieron Gillen

Squire by Nadia Shammas and Sara Alfageeh

Step by Bloody Step by Si Spurrier, Mathías Bergara and Matheus Lopes

Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons Book 3, by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Nicola Scott

Dramatic Presentation Long Form

(Note: We hope that Chengdu sees the ratification of the proposal to bring a Best Game or Interactive Experience category to the Hugo Awards. Until that time, as we have done in previous years, we are including a couple of video games here which we feel fit best under "Dramatic Presentation" rather than any other category - for now.)

Andor: Season 1
Dragon Age: Absolution
Everything Everywhere All at Once
God of War: Ragnarok
Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio
Horizon: Forbidden West
Kotaro Lives Alone: Season 1
Ms Marvel: Season 1
Neptune Frost
The Northman
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Season 1
Paper Girls
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
Severance: Season 1
Slash Back
Stranger Things: Season 4
Three Thousand Years of Longing
Turning Red
Wednesday: Season 1

Dramatic Presentation (Short Form)

(Note: Many of our favourite series are only listed in long form because we couldn't pick an episode or three! But individual episodes are also eligible and recommended in this short form category.)

Andor: "Announcement"

Andor: "Nobody's Listening!"

Andor: "One Way Out" 

Doctor Who: "Village of the Angels" 

The Expanse: "Babylon's Ashes"

For All Mankind: "Happy Valley"

For All Mankind: "Seven Minutes of Terror"

For All Mankind: "Stranger in a Strange Land" 

Paper Girls: "It Was Never About the Corn" 

Resident Alien: "Autopsy"

Resident Alien: "Radio Harry"

Severance: "The We We Are"

Station Eleven: "Who's There?"
Star Trek Discovery:
"The Examples"

Star Trek Discovery: "Species Ten-C"
Star Trek Prodigy:
"All the World's a Stage"

Star Trek Prodigy: "A Moral Star, Part 2"

Star Trek Prodigy: "Supernova, Part 1"
Stranger Things:
Chapter Four: Dear Billy