Thursday, August 01, 2013

My Hugo ballot - balloting is now closed.

Best Novel
12312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)
2Blackout by Mira Grant (Orbit)
3Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)
5Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi (Tor)
4Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed (DAW)
No Award
Best Novella
After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy Kress (Tachyon Publications)
2The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson (Tachyon Publications)
4On a Red Station, Drifting by Aliette de Bodard (Immersion Press)
3San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats by Mira Grant (Orbit)
1"The Stars Do Not Lie" by Jay Lake (Asimov's, Oct-Nov 2012)
5No Award
Best Novelette
5"The Boy Who Cast No Shadow" by Thomas Olde Heuvelt (Postscripts: Unfit For Eden, PS Publications)
4"Fade To White" by Catherynne M. Valente (Clarkesworld, August 2012)
2"The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi" by Pat Cadigan (Edge of Infinity, Solaris)
1"In Sea-Salt Tears" by Seanan McGuire (Self-published)
3"Rat-Catcher" by Seanan McGuire (A Fantasy Medley 2, Subterranean)
No Award
Best Short Story
2"Immersion" by Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld, June 2012)
"Mantis Wives" by Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld, August 2012)
1"Mono no Aware" by Ken Liu (The Future is Japanese, VIZ Media LLC)
3No Award
Best Related Work
3The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature Edited by Edward James & Farah Mendlesohn (Cambridge UP)
1Chicks Dig Comics: A Celebration of Comic Books by the Women Who Love Them Edited by Lynne M. Thomas & Sigrid Ellis (Mad Norwegian Press)
5Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who Edited by Deborah Stanish & L.M. Myles (Mad Norwegian Press)
4I Have an Idea for a Book… The Bibliography of Martin H. Greenberg Compiled by Martin H. Greenberg, edited by John Helfers (The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box)
2Writing Excuses Season Seven by Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler and Jordan Sanderson
No Award
Best Graphic Novel
4Grandville Bête Noire Written and Illustrated by Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse Comics, Jonathan Cape)
3Locke & Key Volume 5: Clockworks Written by Joe Hill, Illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
1Saga, Volume One Written by Brian K. Vaughn, Illustrated by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
Schlock Mercenary: Random Access Memorabilia by Howard Tayler, Colors by Travis Walton (Hypernode Media)
2Saucer Country, Volume 1: Run Written by Paul Cornell, Illustrated by Ryan Kelly, Jimmy Broxton and Goran Sudžuka (Vertigo)
5No Award
Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form)
1The Avengers Screenplay & Directed by Joss Whedon (Marvel Studios, Disney, Paramount)
2The Cabin in the Woods Screenplay by Drew Goddard & Joss Whedon, Directed by Drew Goddard (Mutant Enemy, Lionsgate)
4The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro, Directed by Peter Jackson (WingNut Films, New Line Cinema, MGM, Warner Bros)
3The Hunger Games Screenplay by Gary Ross & Suzanne Collins, Directed by Gary Ross (Lionsgate, Color Force)
5Looper Screenplay & Directed by Rian Johnson (FilmDistrict, EndGame Entertainment)
No Award
Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form)
3Doctor Who: "The Angels Take Manhattan" Written by Steven Moffat, Directed by Nick Hurran (BBC Wales)
4Doctor Who: "Asylum of the Daleks" Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Nick Hurran (BBC Wales)
5Doctor Who: "The Snowmen" Written by Steven Moffat, Directed by Saul Metzstein (BBC Wales)
2Fringe: "Letters of Transit" Written by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Akiva Goldsman, J.H.Wyman, Jeff Pinkner. Directed by Joe Chappelle (Fox)
1Game of Thrones: "Blackwater" Written by George R.R. Martin, Directed by Neil Marshall. Created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (HBO)
No Award
Best Editor (Short)
5John Joseph Adams
1Neil Clarke
3Stanley Schmidt
2Jonathan Strahan
4Sheila Williams
No Award
Best Editor (Long)
3Lou Anders
4Sheila Gilbert
5Liz Gorinsky
1Patrick Nielsen Hayden
2Toni Weisskopf
No Award
Best Pro Artist
5Vincent Chong
3Julie Dillon
1Dan dos Santos
2Chris McGrath
4John Picacio
No Award
Best Fan Artist
4Galen Dara
3Brad W. Foster
1Spring Schoenhuth
2Maurine Starkey
5Steve Stiles
No Award
Best Fan Writer
4James Bacon
3Christopher J Garcia
1Mark Oshiro
2Tansy Rayner Roberts
5Steven H Silver
No Award
Best Semiprozine
5Apex Magazine edited by Lynne M. Thomas, Jason Sizemore and Michael Damian Thomas
4Beneath Ceaseless Skies edited by Scott H. Andrews
1Clarkesworld edited by Neil Clarke, Jason Heller, Sean Wallace and Kate Baker
2Lightspeed edited by John Joseph Adams and produced/directed by Stefan Rudnicki
3Strange Horizons edited by Niall Harrison, Jed Hartman, Brit Mandelo, An Owomoyela, Julia Rios, Abigail Nussbaum, Sonya Taaffe, Dave Nagdeman and Rebecca Cross
No Award
Best Fanzine
5Banana Wings edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
3The Drink Tank edited by Chris Garcia and James Bacon
4Elitist Book Reviews edited by Steven Diamond
2Journey Planet edited by James Bacon, Chris Garcia, Emma J. King, Helen J. Montgomery and Pete Young
1SF Signal edited by John DeNardo, JP Frantz, and Patrick Hester
No Award
Best Fancast
2The Coode Street Podcast, Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe
4Galactic Suburbia Podcast, Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts (Presenters) and Andrew Finch (Producer)
5SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester, John DeNardo, and JP Frantz
3SF Squeecast, Elizabeth Bear, Paul Cornell, Seanan McGuire, Lynne M. Thomas, Catherynne M. Valente (Presenters) and David McHone-Chase (Technical Producer)
1StarShipSofa, Tony C. Smith
No Award
John W. Campbell Award
2Zen Cho *
3Max Gladstone
1Mur Lafferty *
4Stina Leicht *
5Chuck Wendig *
No Award

You can see there are a few things I absolutely would not like the Hugo Award to go to.
I was also persuaded that Throne of the Crescent Moon was terrific for a first novel but...
I don't know, they might have said that about Wool, my real first choice.  

1 comment:

Gary said...

I mainly missed Reshirts. Fans like Star Trek.