Monday, January 9, 2017

2017 Hugo Award Nominations are Now Open!

The nomination period for the 2017 Hugo Awards at Worldcon 75 is now open! Nominations close at 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time on March 17, 2017. You must be a supporting member of MidAmeriCon II, Worldcon 75, or Worldcon 76 to nominate. 

There are a few changes to the nominating process this year (though from the nominators' point of view, it will be the same as before - nominate your five favorite things in each category). We're also giving the Best Series category a test drive this year. Should be interesting!

It appears this year's Worldcon is not using a PIN system for the nominations, they are e-mailing all members direct links to individual, private nomination pages. So if you link to Worldcon 75, be careful not to accidentally post your private nominating link to the world! (Note to self.) :-)

Most of this year was really rough for me, work-wise, so I haven't read as much as I'd like. My 'might nominate' list is still pretty empty! I'm wandering the web for recommendations, and my Facebook friends. If there's something you really loved that was first published or aired in 2016 and is eligible for nomination for the 2017 Hugo Awards, please post it in the comments!

Here's what I might nominate this year, so far:

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form:

John W. Campbell:

Best Series:

  • I'm thinking about the Kate Daniels series, by Ilona Andrews, but if Best Series is ratified at this year's Worldcon, a series that makes the short list isn't eligible again until two more volumes have come out. And there will only be one more book in this series. So... maybe better to wait?

I'll post an update closer to the end of nominations season, after I've hopefully read some more.

Here's my to-read list, in no particular order:



Note: I know a lot of lists of eligible fiction are being put together. Please feel free to link to more! And maybe YOUR favorite isn't on those lists yet at all!

Tell me about the new SFF you're loving! I want to read it! Also, please tell me what you love about it, if you can without spoilers!

1 comment:

  1. At this point, I only have two fiction nominations sewn up:

    Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee (novel) - Dense, complicated, sometimes gruesome, but great.

    Penric's Mission by Lois McMaster Bujold (novella) - Might be the best of this series of novellas yet (much better than Penric & the Shaman, also published this year). If you liked Penric's Demon from last year, you'll enjoy this a lot.

    Currently reading: A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers. Verdict is still out, but I could see it making the cut. (Sequel to The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, a fun little space opera, but this seems kinda standalone so far (though reading the first novel helps)).

    For Dramatic presentation, I'm hoping Arrival will take it. I'm also nominating The Witch (doubt it will get much love, but I think it's fantastic). After that, not sure. 10 Cloverfield Lane is fun, but divisive. Ditto for Doctor Strange. I'm sure Civil War will get nominated, so it doesn't need my help.

    I'd like to see Stranger Things show up in some capacity, whether an episode in short form or the whole series in long form.

    Jonathan Edelstein just posted his list of short fiction nominees at, which seems worth a look...