Hugo Nominations

This year’s Hugo nominees were announced by LoneStarCon 3 at four different conventions on March 30. All members of LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention, are eligible to vote for this year’s winners, which will be announced at the Worldcon.

Best Novel

  • 2312, by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Blackout, by Mira Grant
  • Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas, by John Scalzi
  • Throne of the Crescent Moon, by Saladin Ahmed

Best Novella

  • After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, by Nancy Kress
  • The Emperor’s Soul, by Brandon Sanderson
  • On a Red Station, Drifting, by Aliette de Bodard
  • San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats, by Mira Grant
  • “The Stars Do Not Lie,” by Jay Lake

Best Novelette

  • “The Boy Who Cast No Shadow,” by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  • “Fade To White,” by Catherynne M. Valente
  • “The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi,” by Pat Cadigan
  • “In Sea-Salt Tears,” by Seanan McGuire
  • “Rat-Catcher,” by Seanan McGuire

Best Short Story
This category has 3 nominees due to a 5% requirement under Section 3.8.5 of the WSFS constitution.

  • “Immersion,” by Aliette de Bodard
  • “Mantis Wives,” by Kij Johnson
  • “Mono no Aware,” by Ken Liu

Best Related Work

  • The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature, edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
  • Chicks Dig Comics: A Celebration of Comic Books by the Women Who Love Them, edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Sigrid Ellis
  • Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who, edited by Deborah Stanish and L.M. Myles
  • I Have an Idea for a Book… The Bibliography of Martin H. Greenberg, compiled by Martin H. Greenberg, edited by John Helfers
  • Writing Excuses Season Seven, by Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, and Jordan Sanderson

Best Graphic Story

  • Grandville Bête Noire, written and illustrated by Bryan Talbot
  • Locke & Key Volume 5: Clockworks, written by Joe Hill, illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez
  • Saga, Volume One, written by Brian K. Vaughn, illustrated by Fiona Staples
  • Schlock Mercenary: Random Access Memorabilia, by Howard Tayler, colors by Travis Walton
  • Saucer Country, Volume 1: Run, written by Paul Cornell, illustrated by Ryan Kelly, Jimmy Broxton, and Goran Sudžuka

Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form)

  • The Avengers, screenplay and directed by Joss Whedon (Marvel Studios, Disney,
  • The Cabin in the Woods, screenplay by Drew Goddard & Joss Whedon; directed by Drew Goddard
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, and Guillermo del Toro, directed by Peter Jackson
  • The Hunger Games, screenplay by Gary Ross & Suzanne Collins, directed by Gary Ross
  • Looper, screenplay and directed by Rian Johnson

Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form)

  • Doctor Who: “The Angels Take Manhattan,” written by Steven Moffat, directed by Nick Hurran
  • Doctor Who: “Asylum of the Daleks,” written by Steven Moffat; directed by Nick Hurran
  • Doctor Who: “The Snowmen,” written by Steven Moffat, directed by Saul Metzstein
  • Fringe: “Letters of Transit,” written by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Akiva Goldsman, J.H.Wyman, Jeff Pinkner. directed by Joe Chappelle
  • Game of Thrones: “Blackwater,” written by George R.R. Martin, directed by Neil Marshall. created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

Best Editor – Short Form

  • John Joseph Adams
  • Neil Clarke
  • Stanley Schmidt
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Sheila Williams

Best Editor – Long Form

  • Lou Anders
  • Sheila Gilbert
  • Liz Gorinsky
  • Patrick Nielsen Hayden
  • Toni Weisskopf

Best Professional Artist

  • Vincent Chong
  • Julie Dillon
  • Dan Dos Santos
  • Chris McGrath
  • John Picacio

Best Semiprozine

  • Apex Magazine, edited by Lynne M. Thomas, Jason Sizemore, and Michael Damian Thomas
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies, edited by Scott H. Andrews
  • Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke, Jason Heller, Sean Wallace, and Kate Baker
  • Lightspeed, edited by John Joseph Adams and Stefan Rudnicki
  • Strange Horizons, edited by Niall Harrison, Jed Hartman, Brit Mandelo, An Owomoyela, Julia Rios, Abigail Nussbaum, Sonya Taaffe, Dave Nagdeman, and Rebecca Cross

Best Fanzine

  • Banana Wings, edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
  • The Drink Tank, edited by Chris Garcia and James Bacon
  • Elitist Book Reviews, edited by Steven Diamond
  • Journey Planet, edited by James Bacon, Chris Garcia, Emma J. King, Helen J. Montgomery, and Pete Young
  • SF Signal, edited by John DeNardo, JP Frantz, and Patrick Hester

Best Fancast

  • The Coode Street Podcast, Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe
  • Galactic Suburbia Podcast, Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts (Presenters), and Andrew Finch (Producer)
  • SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester, John DeNardo, and JP Frantz
  • SF Squeecast, Elizabeth Bear, Paul Cornell, Seanan McGuire, Lynne M. Thomas, Catherynne M. Valente (Presenters), and David McHone-Chase (Technical Producer)
  • StarShipSofa, Tony C. Smith

Best Fan Writer

  • James Bacon
  • Christopher J Garcia
  • Mark Oshiro
  • Tansy Rayner Roberts
  • Steven H Silver

Best Fan Artist

  • Galen Dara
  • Brad W. Foster
  • Spring Schoenhuth
  • Maurine Starkey
  • Steve Stiles

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2011 or 2012, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo Award).

  • Zen Cho
  • Max Gladstone
  • Mur Lafferty
  • Stina Leicht
  • Chuck Wendig

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Worldcon and NASFiC Candidates

LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention, has announced the official bidders for the 2015 Worldcon and the 2014 NASFiC. All bidders have successfully turned in their paperwork. Members of LoneStarCon 3 will select the winners, who will be announced at the Sunday business meeting at the Worldcon. A NASFIC may be held in 2014 since the Worldcon will take place in London that year.

2015 Worldcon:

2014 NASFIC:

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Hugo Subcommittee Named

LoneStarCon 3 has announced the membership of the Hugo Subcommittee, Todd Dashoff, Vince Docherty, Saul Jaffe, Steven Staton, and Ben Yalow. Dashoff is also serving as the Hugo Award administrator. None of the members of the Hugo Subcommittee are eligible to be nominated for any category of the Hugo Award.

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Hugo Award Winners

The Hugo Awards were presented a part of Chicon 7 on September 2. Chicon 7 Toastmaster John Scalzi emceed the event, presenting all the Hugos except for Short Story (a category for which he was nominated), which was presented by Gardner Dozois. In addition, the ceremony included the presentation of the Big Heart Award to Juanita Coulson and a Special Committee Award to Robert Weinberg. Breaking from tradition, Chicon 7 unveiled this year’s Hugo trophy at Opening Ceremonies to give more members a chance to examine the trophy. Most of the ceremony was streamed live to Dragon*Con, which also had a trophy on display.

  • Best Novel: Among Others, by Jo Walton
  • Best Novella: “The Man Who Bridged the Mist,” by Kij Johnson
  • Best Novelette: “Six Months, Three Days,” by Charlie Jane Anders
  • Best Short Story: “The Paper Menagerie,” by Ken Liu
  • Best Related Work: The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Third Edition, edited by John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls, and Graham Sleight
  • Best Graphic Story: Digger, by Ursula Vernon
  • Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: Game of Thrones (Season 1)
  • Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: “The Doctor’s Wife” (Doctor Who)
  • Best Editor, Short Form: Sheila Williams
  • Best Editor, Long Form: Betsy Wollheim
  • Best Professional Artist: John Picacio
  • Best Semiprozine: Locus, edited by Liza Groen Trombi, Kirsten Gong-Wong, et al.
  • Best Fanzine: SF Signal, edited by John DeNardo
  • Best Fan Writer: Jim C. Hines
  • Best Fan Artist: Maurine Starkey
  • Best Fancast: SF Squeecast, by Lynne M. Thomas, Seanan McGuire, Paul Cornell, Elizabeth Bear, and Catherynne M. Valente
  • John W. Campbell Award for Best New Author (sponsored by Dell Magazines, not a Hugo): E. Lily Yu

Montreal Joins 2017 Race

A group of fans have announced that they will bid to host the Worldcon in 2017 in Montreal, Canada. Japan has already announced a bid for that year. The last Japanese Worldcon was Nippon in 2007. The last Montreal Worldcon was Anticipation in 2009.

2015: A Three Way Race

Durring the Fannish Inquisition at Chicon 7 on Friday, August 31, Eemeli Aro announced that Finnish fandom would be bidding to host a Worldcon in Helsinki, Finland in 2015. The Finland bid joins groups already bidding for Spokane, Washington, and Orlando, Florida. Voting for the 2015 Worldcon will take place at next year’s Worldcon, LoneStarCon III, in San Antonio, Texas.

For more information…Helsinki
For more information…Orlando
For more information…Spokane

Loncon 3 in 2014

The London Worldcon bid easily won site selection at Chicon 7, receiving 864 of 932 votes cast in an uncontested election. The convention will take place from August 14-18, 2014 at the ExCeL London. Alice Lawson and Steve Cooper will serve as the convention’s co-chairs. The Guests of Honor will be Iain M. Banks, John Clute, Malcolm Edwards, Chris Foss, Jeanne Gomoll, Robin Hobb, and Bryan Talbot. Previous Loncons were held in 1957 and 1965.

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News Blackout Apology

I apologize to all those who come to this site looking for news for now having anything up in a timely manner for the past week. Unfortunately, as I was vice-chairing Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, I didn’t have the time (or, frankly, the internet access) to make my usual updates. I will be trying to post news from the last week from Worldcon, Dragon*Con, PAX, and other sources over the next day or two. My apologies for any inconvenience. -Steven H Silver

LoneStarCon 3 Offers Military Discount

LoneStarCon 3, the 2013 Worldcon, has announced a discount membership rate for currently active military personnel or retired military with I.D. This rate is set at $110 and is not subject to future increases, either prior to the convention or at the door. LoneStarCon 3 will take place in San Antonio, TX from August 29 through September 2.

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Hugo Nominees Announced

Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, has announced the nominees for this year’s Hugo Awards. All attending and supporting members of Chicon are eligible to vote. The awards will be presented on Sunday, September 2. A record 1,101 valid nominating ballots were received and counted.

Best Novel (932 ballots)

  • Among Others, by Jo Walton
  • A Dance With Dragons, by George R. R. Martin
  • Deadline, by Mira Grant
  • Embassytown, by China Miéville
  • Leviathan Wakes, by James S. A. Corey

Best Novella (473 ballots)

  • Countdown, by Mira Grant
  • “The Ice Owl,” by Carolyn Ives Gilman
  • “Kiss Me Twice,” by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • “The Man Who Bridged the Mist,” by Kij Johnson
  • “The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary,” by Ken Liu
  • Silently and Very Fast, by Catherynne M. Valente

Best Novelette (499 ballots)

  • “The Copenhagen Interpretation,” by Paul Cornell
  • “Fields of Gold,” by Rachel Swirsky
  • “Ray of Light,” by Brad R. Torgersen
  • “Six Months, Three Days,” by Charlie Jane Anders
  • “What We Found,” by Geoff Ryman

Best Short Story (593 ballots)

  • “The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees,” by E. Lily Yu
  • “The Homecoming,” by Mike Resnick
  • “Movement,” by Nancy Fulda
  • “The Paper Menagerie,” by Ken Liu
  • “Shadow War of the Night Dragons: Book One: The Dead City: Prologue,” by John Scalzi

Best Related Work (461 ballots)

  • The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Third Edition, edited by John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls, and Graham Sleight
  • Jar Jar Binks Must Die… and Other Observations about Science Fiction Movies, by Daniel M. Kimmel
  • The Steampunk Bible: An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature, by Jeff VanderMeer and S. J. Chambers
  • Wicked Girls, by Seanan McGuire
  • Writing Excuses, Season 6, by Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Howard Tayler, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Jordan Sanderson

Best Graphic Story (339 ballots)

  • Digger, by Ursula Vernon
  • Fables: Vol 15: Rose Red, by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham
  • Locke & Key: Volume 4, Keys to the Kingdom, written by Joe Hill, illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez
  • Schlock Mercenary: Force Multiplication, written and illustrated by Howard Tayler, colors by Travis Walton
  • The Unwritten: Volume 4, Leviathan, created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross. Written by Mike Carey, illustrated by Peter Gross

Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form) (592 ballots)

  • Captain America: The First Avenger, screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephan McFeely, directed by Joe Johnston
  • Game of Thrones (Season 1), created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss; written by David Benioff, D. B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman, Jane Espenson, and George R. R. Martin; directed by Brian Kirk, Daniel Minahan, Tim van Patten, and Alan Taylor
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, screenplay by Steve Kloves; directed by David Yates
  • Hugo, screenplay by John Logan; directed by Martin Scorsese
  • Source Code, screenplay by Ben Ripley; directed by Duncan Jones

Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) (512 ballots)

  • “The Doctor’s Wife” (Doctor Who), written by Neil Gaiman; directed by Richard Clark
  • The Drink Tank‘s Hugo Acceptance Speech,” Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon
  • “The Girl Who Waited” (Doctor Who), written by Tom MacRae; directed by Nick Hurran
  • “A Good Man Goes to War” (Doctor Who), written by Steven Moffat; directed by Peter Hoar
  • “Remedial Chaos Theory” (Community), written by Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna; directed by Jeff Melman

Best Semiprozine (357 ballots)

  • Apex Magazine, edited by Catherynne M. Valente, Lynne M. Thomas, and Jason Sizemore
  • Interzone, edited by Andy Cox
  • Lightspeed, edited by John Joseph Adams
  • Locus, edited by Liza Groen Trombi, Kirsten Gong-Wong, et al.
  • New York Review of Science Fiction, edited by David G. Hartwell, Kevin J. Maroney, Kris Dikeman, and Avram Grumer

Best Fanzine (322 ballots)

  • Banana Wings, edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
  • The Drink Tank, edited by James Bacon and Christopher J Garcia
  • File 770, edited by Mike Glyer
  • Journey Planet, edited by James Bacon, Christopher J Garcia, et al.
  • SF Signal, edited by John DeNardo

Best Fancast (326 ballots)

  • The Coode Street Podcast, Jonathan Strahan & Gary K. Wolfe
  • Galactic Suburbia Podcast, Alisa Krasnostein, Alex Pierce, and Tansy Rayner Roberts (presenters) and Andrew Finch (producer)
  • SF Signal Podcast, John DeNardo and JP Frantz, produced by Patrick Hester
  • SF Squeecast, Lynne M. Thomas, Seanan McGuire, Paul Cornell, Elizabeth Bear, and Catherynne M. Valente
  • StarShipSofa, Tony C. Smith

Best Professional Editor – Long Form (358 ballots)

  • Lou Anders
  • Liz Gorinsky
  • Anne Lesley Groell
  • Patrick Nielsen Hayden
  • Betsy Wollheim

Best Professional Editor – Short Form (512 ballots)

  • John Joseph Adams
  • Neil Clarke
  • Stanley Schmidt
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Sheila Williams

Best Professional Artist (399 ballots)

  • Dan dos Santos
  • Bob Eggleton
  • Michael Komarck
  • Stephan Martiniere
  • John Picacio

Best Fan Artist (216 ballots)

  • Brad W. Foster
  • Randall Munroe
  • Spring Schoenhuth
  • Maurine Starkey
  • Steve Stiles
  • Taral Wayne

Best Fan Writer (360 ballots)

  • James Bacon
  • Claire Brialey
  • Christopher J Garcia
  • Jim C. Hines
  • Steven H Silver

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (396 ballots)
Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2010 or 2011, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo Award).

  • Mur Lafferty
  • Stina Leicht
  • Karen Lord *
  • Brad R. Torgersen *
  • E. Lily Yu
    *2nd year of eligibility

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