Hugo Ballot Change

Worldcon 75 has announced that Alex Gamer has indicated that he is ineligible for his nomination for Best Fan Artist. Gamer’s entire 2016 publication was professional with no fan art published during that period. Worldcon 75 has replaced him on the ballot with Steve Stiles. New printed ballots are being produced and the on-line ballot will reflect the change when it goes live.

Best Fan Artist

  • Ninni Aalto
  • Vesa Lehtimäki
  • Likhain (M. Sereno)
  • Spring Schoenhuth
  • Steve Stiles
  • Mansik Yang

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GUFF Winner

Australian fan Donna Maree Hanson was named the GUFF winner in a field that included Sam Hawke, Belle McQuattie, and Alexandra Pierce. Originally, Alisa Krasnostein was running with Pierce, but she dropped out after the race began. Hanson won in the fourth round of vote tabulation and will travel to Helsinki for Worldcon 75, to be held August 9-13, 2017.
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Hugo Nominees

This year’s Hugo nominees were announced by Worldcon 75 on April 4. All members of Worldcon 75, the 75th World Science Fiction Convention, are eligible to vote for this year’s winners, which will be announced at the Worldcon on August 12.

Best Novel

  • All the Birds in the Sky, by Charlie Jane Anders
  • A Closed and Common Orbit, by Becky Chambers
  • Death’s End, by Cixin Liu
  • Ninefox Gambit, by Yoon Ha Lee
  • The Obelisk Gate, by N. K. Jemisin
  • Too Like the Lightning, by Ada Palmer

Best Novella (1410 ballots)

  • The Ballad of Black Tom, by Victor LaValle
  • The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, by Kij Johnson
  • Every Heart a Doorway, by Seanan McGuire
  • Penric and the Shaman, by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • A Taste of Honey, by Kai Ashante Wilson
  • This Census-Taker, by China Miéville

Best Novelette

  • Alien Stripper Boned From Behind By The T-Rex, by Stix Hiscock
  • “The Art of Space Travel,” by Nina Allan
  • “The Jewel and Her Lapidary,” by Fran Wilde
  • “The Tomato Thief,” by Ursula Vernon
  • “Touring with the Alien,” by Carolyn Ives Gilman
  • “You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay,” by Alyssa Wong

Best Short Story

  • “The City Born Great,” by N. K. Jemisin
  • “A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers,” by Alyssa Wong
  • “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies,” by Brooke Bolander
  • “Seasons of Glass and Iron,” by Amal El-Mohtar
  • “That Game We Played During the War,” by Carrie Vaughn
  • “An Unimaginable Light,” by John C. Wright

Best Related Work

  • The Geek Feminist Revolution, by Kameron Hurley
  • The Princess Diarist, by Carrie Fisher
  • Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg, by Robert Silverberg and Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
  • The View From the Cheap Seats, by Neil Gaiman
  • “The Women of Harry Potter,” posts by Sarah Gailey
  • Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016, by Ursula K. Le Guin

Best Graphic Story

  • Black Panther, Volume 1: A Nation Under Our Feet, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, illustrated by Brian Stelfreeze
  • Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening, written by Marjorie Liu, illustrated by Sana Takeda
  • Ms. Marvel, Volume 5: Super Famous, written by G. Willow Wilson, illustrated by Takeshi Miyazawa
  • Paper Girls, Volume 1, written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Cliff Chiang, colored by Matthew Wilson, lettered by Jared Fletcher
  • Saga, Volume 6, illustrated by Fiona Staples, written by Brian K. Vaughan, lettered by Fonografiks
  • The Vision, Volume 1: Little Worse Than A Man, written by Tom King, illustrated by Gabriel Hernandez Walta

Best Dramatic Presentation – Long Form

  • Arrival, screenplay by Eric Heisserer based on a short story by Ted Chiang, directed by Denis Villeneuve
  • Deadpool, screenplay by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick, directed by Tim Miller
  • Ghostbusters, screenplay by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, directed by Paul Feig
  • Hidden Figures, screenplay by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi, directed by Theodore Melfi
  • Rogue One, screenplay by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, directed by Gareth Edwards
  • Stranger Things, Season One, created by the Duffer Brothers

Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form

  • Black Mirror: “San Junipero,” written by Charlie Brooker, directed by Owen Harris
  • Doctor Who: “The Return of Doctor Mysterio,” written by Steven Moffat, directed by Ed Bazalgette
  • The Expanse: “Leviathan Wakes,” written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, directed by Terry McDonough
  • Game of Thrones: “Battle of the Bastards,” written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, directed by Miguel Sapochnik
  • Game of Thrones: “The Door,” written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, directed by Jack Bender
  • Splendor & Misery, by Clipping

Best Editor – Short Form

  • John Joseph Adams
  • Neil Clarke
  • Ellen Datlow
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
  • Sheila Williams

Best Editor – Long Form

  • Vox Day
  • Sheila E. Gilbert
  • Liz Gorinsky
  • Devi Pillai
  • Miriam Weinberg
  • Navah Wolfe

Best Professional Artist

  • Galen Dara
  • Julie Dillon
  • Chris McGrath
  • Victo Ngai
  • John Picacio
  • Sana Takeda

Best Semiprozine

  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies, edited and and published by Scott H. Andrews
  • Cirsova Heroic Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, edited by P. Alexander
  • GigaNotoSaurus, edited by Rashida J. Smith
  • Strange Horizons, edited by Niall Harrison, Catherine Krahe, Vajra Chandrasekera, Vanessa Rose Phin, Li Chua, Aishwarya Subramanian, Tim Moore, Anaea Lay, and the Strange Horizons staff
  • Uncanny Magazine, edited by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, Julia Rios, and podcast produced by Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky
  • The Book Smugglers, edited by Ana Grilo and Thea James

Best Fanzine (610 ballots)

  • Castalia House Blog, edited by Jeffro Johnson
  • Journey Planet, edited by James Bacon, Chris Garcia, Esther MacCallum-Stewart, Helena Nash, Errick Nunnally, Pádraig Ó Méalóid, Chuck Serface, and Erin Underwood
  • Lady Business, edited by Clare, Ira, Jodie, KJ, Renay, and Susan
  • nerds of a feather, flock together, edited by The G, Vance Kotrla, and Joe Sherry
  • Rocket Stack Rank, edited by Greg Hullender and Eric Wong
  • SF Bluestocking, edited by Bridget McKinney

Best Fancast

  • The Coode Street Podcast, presented by Gary K. Wolfe and Jonathan Strahan
  • Ditch Diggers, presented by Mur Lafferty and Matt Wallace
  • Fangirl Happy Hour, presented by Ana Grilo and Renay Williams
  • Galactic Suburbia, presented by Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce and Tansy Rayner Roberts, produced by Andrew Finch
  • The Rageaholic, presented by RazörFist
  • Tea and Jeopardy, presented by Emma Newman with Peter Newman

Best Fan Writer

  • Mike Glyer
  • Jeffro Johnson
  • Natalie Luhrs
  • Foz Meadows
  • Abigail Nussbaum
  • Chuck Tingle

Best Fan Artist

  • Ninni Aalto
  • Alex Garner
  • Vesa Lehtimäki
  • Likhain (M. Sereno)
  • Spring Schoenhuth
  • Steve Stiles
  • Mansik Yang

Best Series

  • The Craft Sequence, by Max Gladstone
  • The Expanse, by James S.A. Corey
  • The October Daye Books, by Seanan McGuire
  • The Peter Grant / Rivers of London series, by Ben Aaronovitch
  • The Temeraire series, by Naomi Novik
  • The Vorkosigan Saga, by Lois McMaster Bujold

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

  • Sarah Gailey
  • J. Mulrooney
  • Malka Older
  • Ada Palmer
  • Laurie Penny
  • Kelly Robson

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Prometheus Nominees

This year’s nominees for the Prometheus Award have been announced. The awards are presented by the Libertarian Futurist Society and winners will be announced in August at Worldcon 75, which will be held in Helsinki, Finland.

Prometheus Awards

  • The Corporation Wars: Dissidence, by Ken MacLeod
  • The Corporation Wars: Insurance, by Ken MacLeod
  • The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047, by Lionel Shriver
  • The Core of the Sun, by Johanna Sinisalo, translated by Lola Rogers
  • Blade of p’Na, by L. Neil Smith

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Lord Named Toastmistress

Worldcon 75, their year’s worldcon to be held in Helsinki, Finland, has announced that Karen Lord will serve as Toastmistress at the event. Lord is the author of Redemption in Indigo and The Galaxy Game She has won the Mythopoeic Award, the Parallax Award, the Crawford Award, and the Kitschies Golden Tentacle, among others. Worldcon 75 will take place from August 9-13.
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Worldcon 75 Expands Chairman’s Staff

Jukka Halme, the Chair of Worldcon 75, has announced the appointment of Karo Leikomaa and Colette H. Fozard as vice-chairs of this year’s Worldcon, to be held in Helsinki. Originally, Halme was co-chairing the convention with two others, both of whom have resigned. This appointment helps fill the management team of the event. Leikomaa has served on the con com of several Finncons in a variety of positions and Fozard has served as senior staff for Arisia, Balticon, MAGFest, and Zenkaikon.
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TAFF Candidates

Sarah Gulde, Alissa McKersie, and John Purcell have declared they are running for TAFF, to travel to Helsinki for Worldcon 75 in 2017. The voting deadline is March 4.
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2017 GUFF Candidates

Donna Maree Hanson, Sam Hawke, Belle McQuattie, and Alexandra Pierce & Alisa Krasnostein are this year’s candidates for GUFF, the Get-Up-and-Over Fan Fund. The winner of the race will travel from Australasia to Europe for Worldcon 75, next year’s Worldcon in Helsinki. GUFF is not limited by geography, so anyone may vote.
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Helsinki Co-Chair Resigns

Crystal Huff, one of the co-chairs of Worldcon 75, to be held next year in Helsinki, Finland, has announced her resignation as co-chair, noting that she will remain active in the convention in a different role. Huff cited work and family as reasons for stepping down from the position. She has been instrumental over the past four years of representing the bid and the convention throughout the United States and working to make it a reality. Jukka Halme remains at the sole chair of the convention.

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TAFF Call for Nominations

The Eastbound TAFF (Trans Atlantic Fan Fund) race, from North America to Europe, is looking for candidates. Any North American who wishes to run must provide three nominations from North American fans and two from European fans, a written platform not to exceed 101 words, a $10 bond, and a pledge to make the trip upon winning. This year’s TAFF race is being conducted by Anna Raftery (Europe), and Curt Phillips (North America). The winner will attend Worldcon 75 in Helsinki.
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