This year’s Hugo Awards nomination period is now open. The 2018 Hugo Awards will be presented in San Jose, CA during Worldcon 76 (Aug. 16-20, 2018). Nominations close on March 16, 2017 at 11:59pm Pacific Daylight Time. The list of finalists will be announced on Saturday March 31, 2018.
Anyone who is a voting member of the 2017, 2018, or 2019 Worldcons is eligible to nominate. You may nominate only once, regardless of how many of those three Worldcons you are a member. [Become a member of Worldcon 76.]
Nominations may be submitted through the online ballot. If you’re registered Worldcon 76 will send you (or likely already has sent you) a link and a PIN via email that will allow you to vote.
To assist you in finding material to nominate, I’ve assembled this post to list everything that I worked on in 2017.
- All of Lightspeed’s original fiction from 2017 is available online (and also much of the 2017 original fiction is available as a podcast).
- All of Nightmare’s original fiction from 2017 is available online (and also much of the 2017 original fiction is available as a podcast).
After the jump, you’ll find all of the 2017 eligible stories/authors that either appeared in Lightspeed or Nightmare, or in projects I’m otherwise affiliated with. Everything is sorted into their proper Hugo categories. In the interest of clarity (and to avoid the confusion that perhaps I’ve left something off the list by accident), I’ve listed some items that are ineligible and have them struckthrough to indicate their ineligibility.
- BANNERLESS by Carrie Vaughn (John Joseph Adams Books, July 2017)
- CREATURES OF WILL AND TEMPER by Molly Tanzer (John Joseph Adams Books, November 2017)
- SAND by Hugh Howey (John Joseph Adams Books, July 2017)*
- RETROGRADE by Peter Cawdron (John Joseph Adams Books, September 2017)*
* Ineligible due to prior self-published edition.
Novellas, Novelettes, & Short Stories
To aid you in sorting through the voting categories, I’ve color-coded the stories in the following spreadsheets (Novella: red | Novelette: blue | Short Story: black). They’re also all sorted by word count, longest to shortest.
- John Joseph Adams (Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017, Lightspeed Magazine, Nightmare Magazine, Cosmic Powers)
Charles Yu (co-editor w/JJA: Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017)*
* Not eligible due to not meeting the minimum lifetime requirement of having edited at least four magazine issues, anthologies, or collections.
- John Joseph Adams, John Joseph Adams Books (2017 Books Edited: Creatures of Will and Temper by Molly Tanzer, Bannerless by Carrie Vaughn, Machine Learning by Hugh Howey, Retrograde by Peter Cawdron, Sand by Hugh Howey)
- Chris Foss, Cosmic Powers
- Elizabeth Leggett, Retrograde
- M.S. Corley, Machine Learning
- Eduardo Recife, Creatures of Will and Temper
- Alan Bao, Lightspeed covers: [Feb. 2017, Sep. 2017]
- Galen Dara, Lightspeed covers: [Jan. 2017, Nov. 2017]
- Randy Gallegos, Lightspeed covers: [Jun. 2017]
- Odera Igbokwe, Lightspeed covers: [Apr. 2017]
- Reiko Murikami, Lightspeed covers: [Mar. 2017, Jul. 2017, Aug. 2017, Oct. 2017]
- Christopher Park, Lightspeed covers: [Dec. 2017]
- Sam Schechter, Lightspeed covers: [May 2017]
* Now considered “professional” by Hugo rules; no longer eligible in the semiprozine category.
Best Related Work
- The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy (Season Eight), hosted by David Barr Kirtley, produced by John Joseph Adams (Season Eight, consisting of episodes 237-288, released in 2017) [Episode List] [iTunes]
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (1st Year Eligibility)**
- Giovanni de Feo
- Kathleen Kayembe
- Theodore McCombs
- Timothy Mudie
- Lina Rather
- Max Wynne
- Cadwell Turnbull
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (2nd Year Eligibility)**
- Brian K. Hudson
- Dayo Ntwari
- Ishi Karki
- Kevin Jared Hosein
- Matthew Bailey
- Jenn Grunigen
- Teresa Naval
- Tristina Wright
- Gavin Pate
- Rose Hartley
- Wole Talabi
** Note: For Campbell Eligibility, I did some research to try to verify that these folks were all eligible, but I can’t be 100% sure; if anyone knows that any of these folks are NOT eligible, please let me know. (Likewise please let me know if I missed including anyone eligible that I published on this list.)