This year’s nomination periods for the Hugo Awards and the Nebula Awards are now open. To assist you in finding material to nominate, I’ve assembled this post to list everything that I worked on in 2018.
But first, information about nominating for both awards:
The 2019 Hugo Awards will be presented in Dublin, Ireland during Worldcon 77 (Aug. 15-19, 2019). Nominations close on March 15, 2019 at 11:59pm Pacific Daylight Time. The list of finalists will be announced “in early April” according to the Worldcon 77 website.
Anyone who is a voting member of the 2018, 2019, or 2020 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 77.]
Nominations may be submitted through the online ballot. If you’re registered Worldcon 77 will send you (or likely already has sent you) a personalized link via email that will allow you to vote.
From November 15 to February 15, Active and Associate SFWA members may submit nominations for the Nebula Awards. Nominations may be submitted through the online ballot, available here. For more information, visit SFWA’s How to Vote page.
- The vast majority of Lightspeed’s original fiction from 2018 is available online (and also much of the 2018 original fiction is available as a podcast). If you are a SFWA member, you can also download an ebook (epub/mobi/pdf) compilation of all 2018’s original material from the SFWA forums.
- All of Nightmare’s original fiction from 2018 is available online (and also much of the 2018 original fiction is available as a podcast). If you are a SFWA member, you can also download an ebook (epub/mobi/pdf) compilation of all 2018’s original material from the SFWA forums.
- For SFWA members, the eligible novels I edited for John Joseph Adams Books are available for download in the SFWA forums.
After the jump, you’ll find a list of all of the 2018 eligible stories/authors that either appeared in Lightspeed or Nightmare, or in projects I’m otherwise affiliated with. Everything is sorted into their proper award 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.
- THE CITY OF LOST FORTUNES by Bryan Camp
- THE ROBOTS OF GOTHAM by Todd McAulty
- THE WILD DEAD by Carrie Vaughn
- THE SPACESHIP NEXT DOOR by Gene Doucette*
- IN THE NIGHT WOOD by Dale Bailey (ebook edition is on sale for $2.99 until Jan. 31)
- CREATURES OF WANT AND RUIN by Molly Tanzer
* Ineligible due to prior self-published edition.
Novelettes & Short Stories (Hugo/Nebula-eligible)
To aid you in sorting through the voting categories, I’ve color-coded the stories in the following spreadsheets (Novelette: blue | Short Story: black). They’re also all sorted by word count, longest to shortest. The four stories highlighted in tan are part of Lightspeed‘s super-sized issue #100, and are the only four original stories are not available online; they are exclusive to the paid edition, which you can purchase in ebook or trade paperback.
Editor, Short-Form (Hugo-eligible)
- John Joseph Adams (Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018, Lightspeed Magazine (12 issues in 2018), Nightmare Magazine (12 issues in 2018))
N.K. Jemisin (co-editor w/JJA: Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018)*
* Not eligible due to not meeting the minimum lifetime requirement of having edited at least four magazine issues, anthologies, or collections.
Editor, Long-Form (Hugo-eligible)
- John Joseph Adams, John Joseph Adams Books (2018 Books Edited: The City of Lost Fortunes by Bryan Camp; The Robots of Gotham by Todd McAulty; The Wild Dead by Carrie Vaughn; The Spaceship Next Door by Gene Doucette; In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey; Creatures of Want and Ruin by Molly Tanzer.)
Professional Artist (Hugo-eligible)
- Julie Dillon, Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018
- Andrew Davidson, In the Night Wood
- Eduardo Recife, Creatures of Want and Ruin
- Will Staehle, The City of Lost Fortunes
- Marcel Mercado, Lightspeed covers: [Dec. 2018]
- Galen Dara, Lightspeed covers: [May 2018, Sep. 2018, Nov. 2018]
- Reiko Murakami, Lightspeed covers [Mar. 2018, Jun. 2018, Oct. 2018]
- Waiji Choo, Lightspeed covers [Aug. 2018]
- Saleha Chowdhury, Lightspeed covers [Jul. 2018]
- Elizabeth Leggett, Lightspeed covers [Apr. 2018]
- Sam Schechter, Lightspeed covers [Feb. 2018]
- Alan Bao, Lightspeed covers [Jan. 2018]
* Now considered “professional” by Hugo rules; no longer eligible in the semiprozine category.
Best Related Work (Hugo-eligible)
- The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy (Season Nine), hosted by David Barr Kirtley, produced by John Joseph Adams (Season Nine, consisting of episodes 289-342, released in 2018) [Episode List] [iTunes]
Best Fancast (Hugo-eligible)
- The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy (Season Nine), hosted by David Barr Kirtley, produced by John Joseph Adams (Season Nine, consisting of episodes 289-342, released in 2018) [Episode List] [iTunes]*
*I’m not 100% clear if Geek’s Guide is eligible in Fancast or not. I previously thought not, but then Sword & Laser was a finalist in that category in last year’s Hugos, and I can’t see any real difference between their podcast and our podcast eligibility-wise. So if Sword & Laser is eligible in this category, then I think Geek’s Guide must be too. There’s no committee that will rule on eligibility ahead of nominations—so there’s no way to verify this one way or another—so the only way to find out is if people nominate it, and THEN the Hugo administrator would make the call. As far as I can tell, the category would be more properly named “Best Nonfiction Podcast About Science Fiction or Fantasy.”
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (1st Year Eligibility)** (voted on with the Hugos but “not a Hugo”)
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (2nd Year Eligibility)** (voted on with the Hugos but “not a Hugo”)
- Giovanni de Feo
- Kathleen Kayembe
- Theodore McCombs
- Timothy Mudie
- Lina Rather
- Max Wynne
- Cadwell Turnbull
- Nibedita Sen
- Stephanie Malia Morris
** 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.)