Nominations Open for Hugo Awards 2014


So the nominations round for the Hugo Awards 2014 are soon to be closed. Posts are floating around with thoughts and discussion, so here follows mine. But not before I note books I haven’t yet read, but shall try to before the end of March.

  • Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch #1) by Ann Leckie
  • The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
  • The Pirate’s Wish (The Assassin’s Curse #2) by Cassandra Rose Clarke
  • More Than This by Patrick Ness
  • Nexus (Nexus #1) by Ramez Naam
  • The Blue Blazes (Mookie Pearl #1) by Chuck Wendig
  • A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar

Happy to hear your thoughts or suggestions of who else I should try while we still have time, and especially want to know if I’m nominating anyone/anything that isn’t eligible. I’m always a bit worried I’m doing it wrong. Especially things like artists.

Some items I have no clue how to nominate – such as the Doctor Who eShorts they released for the 50th Anniversary – 11 shorts in total, but they were also released as a print book. Would that be counted as a fanwork?

Novel (already unable to shorten to five, help!)

  • The Republic of Thieves – Scott Lynch – Gollancz
  • The Golem and the Jinni – Helene Wecker – HarperCollins Publishers
  • Pantomime – Laura Lam – Angry Robot
  • Vicious – V. E. Schwab – Tor
  • A Natural History of Dragons – Marie Brennan – Tor
  • The Lives of Tao (Tao #1) by Wesley Chu
  • Necessary Evil (Milkweed Triptych #3) by Ian Tregillis – Tor
  • The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke – Angry Robot
  • Shadow and Bone – Leigh Bardugo – Indigo


  • “How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea” by Mira Grant
  • “One” by Nancy Kress
  • “Burning Girls” by Veronica Schanoes
  • “We Both Go Down Together” by Seanan McGuire


  • “The Effigy Engine”, Scott Lynch (Fearsome Journeys – Solaris)
  • “What Doctor Ivanovich Saw” by Ian Tregillis
  • “Bad Dream Girl” by Seanan McGuire
  • “Two Captains,” by Gemma Files
  • “Tip of the Tongue” by Patrick Ness (Eleven Doctors, Eleven Stories – Puffin)

Short Story

  • “The Too-Clever Fox”, Leigh Bardugo (
  • “Warm Up” by V. E. Schwab (
  • “Fire Above, Fire Below” by Garth Nix (
  • “Wave of Infection” by Jason M. Hough (

Related Work

  • Adventures with the Wife in Space, Neil Perryman (Faber and Faber)
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – St. Martin’s Griffin
  • “On Gender Parity and Cover Art” by Justin Landon (essay)
  • Queers Dig Time Lords – Sigrid Ellis – Mad Norwegian Press

Graphic Story

  • The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle: the Dark of Deep Below” – Nate Taylor – Subterranean Press
  • Saga – Volume 2 – by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
  • Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
  • Fairest Vol 2: The Hidden Kingdom – Inaki Miranda & Lauren Beukes

Dramatic Long

  • Welcome to Night Vale – Commonplace Books
  • Star Trek Into Darkness – Paramount Pictures
  • Pacific Rim – Warner Bros
  • Bioshock Infinite – 2K Games

Dramatic Short

  • “The Day of the Doctor,” Doctor Who (50th Anniversary Special)
  • An Adventure in Space and Time – Mark Gatiss – BBC
  • Cargo – Dreaming Tree Productions
  • Welcome to Night Vale, “The Sandstorm, A & B” – Commonplace Books

Editor Short

  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Tehani Wessely
  • Alisa Krasnostein
  • Lynne M. Thomas
  • John Joseph Adams

Editor Long

  • Lee Harris (Angry Robot Books)
  • Amanda Rutter (Angry Robot Books)
  • Simon Spanton (Gollancz)
  • Terry Karten (HarperCollins)

Pro Artist

  • Ben Templesmith (cover for The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination)
  • Michael Whelan – (cover for Way of Kings 2)
  • Todd Lockwood – (The Natural History of Dragons)
  • Kathleen Jennings
  • Shaun Tan


  • Andromeda Spaceways


  • Fantasy-Faction – Marc
  • The Book Smugglers – Ana and Thea
  • ?
  • ?


  • Verity – Deborah Stanish, Katrina Griffiths, L.M. Myles, Lynne M. Thomas, Erika Ensign and Tansy Rayner Roberts.
  • Galactic Suburbia – Tansy Rayner Roberts, Alisa Krasnostein, Alex Pierce
  • Coode Street – Gary Wolfe and Jonathan Strahan.
  • Welcome to Night Vale – Joseph Fink

Fan Writer

  • Tansy Rayner Roberts –
  • Hello Tailor! –
  • Grant Watson –
  • ?

Fan Artist

John W. Campbell Award

  • Wesley Chu – The Deaths of Tao
  • Laura Lam – Pantomime
  • Helene Wecker – The Golem and the Jinni
  • Cassandra Rose Clarke – Mad Scientist’s Daughter
  • Leigh Bardugo – Shadow and Bone

If anyone needs their memories jogged of what’s eligible, I’ve mainly been trawling google, the following two posts that allowed people to comment stating their awards eligibility, and a very helpful post by Tor. And I’ve just discovered that Lady Business are collecting suggestions in a handy spreadsheet:

4 thoughts on “Nominations Open for Hugo Awards 2014

  1. You know you get five entries per category? :)

    Short fiction editor: Alisa, me, Jonathan Strahan, Paula Guran, John Kilma, Lynne M Thomas, Michael Damien Thomas & Ellen Datlow spring to mind :)
    Artist: Kathleen Jennings in pro AND fan, Shaun Tan in pro.
    Semi-Pro: Andromeda Spaceways qualifies here.

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