2014 Hugo Awards and 1939 Retro Hugos – Shortlists


The ballot announcements for the 2014 Hugo awards, the 1939 Retro Hugo awards and the John W. Campbell award began at 8:30pm BST on Saturday 19 April at Satellite 4, the 65th British National Science Fiction Convention, held in Glasgow. The event was streamed live on ustream.

The shortlists are to be published through the Loncon 3 website immediately afterwards. Nominations were also released category by category via the Loncon 3 Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/londonin2014 and the Loncon 3 Twitter feed at twitter.com/Loncon3.

Those able to cast votes for the nomination rounds set another record with 1,923 nominations, 34 of those being paper and the rest electronic.

This entry shall be edited as categories are announced. Without further ado…

1939 Retrospective Hugo Awards

Best Novel

  • Carson of Venus by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Argosy, February 1938)
  • Galactic Patrol by E. E. Smith (Astounding Stories, February 1938)
  • The Legion of Time by Jack Williamson (Astounding Science-Fiction, July 1938)
  • Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis (The Bodley Head)
  • The Sword in the Stone by T. H. White (Collins)

Best Novella

  • ‘Anthem by Ayn Rand (Cassell)
  • “A Matter of Form” by H. L. Gold (Astounding Science-Fiction, December 1938)
  • “Sleepers of Mars” by John Beynon [John Wyndham] (Tales of Wonder, March 1938)
  • “The Time Trap” by Henry Kuttner (Marvel Science Stories, November 1938)
  • “Who Goes There?” by Don A Stuart [John W. Campbell] (Astounding Science-Fiction, August 1938)

Best Novelette

  • “Dead Knowledge” by Don A. Stuart [John W. Campbell] (Astounding Stories, January 1938)
  • “Hollywood on the Moon” by Henry Kuttner (Thrilling Wonder Stories, April 1938)
  • “Pigeons From Hell” by Robert E. Howard (Weird Tales, May 1938)
  • “Rule 18” by Clifford D. Simak (Astounding Science-Fiction, July 1938)
  • “Werewoman” by C. L. Moore (Leaves #2, Winter 1938)

Best Short Story

  • “The Faithful” by Lester Del Rey (Astounding Science-Fiction, April 1938)
  • “Helen O’Loy” by Lester Del Rey (Astounding Science-Fiction, December 1938)
  • “Hollerbochen’s Dilemma” by Ray Bradbury (Imagination!, January 1938)
  • “How We Went to Mars” by Arthur C. Clarke (Amateur Science Stories, March 1938)
  • “Hyperpilosity” by L. Sprague de Camp (Astounding Science-Fiction, April 1938)

Best Dramatic Presentation (Short)

  • Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne. Written & directed by Orson Welles (The Mercury Theater of the Air, CBS)
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Written & directed by Orson Welles (The Campbell Playhouse, CBS)
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker. Written by Orson Welles and John Houseman, directed by Orson Welles (The Mercury Theater of the Air, CBS)
  • R. U. R.  by Karel Čapek. Produced by Jan Bussell (BBC)
  • The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells. Written by Howard Koch & Anne Froelick, directed by Orson Welles (The Mercury Theater of the Air, CBS)

Best Editor (Short Form)

  • John W. Campbell
  • Walter H. Gillings
  • Raymond A. Palmer
  • Mort Weisinger
  • Farnsworth Wright

Best Professional Artist

  • Margaret Brundage
  • Virgil Finlay
  • Frank R. Paul
  • Alex Schomburg
  • H. W. Wesso

Best Fanzine

  • Fantascience Digest
  • Fantasy News
  • Imagination!
  • Novae Terrae
  • Tomorrow

Best Fan Writer

  • Forest J. Ackerman
  • Ray Bradbury
  • Arthur Wilson ‘Bob’ Tucker
  • Harry Warner, Jr
  • Donald A. Wolllheim

2014 Hugo Awards

Best Novel

Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1) Neptune's Brood (Freyaverse #2) Parasite (Parasitology, #1) Warbound (Grimnoir Chronicles #3) The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)

  • ‘Ancillary Justice’ by Ann Leckie
  • ‘Neptune’s Brood’ by Charles Stross
  • ‘Parasite’ by Mira Grant
  • ‘Warbound (Grimnoir Chronicles #3)’ by Larry Correia
  • ‘The Wheel of Time’ (series) by Robert Jordon & Brandon Sanderson

Best Novella

The Butcher of Khardov Analog Science Fiction And Fact, July/August 2013 (Analog 133-7&8) Equoid: A Laundry novella: A Tor.Com Original (Laundry #2.9) Six-Gun Snow White Wakulla Springs: A Tor.Com Original

  • ‘The Butcher of Khardov’ by Dan Wells
  • ‘The Chaplain’s Legacy’ by Brad Torgersen
  • ‘Equoid’ by Charles Stross
  • ‘Six-Gun Snow White’ by Catherynne M. Valente
  • ‘Wakulla Springs’ by Andy Duncan and Ellen Klages

Best Novelette

  • ‘The Exchange Offices’ by Brad Torgersen
  • ‘The Lady Astronaut of Mars’ by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • ‘Opera Vita Aeterna’ by Vox Day
  • ‘The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling’ by Ted Chiang
  • ‘The Waiting Stars’ by Aliette de Bodard

Best Short Story

  • ‘If You were a Dinosaur, My Love’ by Rachel Swirsky
  • ‘The Ink Readers of Doi Saket’ by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  • ‘Selkie Stories are for Losers’ by Sofia Samatar
  •  ‘The Water that Falls onYou from Nowhere’ by John Chu

Best Related Work

  • Queers Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the LGBTQ Fans Who Love It edited by Sigrid Ellis & Michael Damian Thomas (Mad Norwegian Press)
  • Speculative Fiction 2012: The Best Online Reviews, Essays and Commentary edited by Justin Landon & Jared Shurin (Jurassic London)
  • “We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative” by Kameron Hurley (A Dribble of Ink)
  • Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction by Jeff VanderMeer, with Jeremy Zerfoss (Abrams Image)
  • Writing Excuses Season 8 by Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, and Jordan Sanderson

Best Graphic Story

  • Girl Genius, Volume 13: Agatha Heterodyne & The Sleeping City written by Phil and Kaja Foglio; art by Phil Foglio; colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
  • “The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who” written by Paul Cornell, illustrated by Jimmy Broxton (Doctor Who Special 2013, IDW)
  • The Meathouse Man adapted from the story by George R.R. Martin and illustrated by Raya Golden (Jet City Comics)
  • Saga, Volume 2 written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples (Image Comics )
  • “Time” by Randall Munroe (XKCD)

Best Dramatic Presentation (Long)

  • Frozen
  • Gravity
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Iron Man 3
  • Pacific Rim

Best Dramatic Presentation (Short)

  • An Adventure in Space and Time
  • Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor
  • Doctor Who: The Name of the Doctor
  • The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot
  • Game of Thrones: The Rains of Castamere
  • Orphan Black: Variations Under Domestication

Best Editor (Long Form)

  • Ginjer Buchanan
  • Sheila Gilbert
  • Liz Gorinsky
  • Lee Harris
  • Toni Weisskopf

Best Editor (Short Form)

  • John Joseph Adams
  • Neil Clark
  • Ellen Datlow
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Sheila Williams

Best Professional Artist

  • Galan Dara
  • Julie Dillon
  • Daniel Dos Santos
  • John Harris
  • John Picacio
  • Fiona Staples

Best Semiprozene

  • Apex Magazine
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • Interzone
  • Lightspeed
  • Strange Horizons

Best Fanzine

  • The Book Smugglers
  • A Dribble of Ink
  • Elitist Book Reviews
  • Journey Planet
  • Pornokitsch

Best Fancast

  • Coode Street Podcast
  • Galactic Suburbia
  • SF Signal Podcast
  • The Skiffy and Fanty Show
  • Tea and Jeopardy
  • Verity!
  • The Writer and the Critic

Best Fan Writer

  • Liz Bourke
  • Kameron Hurley
  • Foz Meadows
  • Abigail Nussbaum
  • Mark Oshiro

Best Fan Artist

  • Brad W. Foster
  • Mandie Manzano
  • Spring Schoenhuth
  • Steve Stiles
  • Sarah Webb

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

  • Wesley Chu
  • Max Gladstone
  • Ramez Naam
  • Sofia Samatar
  • Benjanun Sriduangkaew

Any errors above are probably my own – this started streaming at 5am my time and I’m coming down with a cold.

The cutoff time for voting is the July 31st and they hope to have the voter’s packet to be available early May.

What an exciting time! Now the race is on to read and experience everything on the shortlist, in preparation for casting final votes.


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