Announcing the 2017 Hugo Award Nominees

Announcing the 2017 Hugo Award Nominees

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Worldcon 75, the 75th World Science Fiction Convention, has announced the finalists for the Hugo Awards and for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and we’re delighted to share them with you here. May we have the envelope please!

Best Novel

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

Best Novella

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

Best Novelette

  • “The Art of Space Travel,” Nina Allan ( 7/27/16)
  • “Touring with the Alien,” Carolyn Ives Gilman (Clarkesworld 4/16)
  • “Alien Stripper Boned from Behind by the T-Rex,” Stix Hiscock (self-published)
  • “The Tomato Thief,” Ursula Vernon (Apex 1/5/16)
  • The Jewel and Her Lapidary, Fran Wilde ( Publishing)
  • “You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay,” Alyssa Wong (Uncanny 5-6/16)

Best Short Story

  • “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies,” Brooke Bolander (Uncanny 11-12/16)
  • “Seasons of Glass and Iron,” Amal El-Mohtar (The Starlit Wood)
  • “The City Born Great,” N.K. Jemisin ( 9/28/16)
  • “That Game We Played During the War, Carrie Vaughn ( 3/16/16)
  • “A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers,” Alyssa Wong ( 3/2/16)
  • “An Unimaginable Light,” John C. Wright (God, Robot)

Best Related Work

  • The Princess Diarist, Carrie Fisher (Blue Rider)\
  • Women of Harry Potter series of posts, Sarah Gailey (
  • The View from the Cheap Seats, Neil Gaiman (Morrow; Headline)
  • The Geek Feminist Revolution, Kameron Hurley (Tor)
  • Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016, Ursula K. Le Guin (Small Beer)
  • Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg, Robert Silverberg & Alvaro Zinos-Amaro (Fairwood)

Best Graphic Story

  • Black Panther, Volume 1: A Nation Under Our Feet, Ta-Nehisi Coates, art by Brian Stelfreeze (Marvel)
  • The Vision, Volume 1: Little Worse Than A Man, Tom King, art by Gabriel Hernandez Walta (Marvel)
  • Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening, Marjorie Liu, art by Sana Takeda (Image)
  • Paper Girls, Volume 1, Brian K. Vaughan, art by Cliff Chiang (Image)
  • Saga, Volume 6, Brian K. Vaughan, art by Fiona Staples (Image)
  • Ms. Marvel, Volume 5: Super Famous, G. Willow Wilson, art by Takeshi Miyazawa, Adrian Alphona & Nico Leon (Marvel)

Best Dramatic Presentation — Long

  • Arrival
  • Deadpool
  • Ghostbusters
  • Hidden Figures
  • Rogue One
  • Stranger Things, Season One

Best Dramatic Presentation — Short

  • Black Mirror: “San Junipero”
  • Doctor Who: “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”
  • The Expanse: “Leviathan Wakes”
  • Game of Thrones: “Battle of the Bastards”
  • Game of Thrones: “The Door”
  • Splendor & Misery

Best Professional Editor Short Form

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

Best Professional 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
  • Cirsova Heroic Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine
  • GigaNotoSaurus
  • Strange Horizons
  • Uncanny Magazine
  • The Book Smugglers

Best Fanzine

  • Castalia House Blog
  • Journey Planet
  • Lady Business
  • nerds of a feather, flock together
  • Rocket Stack Rank
  • SF Bluestocking

Best Fancast

  • The Coode Street Podcast
  • Ditch Diggers
  • Fangirl Happy Hour
  • Galactic Suburbia
  • The Rageaholic
  • Tea & Jeopardy

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
  • Mansik Yang

Best Series

  • The Craft Sequence, Max Gladstone (Tor)
  • The Expanse, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • The October Daye Books, Seanan McGuire (DAW; Corsair)
  • The Peter Grant/Rivers of London series, Ben Aaronovitch (Gollancz; Del Rey; DAW; Subterranean)
  • The Temeraire series, Naomi Novik (Del Rey; Harper Voyager UK)
  • The Vorkosigan Saga, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer [Not a Hugo Award] (933)

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

Congratulations to the nominees! We hope you all win.

Voting will close on July 15, 2017, and the winners will be announced at Worldcon 75 in Helsinki, Finland, August 9-13, 2017.

See Rich Horton’s Hugo Nomination thoughts here, and last year’s winners here.

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