Hugo Did You Say

I just cannot believe that the Hugo List is out. Where does that time go.  I am hoping that one day I will be somewhere as a nominee. I also think that it is sweet that I know some of the nominees and they are kick ass(pardon my German). I hope that you people read through and let me know what you thoughts are on the list.

In the interest of full disclosure, here are the categories and the nominees I chose in each category. Following that I have a few notes. If you’ve voted, and/or if you have an opinion about any of my nominees, I do hope you’ll share.

The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke (Angry Robot)
Love Minus Eighty by Will McIntosh (Orbit)
The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord (Del Rey)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (William Morrow)
Abbadon’s Gate by James S.A. Corey (Orbit)
“The Other Gun” by Neal Asher (Asimov’s, April/May 2013)
“Equoid” by Charles Stross (Tor.com, September 2013)
Over There” by Will McIntosh (Asimov’s, January 2013)
Hotel” by Suzanne Palmer (Asimov’s, January 2013)
The Fountain” by G. David Nordley (Asimov’s, June 2013)
“Warlord” by Tom Purdom (Asimov’s, April/May 2013)
All the Snake Handlers I Know are Dead” by Dennis Danvers (Tor.com, July 2013)
Short Story:
About the Mirror and its Pieces” by Carrie Cuinn (Woman and Other Constructs)
The Urashima Effect” by E. Lily Yu (Clarkesworld, June 2013)
Dignity” by Jay O’Connell (Asimov’s, December 2013)
Abyssus Abyssum Invocat” by Genevieve Valentine (Lightspeed, February 2013)
The Sounds of Old Earth” by Matthew Kressel (Lightspeed, January 2013)
Best Related Work:
John Picacio 2014 Calendar
Writing Excuses Podcast, Season 8
Spectrum 20: The Best of Contemporary Fantastic Art
Mark Schultz: Carbon

Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form):
Neverwhere: Full Cast Recording
Oblivion (motion picture: Karl Gajdusek, Michael Arndt, Joseph Kosinski)
Gravity (motion picture: Alfonso Cuaron, Jonas Cuaron, George Clooney)
Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form):
Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor
A Calendar of Tales Audio: narrated by Neil Gaiman
Fortunately, The Milk Audio: narrated by Neil Gaiman
Best Editor (Short Form):
Neil Clarke (Clarkesworld)
Jonathan Strahan (Solaris, Night Shade)
John Joseph Adams (Lightspeed)
Sheila Williams (Asimov’s)
Ellen Datlow (Tor.com)

Best Semiprozine:
Apex Magazine
Best Fanzine:
A Dribble of Ink (Aidan Moher)
Little Red Reviewer (Andrea Johnson)
Bookworm Blues (Sarah Chorn)
SF Signal (John DeNardo) recused
Best Fancast:
The Coode Street Podcast (Jonathan Strahan, Gary K. Wolfe)
The SF Signal Podcast (Patrick Hester)
Sword and Laser Podcast (Veronica Belmont, Tom Merritt)
SF Squeecast (Seanan McGuire, Paul Cornell, Elizabeth Bear, Lynne M. Thomas, Catherynne Valente) recused
Functional Nerds (John Anealio, Patrick Hester)
Best Fan Writer:
Paul Weimer (blog,)
Carrie Cuinn (blog)
Sarah Chorn (blog)

Also on a side note:  I am going to be here on this location to stay. So please disregard my post from last week. Sorry for being scatter-brained I am not that sure what came over me.


  1. Thank you so much for your nomination! I am intensely flattered!

  2. Nice! I own all of those novels and have only read one of them!

  3. I am so very flattered to see my name on your ballot! just, wow, I am floored.

    I wasn't able to nominate in as many categories as you did (my reading was way too narrow last year), but in the categories I did nominate in, you and I have very similar tastes!

  4. I you guys earned the nominations with your hard work. Kailana you will not be disappointed with the reads..:)


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