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Thursday, February 05, 2015

Hugo Award Reading: Suggest Shorts/Novelettes/Novellas (Final Open Call)

The title says it all.  I'm working on my nomination ballot for the Hugo Awards, and I need more suggestions for the shorter-than-a-novel categories so I can get a proper survey.  If you have a suggestion, please leave it in the magic comment box (links to online stories are appreciated).

By the way, I had nearly 1,000 pages of reading last year thanks to everyone's suggestions.  It was totally worth it.

Alright, off to work!

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  1. Not online:
    Sofia Samatar's "Ogres of East Africa" in Long Hidden
    any and all of the (linked) stories in Sarah Tolmie's NoFood
    Robert Reed's "The Principles" (in Asimov's, April/May).

    Margaret Ronald's "The Innocence of a Place"

  2. Thanks for the suggestions, Ethan!

  3. I'm in the middle of my reading, but so far:

    Yesterday’s Kin, by Nancy Kress
    Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden’s Syndrome, by John Scalzi

    Short Story
    -*”The Color of Paradox”, by A. M. Dellamonica (
    --“Mrs Sorensen and the Sasquatch”, by Kelly Barnhill (
    --“A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Proposed Trade-Offs for the Overhaul of the Barricade”, by John Chu (
    --“As Good as New”, by Charlie Jane Anders (
    -“Spores”, by Seanan McGuire (The End is Nigh)
    -“This Chance Planet”, by Elizabeth Bear (

    I plan to read Daryl Gregory's novella We Are All Completely Fine and Rachel Swirsky's novella "Grand Jete" (Subterranean). I'm working my way through Some of the Best from 2014, will follow that with as much of the Locus recommended as I can get to before it's time to turn in my ballot. Possibly will read The End is Now before then, but not positive.

    I'll make it easier on myself for next year.

  4. I'm always a year behind in reading, but I like seeing these lists since I discover some reads I hadn't yet heard about. I'm hoping you might be willing to consider artist Stephan Martiniere for Best Pro Artist. I've posted his two best pieces for 2014 on this blog post (or you can check the cover art for Shield and Crocus or The Immortality Game):

  5. I posted a list of recommendations on my blog:

    As I say in that blog post, if you read just one story, please make it "The Devil in America" by Kai Ashante Wilson, edited by Ann VanderMeer, published by

  6. My favorite novella of the year was The End of the Sentence by Maria Dahvana Headley and Kat Howard. Sixth of the Dusk by Brandon Sanderson is also good.

  7. Have you read anything from the Hieroglyph Project?
    That's an anthology of short stories stemming from the project:

    Some of the stories are "enh," but some of them are AMAZING.

    I've been posting my partial ballot (such as it is, so far) here:

    Thanks for sharing yours!