Nominations Open for Hugo Awards 2015


So the nominations round for the Hugo Awards 2015 is open, seems like only a few weeks ago that I was madly reading to cast my final vote!

Taken from ‘Asking the Wrong Questions‘, they make it easy to understand if you’re eligible to vote:

You are eligible to nominate for the 2015 Hugo awards if you are:

  • An attending or supporting member of LonCon 3, the 2014 Worldcon.
  • An attending or supporting member of Sasquan, the 2015 Worldcon, and you purchased your membership before January 31st, 2015.
  • An attending or supporting member of MidAmeriCon II, the 2016 Worldcon, and you purchased your membership before January 31st 2015.

If you’re a member of any of these groups, you should receive an email from the Sasquan awards administrator informing you of your eligibility to nominate some time around the end of the month.  Note that members of LonCon and MidAmeriCon can only nominate for the 2015 Hugos, not vote for the winners–to do that, you need to be a member (attending or supporting) of Sasquan itself (but that’s further done the line).


Below I’ll have a list of novels I want to read for consideration, but haven’t yet managed to get to:

  • The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
  • The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne
  • Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
  • City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett
  • The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

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.


  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • Guardian by Jo Anderton
  • Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb
  • Valour and Vanity by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
  • Daughters of the Storm by Kim Wilkins
  • Lascar’s Dagger by Glenda Larke
  • Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier
  • The Book of Days by K. A. Barker


  • “A Year and a Day in Old Theradane” by Scott Lynch
  • “The Falling World” by Martha Wells
  • “The Tale of Indigo and Cloud” by Martha Wells


  • “Kiss and Kiss and Kiss and Tell” by E. C. Myers
  • “Knotting Grass, Holding Ring” by Ken Liu

Short Story

  •  “Cookie Cutter Superhero” by Tansy Rayner Roberts
  • “Daughter of Necessity” by Marie Brennan (Tor)
  • “Mad Maudlin” by Marie Brennan (Tor)
  • Seventh Day of the Seventh Moon” by Ken Liu
  • The Truth About Owls” by Amal El-Mohtar
  • “Signature” by Faith Mudge
  • “Careful Magic” by Karen Healey

Related Work

  • Invisible: Personal Essays on Representation in SF/F by Jim C. Hines

Graphic Story

  • Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, Image Comics
  • Nimona by Noelle Stevenson, self published
  • Saga, Volume Three by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples, Image Comics

Dramatic Long

  • Welcome to Night Vale – Commonplace Books
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past – Fox
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Marvel

Dramatic Short

  • Turn, Turn, Turn – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • White Christmas – Black Mirror
  • Old Oak Doors (parts A and B) – Welcome to Night Vale
  • A Story About Them – Welcome to Night Vale

Editor Short

  • Tehani Wessely (FableCroft)
  • Alisa Krasnostein (Twelfth Planet Press)

Editor Long

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

Pro Artist

  • Kathleen Jennings
  • Shaun Tan


  • The Book Smugglers – Ana and Thea (here, or fanzine still?)


  • Fantasy-Faction – Marc
  • The Book Smugglers – Ana and Thea (in semipro now?)
  • Speculating on SpecFic – Shaheen


  • 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
  • Welcome to Night Vale – Joseph Fink

Fan Writer

Fan Artist

John W. Campbell Award

  • Wesley Chu
  • Helene Wecker

If anyone needs their memories jogged of what’s eligible, I’ve mostly gone off the Lady Business suggestions in the handy spreadsheet again:

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