Hugo Award Nominations 2014. Part III.

I’m attending the 2014 Worldcon, and that means I get to nominate for the Hugo Awards. And, because I’m the kind of shy retiring flower who hesitates to share her opinions, I’m going to tell you all about my nominations!

But I’ll do it in more than one blogpost, because the Hugo Awards have a lot of categories. And one may nominate up to five items in each category.

First post here. Second post here.

Now, let’s talk about:

Best Novella (17,500 to 40,000 words)

Best Novelette (7,500 to 17,500 words)

Best Short Story (up to 7,500 words)

Best Related Work

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (Not A Hugo)


Best Novella

Elizabeth Bear, Book of Iron, Subterranean Press
Beth Bernobich, “Thief of War,” Tor.com
Greer Gilman, Cry Murder! In a Small Voice.

Again, I haven’t read widely in this category. I liked these novellas, but I am far from certain that if I’d read more widely I wouldn’t have different opinions.

Best Novelette (7,500 to 17,500 words)

Don’t know. Won’t nominate.

Best Short Story (up to 7,500 words)

Benjanun Sriduangkaew, “Silent Bridge, Pale Cascade”, Clarkesworld.

Again, I haven’t read widely enough. I was blown away by this short story, but I only read it because everyone, practically, linked me to it.

Best Related Work

“‘We Have Always Fought’: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative,” by Kameron Hurley, at A Dribble of Ink.

“Gender Parity and Cover Art,” by Justin Landon, at The Book Smugglers.

Steeleye Span, Wintersmith, album.

Kathryn Allen, ed., Disability in Science Fiction.

Here, again, I haven’t read widely enough to nominate a stronger slate.

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

Max Gladstone, author of Three Parts Dead and Two Serpent Rise.

Django Wexler, author of The Thousand Names.

Benjanun Sriduangkaew, whose short fiction is appearing all over the place and is, from what I can see, very damn good.

Sofia Samatar, whose work I do not personally like but which is, nonetheless, very good.

I’m open to persuasion as to slot #5, but I don’t think I’m going to find another writer I really want to nominate this year.

4 thoughts on “Hugo Award Nominations 2014. Part III.

  1. But I’m in that. And I haven’t actually made time to read it. And I’m already nominating Justin and Jared in different categories. Soooo….

  2. Many thanks for the praise! By my count, Cry Murder! In a Small Voice is around 16,300 words, so would be entered as a novelette.

    Greer Gilman

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