NESFA 2010 Hugo Recommendations

NESFA continues to maintain a list of Good Stuff to read. Any NESFA member who reads something that they would like to recommend to others to be considered for a Hugo nomination can add it to the list. We will publish it from time to time in Instant Message and on the nets. (Feel free to reproduce it provided you reproduce it intact!) It's neither definitive nor complete, but it contains the stories, novels and non-fiction works that a bunch of well-read fans feel may be worthy of a Hugo nomination.

  • These are items first published (or first published in English) in 2010 and eligible for the Hugos to be presented at Renovation, August 17-21, 2011, in Reno, Nevada.
  • The 'live' Hugo Nomination page is: http://renovationsf.org/hugo-intro.php
  • Some items published outside the U.S. in prior years but first published in the U.S. in 2010 are also listed, since the 2010 Worldcon Business Meeting extended their eligibility for the Hugos.
  • The nominating deadline will be Saturday, March 26, 2011 23:59 PDT (Sunday, March 27, 2011 02:59 EDT, 06:59 UTC/GMT, 17:59 AEDT).
  • For more information about the Hugos, see theHugoAwards.org.
Novel (40,000 words or more)
Title Author Publisher  
Ship Breaker
Paolo Bacigalupi
Little, Brown
ca, daa
Surface Detail Iain M. Banks Orbit vjd
Servant of the Underworld Aliette De Bodard Angry Robot
arl 
Zendegi Greg Egan Night Shade vjd
Shades of Milk and Honey
Mary Robinette Kowal
Tor
mdb
The Restoration Game Ken MacLeod Orbit ca
The Dervish House Ian McDonald Pyr ca, ies, vjd, jam
Kraken China Mieville Del Rey ca, daa, ies, dgg
Clementine Cherie Priest Subterranean ca, daa
Dreadnought Cherie Priest Tor ca, daa
The Quantum Thief
Hannu Rajaniemi
Gollancz (UK), vjd, daa, by, dgg
Terminal World Alastair Reynolds Gollancz (UK), Ace (US) vjd, by, ca, jam, ies
The Fuller Memorandum Charles Stross Orbit vjd, jam, arl, daa, by, dgg
Bitter Seeds Ian Tregillis Tor vjd, ca, daa
The Habitation of the Blessed
Catherynne M. Valente
Night Shade Books
ies
Behemoth Scott Westerfeld Simon Pulse ca, daa, jam
Blackout/All Clear
 Connie Willis
Spectrajam, dgg
Feed Mira Grant
 Orbitgdm

 

Novella (between 17,500 and 40,000 words)
Title Author Appeared / Publisher  
Earth III Stephen Baxter Asimov's June 2010 arl
The Lifecycle of Software Objects Ted Chiang Subterranean Press ca, daa
The Maiden Flight of McCauley's Bellerophon Elizabeth Hand Stories ca
The Rift
John G. Hemry
Analog Sep 2010
ca
The Sultan of the Clouds
Geoffrey A. Landis
Asimov's Sep 2010
ca
Seven Cities of Gold David Moles PS Publishing ies
Dead Man's Run
Robert Reed
F&SF Nov/Dec 2010
ca
A History of Terraforming Robert Reed Asimov's July 2010 ca
Pallbearer
Robert Reed
The Mammoth Book of the End of the World
ca
Troika Alastair Reynolds Godlike Machines ca, jam
A Clash of Eagles
Alan Smales
Panverse Two
ca
The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen's Window
Rachel Swirsky
Subterranean Online Summer 2010
ies
Several Items of Interest
Rick Wilber
Asimov's Oct/Nov 2010
arl
 
Novelette (between 7,500 and 17,500 words)
Title Author Appeared  
The Revel
John Langan
F&SF Jul/Aug 2010
arl
Class Trip Rand B. Lee F&SF, March/April 2010 arl
Torhec the Sculptor
Tanith Lee
Asimov's Oct/Nov 2010
arl
Eight Miles
Sean McMullen
Analog Sep 2010
ca
The Care and Feeding of Your Baby Killer Unicorn
Diana Peterfreund
Zombies vs. Unicorns
ca
Helping Them Take the Old Man Down William Preston Asimov's, Mar 2010 ca, arl
The Good Hand Robert Reed Asimov's, Jan 2010 ca
The Long Retreat Robert Reed F&SF, Jan/Feb 2010 arl
Sleepover
Alastair Reynolds
The Mammoth Book of the End of the World
ca
The Emperor of Mars Allen M. Steele Asimov's, June 2010 arl, ca
The Jekyll Island Horror Allen M. Steele Asimov's, Jan 2010 ca, arl
 
Short Story (less than 7,500 words)
Title Author Appeared  
Dr. Lash Remembers
Jeffrey Ford
Steampunk II
ca
Ponies
Kij Johnson
tor.com
mdb
For Want of a Nail
Mary Robinette Kowal
Asimov's Sep 2010
ca
The Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Robert Onopa F&SF May/June 2010 arl, ca
Pretty To Think So
Robert Reed
Asimov's Apr/May 2010
ca
A Letter From the Emperor
Stephen Rasnic Tem
Asimov's Jan 2010
ca
The Things Peter Watts Clarkesworld, Jan 2010 vjd, jam, ies
 
Related Book
Title Author Publisher  
Doctor Who, The Writers' Tale: The Final Chapter Russell T. Davies and Benjamin Cook BBC Books jam
Spectrum 17 Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner Underwood Books ca, dgg
80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. LeGuin
Karen Joy Fowler & Debbie Notkin, eds.
Aqueduct
ca, ies
From Girl to Goddess: The Heroine's Journey through Myth and Legend Valerie Estelle Frankel McFarland vjd 
British Science Fiction and Fantasy:  A Survey
Paul Kincaid & Niall Harrison, eds.
BSFA
ies
Into the Media Web: Selected Short Non-fiction, 1956-2006 Michael Moorcock Savoy vjd
Outermost: The Art + Life of Jack Gaughan Luis Ortiz Nonstop jam, ca
Robert A. Heinlein, Vol. 1: Learning Curve 1907-1948 William H. Patterson, Jr., TOR vjd, by
Myth Making Man: Myths of Human Evolution in the Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick, Doris Lessing and Octavia Butler Michael J. Prince LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing vjd
The Business of Science Fiction: Two Insiders Discuss Writing and Publishing Mike Resnick & Barry N. Malzberg McFarland & Co. vjd
Packing for Mars
Mary Roach
Norton
ca, dgg
Chicks Dig Time Lords Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O'Shea Mad Norwegian Press vjd
Keep Watching the Skies: American Science Fiction of the Fifties – The 21st Century Edition Bill Warren McFarland ca
Bearings: Reviews 1997-2001 Gary K. Wolfe Beccon Press vjd, ies
 
Graphic Story
Title Author Artist Publisher  
The Unwritten (vol 2): The Inside Man
Mike Carey & Peter Gross
-
Vertigo
ca, daa
Locke & Key (vol 3): Crown of Shadows
Joe Hill
Gabriel Rodriguez IDW
ca, daa
The Walking Dead (vol 13): Too Far Gone
Robert Kirkman
Charlie Adlard
Image
ca, daa
Kill Shakespeare (vol 1): A Sea of Troubles
Conor McCreery & Anthony Del Col
Andy Belanger
IDW
ca
The Night Bookmobile Audrey Niffenegger Audrey Niffenegger Abrams
ca, daa
Grandville Mon Amour Bryan Talbot
Bryan Talbot
Dark Horse Books
ies, daa, ca
Fables (vol 14): Witches
Bill Willingham
Mark Buckingham Vertigo
ca, daa, jam
 
Dramatic Presentation Long Form (over 90 minutes)
Title Series / Studio Length  
Despicable Me            
  95 min
jam
The End (parts 1 and 2)
Lost
105 min [IMDB]ca, daa
The End of Time Doctor Who 135 min [IMDB] vjd, jam, by
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part 1)
Warner
146 min [IMDB]ca, daa, dgg
How to Train Your Dragon Dreamworks 98 mins vjd, dgg
Inception Warner 148 min [IMDB] jam, ca, daa, dgg
Metropolis Universum Film, Kino 145 min [IMDB] ca, daa
Monsters Vertigo Films 94 min [IMDB] ca, daa
The Pandorica Opens / Big Bang Doctor Who 105 min
Predators
Fox
107 min [IMDB]ca, daa
 
Dramatic Presentation Short Form (90 minutes or less)  
Title Series / Studio Length    
Absolute Justice Smallville  82 min vjd  
The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone Doctor Who 90 min jam, vjd, by, dgg
 
Vincent and the Doctor Doctor Who 45 min jam, arl, vjd, dgg
 
Finale (episode 8 of season 3) Ashes to Ashes   jam, by  
The Last Dragonlord Merlin/BBC 45 min by  
Incursion (parts 1 & 2) Stargate Universe 86 min [IMDB] ca  
The Coming of Arthur    
Merlin/BBC     90 min
by      
The Pandorica Opens / Big Bang Doctor Who 105 min vjd, jam, ldtm, dgg
Nominators listed here said they would nominate in this category. See note on length below. 

Length: The complete running time excluding previews, promotional trailers, commercials, public service announcements, or other extraneous material, based on the first general release of the item. According to some recent Hugo Administrators, nominations made in Long Form of items running 90 minutes or less, or in Short Form of items running over 90 minutes, will be ignored unless they can be moved to the other category without increasing the number of nominations there beyond five. Most recent Hugo administrators, however, have said that they do not do this and will honor the nominators wishes for works that are within the 20% overlap boundary (that is, less than 108 minutes).

IMDB: The running time is from the Internet Movie Database.

Noteworthy Works by Potential Campbell Nominees

(We do not make recommendations on these pages for the Hugo awards which are given to people (such as Best Editor or Best Artist), but for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer we do note recommended stories by people we believe to be eligible.)

Title Author Appeared / Publisher  
       

Other Good Reads

Novel (40,000 words or more)
Title Author Publisher  
Distant Thunders
Taylor Anderson
Roc
ca, daa
Go, Mutants!
Larry Doyle
Ecco
ca
The Zombies of Lake Woebegotten
Harrison Geillor
Night Shade Books
ca
The Gaslight Dogs
Karin Lowachee
Orbit
arl
 
Novella (between 17,500 and 40,000 words)
Title Author Appeared  
The Sultan of the Clouds
Geoffrey A. Landis
Asimov's Sep 2010
arl
 
Novelette (between 7,500 and 17,500 words)
Title Author Appeared  
Father Peña's Last Dance
Hannah Strom-Martin Realms of Fantasy Aug 2010
arl
 
Short Story (less than 7,500 words)
Title Author Appeared  
Age of Miracles, Age of Wonders
Aliette de Bodard
Interzone Sep/Oct 2010
arl
Recrossing the Styx
Ian R. MacLeod
F&SF  Jul/Aug 2010
arl
The Window of Time
Richard Matheson
F&SF Sep/Oct 2010
arl
The Palace in the Clouds
Eugene Mirabelli
Asimov's Sep 2010
arl
 
Related Book
Title Author Publisher  
       
 
Graphic Story
Title Author Artist Publisher  
         
 
Dramatic Presentation Long Form (over 90 minutes)
Title Studio Length  
Alice in Wonderland
Walt Disney Pictures
108 min [IMDB] ca, daa
Daybreakers
Lionsgate
98 min [IMDB] ca, daa
 
Dramatic Presentation Short Form (90 minutes or less)
Title Series / Studio Length  
The Eye of the Phoenix  Merlin/BBC         45 min     by 
 

Key to nominators: ansl: Alice Lewis, arl: Tony Lewis, bsa: Brad Ackerman, by: Ben Yalow, ca: Claire Anderson, cjh: Chip Hitchcock, daa: Dave Anderson, dak: Debbie King, dea: Deb Atwood, dgg: David G. Grubbs, dmg: Deborah M. Geisler, ebh: Lisa Hertel, ec: Elisabeth Carey, esa: Ted Atwood, fo: Frank Olynyk; gdm: Gary McGath, ged: Gay Ellen Dennett, ies: Ian Stockdale, jac: JoAnn Cox, jam: Jim Mann, js: Joe Siclari, jks: Joyce Scrivner, kp: Kelly Persons, mdb: M. David Blake, ldtm: Laurie Mann, mdh: Mark Hertel, mlo: Mark Olson, pal: Paula Lieberman, pf: Pam Fremon, po: Priscilla Olson, rk: Rick Katze, sl: Suford Lewis, shs: Steven Silver, sls: Sharon Sbarsky, sp: Sheila Perry, tps: Tim Szczesuil, vjd: Vincent J. Docherty

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