NESFA 2014 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 2014 and eligible for the Hugos to be presented at Spokane in 2015Thursday, August 19 to Monday August 23, 2015, in Spokane, WA.
  • Some items published outside the U.S. in prior years but first published in the U.S. in 2013 are also listed, since the Worldcon Business Meeting extended their eligibility for the Hugos.
  • For more information about the Hugos, see theHugoAwards.org.
Novel (40,000 words or more)
Title Author Publisher Nominators
Proxima Stephen Baxter Gollancz (2013) jam
Elysium
Jennifer Brissett Aqueduct
ies
Skin Game Jim Butcher Roc by, dgg
A Darkling Sea James L. Cambias     Tor jam
Cibola Burn James S. A. Corey Orbit ca, daa
Memory of Water Emmi Itäranta Harper Voyager emu
The Three-Body Problem
Cixin Liu
Tor ies, dgg, ca, daa
The Winter Long Seanan McGuire DAW by
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Claire North Orbit vjd, ca
On The Steel Breeze Alastair Reynolds Ace by
Station Eleven Emily St. John Mandel Knopf ca, ies
Lock In John Scalzi Tor ebh, dgg, daa
Lockstep
Karl Schroeder
Tor
ca, daa
The Darkest Hour
Tony Schumacher
Morrow
ca
The Rhesus Chart Charles Stross Ace vjd, jam, dgg, daa, by
Tomorrow and Tomorrow Thomas Sweterlitsch Putnam ldtm
Southern Reach (Trilogy) Jeff Vandermeer FSG vjd, jam, ca, daa
My Real Children
Jo Walton
Tor
ies
Echopraxia Peter Watts Tor vjd
The Martian* Andy Weir Crown ca, daa, jam, dgg
World of Trouble
Ben H. Winters
Quirk
ca, daa

 * The Martian was self-published in 2012, which probably makes it ineligible. 

Novella (between 17,500 and 40,000 words)
Title Author Publisher Nominators
The Man Who Sold the Moon
Cory Doctorow
Hieroglyph
ca, dgg
We Are All Completely Fine Daryl Gregory Tachyon jam, ies
Yesterday's Kin Nancy Kress Tachyon ca, daa, vjd, jam, ies
The Regular
Ken Liu
Upgraded ca
The Madonna and the Starship
James Morrow
Tachyon
ies
Of All Possible Worlds
Jay O'Connell
Asimov's 8/14
ca
The Principles
Robert Reed
Asimov's 4-5/14
ca
Unlocked: An Oral History of Hayden's Syndrome
John Scalzi
tor.com 5/7/14
ca, daa
 
Novelette (between 7,500 and 17,500 words)
Title Author Appeared Nominators
Steppin' Razor
Maurice Broaddus
Asimov's 2/14
ca
Seventh Sight
Greg Egan
Upgraded
ca
How the Marquis Got His Coat Back  Neil Gaiman Rogues jam
The Day the World Turned Upside Down Thomas Olde Heuvelt Lightspeed (April) vjd 
A Guide to he Fruits of Hawai'i
Alaya Dawn Johnson
F&SF 7-8/14
ca
Schools of Clay
Derek Kunsken
Asimov's 2/14
ca
A Hotel in Antarctica
Geoffrey A. Landis
Hieroglyph
ca
The Fifth Dragon
Ian McDonald
Reach for Infinity
ca
Plastic Thingy
Mark Niemann-Ross
Analog 9/14
ca
Shatterdown
Suzanne Palmer
Asimov's 6/15
ca
Kheldyu Karl Schroeder Reach for Infinity jam, ca
Atmosphaera Inconita Neal Stephenson Hieroglyph jam
Tawny Petticoats Michael Swanwick Rogues jam
Murder in the Cathedral
Lavie Tidhar
Asimov's 6/14
ca
The Snows of Yesterday
Jean-Louis Trudel
Carbide Tipped Pens
ca
 
Short Story (less than 7,500 words)
Title Author Appeared Nominators
Racing the Tide
Craig Delancey
Analog 12/14
ca
Sadness
Timons Esaias
Analog 7-8/14
ca
The Instructive Tale of the Archaeologist and His Wife
Alexander Jablokov
Asimov's 7/14
ca
The Long Haul from the ANNALS OF TRANSPORTATION, The Pacific Monthly, May 2009
Ken Liu
Clarkesworld 11/14
ca
Cryptids
Alec Nevala-Lee
Analog 5/14
ca
A Stretch of Highway Two Lanes Wide
Sarah Pinsker
F&SF 3-4/14
ca
Every Hill Ends With Sky
Robert Reed
Carbide Tipped Pens
ca
Pernicious Romance
Robert Reed
Clarkesworld 11/14
ca
In Babelsberg Alastair Reynolds Reach for Infinity jam, ca
Scouting Report
Rick Wilbur
Asimov's 9/14
ca

Related Work
Title Author Publisher Nominators
Jodorowsky's Dune

Sony
ca, daa, dgg 
Particle Fever (film re Higgs Boson: festival release 2013; theater 2014)   Anthos/PF cjh, daa
Stay
John Clute
Beccon Publications
ies
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride Cary Elwes with Joe Layden Touchstone cjh
Spectrum 21
John Fleskes
Flesk
ca, dgg
Geek Theater: 15 Plays by Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Jen Gunnels & Erin Underwood Underwords Press emu
Loncon 3 Artist Showcase Colin Harris Loncon 3 vjd, jam
The Art of John Harris
John Harris
Titan
ca
The Art of Space  Ron Miller Zenith Press jam, ca, dgg

Graphic Story
Title Author Artist Publisher Nominators
The Unwritten (volume 10): War Stories
Mike Carey
Peter Gross
Vertigo
ca
Manifest Destiny (volume 1)
Chris Dingess
Sean Macikiewicz Image
ca
Snowpiercer (volume 2): The Explorers
Benjamin Legrand
Jean-Marc Rochette Titan Comics ca
Snowpiercer (voume 1): The Escape
Jacques Lob
Jean-Marc Rochette Titan Comics
ca
FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics (volume 2): Wish You Were Here
Simon Oliver
Robbi Rodriguez Vertigo
ca
Black Science (volume 1)
Rick Remender
Matteo Scalera Image
ca, daa
The Wake
Scott Snyder
Sean Murphy
Vertigo
ca
Saga (volume 4)
Brian K. Vaughan
Fiona Staples Image
ca
Ms. Marvel (volume 1): No Normal
G. Willow Wilson
Adrian Alphona
Marvel
ca, daa, dgg
 
Dramatic Presentation Long Form (over 90 minutes)
Title Series / Studio Length Nominators
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Warner   emu, dgg, ca, daa
Edge of Tomorrow    Warner 113 minutes jam, ldtm, ca, daa, emu, dgg
Godzilla
Warner

ca
Guardians of the Galaxy  Marvel 121 minutes jam, vjd, ebh, ca, daa, dgg
The Imitation Game Black Bear etc. 114 minutes [IMDB] cjh, dgg
Interstellar    Legendary/Paramount 169 minutes jam, vjd, dgg
Into the Woods Lucamar/Platt/Disney 125 minutes [IMDB] cjh
Maleficent Disney   emu, ca, daa
The Maze Runner
20th Century Fox
113 minutes [IMDB] ca, daa
Predestination
Sony
97 minutes [IMDB] ca, daa
Snowpiercer (Wide US release in 2014) Moho/Opus/Radius 126 minutes vjd, ca, daa
When Marnie Was There
Studio Ghibli
103 minutes [IMDB] ca, daa
X-Men: Days of Future Past Fox 131 minutes jam, ca, daa, emu, dgg
 
Dramatic Presentation Short Form (90 minutes or less)
Title Series / Studio Length Nominators
Listen Doctor Who  48 Minutes vjd, jam, ca, daa
Time Heist Doctor Who 48 minutes jam
Flatline    Doctor Who 48 minutes jam
Ambition  www.esa.int/spaceinvideos 7 minutes vjd
1939 Retro Hugo Awards
Loncon3
67 minutes
elf
Guest The Leftovers  60 minutes vjd
Straw Man   Almost Human 60 mins emu, jam, ca, daa
Danse Vaudou Constantine 60 Mins emu
The Laws of Gods and Men Game of Thrones 60 mins emu, dgg
Fan Fiction Supernatural 60 Mins emu
The Grove The Walking Dead 60 mins emu
The Flash (pilot)
The Flash 60 mins by, ca, daa, dgg
Married to the Blob
The Simpsons
30 minutes
ca, daa
Brick Like Me
The Simpsons
30 minutes
ca, daa
The Proton Transmogrification
The Big Bang Theory
21 minutes
ca, daa
Turn, Turn, Turn
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
45 minutes
ca, daa
Coherence
Bellanova / Ugly Duckling
89 minutes [IMDB] ca, daa
By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried
Orphan Black
44 minutes
ca, daa
Lucy
Universal
89 minutes [IMDB] ca, daa

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 Nominators 
Elysium Jennifer Brissett Aqueduct Press, 2014 emu, ies
Tomorrow and Tomorrow Thomas Sweterlitsch Putnam, 2014     ldtm
    

Other Good Reads

Novel (40,000 words or more)
Title Author Publisher  Nominators
Monster Hunter Nemesis     Larry Correia Baen by


   
Novella (between 17,500 and 40,000 words)
Title Author Appeared  Nominators
       
 
Novelette (between 7,500 and 17,500 words)
Title Author Appeared  Nominators
       
 
Short Story (less than 7,500 words)
Title Author Appeared  Nominators




 
Related Book
Title Author Publisher Nominators
 
   
 
Graphic Story
Title Author Artist Publisher Nominators
         
 
Dramatic Presentation Long Form (over 90 minutes)
Title Studio Length  Nominators
Noah Paramount 138 jam
 
Dramatic Presentation Short Form (90 minutes or less)
Title Series / Studio Length  Nominators




 

Key to nominators: ansl: Alice Lewis, arl: Tony Lewis, bsa: Brad Ackerman, bt: Bill Todd, 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, elf: Edward Finneran, emu: Erin M. Underwood, esa: Ted Atwood, fo: Frank Olynyk; gdm: Gary McGath, ged: Gay Ellen Dennett, ies: Ian Stockdale, jac: JoAnn Cox, jam: Jim Mann, jks: Joyce Scrivner, js: Joe Siclari, kp: Kelly Persons, ldtm: Laurie Mann, mdb: M. David Blake, mdh: Mark Hertel, mlo: Mark Olson, pal: Paula Lieberman, pf: Pam Fremon, po: Priscilla Olson, rk: Rick Katze, shs: Steven Silver, sl: Suford Lewis, sls: Sharon Sbarsky, sp: Sheila Perry, tps: Tim Szczesuil, vjd: Vincent J. Docherty




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