NESFA 2018 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 2018 and eligible for the Hugos to be presented at Dublin 2019 in Dublin in August 2019.
  • Some items published outside the U.S. in prior years but first published in the U.S. in 2018 may also be listed, since the Worldcon Business Meeting may extend their eligibility for the Hugos.
  • For more information about the Hugos, see theHugoAwards.org.

Novel (40,000 words or more)
Title Author Publisher Nominators
Medusa UploadedEmily DevenportTor jam
European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman Theodora GossSagajam
GnomonNick HarkawayWilliam Heinemann (UK 2017)vjd 
Pride and Prometheus    John KesselSimon and Schusterjam
The Calculating StarsMary Robinette KowalTorjam
The Fated Sky    Mary Robinette Kowal Torjam
Holmes Entangled
Gordon McAlpine
Seventh Street Books
ca, daa
CirceMadeline MillerLittle Brownjam
84K   Claire NorthHachettevjd 
Alternate Routes
Tim Powers
Baen
jh

Novella (between 17,500 and 40,000 words)
Title Author Publisher Nominators
PhoresisGreg Egan Subterraneanvjd 
Bubble and Squeak
David Gerrold & Ctein
Asimov's 5-6/2018
ca
Time Was Ian McDonald Tor vjd, jam
Binti: The Night Masquerade Nnedi OkoraforTorjam
Freeze-Frame RevolutionPeter Watts Tachyonvjd
Exit StrategyMartha Wells Tor jam

Novelette (between 7,500 and 17,500 words)
Title Author Publisher Nominators
Death's Door  Alastair Reynolds  Infinity's End  jam

Short story (fewer than 7,500 words)
Title Author Publisher Nominators
       

Series (three or more volumes, 240,000 or more words;
or two or more additional volumes, 240,000 or more additional words since it was a finalist)
Title
Author(s)
Publisher(s)
Nominators
Shades of MagicV. E. SchwabTorjam
Xeelee Sequence Stephen Baxter   vjd, jam

Related Work
Title Author Publisher Nominators
Astounding
Alec Nevala-Lee
Dey Street Books
arl, jam
A Conversation Larger Than the Universe
Henry Wessells
The Grolier Club
ca

Graphic Story
Title Author Artist Publisher Nominators
Port of Earth (volume 1)
Zack Kaplan
Andrea Mutti
Image Comics
ca, daa
Drive (Act 2)Dave Kellett Dave Ketter & Beth MorrellSmall Fish Studiosvjd 
Destroyer
Victor LaValle
Dietrich Smith
Boom! Studios
ca, daa
Monstress Volume 3    Marjorie LiuSana TakedaImagejam 

Art Book
[Special category for 2019 - 
Any art book in the field of science fiction, fantasy, or fandom, appearing for the first time in 2018 or which has been substantially modified in 2018, and which is not eligible in Best Graphic Story.]
TitleAuthorPublisher/Where PublishedNominators



Dramatic Presentation Long Form (over 90 minutes)
Title Series / Studio Length Nominators
Annihilation
115 insvjd
Black Panther
Marvel Studios
134 min
ca, daa, vjd, jam
Counterpart (season 1)Starz jam
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sony jam
The Expanse (season 3)

vjd, jam

Dramatic Presentation Short Form (less than 90 minutes)
Title Series / Studio Length Nominators
The Woman Who Fell to Earth  Doctor Who   jam
Demons of the PunjabDoctor Who jam 
The Battle of Ranskoor Av KolosDoctor Who jam
The Good, the Bad, and the Cudly Legends of Tomorrow  jam
Calypso    Star Trek Discovery Short Takes  jam
Jedi NightStar Wars Rebels jam

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
       

Other Good Reads

Novel (40,000 words or more)
Title Author Publisher Nominators
       

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
       


Series (three or more volumes, 240,000 or more words)
Title Author(s) Publisher(s) 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
       

Dramatic Presentation Short Form (90 minutes or less)
Title Series / Studio Length Nominators
       
Key to Nominators: arl: Tony Lewis, by: Ben Yalow, ca: Claire Anderson, daa: Dave Anderson, df: Dale Farmer, dgg: David G. Grubbs, EMU: Erin Underwood, ged: Gay Ellen Dennett, ies: Ian Stockdale, jam: Jim Mann, jh: John Hertz, ks: Kate Savage, lc: Lis Carey, ldtm: Laurie Mann, mjk: Mike Kerpan, pal: Paula Lieberman, rl: Robert Luoma, sls: Sharon Sbarsky, vjd: Vincent Docherty
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