2019 Hugo Awards

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Tallan Daar, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. Tallan Daar

    Tallan Daar Aes Sedai Historian

    May 12, 2010
    They - Them, She - Her
    Happy 2019 Hugo Awards Finalist Reveal Day!

    You can find a full list of all finalists in all categories here. (Or if you prefer to let the excitement build, can watch the full announcement video on Youtube here.) I'm putting the finalists for the written categories in the spoiler below because those are relevant to this forum (and to my interest, really).

    Best Novel
    • The Calculating Stars, by Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)
    • Record of a Spaceborn Few, by Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton / Harper Voyager)
    • Revenant Gun, by Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris)
    • Space Opera, by Catherynne M. Valente (Saga)
    • Spinning Silver, by Naomi Novik (Del Rey / Macmillan)
    • Trail of Lightning, by Rebecca Roanhorse (Saga)

    Best Novella

    • Artificial Condition, by Martha Wells (Tor.com publishing)
    • Beneath the Sugar Sky, by Seanan McGuire (Tor.com publishing)
    • Binti: The Night Masquerade, by Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com publishing)
    • The Black God’s Drums, by P. Djèlí Clark (Tor.com publishing)
    • Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach, by Kelly Robson (Tor.com publishing)
    • The Tea Master and the Detective, by Aliette de Bodard (Subterranean Press / JABberwocky Literary Agency)

    Best Novelette

    • “If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again,” by Zen Cho (B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog, 29 November 2018)
    • “The Last Banquet of Temporal Confections,” by Tina Connolly (Tor.com, 11 July 2018)
    • “Nine Last Days on Planet Earth,” by Daryl Gregory (Tor.com, 19 September 2018)
    • The Only Harmless Great Thing, by Brooke Bolander (Tor.com publishing)
    • “The Thing About Ghost Stories,” by Naomi Kritzer (Uncanny Magazine 25, November-December 2018)
    • “When We Were Starless,” by Simone Heller (Clarkesworld 145, October 2018)

    Best Short Story

    • “The Court Magician,” by Sarah Pinsker (Lightspeed, January 2018)
    • “The Rose MacGregor Drinking and Admiration Society,” by T. Kingfisher (Uncanny Magazine 25, November-December 2018)
    • “The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington,” by P. Djèlí Clark (Fireside Magazine, February 2018)
    • “STET,” by Sarah Gailey (Fireside Magazine, October 2018)
    • “The Tale of the Three Beautiful Raptor Sisters, and the Prince Who Was Made of Meat,” by Brooke Bolander (Uncanny Magazine 23, July-August 2018)
    • “A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies,” by Alix E. Harrow (Apex Magazine, February 2018)

    Best Series

    • The Centenal Cycle, by Malka Older (Tor)
    • The Laundry Files, by Charles Stross (most recently Tor/Orbit)
    • Machineries of Empire, by Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris)
    • The October Daye Series, by Seanan McGuire (most recently DAW)
    • The Universe of Xuya, by Aliette de Bodard (most recently Subterranean Press)
    • Wayfarers, by Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton / Harper Voyager)

    Best Related Work

    • Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
    • Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction, by Alec Nevala-Lee (Dey Street Books)
    • The Hobbit Duology (documentary in three parts), written and edited by Lindsay Ellis and Angelina Meehan (YouTube)
    • An Informal History of the Hugos: A Personal Look Back at the Hugo Awards, 1953-2000, by Jo Walton (Tor)
    • www.mexicanxinitiative.com: The Mexicanx Initiative Experience at Worldcon 76 (Julia Rios, Libia Brenda, Pablo Defendini, John Picacio)
    • Ursula K. Le Guin: Conversations on Writing, by Ursula K. Le Guin with David Naimon (Tin House Books)

    Best Graphic Story

    • Abbott, written by Saladin Ahmed, art by Sami Kivelä, colours by Jason Wordie, letters by Jim Campbell (BOOM! Studios)
    • Black Panther: Long Live the King, written by Nnedi Okorafor and Aaron Covington, art by André Lima Araújo, Mario Del Pennino and Tana Ford (Marvel)
    • Monstress, Volume 3: Haven, written by Marjorie Liu, art by Sana Takeda (Image Comics)
    • On a Sunbeam, by Tillie Walden (First Second)
    • Paper Girls, Volume 4, written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Cliff Chiang, colours by Matt Wilson, letters by Jared K. Fletcher (Image Comics)
    • Saga, Volume 9, written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)

    Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book

    • The Belles, by Dhonielle Clayton (Freeform / Gollancz)
    • Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt / Macmillan Children’s Books)
    • The Cruel Prince, by Holly Black (Little, Brown / Hot Key Books)
    • Dread Nation, by Justina Ireland (Balzer + Bray)
    • The Invasion, by Peadar O’Guilin (David Fickling Books / Scholastic)
    • Tess of the Road, by Rachel Hartman (Random House / Penguin Teen)

    Anything you've read? Are excited about? Anything you're planning to read?

    Links to all shorter works published online (for free) can be found here.

    I haven't read everything, and won't even try with the Related Works category (I have An Informal History of the Hugos waiting in my bookshelves, though) but I'm happy to see Yoon Ha Lee both in Best Novel and Best Series. More Murderbot is always good (Artificial Condition in Novella), and The Only Harmless Great Thing (Novelette) made a huge impression on me earlier this year. The Lodestar list just makes it clear to me how out of touch with modern YA SFF I am, as compared to 10 years ago.

    I'm looking forward to diving into the shorter works in particular, I don't read as many novellas, novelettes or short stories on my own as I do novels.
  2. Leira Galene

    Leira Galene Aes Sedai Head of the Brown Ajah Moderator

    Nov 28, 2013
    Kiruna, Sweden
    They - Them, She - Her
    Oh I'm so excited for the acknowledgment of Tess of the Road! I really enjoyed that; it's a great exploration of being raised in purity culture then finding feminism in a fantasy setting. I'm also happy to see Machineries of the Empire and Wayfarers nominated, I adore both of those, although they are wildly different versions of series set in space. :lol
  3. Leira Galene

    Leira Galene Aes Sedai Head of the Brown Ajah Moderator

    Nov 28, 2013
    Kiruna, Sweden
    They - Them, She - Her
    Oh, also, I think it's cool that AO3 is nominated for a Best Related Work.
  4. Thaddius al'Guy

    Thaddius al'Guy That Guy Soldier Game Master

    Apr 23, 2016
    Every year I try to read a majority of the novellas/short stories. I also try to read the Hugo winner once it's decided.

    I'm personally wondering how The Calculating Stars will do.