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Well, with Hugo Award nomination season in full swing, I want to tap into you, my lovely readers, to see who will be on your Hugo Award Ballot. Even if you’re not a WorldCon Member and are not eligible to nominated, who would make your ballot?

The categories:

Best Novel (40,000 words or more)
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
Best Graphic Story *
Best Dramatic Presentation “Long Form” (more than 90 minutes)
Best Dramatic Presentation “Short Form” (less than 90 minutes)
Best Editor Short Form
Best Editor Long Form
Best Professional Artist
Best Semiprozine
Best Fanzine
Best Fan Writer
Best Fan Artist

Who will be on your 2012 Hugo Award Ballot?

  • Paul (@princejvstin) January 7, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Still working on that one, Aidan. Too many choices. I am glad that authors have been mainly open about talking about eligibilities for their works. There are one or two authors I would have put on the Campbell nomination that are ineligible.

  • Doug M. January 7, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Novel: K. J. Parker’s The Hammer
    Short-Story: “Staying Behind” by Ken Liu (Clarkesworld #61, Oct 2011)

    I don’t pretend to know the intricacies of the eligibility rules, but those are my two main picks—which I’m only assuming will be eligible but could very well be wrong.

    2011 wasn’t a standout year for me. I enjoyed several novels and a fat, handful of shorts, but those are the only two “award-worthy-enjoyed-them” works that I can recall on short notice.

  • Kathleen January 7, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    I feel only barely qualified to talk about novels, though there are lot of highly-praised books I haven’t gotten to yet (Zoo City and The Night Circus, I see you on the shelf there)
    I would love to see a nomination list of:
    The Quantum Thief
    Leviathan Wakes
    The Cloud Roads
    One of Our Thursdays is Missing

  • Aerik January 10, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Man, I feel all… obvious.

    • A Dance with Dragons, George R.R. Martin, Bantam
    • The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss, DAW
    • The Magician King, Lev Grossman, Viking

    Doug M.: Ooo… I’ve absolutely adored some of K.J.’s novellas. Maybe I should check out The Hammer before locking in my nominations (I’m going to Worldcon this year!).

  • kethdurazh January 10, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Zoo City was published in 2010, so it’s not eligible for nominations this year.

  • aidan January 10, 2012 at 9:29 am

    @kethdurzah — Beukes herself seems to claim otherwise. Likely due to the 2011 release in North America.

  • Paul (@princejvstin) January 10, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Cheryl Morgan (an authority!) said it was eligible for that reason, Aidan.

  • kethdurazh January 10, 2012 at 9:46 am

    I had found the date as 28 December 2010, but publisher’s website Angry Robot lists US publication as January 2011. Since they did pass the Extended eligibility for non-US published works this year, so it seems you’re right. Looks like there’s one more to add to the “to-read before Hugo nominations close” list!