Sunday, May 29, 2016

2014 Hugo Award Longlist

One of the reasons for the Hugo Longlist Project is to determine if one can glean any useful or predictive information out of the Hugo Longlist. One question that seems interesting is whether one can use an author's presence on the Hugo longlist as a method of predicting their future presence on the list of Hugo finalists. If this were to be true, we would expect that Seanan McGuire, Brandon Sanderson, and Yoon Ha Lee would show up on future Hugo finalist lists. Unfortunately, this was the last year of the Hugo Awards before the takeover by the Puppy slates, and until that issue is dealt with, then most of the historical patterns concerning nominations will likely be of little use in determining future results.

2014 was the first year that the Sad Puppies had any noticeable impact on the list of Hugo finalists. With one nominee in three categories and two in a fourth, the Pups had a presence, but not an overwhelming one. By and large, the Puppy nominees were fairly weak as nominees - mostly adequate but unspectacular examples of genre fiction whose shortcomings were glaringly apparent when compared to their competition. The lone exception was the Theodore Beale story Opera Vita Aeterna, which was one of the worst fiction nominees in the history of the Hugo Awards (although several stories in 2015 gave it a run for its money on that score).

Looking at the entire longlist, it becomes apparent that the finalist list understated the Puppy strength as two Puppy-slated nominees were disqualified for eligibility reasons, and several others appeared down the ballot on the longlist. Given this, the Puppy domination of the Hugo finalist ballot in 2015 seems entirely unsurprising - once a group goes down that unethical path and has some success, following it up with just a bit more organization is a predicable outcome. Anyone who claims they didn't expect that the Puppy campaign of 2015 would have the results it had was simply not paying attention to the facts available from the 2014 Hugo Awards.

Best Novel

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie [winner]
Neptune's Brood by Charles Stross
Parasite by Mira Grant
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman [nomination declined]
The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
Warbound by Larry Correia

Longlisted Nominees:
Abaddon's Gate by James S.A. Corey
A Few Good Men by Sarah A. Hoyt
The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker
London Falling by Paul Cornell
The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar
Under a Graveyard Sky by John Ringo

Best Novella

The Butcher of Khardov by Dan Wells
The Chaplain's Legacy by Brad R. Torgersen
Equoid by Charles Stross [winner]
Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente
Wakulla Springs by Ellen Klage and Andy Duncan

Longlisted Nominees:
Burning Girls by Veronica Schanoes
Hook Agonistes by Jay Lake and Seanan McGuire
How Green This Land, How Blue this Sea by Mira Grant
Iseul's Lexicon by Yoon Ha Lee
Pittsburgh Backyard and Garden by Wen Spencer
Precious Mental by Robert Reed
The Princess and the Queen by George R.R. Martin
Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell by Brandon Sanderson
Spin by Nina Allan
We Both Go Down Together by Seanan McGuire
The Weight of the Sunrise by Vylar Kaftan

Best Novelette

The Exchange Officers by Brad R. Torgersen (reviewed in 2014 Hugo Voting - Best Novelette)
Lady Astronaut of Mars by Mary Robinette Kowal (reviewed in 2014 Hugo Voting - Best Novelette) [winner]
Opera Vita Aeterna by Theodore Beale (reviewed in 2014 Hugo Voting - Best Novelette)
The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling by Ted Chiang (reviewed in 2014 Hugo Voting - Best Novelette)
The Waiting Stars by Aliette de Bodard (reviewed in 2014 Hugo Voting - Best Novelette)

Longlisted Nominees
Bad Dream Girl by Seanan McGuire
Boat in Shadows, Crossing by Tori Truslow
Daughter of the Midway, the Mermaid, and the Open, Lonely Sea by Seanan McGuire
Forbid the Sea by Seanan McGuire
A Hollow Play by Amal El-Mohtar
In Joy, Knowing the Abyss Behind by Sarah Pinsker
Lift by Brandon Sanderson
The Litigation Master and the Monkey King by Ken Liu
Pearl Rehabilitative Colony for Ungrateful Daughters by Henry Lien
The Queen of the Night's Aria by Ian McDonald

Best Short Story

If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love by Rachel Swirsky (reviewed in 2015 Hugo Voting - Best Short Story)
The Ink Readers of Doi Saket by Thomas Olde Heuvelt (reviewed in 2015 Hugo Voting - Best Short Story)
Selkie Stories Are for Losers by Sofia Samatar (reviewed in 2015 Hugo Voting - Best Short Story)
The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere by John Chu (reviewed in 2015 Hugo Voting - Best Short Story) [winner]

Longlisted Nominees
The Best We Can by Carrie Vaughn
A Brief History of the Trans-Pacific Tunnel by Ken Liu
The Dead Sea-Bottom Scrolls by Howard Waldrop
Dog's Body by Sarah A. Hoyt
Effigy Nights by Yoon Ha Lee
Failsafe by Karen Bovenmyer
The Knight of Chains, the Deuce of Stars by Yoon Ha Lee
Laughter at the Academy by Seanan McGuire
Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer by Kenneth Schneyer
Silent Bridge, Pale Cascade by Benjanun Sriduangkaew
Sing by Karin Tidbeck

Best Related Work

Queers Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the LGBTQ Fans Who Love It edited by Sigrid Ellis and Michael Damian Thomas
Speculative Fiction 2012: The Best Online Reviews, Essays, and Commentary (Volume 1) by Justin Landon and Jared Shurin
We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle, and Slaves Narrative by Kameron Hurley [winner]
Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction by Jeff VanderMeer, with Jeremy Zerfoss
Writing Excuses: Season 8 by Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, and Jordan Sanderson

Longlisted Nominees:
Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture by Ytasha L. Womack
Archive of Our Own by the Organization for Transformative Works
Benchmarks Revisited by Algis Budrys
The Mallet of Loving Correction by John Scalzi
The Monster Hunter International Employee Handbook and Roleplaying Game by Steven S. Long, Larry Correia, and Sam Flegal
Stars Fall Home by Seanan McGuire
"A Terrible Thing to Lose" - Zombie Science and Science Fiction in John Ringo's Under a Graveyard Sky by Tedd Roberts
Training for War by Tom Kratman
The Transgressive Iain Banks: Essays on a Writer Beyond Borders Martyn Colebrook and Katharine Cox
Tropes vs. Women by Anita Sarkeesian

Best Graphic Story

Girl Genius, Volume 13: Agatha Heterodyne and the Sleeping City by Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio
The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who by Paul Cornell, illustrated by Jimmy Broxton
The Meathouse Man adapted from the story by George R.R. Martin and illustrated by Raya Golden
Saga, Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples
Schlock Mercenary: Broken Wind by Howard Tayler [ineligible]
Time by Randall Munroe [winner]

Longlisted Nominees:
Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang and Lark Pien
Girl Genius, Volume 12: Agatha Heterodyne and the Siege of Mechanicsburg by Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio
Gunnerkrigg Court, Volume 4: Materia by Thomas Siddell
Hawkeye, Volume 1: My Life as a Weapon by Matt Fraction, David Aja, and Javier Pulido
Lazarus, Volume 1: Family by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark
Locke & Key, Volume 6: Alpha & Omega by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Spacetrawler by Christopher Baldwin
The Unwritten Vol. 7: The Wound by Mike Carey and Peter Gross
Young Avengers, Volume 1: Style > Substance by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie

Best Dramatic Presentation: Long Form

Gravity [winner]
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Iron Man 3
Pacific Rim

Longlisted Nominees:
Ender's Game
Europa Report
Game of Thrones, Season 3
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Orphan Black, Season 1
Star Trek: Into Darkness
Thor: The Dark World
Upstream Color
The World's End

Best Dramatic Presentation: Short Form

An Adventure in Space and Time
Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor
Doctor Who: The Name of the Doctor
The Five (ish) Doctors Reboot
Game of Thrones: The Rains of Castamere [winner]
Orphan Black: Variations Under Domestication

Longlisted Nominees:
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor
Doctor Who: The Night of the Doctor
Fringe: An Enemy of Fate
Game of Thrones: And Now His Watch Is Ended
Game of Thrones: The Bear and the Maiden Fair
The Legend of Korra: Beginnings, Part 1 and Part 2
Orphan Black: Natural Selection
Orphan Black: Unconscious Selection
Sleepy Hollow: Pilot
Space Oddity by Chris Hadfield
Welcome to Night Vale: The Sandstorm A & B

Best Professional Editor: Short Form

John Joseph Adams
Neil Clarke
Ellen Datlow [winner]
Jonathan Strahan
Sheila Williams

Longlisted Nominees:
Andy Cox
Gardner Dozois
Liz Gorinsky
George R.R. Martin
Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Jared Shurin
Lynne M. Thomas
Gordon van Gelder
Ann VanderMeer

Best Professional Editor: Long Form

Ginjer Buchanan [winner]
Sheila Gilbert
Liz Gorinsky
Lee Harris
Toni Weisskopf

Longlisted Nominees:
Lou Anders
David G. Hartwell
Jane Johnson
Harriet McDougal
Beth Meacham
Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Devi Pillai
William K Schafer
Simon Spanton
Gillian Redfearn

Best Professional Artist

Galen Dara
Julie Dillon [winner]
Dan dos Santos
John Harris
John Picacio
Fiona Staples

Longlisted Nominees:
Jim Burns
Bob Eggleton
Aly Fell
Joey Hi-Fi
Todd Lockwood
Stephan Martiniere
Chris McGrath
Kurt Miller
Marc Simonetti
Michael Whelan

Best Semi-Prozine

Apex Magazine edited by Lynne M. Thomas, Jason Sizemore, and Michael Damian Thomas
Beneath Ceaseless Skies edited by Scott H. Andrews
Clarkesworld edited by Neil Clarke
Interzone edited by Andy Cox
Lightspeed Magazine edited by John Joseph Adams, Rich Horton, and Stefan Rudnicki [winner]
Strange Horizons edited by Niall Harrison, Brit Mandelo, An Owomoyela, Julia Rios, Sonya Taaffe, Abigail Nussbaum, Rebecca Cross, Anaea Lay, and Shane Gavin

Longlisted Nominees:
Crossed Genres edited by Bart Leib and Kay Holt
Daily Science Fiction edited by Michele-Lee Barasso and Jonathan Laden
Electric Velocipede edited by John Klima
Escape Pod edited by Norm Sherman
GigaNotoSaurus edited by Rashida J. Smith
Goblin Fruit edited by Amal El-Mohtar and Jessica Wick
Locus edited by Liza Groen Trombi, Kirsten Gong-Wong, Carolyn Cushman and Tim Pratt
New York Review of Science Fiction edited by Kevin Maroney and David G. Hartwell
On-Spec edited by Diane Walton
Shimmer edited by Beth Wodzinski
Tähtivaeltaja edited by Toni Jerrman

Best Fanzine

The Book Smugglers edited by Ana Grilo and Thea James
A Dribble of Ink edited by Aidan Moher [winner]
Elitist Book Reviews edited by Steven Diamond
Journey Planet edited by James Bacon, Christopher J. Garcia, Lynda E. Rucker, Pete Young, Colin Harris, and Helen J. Montgomery
Pornokitsch edited by Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin

Longlisted Nominees:
Argentus edited by Steven H. Silver
Banana Wings edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
Chunga edited by Andy Hooper, Randy Byers, and Carl Juarez
The Drink Tank edited by Christopher J. Garcia and James Bacon
File770 edited by Mike Glyer
Lady Business edited by Renay, Ana, and Jodie
Mad Genius Club edited by Amanda Green
SF Commentary edited by Bruce Gillespie
SF Signal edited by John DeNardo
Staffer's Book Review edited by Justin Landon

Best Fan Writer

Liz Bourke
Kameron Hurley [winner]
Foz Meadows
Abigail Nussbaum
Mark Oshiro

Longlisted Nominees:
James Bacon
Claire Brialey
Christopher J. Garcia
Justin Landon
Natalie Luhrs
Jonathan McCalmont
Cheryl Morgan
James Nicoll
Mark Plummer
Jared Shurin
Steven H Silver

Best Fan Artist

Brad W. Foster
Mandie Manzano
Spring Schoenhuth
Steve Stiles
Sarah Webb [winner]

Longlisted Nominees:
Ninni Aalto
Sue Mason
Randall Munroe
Angela Rizza
Maurine Starkey
Dan Steffan
Allie Strom
Taral Wayne
D. West

Best Fancast

The Coode Street Podcast by Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe
Galactic Suburbia by Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce, and Tansy Rayner Roberts, produced by Andrew Finch
SF Signal Podcast by Patrick Hester [winner]
The Skiffy and Fanty Show by Shaun Duke and Jen Zink
Tea and Jeopardy by Emma Newman and Peter Newman
Verity! by Deborah Stanish, Erika Ensign, Katrina Griffiths, L.M. Myles, Lynne M. Thomas, and Tansy Rayner Roberts
The Writer and the Critic by Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond

Longlisted Nominees:
Fanboy Planet Podcast by Ric Bretschneider and Derek McCaw
I Should Be Writing by Mur Lafferty
Nerdvana by J.C. Vallaqua and Chuck Serface
Radio Free Skaro by Steven Schapansky, Warren Frey, and Chris Burgess
SF Crossing the Gulf by Karen Lord and Karen Burnham
Speculate - The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans by Bradley P. Beaulieu and Gregory Wilson
Star Ship Sofa by Tony C. Smith
Sword and Laser by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt
Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

Wesley Chu
Max Gladstone
Marko Kloos [nomination withdrawn]
Ramez Naam
Sofia Samatar [winner]
Benjanun Sriduangkaew

Longlisted Nominees:
Madeline Ashby
Leigh Bardugo
Brooke Bolander
Frank Chadwick
Adam Christopher
John Chu
Hugh Howey
Ann Leckie
Brian McClellan
Helene Wecker
Django Wexler
G. Willow Wilson

Go to previous year's longlist: 2013
Go to subsequent year's longlist: 2015

Go to 2014 Hugo Finalists and Winners

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