Sunday, June 5, 2016

2013 Hugo Award Longlist

Because I am working my way backwards in time from 2015 for this project, I expect that the information available concerning the Hugo Longlists is going to become harder and harder to find. In 2013, the first indicator that this expectation is justified can be found in the Semi-Prozine, Fanzine, and Fancast categories, as the Hugo administrators seem to have simply not reported the editors or contributors to those works that did not make the list of finalists. This information can be found, but it will require research - and it may prove tricky in some cases, as many of the longlisted fanzines (for example) are online publications, so figuring out who was on their editorial staff in a particular year may be elusive.

The longlist for this year also reveals a couple of interesting twists in the story of the Hugo Awards. First, the entire second season of the Game of Thrones television show was nominated as a Long Form Dramatic Presentation finalist. The producers of the show apparently decided to decline this nomination so that the individual episode Blackwater could compete in the Short Form category, which turned out well. At the time this was something of a bold move as that category also included three Doctor Who episodes, and Doctor Who had been the short form juggernaut in the Short Form category since it had been created. Second, The Unwritten had two volumes appear on the longlist in the Graphic Story category, but neither garnered enough nominations to make the list of finalists. The series also received several rather unclear nominations, and the Hugo Administrators had to try to figure out if some of the nominations were for volume five, volume six, or the series as whole. This highlights the fact that being a Hugo Administrator is a job that requires judgment in addition to impartiality.

That judgment also came into play in the Novelette category, where Mary Robinette Kowal's story The Lady Astronaut of Mars was ruled ineligible on the basis that it had only been published as an audio book, and thus could only qualify in one of the dramatic presentation categories. This was kind of an odd decision, but there was some precedent for it - after all Mark Oshiro received nominations in the Short Form Dramatic Presentation Category for reading from the John Scalzi story Shadow War of the Night Dragons. On the other hand, Kowal is the author, not someone performing a reading of her work, and audio books are generally regarded as actually being books. In any event, this was the last time this came up, because the World Science Fiction Society passed an amendment to its Constitution specifying that audio books were eligible in the fiction categories.

Best Novel

2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson
Blackout by Mira Grant
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold
Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi [winner]
Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

Longlisted Nominees:
Caliban's War by James S.A. Corey
Existence by David Brin
Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire
The Drowning Girl by Caitlin R. Kiernan
Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal
The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks
The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin
Libromancer by Jim C. Hines
Monster Hunter Legion by Larry Correia
Railsea by China Mieville
Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear

Best Novella

After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy Kress
The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson [winner]
On a Red Station, Drifting by Aliette de Bodard
San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats by Mira Grant
The Stars Do Not Lie by Jay Lake

Longlisted Nominees:
All the Flavors by Ken Liu
The Boolean Gate by Walter Jon Williams
Gods of Risk by James S.A. Corey
In the House of Aryaman, a Lonely Sigil Burns by Elizabeth Bear
Katabasis by Robert Reed
The Last Judgment by James Patrick Kelly
Legion by Brandon Sanderson
Let Maps to Others by K.J. Parker
Murder Born by Robert Reed
Twenty Lights to the Land of Snow by Michael Bishop

Best Novelette

The Boy Who Cast No Shadow by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Fade to White by Catherynne M. Valente
The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi by Pat Cadigan [winner]
The Lady Astronaut of Mars by Mary Robinette Kowal [ineligible] (reviewed in 2014 Hugo Voting - Best Novelette)
Rat-Catcher by Seanan McGuire
In Sea-Salt Tears by Seanan McGuire

Longlisted Nominees
Arbeitskraft by Nick Mamatas
Astrophilia by Carrie Vaughn
Close Encounters by Andy Duncan
The Finite Canvas by Brit Mandelo
Flight of the Runewright by Howard Tayler
The Ghosts of Christmas by Paul Cornell
Holmes Sherlock: A Hwarhath Mystery by Eleanor Arnason
Portrait of Lisane de Patagnia by Rachel Swirsky
Swift, Brutal Retaliation by Meghan McCarron
The Waves by Ken Liu

Best Short Story

Immersion by Aliette de Bodard
Mantis Wives by Kij Johnson
Mono no Aware by Ken Liu [winner]

Longlisted Nominees
Armless Maidens of the American West by Genevieve Valentine
The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species by Ken Liu
The Education of a Witch by Ellen Klages
Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain by Cat Rambo
The Flower of Arizona by Seanan McGuire
My Wife Hates Time Travel by Adam-Troy Castro
No Place Like Home by Seanan McGuire
One Hell of a Ride by Seanan McGuire
Robot by Helena Bell
A Tall Tale by Charles Stross
Tyche and the Ants by Hannu Rajaniemi
Valedictorian by N.K. Jemisin
We Will Not Be Undersold! by Seanan McGuire
The Wizard of 34th Street by Mike Resnick

Best Related Work

The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature by Edward James and Farah Mendelsohn
Chicks Dig Comics: A Celebration of Comic Books by the Women Who Love Them edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Sigrid Ellis
Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who edited by Deborah Stanish and L.M. Myles
I Have an Idea for a Book . . . The Bibliography of Martin Harry Greenberg compiled by Martin H. Greenberg, edited by John Helfers
Writing Excuses, Season Seven by Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Taylor, and Jordan Sanderson [winner]

Longlisted Nominees:
24 Frames into the Future: Scalzi on Science Fiction Films by John Scalzi
Beyond the Wall: Exploring George R.R. Martin's a Song of Ice and Fire edited by James Lowder
Distrust that Particular Flavor by William Gibson
A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Sariann Lehrer
Frank R. Paul: The Dean of Science Fiction Illustration by Jerry Weist
Hank Reinhardt's Book of Knives: A Practical, Illustrated Guide to Knife Fighting by Hank Reinhardt
The John Picacio 2013 Calendar by John Picacio
Reflections: On the Magic of Writing by Diana Wynne Jones
Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
Some Remarks: Essays and Other Writings by Neal Stephenson
We Wuz Published: Joanna Russ, Radical Truth-Telling by Brit Mandelo
World SF in Translation by Jari Koponen

Best Graphic Story

Grandville Bête Noir by Bryan Talbot
Locke & Key, Volume 5: Clockworks by Joe Hill, Illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez
Saga, Volume One by Brian K. Vaughan, Illustrated by Fiona Staples [winner]
Saucer Country, Volume 1: Run by Paul Cornell, Illustrated by Jimmy Broxton, Ryan Kelly, and Goran Sudzuka
Schlock Mercenary: Random Access Memorabilia by Howard Taylor

Longlisted Nominees:
Batgirl, Vol. 1: The Darkest Reflection by Gail Simone, illustrated by Adrian Syaf
Captain Marvel, Vol. 1: In Pursuit of Flight by Kelly Sue DeConnick, illustrated by Emma Rios and Dexter Soy
Dial H, Volume 1: Into You by China Miéville, illustrated by Mateus Santolouco
Hawkeye, Volume 1: My Life as a Weapon by Matt Fraction, illustrated by David Aja
The Massive by Brian Wood, illustrated by Garry Brown, Kristian Donaldson, and Dave Stewart
The Manhattan Projects, Vol. 1: Science Bad by Jonathan Hickman, illustrated by Nick Pitarra
Morning Glories by Nick Spencer, illustrated by Joe Eisma
The Situation by Jeff VanderMeer, illustrated by Eric Orchard
The Unwritten by Mike Carey, illustrated by Peter Gross
The Unwritten, Vol. 5: On to Genesis by Mike Carey, illustrated by Peter Gross
The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words by Mike Carey, illustrated by Peter Gross
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle, illustrated by Hope Larson

Best Dramatic Presentation: Long Form

The Avengers [winner]
The Cabin in the Woods
Game of Thrones, Season Two [nomination declined]
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hunger Games

Longlisted Nominees:
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Cloud Atlas
The Dark Knight Rises
Iron Sky
John Carter
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Dramatic Presentation: Short Form

Doctor Who: The Angels Take Manhattan
Doctor Who: Asylum of the Daleks
Doctor Who: The Snowmen
Fringe: Letters of Transit
Game of Thrones: Blackwater [winner]

Longlisted Nominees:
Castle: The Final Frontier
Community: Digital Estate Planning
Doctor Who: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
Doctor Who: The Power of Three
Doctor Who: A Town Called Mercy
Game of Thrones: Valar Morghulis
Mark Reads "The Shadow War of the Night Dragons - Book One: The Dead City" by Mark Oshiro
Phineas and Ferb: Excaliferb
An Unexpected Briefing

Best Professional Editor: Short Form

John Joseph Adams
Neil Clarke
Stanley Schmidt [winner]
Jonathan Strahan
Sheila Williams

Longlisted Nominees:
Scott H. Andrews
Ellen Datlow
Nick Mamatas
Brit Mandelo
Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Lynne M. Thomas
Gordon van Gelder
Anne VanderMeer
Terri Windling

Best Professional Editor: Long Form

Lou Anders
Sheila Gilbert
Liz Gorinsky
Patrick Nielsen Hayden [winner]
Toni Weisskopf

Longlisted Nominees:
Ginjer Buchanan
Malcolm Edwards
Anne Lesley Groell
Lee Harris
David G. Hartwell
Jeremy Lassen
Beth Meacham
Jim Minz
Devi Pillai
Betsy Wollheim

Best Professional Artist

Vincent Chong
Julie Dillon
Dan Dos Santos
Chris McGrath
John Picacio [winner]

Longlisted Nominees:
Alejandro Colucci
Bob Eggleton
Donato Gioncola
Joey Hi-Fi (aka D. Halvorsen)
John Howe
Michael Komark
Alan Lee
Todd Lockwood
Stephan Martiniere
Howard Tayler

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, Kate Baker, Jason Heller, and Sean Wallace [winner]
Lightspeed edited by John Jospeh Adams and Stefan Rudnicki
Strange Horizons edited by Rebecca Cross, Niall Harrison, Jed Hartman, Brit Mandelo, Dave Nagdeman, Abigail Nussbaum, An Owomoyela, Julia Rios, and Sonya Taaffe

Longlisted Nominees:
Cascadia Subduction Zone edited by Arrate Hidalgo, Nisi Shawl, L. Timmel Duchamp, and Kath Wilham
Daily Science Fiction edited by Michele-Lee Barasso and Jonathan Laden
Escape Pod edited by Mur Lafferty
Goblin Fruit edited by Amal El-Mohtar and Caitlyn Paxson
Interzone edited by Andy Cox
Locus edited by Liza Groen Trombi and Kirsten Gong-Wong
New York Review of Science Fiction edited by David G. Hartwell and Kevin J. Maroney
On Spec edited by Diane Walton
Shimmer edited by Beth Wodzinski
Stone Telling edited by Rose Lemberg, Shweta Narayan, Jennifer Smith, and Bogi Takács

Best Fanzine

Banana Wings edited by Claire Biraley and Mark Plummer
The Drink Tank edited by James Bacon and Christopher J. Garcia
Elitist Book Reviews edited by Steven Diamond
Journey Planet edited by James Bacon, Christopher J. Garcia, Emma J. King, Helen J. Montgomery, and Pete Young
SF Signal edited by John DeNardo, J.P. Frantz, and Patrick Hester [winner]

Longlisted Nominees:
Ansible edited by David Langford
Argentus edited by Steven H Silver
The Book Smugglers edited by Ana Grilo and Thea James
Challenger edited by Guy H. Lillian, III
Chunga edited by Andy Hooper, Randy Byers, and Carl Juarez
File 770 edited by Mike Glyer
The Mary Sue edited by Maddy Myers and Dan van Winkle
SF Mistressworks edited by Ian Sales
Trap Door edited by Robert Lichtman
World SF Blog edited by Lavie Tidhar, Charles Tan, Debbie Moorhouse, and Sarah Newton
Yipe! edited by Kevin Roche

Best Fan Writer

James Bacon
Christopher J. Garcia
Mark Oshiro
Tansy Rayner Roberts [winner]
Steven H. Silver

Longlisted Nominees:
Liz Bourke
Claire Brialey
N.K. Jemisin
Guy H. Lillian, III
Seanan McGuire
Foz Meadows
A Cracked Moon
Cheryl Morgan
Abigail Nussbaum
Charles Tan

Best Fan Artist

Galen Dara [winner]
Brad W. Foster
Spring Schoenhuth
Maurine Starkey
Steve Stiles

Longlisted Nominees:
Sue Beatrice
Jim Hines and Amy Hines
Kathleen Jennings
Randall Munroe
Hildy Pearlman
Melody Rondeau
Espana Sheriff
Katy Shuttleworth
Dan Steffan
Noelle Stephenson
Taral Wayne

Best Fancast

The Coode Street Podcast by Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe
Galactic Suburbia Podcast by Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce, and Tansy Rayner Roberts, produced by Andrew Finch
SF Signal Podcast by John DeNardo, J.P. Frantz, and Patrick Hester
SF Squeecast by Elizabeth Bear, Paul Cornell, Seanan McGuire, Lynne M. Thomas, and Catherynne M. Valente, produced by David McHone-Chase [winner]
StarShipSofa by Tony C. Smith

Longlisted Nominees:
Escape Pod by Mur Lafferty
Fanboy Planet Podcast by Ric Bretschneider
I Should Be Writing by Mur Lafferty
Nerdvana by J.C. Arkham and Two-Buck Chuck
Outer Alliance Podcast by Julia Rios
Radio Free Skaro by Warren Frey and Steve Schapansky
SF Crossing the Gulf by Karen Burnham and Karen Lord
Speculate! The Podcast for Writers and Fans by Gregory A. Wilson, Brad P. Beaulieu, and Michael R. Underwood
Sword and Laser by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt
The Writer and the Critic by Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond
Writing Excuses by Brandon Sanderson, Howard Tayler, and Dan Wells

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

Madeleine Ashby [withdrawn]
Zen Cho
Max Gladstone
Mur Lafferty [winner]
Stina Leicht
Chuck Wendig

Longlisted Nominees:
Brooke Bolander
Adam Christopher
Thoraiya Dyer
Damien Walters Grintalis
Rachel Hartman
Brit Mandelo
E.C. Myers
Jeff Salyards
Cory Skerry

Go to previous year's longlist: 2012
Go to subsequent year's longlist: 2014

Go to 2013 Hugo Finalists and Winners

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