Hugo Nominations: I have <24 hours to figure out graphic novel and editors...HELP!

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As many of you know I’ll be attending WorldCon, aka Sasquan 2015. One of the real selling points for attending is that I was afforded the opportunity to nominate for the Hugo Awards. It hasn’t been an easy process and taught me I have many more things to read or watch. In short, my nomination ballot is full of holes. I have less than a day to fill in the blanks, mostly in editing and graphic novels. Therefore, I am looking for some help, some suggestions. But if you see blanks in other categories (you’re allowed up to five per category), and have suggestions for me, please give me those, too. I’m especially interested if those folks are deserving and also push diversity in our community. I’ll do my best to investigate — although there’s a good chance I know the work, but I’m just drawing a deadline-brain-drain blank. Thanks for your help!

Here’s my nominations thus far (because of the time delay, I’m not going to put why I nominated; however, after the deadline, I’d be happy to discuss in comments if anyone’s curious):


Thank you for your nomination for the 2015 Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award.

Below is a summary of your current nominating ballot:

Your nominations for Best Novel:

Southern Reach Trilogy Jeff VandeMeer FSG Originals

Maplecroft Cherie Priest Penguin

The Bees Laline Paul Harper Collins

The Three-Body Problem Cixin Liu Macmillian

The Peripheral William Gibson G.P. Putnam Sons

Your nominations for Best Novella:

The End of the Sentence Maria Dahvana Headley & Kat Howeard Subterranean Press

Where the Trains Turn  Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen

Dream Houses  by Genevieve Valentine  WSFA Press

The Beauty  Aliya Whiteley  Unsung Stories

Your nominations for Best Novelette:

From the Nothing, With Love Phantasm Japan Project Itoh

Written on the Hides of Foxes Alex Dally MacFarlane Beneath Ceaseless Skies

The End of the World in Five Dates Claire Humphrey Apex

Your nominations for Best Short Story:

This Chance Planet Elizabeth Bear

Cimmeria: From the Journal of Imaginary Anthropology Theodora Goss  Lightspeed

Childfinder Octavia E. Butler  Unexpected Stories

Sarah’s Child Susan Jane Bigelow Strange Horizons

Lucky Strike Kim Stanley Robinson Strange Horizons

Your nominations for Best Related Work:

Special Needs in Strange Worlds  Sarah Chorn SF Signal

Cosmos: A Space Odyessy Brannon Braga National Geographic

Your nominations for Best Graphic Story:


Your nominations for Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form):

Autómata Gabe Ibáñez Green Moon

Appleseed Alpha Shinji Aramaki Sony Pictures

The Quiet Hour  Stéphanie Joalland Frenzy Films

Flashes Amir Valinia AV1

Snowpiercer  Bong Joon-ho Opus Pictures

Your nominations for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form):

Unbound  J.H. Wyman Almost Human

Arrhythmia J.H. Wyman Almost Human

Long Into The Abyss Antonio Negret The 100

274 Cameron Porsandeh Helix

Your nominations for Best Professional Editor (Short Form):


Your nominations for Best Professional Editor (Long Form):


Your nominations for Best Professional Artist:

Abigail Larson

Kekai Kotaki

Kentaro Kanamoto

Yuku Shimizu

Your nominations for Best Semiprozine:

Strange Horizons Niall Harrison

Lightspeed John Joseph Adams

Your nominations for Best Fanzine:

Bookworm Blues Sarah Chorn

People of Color in European Art History

Your nominations for Best Fancast:


Your nominations for Best Fan Writer:

Liz Bourke Sleeps with Monster –

Sarah Mesle Breakers of Chains review

Genevieve Valentine  Strange Horizons

Your nominations for Best Fan Artist:

Finnian MacManus

Jane Patterson

Your nominations for The John W. Campbell Award (not a Hugo)*:

Usman Malik Resurrection Points

Alyssa Wong Scarecrow –

*Given the night of the Hugos, just comes from a different foundation. Therefore, still sorta, kinda a Hugo!


For short form editor, William Schafer of Subterranean Press has been doing pretty amazing work for a long time.

Amazing Graphic Novels:
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson, which you can read part of online:

Ms. Marvel Volume 1 “No Normal” by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona; you can get a sample from kindle. This version of Ms. Marvel is Kamala, a Muslim teenager in New Jersey.

The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen (Author), Jamie McKelvie (Illustrator) “Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critical tongue-attractors like Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to create a world where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever.”
(don’t know where to get an online sample, though.)

Strong Female Protagonist, book one; comes from the webcomic you can read here: by Brennan Lee Mulligan
and Molly Ostertag

O Human Star volume 1:

My other faves for the Campbell are S. L. Huang (
Sarah McCarry, who writes YA; she has excerpts up at Tor:


Looks like Nimona may be eligible for next year, too; since the hard copy is coming out this year. Love the art of Ms. Marvel — very old-school-esque. Strong Female Protagonist made me laugh out loud. Very well done. I love the Campbell excerpts you sent me. I’ll have to buy their stuff when I get my next freelance $$! Thanks, again! You’re a life saver.

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