The 2015 Hugo Nominees for Best Novel have been announced! The announcement was made simultaneously at several cons, including Norwescon.
- Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
- The Dark Between the Stars by Kevin J. Anderson (Tor Books)
- The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison (Tor Books)
Lines of Departure (Sequel to Terms of Enlistment) by Marko Kloos (47North)
- Skin Game by Jim Butcher (Roc Books)
- The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu (Tor Books)
Edit (April 15): Marko Kloos later declined his nomination. His book was replaced by The Three-Body Problem.
This was my first time filling out a Hugo Nomination Ballot, so I rushed over from a George R.R. Martin panel to try to catch all the announcements.
Aside from best novel nominees reveal, there were other noteworthy moments as well.
Having just met Kristi Charish, the co-host of Adventures in Science Fiction Publishing podcast, I was excited to hear it nominated for Best Fancast.
Jennifer Brozek (editor of Bless Your Mechanical Heart), nominated for Best Editor, Short Form, and Annie Bellet, nominated for Best Short Story, were both present in the room during the announcement.
Edit (April 15): Annie Bellet later declined her nomination.
Wesley Chu, whose new book, The Rebirths of Tao, comes out April 7th, was nominated for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer.
In honor of today's #hugoawards, I present to you Wesley Wearing A Ninja Outfit While Riding His Concerned Dog. pic.twitter.com/1NtNy9l2TV
— Wesley Chu (@wes_chu) April 4, 2015
Edge of Tomorrow, a movie based on the book All You Need is Kill, was nominated for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form.
I adored Rat Queens: Sass and Sorcery, and felt like cheering when I saw that it was nominated for Best Graphic Story. Ms. Marvel: No Normal, written by G.Willow Wilson (author of the amazing novel Alif the Unseen), was also nominated.
The Lego Movie, a GeekyLibrary Crew favorite, made it onto the Best Dramatic Presentation ballot.
The Norwescon artist Guest of Honor Julie Dillon, whose work Planetary Alignment I fell in love with at the art show, was nominated for Best Artist.
We’re looking forward to attending Worldcon at Sasquan this year and I’ll be reading the nominees to fully prep myself as a Hugo Award voter!
Looking for more information about each finalists? Please see the 2015 Hugo Award Voting Guide.