The nominees for the 2014 Hugo for Best Novel are:

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  • The Wheel of Time (14 book series starting with The Eye of the World) by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson.

Retro-Hugo Nominees for the year 1939 were also announced:

  • Galactic Patrol by E.E. Smith.
  • The Legion of Time by Jack Williamson

There were other nominee announcements we were excited by as well.

We were intrigued by one of the Best Novelette Retro-Hugo nominations…

ManfromMarsRaymond Palmer, an eccentric early sci-fi pioneer, (also famous for his namesake, the Atom’s alter-ego) and subject of the biography The Man from Mars was nominated for the 1939 Retro-Hugo for best editor, short form.

John Joseph Adams, the editor of The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination and other great anthologies was nominated for best editor, short form.

Wesley Chu, the author of The Lives of Tao, The Deaths of Tao and upcoming The Rebirths of Tao was nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

Even more writers and editors were recognized, so if you are interested, check out the full list of the 2014 Hugo Award nominations and the Retro-Hugo nominations.