Books Received: 2017 Hugo Voters Package


The Worldcon Hugo voters package is out. It contains a bewildering list of items, enough that I am not going to bother tracking down the cover art for everything with cover art. File770’s overview of the package lists the contents as follows:



Novel: 5 full novels and 1 excerpt
Novella: 6 full novellas
Novelette: 6 full novelettes
Short Story: 6 full short stories
Related Work: 4 full long works, 1 full short work, and 1 excerpt
Graphic Story: 6 full works in PDF form only
Dramatic Presentation (Long Form): a PDF document summarizing the Finalists, with hyperlinks to each work’s video trailer, official website, IMdb entry, and Wikipedia entry.
Dramatic Presentation (Short Form): a PDF document summarizing the Finalists, with hyperlinks to each work’s video trailer, official website, IMdb entry, and Wikipedia entry. In the case of the Clipping musical work, links are included to listen for free on YouTube, Spotify, iTunes and Bandcamp.
Editor – Short Form: submissions from 6 editors
Editor – Long Form: submissions from 6 editors
Professional Artist: image galleries for 6 artists, with citations of where and when each work was published, and a PDF document with links to all the artists’ websites
Semiprozine: submissions from 6 semiprozines
Fanzine: submissions from 6 fanzines
Fancast: PDF submissions for 6 fancasts with episode summaries and links to online podcasts
Fan Writer: submissions from 5 fan writers and 1 PDF document with a link to an online submission from a 6th fan writer
Fan Artist: image galleries for 6 artists, and a PDF document with links to all the artists’ websites
Series: 2 full series, 1 novel for each of 2 series, 1 excerpt for each of 2 series, and a PDF document for each series which lists all the works in the series and includes some hyperlinks to bonus related online content.
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer: 3 novels, 2 novellas, and 9 short stories for 6 authors

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Mark at File 770’s detailed list of the contents is as follows:



Best Novel
• All the Birds in the Sky, by Charlie Jane Anders – Full work, all formats
• A Closed and Common Orbit, by Becky Chambers – Full work, pdf only, watermark
• Death’s End, by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu – Full work, all formats
• Ninefox Gambit, by Yoon Ha Lee – Full work, all formats
• The Obelisk Gate, by N. K. Jemisin – Excerpt, pdf only
• Too Like the Lightning, by Ada Palmer – Full work, all formats

Best Novella
• The Ballad of Black Tom, by Victor LaValle – Full work, all formats
• The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, by Kij Johnson – Full work, all formats
• Every Heart a Doorway, by Seanan McGuire– Full work, all formats
• Penric and the Shaman, by Lois McMaster Bujold – Full work, all formats
• A Taste of Honey, by Kai Ashante Wilson – Full work, all formats
• This Census-Taker, by China Miéville – Full work, pdf only, ugly great big watermark

Best Novelette
• Alien Stripper Boned From Behind By The T-Rex, by Stix Hiscock – Full work, all formats
• “The Art of Space Travel”, by Nina Allan – Full work, all formats
• “The Jewel and Her Lapidary”, by Fran Wilde – Full work, all formats
• “The Tomato Thief”, by Ursula Vernon – Full work, all formats
• “Touring with the Alien”, by Carolyn Ives Gilman – Full work, all formats
• “You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay”, by Alyssa Wong – Full work, all formats

Best Short Story
• “The City Born Great”, by N. K. Jemisin – Full work, all formats
• “A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers”, by Alyssa Wong – Full work, all formats
• “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies”, by Brooke Bolander – Full work, all formats
• “Seasons of Glass and Iron”, by Amal El-Mohtar – Full work, all formats
• “That Game We Played During the War”, by Carrie Vaughn – Full work, all formats
• “An Unimaginable Light”, by John C. Wright – Full work, pdf only:


Best Related Work
• The Geek Feminist Revolution, by Kameron Hurley – Full work, all formats
• The Princess Diarist, by Carrie Fisher – excerpt, pdf only, no watermark (hurrah!)
• Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg, by Robert Silverberg and Alvaro Zinos-Amaro – Full work, all formats
• The View From the Cheap Seats, by Neil Gaiman – Full work, pdf only, no watermark (hurrah!)
• The Women of Harry Potter posts, by Sarah Gailey – Compilation of 5 essays, I don’t know if that’s the full set or not, all formats
• Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016, by Ursula K. Le Guin – Full work, all formats


Best Graphic Story
• Black Panther, Volume 1: A Nation Under Our Feet – Full work, pdf, watermark
• Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening – Full work, pdf, no watermark
• Ms. Marvel, Volume 5: Super Famous – Full work, pdf, watermark
• Paper Girls, Volume 1 – Full work, pdf, watermark
• Saga, Volume 6 – Full work, pdf, watermark
• The Vision, Volume 1: Little Worse Than A Man – Full work, pdf, no watermark

Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form) / Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form)
Pdfs with some details

Best Editor – Short Form
• John Joseph Adams – submission with 40-odd short fiction, all formats
• Neil Clarke – Clarkesworld 121 (10th Anniversary Edition)
• Ellen Datlow – submission with 11 short stories, all formats, looks like all her tor.com work.
• Jonathan Strahan- submission including the Drowned Worlds anthology, Dream Quest of Vellitt Boe, 2 tor.com shorts, and a Locus editorial (all in all formats)
• Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas – submission including 10 shorts, various essays, poems, all seem to be from Uncanny.
• Sheila Williams – Asimov’s Oct/Nov 2016 “Slightly Spooky Special Issue”

Best Editor – Long Form
• Vox Day – List of credits
• Sheila E. Gilbert – List of credits and some excerpts
• Liz Gorinsky – List of credits
• Devi Pillai – List of credits
• Miriam Weinberg – List of credits
• Navah Wolfe – List of credits and some excerpts

Best Professional Artist
All – pdfs with art samples
• Galen Dara
• Julie Dillon
• Chris McGrath
• Victo Ngai
• John Picacio
• Sana Takeda


Best Semiprozine
• Beneath Ceaseless Skies – Issue 200, all formats
• Cirsova Heroic Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine– packet submission with selected fiction, poems, essays, all formats
• GigaNotoSaurus – packet submission with their full 2016 run, all formats
• Strange Horizons – July 2016 special issue “Our Queer Planet”, pdf only
• Uncanny Magazine – packet submission with selected fiction, poems, essays, all formats (the same as for their BESF submission?)
• The Book Smugglers – packet submission with various fiction and essays
Best Fanzine
• Castalia House Blog – packet submission, all formats
• Journey Planet – various issues, pdf only
• Lady Business – packet submission, all formats
• nerds of a feather, flock together – packet submission, all formats
• Rocket Stack Rank – various articles, pdf only
SF Bluestocking – packet submission, all formats


Best Fancast
All provided pdfs with links etc, generally in the format of some “featured episodes” and then links to all episodes. Tea and Jeopardy provided an mp3 of Episode 50. Rageaholic provided a link to himself on Youtube and nothing else.
• The Coode Street Podcast, presented by Gary K. Wolfe and Jonathan Strahan
• Ditch Diggers, presented by Mur Lafferty and Matt Wallace
• Fangirl Happy Hour, presented by Ana Grilo and Renay Williams
• Galactic Suburbia, presented by Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce and Tansy Rayner Roberts, produced by Andrew Finch
• The Rageaholic, presented by RazörFist
• Tea and Jeopardy, presented by Emma Newman with Peter Newman

Best Fan Writer
Packet submissions with selected works, in all formats, with the exception of Chuck Tingle who provided a pdf with a link to his SECRET PAGE.
• Mike Glyer
• Jeffro Johnson
• Natalie Luhrs
• Foz Meadows
• Abigail Nussbaum
• Chuck Tingle

Best Fan Artist
All – pdfs with art samples
• Ninni Aalto
• Vesa Lehtimäki
• Likhain (M. Sereno)
• Spring Schoenhuth
• Steve Stiles
• Elizabeth Leggett

Best Series
• The Craft Sequence, by Max Gladstone – Omnibus of all five books, all formats
• The Expanse, by James S.A. Corey – Excerpt of Book 1, pdf only, watermark
• The October Daye Books, by Seanan McGuire – Full series inc short fiction, novels accessed via Netgalley (epub or mobi available), short fiction in download as epubs
• The Peter Grant / Rivers of London series, by Ben Aaronovitch – Excerpt of Book 1, pdf only, watermark
• The Temeraire series, by Naomi Novik – Full copy of first book, pdf only, watermark
• The Vorkosigan Saga, by Lois McMaster Bujold – Full copy of Borders of Infinity, all formats

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
• Sarah Gailey – full copy of Haunted (all formats), plus pdf with links
• J. Mulrooney – full copy of An Equation of Almost Infinite Complexity, all formats
• Malka Older – full copy of Infomocracy and various short fiction, all formats
• Ada Palmer – full copy of Too Like the Lightning, all formats
• Laurie Penny – full copy of Everything Belongs to the Future (novella) and various short fiction, all formats
• Kelly Robson – full copies of various short fiction, all formats


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