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2020 Hugo Nominations 12 March 2020

I'm not planning to vote in the Hugos this year, but I am eligible to nominate. Nominations close early on Saturday morning, UK time.

And here's a nomination countdown, because the official notification is unclear about dates…

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Best Novel

These are the two I've read that I think are actually damn good books either of which deserves to win.

  • The City in the Middle of the Night, Charlie Jane Anders
  • The Future of Another Timeline, Annalee Newitz

These are ones that I quite like but don't really think of as Hugo-grade.

  • Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City, K. J. Parker
  • Ancestral Night, Elizabeth Bear
  • A Memory Called Empire, Arkady Martine (not yet finished at the time of writing)

If Leckie's The Raven Tower gets the award I shall be irked, because for me it was so very much less good than Ancillary Sword and Ancillary Mercy that were nominated but didn't win.

Best Novella

  • This Is How You Lose The Time War, Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone (doesn't need me to nominate it, but I really did like it)
  • Sweep of the Blade, Ilona Andrews (to amuse myself, but I wouldn't feel regret if everyone went mad and it won)

Best Novelette

All from Clarkesworld, which is the only magazine I'm still reading, largely because they have a web site that works and doesn't try to get clever (Uncanny and Strange Horizons have both done this enough to put me off).

Best Short Story


Best Related Work

See also:
This Is How You Lose the Time War, Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
Sweep of the Blade, Ilona Andrews
The Future of Another Timeline, Annalee Newitz
The City in the Middle of the Night, Charlie Jane Anders
Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City, K J Parker
Ancestral Night, Elizabeth Bear

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