Your Weekend Reading: The 2012 Short Story Hugo Nominees

As you may have heard, the nominations for this year’s Hugo Awards are out, and I am nominated in the Short Story category for my completely ridiculous April Fool’s tale “The Shadow War of the Night Dragons: Book One: The Dead City: Prologue.” I am of course delighted. But there are four other stories that have made the cut, and they, too, are excellent. Have you read them? If you have, then congratulations, you are awesome. If you have not, well, let’s fix that.

So: Below, the links to all of this year’s Hugo Short Story nominees. Read them, enjoy them, and, if you plan on voting for the Hugo this year, consider how you’ll rank them for this year’s ballot. It’s going to be tough to pick a favorite, I know. But it wouldn’t be fun if it were easy.

The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees” by E. Lily Yu (Clarkesworld April 2011)

The Homecoming” (PDF link) by Mike Resnick (Asimov’s April/May 2011)

Movement” by Nancy Fulda (Asimov’s March 2011)

The Paper Menagerie” (PDF link) by Ken Liu (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction March/April 2011)

The Shadow War of the Night Dragons: Book One: The Dead City: Prologue” by John Scalzi (

Happy reading!

1 Comments on “Your Weekend Reading: The 2012 Short Story Hugo Nominees”

  1. To avoid the appearance of using my own online space to shape the discussion of the category I’m nominated in, I’m going to go ahead and close comments on this entry. However, I think you should have a discussion of the nominees, in your own online spaces and places. Talk about them! Share them with friends and complete strangers! And encourage them to vote for the Hugos.

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