Reminder: Get Your Hugo Nominations In!
Posted on March 15, 2018 Posted by John Scalzi 7 Comments
Hello, this serves as your reminder that the 2018 Hugo nomination window comes to a close tomorrow, March 16 at 11:59pm Pacific Time, so if you are eligible to nominate for the Hugo Awards (ie., you were a member of last year’s, this year’s, or next year’s, Worldcon, as of 12/31/17), don’t forget to go nominate the things you liked in each category. Here’s the link to Worldcon 76’s Hugo page, which includes a link to the nomination page for this year’s Hugos and for the 1943 Retro Hugos.
Remember that a) you shouldn’t worry if you didn’t read “widely enough,” since nominating what you did read and did like is good enough, b) that you don’t need to feel obliged to fill up all five nomination slots in every category. Just nominate what you think is deserving, and if that number is less than five, so be it.
That said, if you do need a quick refresher on some of what’s been critically acclaimed this year, the Locus Recommended Reading List is a good start.
Self-interested note: The Collapsing Empire is eligible for best novel, and Don’t Live For Your Obituary is eligible for Best Related Work. If you liked them, please feel free to nominate them, with my thanks. But if there were works you prefer better in these categories, please nominate those works instead!
Note for those voting on the Campbell: The annual free anthology of Campbell-eligible authors is available through July 15 here: https://claims.instafreebie.com/free/UNNL6DzH
It’s nearly 300,000 words of fiction from exciting new authors. Even if you aren’t voting, do yourself a favor and check it out.
Are there any good resources for the Retro Hugos?
Thanks for the reminder. Nominations are in.
The paperback of Event Horizon 2018 has just been released: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1986543811/
I wouldn’t be surprised if “Wonder Woman,” “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Coco,” and/or “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” took the majority of slots for Best Dramatic Presentation. But may I suggest “Okja” (Netflix film about little girl trying to save her genetically engineered super-pig from the slaughterhouse)?
Would something like an episode of “Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return” count as a Short Form Best Dramatic Presentation? How would the Supergirl/Arrow/Flash/Legends Of Tomorrow crossover “Crisis On Earth-X” be counted, Long or Short Form?
The Depressed Immature Canines seem to be quiet this year, for a change.
Nominations in. Another year of good choices, but I’m definitely behind in my novel reading.