Hugo Deadline Countdown

Hugo nominations close on March 31. To nominate, you have to be an attending or supporting member of Sasquan (Worldcon 73), MidAmeriCon II (Worldcon 74), or Worldcon 75.


I’d like to ask people to consider Sheila Gilbert of DAW Books in the Best Editor – Long Form category. Sheila has made the ballot for several years now. Sheila is my editor, and has been at DAW for more than 30 years. Edward Willett did a short column about her and her experience last year, if you’d like to know a little more about her.

Of my own eligible works, the only one I’m going to mention is Invisible 2, which is eligible in the Best Related Work category. You can read most of the essays online.


My intention this year is to mostly ignore the recommendation lists and “Totally-not-a-slate-wink-wink” nonsense. If shenanigans have a significant effect on the final ballot, I’ll figure out how I want to deal with that at the time.

My recommendation, for what it’s worth, is to nominate works and people you believe are deserving. Anyone who wants to stew in their own hate, well, that’s their choice. The rest of us can concentrate on celebrating the work we love.