Hugo Eligibility Post
Hugo nominations are officially open, which means it’s time for the annual eligibility post.
This year, the Helsinki Worldcon is doing a trial of a new category for Best Series, which is defined as:
…a multi-volume science fiction or fantasy story, unified by elements such as plot, characters, setting, and presentation, which has appeared in at least three volumes consisting of a total of at least 240,000 words by the close of the calendar year 2016, at least one volume of which was published in 2016.
As it happens, the fourth and final volume of the Magic ex Libris series came out in 2016. If you feel it deserves a Best Series nod, nomination info is:
- Name of Series: Magic ex Libris
- Author: Jim C. Hines
- Qualifying Volume: Revisionary
- Publisher: DAW
If you’re looking for other ideas about what to nominate, SFWA president Cat Rambo has a roundup of eligibility posts on her blog.
I’m planning to nominate a few of my favorite Steven Universe episodes, along with Kubo and the Two Strings. I didn’t read that many 2016 works, so I’m going to have to do a bit of research there.
What are your standouts from 2016 that you’d like to see on the award ballots this year?
January 9, 2017 @ 2:29 pm
For Novel, I recently read, and really enjoyed, Matt Ruff’s “Lovecraft Country.”
January 10, 2017 @ 1:59 am
I thought “Lovecraft Country” was great too.
January 10, 2017 @ 1:56 pm
I loved Kubo and the Two Strings and am also nominating it. I hope it gets enough votes to win a nomination because it and the studio deserves the recognition. Watch it and nominate it if you haven’t already, folks!
“World’s Finest,” from Supergirl (the awesome Flash crossover episode from the spring) is also getting a nom from me.
Some of my favorite series are eligible for the Best Series award this year, including Young Wizards by Diane Duane, Magic Ex Libris, Blackthorn & Grim by Juliet Marillier, and Harry Potter (I think Cursed Child counts).
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January 11, 2017 @ 1:58 pm
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January 13, 2017 @ 8:34 pm
I already have MeL and Young Wizards down 🙂 And thanks to Allison for the title of that Supergirl ep, it was swell.
I should also point out that the entire final (sob) season of Person of Interest is eligible in Long Form, and each episode, like the finale (double sob) in Short Form.