2012 Hugo Awards Nominees

The nominations for the 2012 Hugo Awards, science fiction’s most prestigious awards, have been announced. There are a great many categories of award, here are just a few highlights.

Best Novel

  • Among Others by Jo Walton
  • A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin
  • Deadline by Mira Grant
  • Embassytown by China Miéville
  • Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey

Best Short Story

  • “The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees” by E. Lily Yu (Clarkesworld)
  • “The Homecoming” by Mike Resnick (Asimov’s)
  • “Movement” by Nancy Fulda (Asimov’s)
  • “The Paper Menagerie”by  Ken Liu (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction)
  • “Shadow War of the Night Dragons: Book One: The Dead City: Prologue” by  John Scalzi (Tor.com)

Best Related Work

  • The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Third Edition, edited by John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls, and Graham Sleight
  • Jar Jar Binks Must Die…and other Observations about Science Fiction Movies, Daniel M. Kimmel
  • The Steampunk Bible: An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature, Jeff VanderMeer and S. J. Chambers
  • Wicked Girls (CD), Seanan McGuire
  • Writing Excuses, Season 6 (podcast series), Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Howard Tayler, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Jordan Sanderson

Best Graphic Story

  • Digger, by Ursula Vernon
  • Fables Vol 15: Rose Red, by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham
  • Locke & Key Volume 4: Keys To The Kingdom, written by Joe Hill, illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez
  • Schlock Mercenary: Force Multiplication, written and illustrated by Howard Tayler, colors by Travis Walton
  • The Unwritten (Volume 4): Leviathan, created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross, written by Mike Carey, illustrated by Peter Gross

The prizes will be awarded in early September at Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention. To read the full nominations list click here.

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