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Reminder: Hugo Award Nominations Close March 31st

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If you bought a supporting membership to last year’s Worldcon in Spokane, have a membership for this year’s convention, MidAmeriCon II, or if you are a member of 2017's Worldcon, you can nominate your favorite works for this year’s Hugo Awards.


Members can nominate their favorite works from 2015 in the following categories:

  • Best Novel
  • Best Novella
  • Best Novelette
  • Best Short Story
  • Best Related Work
  • Best Graphic Story
  • Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
  • Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
  • Best Editor, Short Form
  • Best Editor, Long Form
  • Best Professional Artist
  • Best Semiprozine
  • Best Fanzine
  • Best Fancast
  • Best Fan Writer
  • Best Fan Artist
  • The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (Which is not a Hugo Award)

Members can also cast their ballots for the 1941 retro Hugo Awards, which looks at works published before the Hugos were instituted.

This year’s Hugo Awards Ceremony will take place on August 20, 2016, and and the nominations will be released later this spring.

Andrew Liptak is the former Weekend editor of io9/Gizmodo. He is the co-editor of War Stories: New Military Science Fiction and hails from Vermont.

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Seriously, the Sad Puppies are garbage people who should feel shame...but man, The Three Body Problem was the worst Hugo award winning novel I have ever read. I know the internet is restricted in China, but that book read like Liu Cixin did absolutely zero research (except maybe on Cultural Revolution history which I do not know enough about to judge).

I’m just going to go ahead and assume that it was the result of their slate voting, or it was just a terrible year for novels, rather than believe that it was the result of some great and terrible liberal conspiracy though.