Hugo Award Nominees for 2013 Announced

The 2013 Hugo Award final nominees for best works in Science Fiction and Fantasy in 2012 were announced today at 3 p.m. Central Time.

The Nominees for BEST NOVEL (from 1113 ballots) are:

  • 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)
  • Blackout by Mira Grant (Orbit)
  • Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)
  • Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi (Tor)
  • Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed (DAW)


The Nominees for BEST NOVELLA (from ballots) are:

  • After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy Kress (Tachyon Publications)
  • The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson (Tachyon Publications)
  • On a Red Station, Drifting by Aliette de Bodard (Immersion Press)
  • San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats by Mira Grant (Orbit)
  • “The Stars Do Not Lie” by Jay Lake (Asimov’s, Oct-Nov 2012) 


The Nominees for BEST NOVELETTE (from 616 ballots) are:

  • “The Boy Who Cast No Shadow” by Thomas Olde Heuvelt (Postscripts: Unfit For Eden, PS Publications)
  • “Fade To White” by Catherynne M. Valente (Clarkesworld, August 2012)
  • “The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi” by Pat Cadigan (Edge of Infinity, Solaris)
  • “In Sea-Salt Tears” by Seanan McGuire (Self-published)
  • “Rat-Catcher” by Seanan McGuire (A Fantasy Medley 2, Subterranean) 


And the Nominees for BEST SHORT STORY (from 662 ballots) are:

  • “Immersion” by Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld, June 2012)
  • “Mantis Wives” by Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld, August 2012)
  • “Mono no Aware” by Ken Liu (The Future is Japanese, VIZ Media LLC)


The other Hugo Award categories are:

  • Best Related Work
  • Best Graphic Story
  • Best Dramatic Presentation “Long Form” (more than 90 minutes)
  • Best Dramatic Presentation “Short Form” (less than 90 minutes)
  • Best Editor Short Form
  • Best Editor Long Form
  • Best Professional Artist
  • Best Semiprozine
  • Best Fanzine
  • Best Fancast
  • Best Fan Writer
  • Best Fan Artist

All of the nominees for all categories can be found today at the LoneStarCon 3 Site.

The World Science Fiction Society members of LoneStarCon 3 will vote over the next several months to determine the final winners in each category. The winners will be announced at the World Science Fiction Convention, LoneStarCon 3, in San Antonio Texas, on September 1, 2013.

Congratulations to all of the nominees and the publishers and editors they worked with.

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1 Response to Hugo Award Nominees for 2013 Announced

  1. nancyrae4 says:

    Reblogged this on Nancy H. Doyle and commented:
    Thanks, J.C. for posting the Hugo nominees for this year. I’m excited to see a new Bujold out there.

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