Here are the works I nominated for Hugo awards for 2014. My general process is to think about the works that I have actually read and not to cast about looking for things. You will also notice that I only nominated a couple (at most) things in each category rather than using all five nominations. These are the works that I felt deserved the Hugo for this work. I didn’t nominate in categories where I didn’t feel I had spent enough time to have a really good opinion.
Equoid by Charles Stross, published by tor.com
Thirteen Steps in the Underworld by Su-Yee Lin, published by tor.com
Editor, Short form
Best Fan Writer
Kameron Hurley — example: “‘We Have Always Fought’: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative,” by Kameron Hurley, at A Dribble of Ink.
Best Related Work
Sleeps With Monsters, by Liz Bourke at tor.com
Best Dramatic (Long Form)
Pacific Rim directed by Guillermo del Toro