July 23 2012

My 2012 Hugo Votes

Here are my picks for the 2012 Hugo awards. You can follow the links where I have posted individual awards. In each category, you can rank your preferences (1 being best). They encourage you not to vote for categories in which you have no experience (don’t just guess in other words). I’ve read (or watched or seen as appropriate) everything that I voted on. I didn’t individually review everything.

Best Novel

I haven’t read A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin as I am doing the reread on Tor.com as a non-read ahead person. So, I can’t really list this one.

Best Novella

  • Countdown, Mira Grant (Orbit)
  • Silently and Very Fast, Catherynne M. Valente (WSFA)
  • “The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary”, Ken Liu (Panverse 3)
  • Kiss Me Twice”, Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s)
  • “The Man Who Bridged the Mist”, Kij Johnson (Asimov’s)
  • “The Ice Owl”, Carolyn Ives Gilman (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction)

Best Novelette

  • “Six Months, Three Days”, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor.com)
  • “What We Found”, Geoff Ryman (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction)
  • “Fields of Gold”, Rachel Swirsky (Eclipse Four)
  • “The Copenhagen Interpretation”, Paul Cornell (Asimov’s)
  • “Ray of Light”, Brad R. Torgersen (Analog)

Best Short Story: I thought the short story category was quite strong this year. I enjoyed all of the stories and ranking them was a fairly difficult task.

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

  • Doctor Who, ”The Doctor’s Wife”, written by Neil Gaiman; directed by Richard Clark (BBC Wales)
  • Doctor Who, ”The Girl Who Waited”, written by Tom MacRae; directed by Nick Hurran (BBC Wales)
  • Doctor Who, ”A Good Man Goes to War”, written by Steven Moffat; directed by Peter Hoar (BBC Wales)

Best Editor, Long Form

  • Betsy Wollheim
  • Patrick Nielsen Hayden
  • Liz Gorinsky
  • Lou Anders
  • Anne Lesley Groell

Best Professional Artist

  • Dan dos Santos

Best Fan Artist

  • Randall Munroe

Best Fan Writer

  • Jim C. Hines

The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

  • E. Lily Yu

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Posted July 23, 2012 by user in category "Hugos

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