Hugo Award Nominations Open

Posted in: About BCS, Awards Info by Scott H. Andrews

In case any BCS readers are interested in making nominations for this year’s Hugo Awards, here are details on how you can become eligible to nominate, how to nominate, and what BCS stories are eligible. BCS itself is eligible for Best SemiProZine.

The deadline to make yourself eligible to nominate is Jan. 31st, so if you’re interested, plan to do that this month.

Thanks very much for considering us and our stories!

How to Become Eligible to Nominate

To become eligible to make nominations, you must be either have purchased a full membership or the less expensive non-attending membership to LoneStarCon 3 (the 2013 Worldcon) or Loncon 3 (the 2014 Worldcon) as of January 31, 2013, or you must have been a member of last year’s Worldcon, Chicon 7.

How to Nominate:

LoneStarCon’s webpage on the Hugos has an online nomination form and a printable paper one you can fill out and mail in. (You will need your con membership info.)

Deadline to Nominate:
You must have your nominations in by March 10, 2013.

What BCS Stories are Eligible:
Everything published in 2012, which is BCS #86 through BCS #111, inclusive.

Here are links to a few of our best-reviewed stories of 2012, and which Hugo category they and the magazine itself fit in. For a list of all eligible BCS stories, click “Show hidden text” at the bottom of this post.

 

Best Short Story:

Bearslayer and the Black Knight,” by Tom Crosshill

The Mote-Dancer and the Firelife,” by Chris Willrich

The Three Feats of Agani,” by Christie Yant

Worth of Crows,” by Seth Dickinson

 

Best Novelette:
The Castle That Jack Built,” by Emily Gilman (selected for Year’s Best SF&F)

Scry,” by Anne Ivy

In the Palace of the Jade Lion,” by Richard Parks

Unsilenced,” by Karalynn Lee

The Telling,” by Gregory Norman Bossert

      (all five of these novelettes were named to the Locus Recommended Reading List)

 

Best Semipro Zine:

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

For more information on Hugo categories and the Hugos in general, read LoneStarCon’s Hugo FAQ.

 

All Hugo-Eligible Stories from BCS

Here is the full list of all BCS stories that are eligible for the Hugo Awards. BCS itself is eligible in the category Best SemiProZine.

Thanks very much for considering us and our stories!

Best Short Story:

Calibrated Allies,” by Marissa Lingen

The Lady of the Lake,” by E. Catherine Tobler

The Last Gorgon,” by Rajan Khanna

The Proof of Bravery,” by David Milstein

 

A Place to Stand,” by Grace Seybold

Shadows Under Hexmouth Street,” by Justin Howe

The Mote-Dancer and the Firelife,” by Chris Willrich

The Book of Locked Doors,” by Yoon Ha Lee

 

Bearslayer and the Black Knight,” by Tom Crosshill

The Ivy-Smothered Palisade,” by Mike Allen

Pridecraft,” by Christian K. Martinez

To Go Home to Leal,” by Susan Forest

 

A Marble for the Drowning River,” by Ann Chatham

Shades of Amber,” by Marie Croke

The Magic of Dark and Hollow Places,” by Adam Callaway

One Ear Back,” by Tina Connolly

 

Lady Marmalade,” by E. Catherine Tobler

How the Wicker Knight Would Not Move,” by Chris Willrich

Fox Bones. Many Uses.,” by Alex Dally MacFarlane

The Three Feats of Agani,” by Christie Yant

 

Virtue’s Ghosts,” by Amanda M. Olson

The Heart of the Rail,” by Mark Teppo

The Tale of the Aggrieved Astrologer,” by Jack Nicholls

The Angel Azrael Delivers Small Mercies,” by Peter Darbyshire

 

Beyond the Shrinking World,” by Nathaniel Katz

When Averly Fell from the Sky,” by Dean Wells

Bandit and the Seventy Raccoon War,” by Don Allmon

The Ascent of Unreason,” by Marie Brennan

 

Worth of Crows,” by Seth Dickinson

Three Little Foxes,” by Richard Parks

Cursed Motives,” by Marissa Lingen

Luck Fish,” by Peta Freestone

 

A Song of Blackness,” by Nancy Fulda

They Make of You a Monster,” by Damien Walters Grintalis

Seeking The Great Raymundo,” by Jamie Lackey

The Scorn of the Peregrinator,” by John E.O. Stevens

 

The Storms in Arisbat,” by Therese Arkenberg

Casualties,” by Alec Austin

The Giants of Galtares,” by Sue Burke

 

Best Novelette:

The Castle That Jack Built,” by Emily Gilman (selected for Year’s Best SF&F)

The Empire of Nothingness,” by Geoffrey Maloney

Scry,” by Anne Ivy (named to Locus Recommended Reading List)

Juggernaut,” by Megan Arkenberg

 

Sinking Among Lilies,” by Cory Skerry (named to Locus Recommended Reading List)

The Governess and the Lobster,” Margaret Ronald (selected for Year’s Best SF&F)

Serkers and Sleep,” by Kenneth Schneyer

In the Palace of the Jade Lion,” by Richard Parks (named to Locus Recommended Reading List)

 

Ratcatcher,” by Garth Upshaw

Unsilenced,” by Karalynn Lee (named to Locus Recommended Reading List)

Hold a Candle to The Devil,” by Nicole M. Taylor

After Compline, Silence Falls,” by M. Bennardo

 

Liaisons Galantes: A Scientific Romance,” by David D. Levine

The Telling,” by Gregory Norman Bossert (named to Locus Recommended Reading List)

‘His Crowning Glory’: a new tale of the Antique Lands,” by Noreen Doyle

 

Best Novella:

Death and the Thunderbird,” by Michael J. DeLuca

 

Best Semipro Zine:

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

 

Thanks very much for considering us and our stories!


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