2017 Hugo Awards Nominations Open

Posted in: Awards Info by Scott H. Andrews

For BCS readers interested in nominating 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.

How to Become Eligible to Nominate
To be eligible to make nominations, you must be either have purchased a full membership or the less expensive non-attending membership to the 2017 Worldcon, Worldcon 75, in Helsinki, Finland or the 2018 Worldcon in San José as of January 31, 2017, or have been a member of last year’s Worldcon, MidAmericon II in Kansas City.

How to Nominate:
This year for submitting nominations online, members are being sent a voting link via email, which is customized to their membership. (Unlike past years, it is not a PIN or password system.) Update: the con has posted a PDF ballot for paper mailing. For more information, see Worldcon 75’s Hugos page and the official Hugo site.

Also, this year the way nominations will be tallied is different. A summary of those changes is here.

Deadline to Nominate:
You must have your nominations in by March 17, 2017 at 11:59pm Pacific Daylight Time (2:59 am EDT, 06:59 GMT, 0:859 in Finland, on March 18).

What BCS Stories are Eligible:
Everything published in 2016, which is BCS #190 through BCS #215, inclusive.

Here are a couple of our best-reviewed pieces of 2016 and which category they fit in. For a list of all eligible BCS stories and their categories, see the bottom of this post.

BCS itself is eligible for Best Semiprozine.

Best Short Story:

A Salvaging of Ghosts” by Aliette de Bodard (Locus Recommended Reading List) (Tangent Recommended Reading List) (selected for Best SF&F of the Year) (selected for Year’s Best SF 34)

Laws of Night and Silk” by Seth Dickinson (Tangent Recommended Reading List) (selected for Year’s Best SF&F) (selected for Best SF&F of the Year)

The Night Bazaar for Women Becoming Reptiles” by Rachael K. Jones (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

The Wind Shall Blow” by Gregory Norman Bossert (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

 

Best Novelette:

The Book of How to Live” by Rose Lemberg (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

The Limitless Perspective of Master Peek, or, the Luminescence of Debauchery” by Catherynne M. Valente

Blood Grains Speak Through Memories” by Jason Sanford (Tangent Recommended Reading List) (selected for Year’s Best SF&F)

Foxfire, Foxfire” by Yoon Ha Lee (Locus Recommended Reading List) (Tangent Recommended Reading List) (selected for Best SF&F of the Year)

Thanks very much for considering our authors and their fiction!

 

All Eligible Stories from BCS

Here is the full list of all BCS stories that are eligible for Hugo Awards and Nebulas, and what official category they are in.

For other eligible short fiction, we recommend our authors’ stories in other magazines, like the ones listed in our BCS Authors Elsewhere posts.

Best Short Story:

Where She Went” by Linden A. Lewis (selected for the 2016 Tangent Recommended Reading List)

The True and Otherworldly Origins of the Name ‘Calamity Jane’” by Jordan Kurella (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

The Jeweled Nawab Jungle Retreat” by Priya Sridhar (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

Masks of the Mud God” by Greg Kurzawa

 

The Marvelous Inventions of Mr. Tock” by Daniel Baker

The Uncarved Heart” by Evan Dicken

The Garden of Ending” by K.J. Kabza

Dearly Departed” by Kelly Stewart

 

A Cup of Comfort” by Stephanie Burgis

The Wind Shall Blow” by Gregory Norman Bossert (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

Teeth, Tapestries” by Alex Dally MacFarlane

Abere and the Poisoner” by Jonathan Edelstein

 

To Rise No More” by Marie Brennan (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

The Patchwork Procedure” by Claude Lalumière (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

What Pada-Sara Means to the Elephant” by Jeremy Sim

Ebb Stung By the Flow” by E. Catherine Tobler

 

Under She Who Devours Suns” by Benjanun Sriduangkaew (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

The Night Bazaar for Women Becoming Reptiles” by Rachael K. Jones (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

Mortal Eyes” by Ann Chatham (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

The Nature of Ghosts and the Fate of Shadows” by Luke Nolby (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

 

Blood Reckonings” by Alec Austin (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

Shadow’s Weave” by Yoon Ha Lee (Locus Recommended Reading List)

Laws of Night and Silk” by Seth Dickinson (Tangent Recommended Reading List) (selected for Year’s Best SF&F) (selected for Best SF&F of the Year)

They Said the Desert” by A.T. Greenblatt (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

 

Whale-Oil” by Sylvia V. Linsteadt

The Sweetest Skill” by Tony Pi (Parsec Award finalist)

Rabbit Grass” by Kelly Stewart (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

Sea of Dreams” by Alter S. Reiss (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

 

The Stone Garden” by Cae Hawksmoor

A Salvaging of Ghosts” by Aliette de Bodard (Tangent Recommended Reading List) (selected for Best SF&F of the Year) (selected for Year’s Best SF 34)

The Mountains His Crown” by Sarah Pinsker (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

Call and Answer, Plant and Harvest” by Cat Rambo (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

 

The Right Bright Courier” by Anaea Lay (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

And the Blessing of the Angels Came Upon Them” by Dean Wells (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

Salt Circles” by Andrew F. Sullivan

The Three Dancers of Gizari” by Tamara Vardomskaya (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

 

In Skander, for a Boy” by Chaz Brenchley (selected for Year’s Best SF&F)

Blessed are Those Who Have Seen and Do Not Believe” by D.K. Thompson

The Mama Mmiri” by Walter Dinjos

Best Novelette:

The Orangery” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

The Aeroliths” by Stephen Case

A Glass Kiss for the Little Prince of Pain” by Martin Cahill

The Boy Who Would Not Be Enchanted” by A.M. Dellamonica (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

 

The Book of How to Live” by Rose Lemberg (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

A Courtship of Beasts” by Michael Anthony Ashley (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

George & Frank Tarr, Boy Avencherers, in ‘Beeyon the Shours We Knowe!!!!’” by Thomas M. Waldroon (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

Salt and Sorcery” by Raphael Ordoñez

 

A Deeper Green” by Samantha Murray (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

Fire in the Haze” by Mishell Baker

Nothing But the Sky” by Gwendolyn Clare (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

The Limitless Perspective of Master Peek, or, the Luminescence of Debauchery” by Catherynne M. Valente

 

Cloud Dweller” by E. Catherine Tobler

‘Or I Wil Harrie Them Out of This Land’” by Thomas M. Waldroon

Blood Grains Speak Through Memories” by Jason Sanford (Tangent Recommended Reading List) (selected for Year’s Best SF&F)

 

Foxfire, Foxfire” by Yoon Ha Lee (Locus Recommended Reading List) (Tangent Recommended Reading List) (selected for Best SF&F of the Year)

Told By An Idiot” by K.J. Parker (Locus Recommended Reading List) (Tangent Recommended Reading List)

Longsleeves” by Mike Allen

Thanks very much for considering us and our stories!


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