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    2015 Hugos

    Predictions?
    What 2014 books should be nominated?
    What 2014 books will be nominated?

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    As a reminder of what 2014 books were well-regarded, we could look at the Locus recommended reading list, which lists the best books or stories in several categories, according to Locus' reviewers and editors:
    http://www.locusmag.com/Magazine/201...-reading-list/

    I'm afraid I haven't read enough 2014 books to have an educated opinion...

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    Annihilation by Vandermeer and The Martian by Andy Weir will and probably should both get on for Best Novel.

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    In Novels category, Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie, The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu, The Peripheral by William Gibson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatG View Post
    Annihilation by Vandermeer and The Martian by Andy Weir will and probably should both get on for Best Novel.
    Yeah I think I would agree with that, with The Three Body Problem close behind as well as Will McIntosh's Defenders.

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    I just finished Tom Kratman's Big Boys Don't Cry. As a novella, I'd be shocked if his wasn't considered in that category.

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    I haven't made up my mind completely yet, but I think my nominations will include at least the following works:

    Novel:

    - The Three-Body Problem, Liu Cixin
    - Dark Eden, by Chris Beckett (this is a 2012 book, but was published in the USA for the first time in 2014, so it is eligible and it is an awesome awesome novel)
    - The Abyss Beyond Dreams, Peter F. Hamilton
    - The Rhesus Chart, Charles Stross

    Novella:

    - The Regular, Ken Liu (originally published in Upgrade, ed. Neil Clarke; now available in Forever 1, which is available as a free download http://neil-clarke.com/the-future-is-forever/)
    - Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden's Syndrome - John Scalzi (Tor.com, http://www.tor.com/stories/2014/05/u...me-john-scalzi)
    - Yesterday's Kin, Nancy Kress (Tachyon Publications)
    - Sixth of the Dusk - Brandon Sanderson (included in Shadows Beneath)

    Novelette:

    - Ghostreaper, or, Life After Revenge, Tim Pratt (Nightmare Magazine, http://www.nightmare-magazine.com/fi...after-revenge/)
    - None Owns the Air, Ken Liu (http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fi...-owns-the-air/)
    - Report Concerning the Presence of Seahorses On Mars, Pat Cadigan (included in Reach for Infinity, ed. Jonathan Strahan)

    Short Story:

    - Hotshot, Peter Watts (included in Reach for Infinity, ed. Jonathan Strahan)
    - The New Provisions, Adam-Troy Castro (Lightspeed Magazine, http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fi...ew-provisions/)
    - Invisible Planets, Hannu Rajaniemi (included in Reach for Infinity, ed. Jonathan Strahan)
    - The Thing About Shapes to Come, Adam-Troy Castro (Lightspeed Magazine, http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fi...hapes-to-come/)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatG View Post
    Annihilation by Vandermeer and The Martian by Andy Weir will and probably should both get on for Best Novel.
    Is The Martian eligible? It was self-published in 2012 and picked up by a big publisher and re-released in 2014. According to the wikipedia an audiobook version was released in 2013. With the rise of self-publishing, I guess that kind of thing will become more common, but I'm not sure what the rules are. Unfortunately, I suspect it is not eligible, which is kind of a rough deal. I did read and enjoy that one. It proved very popular and it's kind of a return to the style of old-school SF, which is a good thing in my opinion.
    Last edited by farseer2; February 25th, 2015 at 04:22 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odo View Post
    - The Abyss Beyond Dreams, Peter F. Hamilton
    I forgot about that; agree it should be up there too...

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    I wasn't clear that my previous post was meant to predictions not my personal picks. I didn't read a lot of last year's fiction releases but I would delighted to see Wolves by Simon Ings make the novel list. But as a British release that's highly unlikely. I'd also be happy to see Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel make the list. But it is probably too mainstream for Hugo nominators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farseer2 View Post
    Is The Martian eligible? It was self-published in 2012 and picked up by a big publisher and re-released in 2014. According to the wikipedia an audiobook version was released in 2013. With the rise of self-publishing, I guess that kind of thing will become more common, but I'm not sure what the rules are. Unfortunately, I suspect it is not eligible, which is kind of a rough deal. I did read and enjoy that one. It proved very popular and it's kind of a return to the style of old-school SF, which is a good thing in my opinion.
    I believe you're right about The Martian being ineligible. On Goodreads, Weir said he first released the book online in installments and that the last part was posted in 2013.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beniowa View Post
    I believe you're right about The Martian being ineligible. On Goodreads, Weir said he first released the book online in installments and that the last part was posted in 2013.
    Hmm, I don't know. It's possible. I don't know how they are handling reprints at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatG View Post
    Hmm, I don't know. It's possible. I don't know how they are handling reprints at this point.
    Reprints are only eligible if they were previously published outside the USA and are now available in the USA. I don't really think The Martian is eligible anymore (more details at the http://www.thehugoawards.org/hugo-categories/)

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