Rush-That-Speaks (rushthatspeaks) wrote,

if not for the puppies

Presenting: the Hugo ballots we would have gotten if not for the slate voting.

Please note that I am not touching Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form, as the puppy nominations were fairly well-liked elsewhere, and I know a lot of people concluded that giving an award to a puppy pick in this category wouldn't hurt anything as none of the puppies were actually involved in producing any of it. Also, I'm only including categories in which somebody was bumped by a puppy. Nominees are listed in order of the number of nominations they received, with the puppies removed, five nominations per category. This year's actual winners marked by an asterisk, when relevant. All statistics are derived from the Hugo statistics PDF, which is publicly available in a link from here. That's also where you can compare this with the ballots we actually got.

Best Novel:

Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie
The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison
The Three-Body Problem, Liu Cixin*
Lock In, by John Scalzi
City of Stairs, by Robert Jackson Bennett

Best Novella:

The Slow Regard of Silent Things, by Patrick Rothfuss
The Regular, by Ken Liu
Yesterday's Kin, by Nancy Kress
Grand Jete (The Great Leap), by Rachel Swirsky
The Mothers of Voorhisville, by Mary Rickert

Best Novelette:

'The Day the World Turned Upside Down', Thomas Olde Heuvelt*
'Each to Each', by Seanan McGuire
'The Devil in America', by Kai Wilson
'The Litany of Earth', by Ruthanna Emrys
'The Magician and LaPlace's Demon', by Tom Crossbill

Best Short Story:

'Jackalope Wives', by Ursula Vernon
'The Breath of War', by Aliette de Bodard
'The Truth About Owls', by Amal El-Mohtar
'When It Ends, He Catches Her', by Eugie Foster
'A Kiss With Teeth', by Max Gladstone

Best Related Work:

What Makes This Book So Great, by Jo Walton
Chicks Dig Gaming, ed. Jennifer Brozek, Robert Smith, and Lars Pearson
Shadows Beneath: The Writing Excuses Anthology, ed. Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells, and Howard Taylor
Invisible: Personal Essays on Representation in SF, ed. Jim C. Hines
'Tropes Vs. Women: Women as Background Decoration', by Anita Sarkeesian

Best Graphic Story:

Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal, by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona*
Saga, Vol. 3, by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
Rat Queens Vol. 1: Sass and Sorcery, by Kurtis J. Weibe, Laura Tavishati, Roc Upchurch, and Ed Brisson
Sex Criminals Vol. 1: One Weird Trick, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
Saga, Vol. 4, by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples

Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form):

Doctor Who: 'Listen'
Orphan Black: 'By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried'*
Agents of Shield: 'Turn, Turn, Turn'
Game of Thrones: 'The Lion and the Rose'
The Legend of Korra: 'The Last Stand'

Best Editor, Short Form:

John Joseph Adams
Neil Clarke
Ellen Datlow
Jonathan Strahan
Sheila Williams

Best Editor, Long Form:

Liz Gorinsky
Beth Meacham
Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Lee Harris
Anne Perry

Best Professional Artist:

Julie Dillon*
John Picacio
Galen Dara
Stephan Martiniere
Chris McGrath

Best Semiprozine:

Lightspeed Magazine, ed. John Joseph Adams, Stefan Rudnicki, Rich Horton, Wendy N. Wagner, and Christie Yant*
Strange Horizons, ed. Niall Harrison, Julia Rios, An Owomoyela, and Catherine Krahe
Beneath Ceaseless Skies, ed. Scott H. Andrews
The Book Smugglers, ed. Ana Grilo, Thea James
Interzone, ed. Andy Cox

Best Fanzine:

Journey Planet, ed. James Bacon, Christopher J. Garcia, Colin Harris, Alissa McKersie, and Helen J. Montgomery*
The Drink Tank, ed. Vanessa Applegate, James Bacon, and Christopher J Garcia
Lady Business, Renay and Jody
File 770, Mike Glyer
A Dribble of Ink, Aiden Moher

Best Fancast:

Galactic Suburbia Podcast*
Tea and Jeopardy
The Coode Street Podcast
The Skiffy and Fanty Show

Best Fanwriter:

Laura J. Mixon*
Abigail Nussbaum
Liz Bourke
Natalie Luhrs
Mark Oshiro

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer:

Wesley Chu*
Andy Weir (who was eligible, because the Campbells go by first professional publication, as opposed to the Hugos, which count self-publication against eligibility; thanks to [personal profile] rosefox for clearing this up)
Alyssa Wong
Carmen Maria Machado
Django Wexler

My congratulations and condolences to everyone who got bumped from the ballot. Not only does this ballot have, in my opinion, an appreciable increase in quality over the one we got, but it looks one heck of a lot more like the Nebulas and the Locuses and the other awards in the field.

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