2021 Hugo Voters Packet

The 2021 Hugo Voters Packet is currently available to members of DisCon III, the 79th World Science Fiction Convention, until close of voting on November 19.  Many thanks to the finalists who have shared materials for the consideration of Hugo voters and to the Hugo administrators for putting it all together!

UPDATE:  On July 20th, DisCon III notified members that they had uploaded new or revised material to the Hugo Voters Packet.  See my Updates to the 2021 Hugo Voters Packet post for details.  The following list has been edited to reflect the changes as necessary.

(You might also want to take a look at JJ’s File 770 post on Where To Find The 2021 Hugo Award Finalists For Free Online.)

On the download page, each category has a PDF with a table of contents for the category and a ZIP file of the material provided for that category.  A copy of the PDF file is also inside the ZIP file.

In the following breakdown, I have noted the main items included next to each category name.  At the very bottom is a summary totalling all of these items.   I’m pleased to see most finalists provided information on their eligible work and in many cases the full work itself.  Of particular note are the packets for this year’s special Best Video Game category as well as both Long and Short Form Best Dramatic Presentation categories.

Where I found formatting issues, I have put an asterisk next to the affected file types.  These are typically caused by an automatic conversion from a fixed format (PDF) to a reflowable format (EPUB, MOBI).  In some cases, it’s just distracting.  In others, they are rendered pretty much unreadable.  (As an aside, can anyone suggest a reason for having documents with links to videos in EPUB and MOBI as well as PDF?)

The books accessed through NetGalley links are DRM protected.  The easiest way to read these is with the NetGalley Shelf app for Android or iOS if a publisher has enabled that option.  To read on Kindle devices or mobile apps, you will need to add your device’s email address to your NetGalley profile and set kindle@netgalley.com as an approved email to receive files from in your Amazon account.  The book will be available to download to any other Kindle device or mobile app logged into your Amazon account, but DRM will tie the book to the device or app it is downloaded to.  To read on your computer or other ereaders and apps, choose the “Download Protected EPUB/PDF” option.  You will need to install Adobe Digital Editions and authorize it with an Adobe ID.  Here the DRM will allow you to read on any device or app authorized with the same Adobe ID.  Both these and the books accessed through the NetGalley Shelf app are set to expire 55 days after downloading.  If needed, you can download books again up until the archive date set by the publisher.  The publishers do not appear to have taken the current voting deadline into consideration as the archive dates are in August (with one as early as August 1st).  So don’t wait too long!  See NetGalley’s device guide for more details.

Please let me know if you have questions or find any errors or omissions.  Happy reading, watching, listening, playing, and viewing!

BEST NOVEL (4 novels, 2 novel excerpts)

  • Black Sun, Rebecca Roanhorse (Gallery / Saga Press / Solaris)
    • full novel (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
    • front cover image (JPG)
    • complete cover for the trade paperback edition (PDF)
  • The City We Became, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
    • 109 page excerpt (watermarked PDF)
  • Harrow the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir (Tor.com)
    • full novel (EPUB, MOBI)
  • Network Effect, Martha Wells (Tor.com)
    • full novel (EPUB, MOBI)
  • Piranesi, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury)
    • 82 page excerpt (EPUB*, MOBI*, watermarked PDF)
    • Q&A with Susanna Clarke (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
    • front cover image (JPG)
    • author photo by Sarah Lee (JPG)
  • The Relentless Moon, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor Books / Solaris)
    • full novel (EPUB, MOBI)

BEST NOVELLA (6 novellas)

  • Come Tumbling Down, Seanan McGuire (Tor.com)
    • full novella (EPUB, MOBI)
  • The Empress of Salt and Fortune, Nghi Vo (Tor.com)
    • full novella (EPUB, MOBI)
  • Finna, Nino Cipri (Tor.com)
    • full novella (EPUB, MOBI)
  • Ring Shout, P. Djèlí Clark (Tor.com)
    • full novella (EPUB, MOBI)
  • Riot Baby, Tochi Onyebuchi (Tor.com)
    • full novella (EPUB, MOBI)
  • Upright Women Wanted, Sarah Gailey (Tor.com)
    • full novella (EPUB, MOBI)

BEST NOVELETTE (6 novelettes)

  • “Burn, or the Episodic Life of Sam Wells as a Super”, A.T. Greenblatt (Uncanny Magazine, May/June 2020)
    • full novelette (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
    • cover image (PNG)
  • “Helicopter Story”, Isabel Fall (Clarkesworld, January 2020)
    • full novelette (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
  • “The Inaccessibility of Heaven”, Aliette de Bodard (Uncanny Magazine, July/August 2020)
    • full novelette (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
    • cover image (PNG)
  • “Monster”, Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld, January 2020)
    • full novelette (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
  • “The Pill”, Meg Elison (from Big Girl, (PM Press))
    • full novelette (EPUB*, MOBI*, PDF)
  • “Two Truths and a Lie”, Sarah Pinsker (Tor.com)
    • full novelette (EPUB, MOBI)

BEST SHORT STORY (6 short stories)

  • “Badass Moms in the Zombie Apocalypse”, Rae Carson (Uncanny Magazine, January/February 2020)
    • full short story (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
    • cover image (PNG)
  • “A Guide for Working Breeds”, Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Made to Order: Robots and Revolution, ed. Jonathan Strahan (Solaris))
    • full short story (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
  • “Little Free Library”, Naomi Kritzer (Tor.com)
    • full short story (EPUB, MOBI)
  • “The Mermaid Astronaut”, Yoon Ha Lee (Beneath Ceaseless Skies, February 2020)
    • full short story (EPUB, MOBI, PDF, PRC)
  • “Metal Like Blood in the Dark”, T. Kingfisher (Uncanny Magazine, September/October 2020)
    • full short story (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
    • cover image (PNG)
  • “Open House on Haunted Hill”, John Wiswell (Diabolical Plots – 2020, ed. David Steffen)
    • full short story (EPUB*, MOBI*, PDF)

BEST SERIES (21 novels, 1 novel excerpt, 8 novellas, 26 novelettes, 10 short stories)

  • The Daevabad Trilogy, S.A. Chakraborty (Harper Voyager)
    • The City of Brass (EPUB*, MOBI*, watermarked PDF)
    • The Kingdom of Copper (EPUB*, MOBI*, watermarked PDF)
    • The Empire of Gold (EPUB*, MOBI*, watermarked PDF)
  • The Interdependency, John Scalzi (Tor Books)
    • uncorrected digital galley of The Collapsing Empire (EPUB, MOBI)
  • The Lady Astronaut Universe, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor Books/Audible/Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction/Solaris)
    • excerpt of the first twenty chapters from The Calculating Stars (EPUB, MOBI)
    • 6 short fiction works (1 novelette, 5 short stories) as individual files (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
    • note that The Relentless Moon (available in the Best Novel packet) is part of this series (PDF)
  • The Murderbot Diaries, Martha Wells (Tor.com)
    • All Systems Red (EPUB, MOBI)
    • Artificial Condition (EPUB, MOBI)
  • October Daye, Seanan McGuire (DAW)
    • books 1-14 as individual files (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
    • 36 short fiction works (6 novellas, 25 novelettes, 5 short stories) as individual files (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
    • incorrect note that Come Tumbling Down (available in the Best Novella packet) is part of this series (PDF)
  • The Poppy War, R.F. Kuang (Harper Voyager)
    • The Poppy War (EPUB*, MOBI*, watermarked PDF)
    • The Dragon Republic (EPUB*, MOBI*, watermarked PDF)
    • The Burning God (EPUB*, MOBI*, watermarked PDF)

BEST RELATED WORK (2 books, 1 article)

  • Beowulf: A New Translation, Maria Dahvana Headley (FSG)
    • full book (EPUB*, MOBI*, PDF)
    • links to reviews, a virtual panel with the author, and an online reading (PDF)
  • CoNZealand Fringe, Claire Rousseau, C, Cassie Hart, Adri Joy, Marguerite Kenner, Cheryl Morgan, Alasdair Stuart
    • introduction, links to online videos, and panel transcriptions (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
  • FIYAHCON, L.D. Lewis–Director, Brent Lambert–Senior Programming Coordinator, Iori Kusano–FIYAHCON Fringe Co-Director, Vida Cruz–FIYAHCON Fringe Co-Director, and the Incredible FIYAHCON team
    • introduction and links to online content (PDF)
  • “George R.R. Martin Can Fuck Off Into the Sun, Or: The 2020 Hugo Awards Ceremony (Rageblog Edition)”, Natalie Luhrs (Pretty Terrible, August 2020)
    • full article (PDF)
    • link to the original blog post is provided in the 2021 Best Related Work table of contents (PDF)
  • A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia E. Butler, Lynell George (Angel City Press)
    • full book (double-page watermarked PDF)
  • The Last Bronycon: a fandom autopsy, Jenny Nicholson (YouTube)
    • link to the online video provided in the 2021 Best Related Work table of contents (PDF)

BEST GRAPHIC STORY OR COMIC (7 graphic novels)

  • DIE, Volume 2: Split the Party, written by Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans, letters by Clayton Cowles (Image Comics)
    • full graphic novel (EPUB*, MOBI*, PDF)
    • DIE, Volume 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker (EPUB*, MOBI*, PDF)
  • Ghost-Spider vol. 1: Dog Days Are Over, Author: Seanan McGuire, Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa and Rosi Kämpe (Marvel)
    • full graphic novel as follows:
      • interiors of issues #1-5 as individual files (PDF)
      • front and back covers of graphic novel (PDF)
      • inside front and inside back covers of graphic novel (PDF)
      • interstitial pages of graphic novel (PDF)
  • Invisible Kingdom, vol 2: Edge of Everything, Author: G. Willow Wilson, Artist: Christian Ward (Dark Horse Comics)
    • full graphic novel (PDF)
  • Monstress, vol. 5: Warchild, Author: Marjorie Liu, Artist: Sana Takeda (Image Comics)
    • full graphic novel (EPUB*, MOBI*, PDF)
  • Once & Future vol. 1: The King Is Undead, written by Kieron Gillen, illustrated by Dan Mora, colored by Tamra Bonvillain, lettered by Ed Dukeshire (BOOM! Studios)
    • full graphic novel (EPUB*, MOBI*, PDF)
    • another copy of the full graphic novel with “NetGalley” added to the file name (PDF)
  • Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, written by Octavia Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy, illustrated by John Jennings (Harry N. Abrams)
    • full graphic novel (EPUB*, MOBI*, double-page PDF)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM (1 movie)

  • The Old Guard, written by Greg Rucka, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Netflix / Skydance Media)
    • password protected links to full movie and trailer provided in the 2021 Best Dramatic Presentation Long Form table of contents (PDF)
    • screenplay (PDF)
  • Palm Springs, written by Andy Siara, directed by Max Barbakow (Limelight / Sun Entertainment Culture / The Lonely Island / Culmination Productions / Neon / Hulu / Amazon Prime)
    • password protected link to trailer provided in the 2021 Best Dramatic Presentation Long Form table of contents (PDF)
    • shooting script (PDF)
  • Soul, screenplay by Pete Docter, Mike Jones and Kemp Powers, directed by Pete Docter, co-directed by Kemp Powers, produced by Dana Murray (Pixar Animation Studios/ Walt Disney Pictures)
    • password protected link to trailer provided in the 2021 Best Dramatic Presentation Long Form table of contents (PDF)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM (2 episodes)

  • Doctor Who, “Fugitive of the Judoon”, written by Vinay Patel and Chris Chibnall, directed by Nida Manzoor (BBC)
    • password protected link to full episode provided in the 2021 Best Dramatic Presentation Short Form table of contents (PDF)
  • The Expanse, “Gaugamela”, written by Dan Nowak, directed by Nick Gomez (Alcon Entertainment / Alcon Television Group / Amazon Studios / Hivemind / Just So)
    • password protected links to full episode and after show provided in the 2021 Best Dramatic Presentation Short Form table of contents (PDF)
    • writer bio (PDF)

BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM (4 novellas, 34 novelettes, 47 short stories)

  • Neil Clarke
    • introduction and 10 short fiction works (6 novelettes, 4 short stories) from Clarkesworld Magazine (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
  • Ellen Datlow
    • 11 short fiction works (8 novelettes, 3 short stories) from Tor.com as individual files (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
      • including Best Novelette “Two Truths and a Lie” by Sarah Pinsker (different files from those provided in the Best Novelette packet)
    • full novella of Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings (PDF)
    • full novella of Out of Body by Jeffrey Ford (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
    • all 18 short fiction works (1 novella, 5 novelettes, 12 short stories) from Final Cuts: New Tales of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles as individual files (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
      • “Cut Frame” by Gemma Files has minor formatting issues in all 3 formats
    • list of other work and editing philosophy (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
  • Mur Lafferty and S.B. Divya
    • introduction, 2 short stories (1 original, 1 reprint) from Escape Pod: The Science Fiction Anthology, and 6 short stories (3 original, 3 reprints) from Escape Pod: The Original Science Fiction Podcast (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
    • 6 corresponding episodes from the Escape Pod podcast as individual files (MP3)
    • same files provided in the Best Semiprozine packet
  • Jonathan Strahan
    • blog post about general awards eligibility for 2020 work (PDF)
    • 3 short fiction works (1 novelette, 2 short stories) from Made to Order: Robots and Revolution (EPUB, MOBI)
      • including Best Short Story finalist “A Guide for Working Breeds” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad (also available in the Best Short Story packet as a separate file)
    • full anthology of The Book of Dragons including 8 novelettes and 14 short stories (watermarked PDF)
  • Sheila Williams
    • full November/December 2020 issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction including 1 novella, 6 novelettes, and 4 short stories (PDF)
    • list of 2020 stories edited (EPUB, MOBI*, PDF)
    • editing philosophy (EPUB, MOBI*, PDF)

BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM (15 novel excerpts)

  • Nivia Evans
    • list of novels edited and editing philosophy (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
  • Sheila E. Gilbert
    • introduction, list of novels edited, and 14 novel excerpts (PDF)
  • Sarah Guan
    • editing philosophy and list of novels edited (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
    • 111 page excerpt from The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk (watermarked PDF)
  • Brit Hvide
    • list of novels edited and editing philosophy (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
  • Diana M. Pho
    • list of novels edited (plus one short fiction work) with author testimonials and editing approach (EPUB*, MOBI*, PDF)
  • Navah Wolfe
    • list of novels edited (DOCX, EPUB, MOBI)

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST (6 portfolios)

  • Tommy Arnold
    • 5 individual image files (JPG)
  • Rovina Cai
    • portfolio of cover art and/or interior illustrations from 4 books (PDF)
  • Galen Dara
    • 6 individual image files (JPG)
      • only 2 images are from 2020 works (“Baba Yaga and the Seven Hills”, “The Time Traveler’s Advice to the Lovelorn”), other 4 are from 2021 or as-yet-unpublished works
  • Maurizio Manzieri
    • website links and list of 2020 work (RTF)
    • folder containing 5 individual files of illustrations with captions (JPG)
    • folder containing 5 individual files of same illustrations without captions (JPG)
    • folder containing 5 individual files of same illustrations side-by-side with their cover design (JPG)
  • John Picacio
    • portfolio of 3 illustrations with and without titles (PDF)
  • Alyssa Winans
    • portfolio of 4 illustrations (PDF)
    • same portfolio divided into 4 individual files (JPG)

BEST SEMIPROZINE (1 novella, 7 novelettes, 62 short stories, 28 poems, 31 articles)

  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies, editor Scott H. Andrews
    • full Issue #300 (26 Mar 2020) including 1 novella, 2 novelettes, and 2 short stories (EPUB, MOBI, PDF, PRC)
  • Escape Pod, editors Mur Lafferty and S.B. Divya, assistant editor Benjamin C. Kinney, hosts Tina Connolly and Alasdair Stuart, audio producers Summer Brooks and Adam Pracht, and the entire Escape Pod team
    • introduction, 2 short stories (1 original, 1 reprint) from Escape Pod: The Science Fiction Anthology, and 6 short stories (3 original, 3 reprints) from Escape Pod: The Original Science Fiction Podcast (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
      • first 2 stories included from the anthology should only be used to evaluate Mur Lafferty and S.B. Divya for Best Editor, Short Form
    • 6 corresponding episodes from the Escape Pod podcast as individual files (MP3)
    • same files provided in the Best Editor, Short Form packet
  • FIYAH Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction, publisher Troy L. Wiggins, executive editor DaVaun Sanders, managing editor Eboni Dunbar, poetry editor Brandon O’Brien, reviews and social media Brent Lambert, art director L. D. Lewis, and the FIYAH Team
    • cover letter (EPUB*, MOBI*, PDF)
    • full issues #13-16 as individual files including 1 novelette, 16 short stories, and 9 poems (EPUB*, MOBI*, PDF)
  • PodCastle, editors C.L. Clark and Jen R. Albert, assistant editor and host Setsu Uzumé, producer Peter Adrian Behravesh, and the entire PodCastle team
    • introduction, 7 original short stories, 2 reprint short stories, and 1 reprint novelette (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
    • 10 corresponding podcasts as individual files (MP3)
  • Uncanny Magazine, editors in chief: Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, managing editor: Chimedum Ohaegbu, non-fiction editor: Elsa Sjunneson, podcast producers: Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky
    • introduction, 3 novelettes, 17 short stories, 13 articles, 9 poems, links to podcasts, and a cover collage (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
      • including 2 Best Novelette and 2 Best Short Story finalists (also available in their category packets as separate files)
    • cover image (PNG)
  • Strange Horizons, Vanessa Aguirre, Joseph Aitken, Rachel Ayers, M H Ayinde, Tierney Bailey, Scott Beggs, Drew Matthew Beyer, Gautam Bhatia, S. K. Campbell, Zhui Ning Chang, Rita Chen, Tania Chen, Joyce Chng, Liz Christman, Linda H. Codega, Kristian Wilson Colyard, Yelena Crane, Bruhad Dave, Sarah Davidson, Tahlia Day, Arinn Dembo, Nathaniel Eakman, Belen Edwards, George Tom Elavathingal, Rebecca Evans, Ciro Faienza, Courtney Floyd, Lila Garrott, Colette Grecco, Guananí Gómez-Van Cortright, Julia Gunnison, Dan Hartland, Sydney Hilton, Angela Hinck, Stephen Ira, Amanda Jean, Ai Jiang, Sean Joyce-Farley, Erika Kanda, Anna Krepinsky, Kat Kourbeti, Clayton Kroh, Maureen Kincaid Speller, Catherine Krahe, Natasha Leullier, A.Z. Louise, Dante Luiz, Gui Machiavelli, Cameron Mack, Samantha Manaktola, Marisa Manuel, Jean McConnell, Heather McDougal, Maria Morabe, Amelia Moriarty, Emory Noakes, Sara Noakes, Aidan Oatway, AJ Odasso, Joel Oliver-Cormier, Kristina Palmer, Karintha Parker, Anjali Patel, Vanessa Rose Phin, Nicasio Reed, Belicia Rhea, Endria Richardson, Natalie Ritter, Abbey Schlanz, Clark Seanor, Elijah Rain Smith, Hebe Stanton, Melody Steiner, Romie Stott, Yejin Suh, Kwan-Ann Tan, Luke Tolvaj, Ben Tyrrell, Renee Van Siclen, Kathryn Weaver, Liza Wemakor, Aigner Loren Wilson, E.M. Wright, Vicki Xu, Fred G. Yost, staff members who prefer not to be named, and guest editor Libia Brenda with guest first reader Raquel González-Franco Alva for the Mexicanx special issue
    • introduction, 10 short stories, 10 poems, 18 articles, and examples of original cover art (5 different device versions of EPUB, MOBI, PDF)

BEST FANZINE (27 issues, 51 articles)

  • The Full Lid, written by Alasdair Stuart, edited by Marguerite Kenner
    • introduction and 19 newsletters (PDF)
    • same introduction and 19 newsletters as individual files (PDF)
    • an additional 7th August issue is included in Alasdair Stuart’s Best Fan Writer packet
  • Journey Planet, edited by Michael Carroll, John Coxon, Sara Felix, Ann Gry, Sarah Gulde, Alissa McKersie, Errick Nunnally, Pádraig Ó Méalóid, Chuck Serface, Steven H Silver, Paul Trimble, Erin Underwood, James Bacon, and Chris Garcia
    • issues 49-56 as individual files (PDF)
  • Lady Business, editors Ira, Jodie, KJ, Renay, and Susan
    • sampler with 15 articles (EPUB*, MOBI*, PDF)
  • nerds of a feather, flock together, editors Adri Joy, Joe Sherry, The G, and Vance Kotrla
    • introduction and 26 articles (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
      • Paul Weimer’s review of A Pale Light in the Black by K.B. Wagers also appears in his Best Fan Writer packet
  • Quick Sip Reviews, editor Charles Payseur
    • introduction and 10 articles (PDF)
      • “2020 Year-In-Review” article is also included in Charles Payseur’s Best Fan Writer packet
  • Unofficial Hugo Book Club Blog, editors Amanda Wakaruk and Olav Rokne
    • list of links to selected blog posts (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)

BEST FANCAST (24 podcasts)

  • Be The Serpent, presented by Alexandra Rowland, Freya Marske and Jennifer Mace
    • 4 podcasts as individual files (MP3)
    • corresponding transcripts as individual files (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
  • Claire Rousseau’s YouTube channel, produced by Claire Rousseau
    • link to a playlist of featured videos (EPUB*, MOBI*, PDF)
  • The Coode Street Podcast, presented by Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe, Jonathan Strahan, producer
    • 13 podcasts as individual files (MP3)
  • Kalanadi, produced and presented by Rachel
    • link to channel and a 2020 highlights playlist (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
  • The Skiffy and Fanty Show, produced by Shaun Duke and Jen Zink, presented by Shaun Duke, Jen Zink, Alex Acks, Paul Weimer, and David Annandale
    • introduction and list of podcasts included in the packet (PDF)
    • 3 podcasts as individual files (MP3)
  • Worldbuilding for Masochists, presented by Rowenna Miller, Marshall Ryan Maresca and Cass Morris
    • introduction and list of podcast included in the packet (EPUB*, MOBI*, PDF)
    • 4 podcasts as individual files (MP3)
    • corresponding transcripts as individual files (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)

BEST FAN WRITER (10 issues, 72 articles)

  • Cora Buhlert
    • introduction, 26 articles, and a linked list of all 2020 work (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
  • Charles Payseur
    • introduction and 10 articles (EPUB*, MOBI*, PDF)
      • “2020 Year-In-Review” article is also included in Quick Sip Reviews Best Fanzine packet
  • Jason Sanford
    • introduction and 11 articles (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
  • Elsa Sjunneson
    • introduction and links to a selection of online fan writing (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
      • one of the linked articles is also available in Uncanny Magazine‘s Best Semiprozine packet (“Imagining Place: Worldbuilding As”)
  • Alasdair Stuart
    • introduction, 10 issues of The Full Lid, and 11 articles (EPUB*, MOBI*, PDF)
      • all issues of The Full Lid except the 7th August issue are also included in The Full Lid‘s Best Fanzine packet
  • Paul Weimer
    • sampler of 14 articles (EPUB*, MOBI*, PDF)
      • review of A Pale Light in the Black by K.B. Wagers also appears in nerds of a feather, flock together‘s Best Fanzine packet (2 more of his reviews can be found there as well)

BEST FAN ARTIST (6 portfolios)

  • Iain J. Clark
    • 6 individual image files (JPG)
  • Cyan Daly
    • 3 individual image files (1 JPEG, 2 PNG)
  • Sara Felix
    • 6 individual image files (PNG)
  • Grace P. Fong
    • 4 individual image files (PNG)
      • 6 files included, but 2 are identical copies
  • Maya Hahto
    • introduction with 8 illustrations (PDF)
  • Laya Rose
    • portfolio with 20 illustrations (PDF)
    • 20 individual image files (JPG)
    • 1 illustration in the portfolio is not available as an individual image and vice versa

BEST VIDEO GAME (3 games)

  • Blaseball (Publisher and Developer: The Game Band)
    • introduction with links to online game and more information (PDF)
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (Publisher: Square Enix)
    • information on requesting one of a limited amount of evaluation copies (PDF)
    • introduction with links to videos and more information (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
  • Hades (Publisher and Developer: Supergiant Games)
    • information on requesting one of a limited amount of evaluation copies (PDF)
    • password protected links to trailers provided in the 2021 Best Video Game table of contents (PDF)
  • The Last of Us: Part II (Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment / Developer: Naughty Dog)
    • links to trailers and official website (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
    • password protected links to the same trailers provided in the 2021 Best Video Game table of contents (PDF)
    • 28 individual screenshot image files (JPG)
  • Spiritfarer (Publisher and Developer: Thunder Lotus)
    • information on requesting one of a limited amount of evaluation copies (PDF)
    • introduction and synopsis (PDF)
    • 4 individual screenshot image files (PNG)
    • password protected link to trailer provided in the 2021 Best Video Game table of contents (PDF)

LODESTAR AWARD (5 novels, 1 novel excerpt)

  • Cemetery Boys, Aiden Thomas (Swoon Reads)
    • full novel (EPUB*, MOBI*, PDF)
  • A Deadly Education, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)
    • 163 page excerpt (watermarked PDF) with NetGalley link to request DRM protected full novel (AZW3, EPUB)
  • Elatsoe, Darcie Little Badger (Levine Querido)
    • 110 page excerpt (EPUB*, MOBI*, PDF)
  • Legendborn, Tracy Deonn (Margaret K. McElderry/ Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
    • full novel with “**FOR HUGO VOTER USE ONLY**” at the bottom of each page (EPUB*, MOBI*, PDF)
  • Raybearer, Jordan Ifueko (Amulet / Hot Key)
    • NetGalley information and link (EPUB, MOBI, PDF) to download DRM protected uncorrected proof of full novel (AZW3*, PDF)
  • A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking, T. Kingfisher (Argyll Productions)
    • full novel (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)

ASTOUNDING AWARD (4 novels, 2 novel excerpts, 1 novella, 1 novella excerpt)

  • Lindsay Ellis (1st year of eligibility)
    • Axiom’s End (PDF)
  • Simon Jimenez (1st year of eligibility)
    • 143 page excerpt of The Vanished Birds (watermarked PDF) with NetGalley link to request DRM protected uncorrected proof of full novel (AZW3, EPUB)
  • Micaiah Johnson (1st year of eligibility)
    • 126 page excerpt of The Space Between Worlds (watermarked PDF) with NetGalley link to request DRM protected full novel (AZW3, EPUB)
  • A.K. Larkwood (1st year of eligibility)
    • excerpt of the first thirteen chapters from The Unspoken Name (EPUB)
  • Jenn Lyons (2nd year of eligibility)
    • The Ruin of Kings (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
      • both EPUB and MOBI formats contain a short excerpt from The Name of All Things
  • Emily Tesh (2nd year of eligibility)
    • Silver in the Wood (EPUB)
      • contains a short excerpt from Drowned Country

SUMMARY (111 out of 120 finalists participating)

  • 34 novels
  • 21 novel excerpts
  • 20 novellas
  • 1 novella excerpt
  • 70 novelettes
  • 114 short stories
  • 2 books
  • 7 graphic novels
  • 1 movie
  • 2 episodes
  • 12 portfolios
  • 28 poems
  • 153 articles
  • 28 issues
  • 24 podcasts
  • 3 games

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  1. Hey Linda, this is amazing, thank you! Let me know if you’re interested in getting involved in helping the Hugo Packet team for next year (for example it would be great to have an overview list like this in the packet). (I’m Alison Scott, who collated the packet this year).

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  2. Hi Laura – I am super sorry for getting your name wrong. That is lovely, thank you! I thought I had replied to this and we’d had an exchange of email but I cannot find it anywhere. Am I imagining things?

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    1. Yes, we did. I sent you an email as well as responding here. You asked if I minded if you passed my name and email on to Chicon 8’s WSFS Division Head. And I said that sounded good. It was the email address that you used to comment here on WordPress.

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