2022 Hugo Nominations

Nominations for the 2022 Hugo Awards, the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer closed on Tuesday, March 15 at 11:59 pm PDT (UTC−07:00).  The finalists will be announced on Thursday, April 7 at 11 am EDT (UTC-04:00).  The winners will be presented at Chicon 8, currently scheduled for September 1-5, 2022.

I cut it pretty close this year receiving my final confirmation only about four and half hours before the deadline.  Between the late Hugo ceremony last year and being busy with other things, I didn’t get nearly as much looked at as I would have liked.  There are things that I see now I forgot and other changes I might have made with more time to consider.  Nevertheless, here is what I submitted:

Best Novel

  • A Marvellous Light, Freya Marske
  • Black Water Sister, Zen Cho
  • She Who Became the Sun, Shelley Parker-Chan
  • The Jasmine Throne, Tasha Suri

Best Novella

  • A Psalm for the Wild-Built, Becky Chambers

Best Novelette

Best Short Story

Best Series

  • Wayward Children, Seanan McGuire; Across the Green Grass Fields
  • Wild Cards, George R. R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass; “Ripple Effects”, Laura J. Mixon

Best Graphic Story or Comic

  • After the Rain, Nnedi Okorafor, John Jennings, and David Brame
  • Far Sector, N.K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell

Best Related Work

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

  • Dune
  • I’m Your Man
  • The Witcher, Season 2

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

  • “A Place of Safety”, The Wheel of Time
  • “All Is Possible”, Star Trek: Discovery
  • “Nemesis Games”, The Expanse

Best Editor, Short Form

  • Arley Sorg and Christie Yant
  • Jason Sizemore
  • John Joseph Adams
  • Neil Clarke
  • Sheree Renée Thomas

Best Editor, Long Form

  • Anne Sowards
  • Diana Gill
  • Priyanka Krishnan
  • Ruoxi Chen

Best Professional Artist

  • Arantza Sestayo, illustrations for A Song of Ice and Fire 2022 Calendar
  • Magali Villeneuve, interior art for Assassin’s Quest, 25th Anniversary Illustrated Edition by Robin Hobb
  • Micah Epstein, cover art for The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri
  • Rovina Cai, interior art for Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire
  • Tran Nguyen, cover art for Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

Best Semiprozine

  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • Strange Horizons
  • Uncanny Magazine

Best Fanzine

  • Camestros Felapton
  • Fantasy Book Critic
  • Quick Sip Reviews
  • The Wertzone
  • Unofficial Hugo Book Club Blog

Best Fancast

  • Kalanadi
  • Kitty G
  • SFF180

Best Fan Writer

Best Fan Artist

Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book

  • A Snake Falls to Earth, Darcie Little Badger

Astounding Award for Best New Writer

  • Aiden Thomas, Cemetery Boys
  • Micaiah Johnson, The Space Between Worlds
  • Shelley Parker-Chan, She Who Became the Sun
  • Simon Jimenez, The Vanished Birds
  • Tracy Deonn, Legendborn

What were your favorites from 2021?

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