Here is a guide to some of the work from this year’s six Hugo Finalists for Best Editor, Long Form. Generally speaking, it is not easy to figure out who has done what in this category. For each of the following editors, I’ve done my best to determine the novel-length works they edited which appeared during 2017 with links to excerpts where available. Please leave any corrections or additions in the comments.
Update June 8, 2018: Now that the Hugo Voter Packet is available, I’ve revised the following lists to reflect the information provided by the finalists themselves.
Update July 28, 2018: Devi Pillai’s Hugo Voter Packet information has been corrected, and I’ve revised this post accordingly.
Sheila E. Gilbert is with DAW Books and has won one out of six nominations in this category. As Seanan McGuire’s editor, she worked on Magic for Nothing, book six of the InCrypted series (one of this year’s Best Series finalists), and The Brightest Fell, book eleven of the October Daye series (one of last year’s Best Series finalists). For those of us not caught up on series, here are the stand-alone or first-in-series books that Gilbert published in 2017:
- Halls of Law by V. M. Escalada
- Terminal Alliance by Jim C. Hines
- A Fading Sun by Stephen Leigh
- The Holver Alley Crew by Marshall Ryan Maresca
- A Spoonful of Magic by Irene Radford
- The Cityborn by Edward Willett
- The Berlin Project by Gregory Benford
- Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr by John Crowley (additional excerpt)
- The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley
- The Moon and the Other by John Kessel
Diana M. Pho is with Tor Books, and this is her first Hugo nomination. I know exactly what 2017 books she edited because she did an eligibility post! Here are the stand-alone or first-in-series books mentioned:
- The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis (additional excerpts)
- Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly (Nebula Finalist)
- Crossroads of Canopy by Thoraiya Dyer
- Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren (Andre Norton Award Finalist)
Devi Pillai moved from Orbit Books to Tor Books in 2016, and this is her second nomination in this category. At Tor she co-edited Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson, the third book in The Stormlight Archive (one of this year’s Best Series Finalists), along with Moshe Feder. Pillai also edited the following 2017 novels from Orbit:
- Winter of the Gods by Jordanna Max Brodsky (Olympus Bound #2)
- Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty (Best Novel Finalist)
- Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan
Miriam Weinberg is with Tor Books, and this is her second nomination in this category. Among the 2017 books that she edited was Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan, the fifth and final book in one of this year’s Best Series Finalists, The Memoirs of Lady Trent. With the exception of The Tiger’s Daughter by K Arsenault Rivera, the remaining books edited by Weinberg are also later books in series:
- Luna: Wolf Moon by Ian McDonald (Luna #2)
- A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab (Shades of Magic #3)
- Horizon by Fran Wilde (Bone Universe #3)
- Star’s End by Cassandra Rose Clarke
- The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss (Nebula Finalist)
- At the Table of Wolves by Kay Kenyon
- Winter of Ice and Iron by Rachel Neumeier
- Barbary Station by R. E. Stearns
Four out of six here are repeat finalists from last year along with two first-time finalists. Devi Pillai was my one nominee who made the final ballot in this category. I will definitely need to find out more and at least read some excerpts before making any decisions here. What are your thoughts on these finalists?