Hugo nominations close very soon (06:59 Greenwich Mean Time on 18th March, so only a few hours to go). I submitted mine on Tuesday night and made a DW post
, which didn't crosspost, I think because LJ intermittently decides not to like DW servers.
My highly rigorous
selection method was:
- checking my "Reading Wednesday" posts of 2016
- checking my blog posts tagged 'films'
- picking out eligible works I liked and thought good-enough to nominate
- finding a few other things while googling to confirm eligibility
- making my perennial nomination of @microsff
The only category I was able to find 5 nominations for was Short Story, but I still think this is better than making no nominations at all. To me, the value of the Hugos is when everyone nominates the things they liked and the popular results emerge from the crowd.
I found some helpful eligibility posts from:Apex MagazineLightspeed MagazineUncanny Magazine
And a helpful list of authors eligible for the Campbell Award
from Rocket Stack Rank. I also found that Diane Duane's Young Wizards
series, which I love very much, is eligible for the new Best Series award
The one other thing I nominated that I've not mentioned before is Splendor & Misery
, a hip-hop dystopian space opera concept album by Clipping. It's about 40 minutes long, available on Spotify and impossible to take in if I try to do anything else while listening to it. I've still managed to listen to it three times and I haven't quite got my head around it, but it's amazing. The track All Black
particularly sticks in my head.
 which I find glorious just for existing and letting me say that phrase
 1/3 of Clipping is Daveed Diggs, who played Thomas Jefferson in the original Broadway cast of Hamilton( my nominations )