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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 Magazine
Lightspeed Magazine
Uncanny 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[1] by Clipping[2]. 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.

[1] which I find glorious just for existing and letting me say that phrase
[2] 1/3 of Clipping is Daveed Diggs, who played Thomas Jefferson in the original Broadway cast of Hamilton

Magic and Manners by C.E. Murphy
The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold

Penric and the Shaman by Lois McMaster Bujold
Penric's Mission by Lois McMaster Bujold

The Tomato Thief by Ursula Vernon

Short story
The Desert Glassmaker and the Jeweler of Berevyar by Rose Lemberg
Conjure Man by Stefon Mears
Lotus Face and the Fox by Nghi Vo
Maiden, Hunter, Beast by Kat Howard
The Opening of the Bayou St John by Shawn Scarber

Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form):
Star Wars: Rogue One

Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form):
Splendor & Misery by clipping

Best Semiprozine
Apex Magazine
Uncanny Magazine
Strange Horizons

Best Fan Writer
@MicroSFF (O Westin)

Best Series
Young Wizards by Diane Duane

John W. Campbell Award
June Oldfather
Charlotte Ashley
Jonathan Edelstein
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