Today, I sent the Hugo Voter Packet to Worldcon officials.
For those who are curious, we selected the following representative works:
- The Lion’s Share, by JD Brink
- The Hour of the Rat, by Donald J. Uitvlugt
- The Space Witch, by Schuyler Hernstrom
- Rose by Any Other Name, by Brian K. Lowe
- The Last Dues Owed, by Christine Lucas
- The Phantom Sands of Calavass, by S.H. Mansouri
- Lost Men, by Eugene Morgulis
- The Priests of Shalaz, by Jay Barnson
- Squire Errant, by Karl K. Gallagher
- A Hill of Stars, by Misha Burnett
- My Name is John Carter (Pt 1), by James Hutchings
- The Feminine Force Reawakens, by Liana Kerzner
All total, it adds up to about 63K words, slightly longer than our latest issue.
While a part of me wanted to be able to just send all of the stories, I understand that Hugo voters will have millions of words to go through in their packets, so I wanted to send them an amount that showcases the types of pieces we publish while not presenting them with a daunting amount of content to read.
The other day, JD Brink joked about degrees of separation from a Hugo nomination. In a sense, he was wrong; Cirsova’s nomination is HIS nomination, just as it is a nomination for ALL of our writers and artists. We would not be here without you.
To all of our contributors, congratulations on your Hugo Award Finalist Selection!