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2017 Hugo Award Nominees

A round of applause for our out-of-this-world 2017 Hugo Award nominees!

Best Novel
ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY by Charlie Jane Anders
DEATH’S END by Cixin Liu
TOO LIKE THE LIGHTNING by Ada Palmer

Best Novella
THE BALLAD OF BLACK TOM by Victor LaValle
THE DREAM-QUEST OF VELLITT BOE by Kij Johnson
EVERY HEART A DOORWAY by Seanan McGuire
A TASTE OF HONEY by Kai Ashante Wilson

Best Novelette
THE JEWEL AND HER LAPIDARY by Fran Wilde

Best Related Work
THE GEEK FEMINIST REVOLUTION by Kameron Hurley

Best Series
The Craft Sequence by Max Gladstone

Best Editor, Short Form
John Joseph Adams
Ellen Datlow

Best Editor, Long Form
Liz Gorinsky
Miriam Weinberg

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
Sarah Gailey
Malka Older
Ada Palmer
Laurie Penny
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2016 Hugo Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2016 Hugo Award winners!

Best Novella
BINTI by Nnedi Okorafor

Best Novelette
“Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingfang, translated by Ken Liu
(originally published in Uncanny Magazine, Jan-Feb 2015; this story will be included in the anthology INVISIBLE PLANETS)

Best Editor, Short Form
Ellen Datlow

We also had some excellent nominees we’d like to recognize:

Nominated for Best Novella:
THE BUILDERS by Daniel Polansky
Macmillan author Brandon Sanderson was also a nominee in this category

Nominated for Best Editor, Short Form:
John Joseph Adams

Nominated for Best Editor, Long Form:
Liz Gorinsky

See the full list of winners here.

LJ Genre Spotlight: SF/Fantasy

Library Journal‘s genre spotlight on SF/Fantasy has so much Macmillan goodness, it’s out of this world!

A MULTIPLICITY OF CHARACTERS

September marks the publication of James Tiptree Jr. Literary Award–winning short story writer Nisi Shawl’s highly anticipated first novel, EVERFAIR, a steampunk alternate history set in the Belgian Congo. “It’s as diverse in about as many ways as you can count. The author is a queer black woman, and several of [her] characters are queer (and often women and/or nonwhite as well),” explains Tor Books editor Liz Gorinsky. “The [other] characters represent a multiplicity of voices that have been historically silenced—Africans, East Asians, and African Americans—as well as a few Europeans, in complex relationships with one another.”

WORKS IN TRANSLATION

Increasingly, publishers’ fall lists are featuring speculative fiction in translation, and awards committees have taken note. In 2015, Cixin Liu’s THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM became the first translated sf novel to win a Hugo Award and wound up on the reading lists of President Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg. Arriving in September from Tor is DEATH’S END, the highly anticipated conclusion to Liu’s “Remembrance of Earth’s Past” trilogy.

“I have somehow fallen into the Chinese [sf] publishing business, and I couldn’t be happier,” exclaims Tor’s Gorinsky. “This fall we actually have two books translated by Ken Liu (who’s an amazing author in his own right—the only one to ever win Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards for the same story).” The second title is INVISIBLE PLANETS, an anthology of Chinese short stories; it includes two tales by Cixin Liu and the rest by rising talents, including the Hugo- and Sturgeon Award–nominated “Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingfang. Coming in October is Mariko Koike’s THE GRAVEYARD APARTMENT; known for her hybrid works that mix detective fiction with horror, the author is one of Japan’s most popular writers. Originally published in 1986, this novel follows a young family as they move into what they believe is the perfect home—despite the cemetery next door.

DRAWN FROM OTHER LANDS

Pseudonymous author Lian Hearn, who has lived in Japan and is a student of the Japanese language, explores that country’s medieval history and mythology in her four-volume “Tale of Shikanoko” series. In the third outing, LORD OF THE DARKWOOD, the warrior Shikanoko must confront the Spider Tribe that he had some part in creating.

Authors are also incorporating some unusual urban settings in the natural world for their epics. Australian Thoraiya Dyer’s series opener, CROSSROADS OF CANOPY, due from Tor in January, introduces a city set in the canopy of a rainforest ruled by gods. Unar, the young servant of the goddess Audblayin, must descend to the deprived realms of Understorey and Floor to seek her destiny. Fran Wilde introduced readers to her towering city of living bone and its flying inhabitants in her award-winning debut UPDRAFT, but more trouble brews for residents in CLOUDBOUND. readmoreremove

NERD ALERT: Speculative Fiction Awards Finalists!

The 2013 Hugo Awards:

John Scalzi's swashbuckling space adventure with a twist, REDSHIRTS: A Novel with Three Codas, is a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Novel! And debut novelist Max Gladstone is shortlisted for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer! Woohoo! See the full list of Hugo finalists here.

Woohoos are also in order for Tor editors Liz Gorinsky and Patrick Nielsen Hayden who are Hugo finalists in the category of Best Editor–Long Form

And might I add it's fantastic to see the Writing Excuses podcast (Season 7) on the list of finalists in the Best Related Work category since so many of our excellent writers are a part of it.

2013 Prometheus Award:

Finalists for the Prometheus Award for libertarian science fiction novels in the Best Novel category include ARCTIC RISING by Tobias Buckell and THE UNINCORPORATED FUTURE and Dani Kollin and Eytan Kollin! Previous Tor winners include Jo Walton and Cory Doctorow.

See the full list of five finalists here.

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2011 Hugo Award Nominees

Congratulations to all the amazing nominees up for the 2011 Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer! Some of our fantastic writers and editors from Tor are on the list and we would like to recognize them all:

Nominated for Best Related Work: 
Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century, Volume 1, by William Patterson
"Writing Excuses Season 4," a podcast by Brandon Sanderson and Dan Wells

Tor Editors Nominated for Best Editor, Long Form:
Liz Gorinsky
Moshe Feder
Beth Meacham

Tor Authors Nominated for Best Story Story:
Kij Johnson, "Ponies" (Tor.com)
Carrie Vaughn, "Amaryllis"
Mary Robinette Kowal, "For Want of a Nail"
Peter Watts, "The Things"

Tor Authors Nominated for Best Graphic Story: 
Fables: Witches, by Bill Willingham
Girl Genius Vol 10, by Phil and Kaja Foglio 

Nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer: 
Dan Wells 

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