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Hugo Nominating

I’ve not put my ballot together for the Hugo yet. I know many of you guys jumped in during the Sad Puppy Think of the Children campaign in order to nominate Monster Hunter Legion for best novel, but you weren’t sure about some of the other categories. I’ll have another post when I put together my actual ballot later, but that’s just the stuff I like. Please, everybody, vote for whatever you think is the most awesome thing.

The stuff that I am voting for that I think deserve the recognition include Elitist Book Reviews, because it is the best review place around and Locus (who won’t touch a Baen book with a 10 foot pole) has won like 27 times, and Schlock Mercenary for graphic work, because Howard keeps getting nominated for his awesomeness, but hasn’t brought home the bacon yet because he’s up against some hard competition.

I’ve got to think hard on the short stories/novelletes/novellas category, because there are some really really awesome ones that I’ve read.

This was just released by my publisher with all of Baen’s eligible works:

Hugo award nominations now open:


In order to nominate, you must have a Supporting or Attending membership in the previous, current, or following year’s Worldcon as of January 31.


For LoneStarCon 3, this means members of Chicon 7 (the 2012 Worldcon), LoneStarCon 3 itself, and Loncon 3 (the 2014 Worldcon). During this stage, members can nominate any eligible work or person. The nominating period for 2013 is now under way and will close on March 10, 2013.


Hugo-eligible titles from Baen Books:



Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, by Lois McMaster Bujold


Rising Sun, Robert Conroy


Monster Hunter Legion, by Larry Correia


Guardian of Night, by Tony Daniel


The Road of Danger, by David Drake


1636: The Kremlin Games, by Eric Flint, Gorg Huff, and Paula Goodlett


1635: The Papal Stakes, by Eric Flint & Charles E. Gannon


Dog and Dragon, by Dave Freer


Darkship Renegades, by Sarah A. Hoyt


World Divided: Book 2 of Secret World Chronicle by Mercedes Lackey, with Cody Martin, Dennis Lee and Veronica Giguere


Dragon Ship, by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller


Queen of Wands, by John Ringo


Elfhome, by Wen Spencer


Phoenix Rising, by Ryk Spoor


No Going Back, by Mark L. Van Name


A Rising Thunder, by David Weber


War Maid’s Choice, by David Weber


Fire Season, by David Weber & Jane Lindskold


When Diplomacy Fails… , by Michael Z. Williamson


Cobra War, Book 3: Cobra Gamble by Timothy Zahn





Anthologies (have to nominate individual stories as either short stories, novellas or novelettes, based on length – Short Story  is up to 7,500 words; Novelette  is 7,500 to 17,500 words; Novella is 17,500 to 40,000 words; Novel is 40,000 words and up)


Grantville Gazette VI, edited by Eric Flint


“Cinco de Mayo,” Edith Wild

“A Matter of Unehlichkeit,” Kim Mackey

“A Tinker’s Progress,”  Terry Howard

“Breakthroughs,” Jack Carroll

“Duty Calls,” Karen Bergstralh

“Lost in Translation,”  Iver P. Cooper

“Feng Shui for the Soul,” Kerryn Offord

“Ghosts on the Glass,” Tim Roesch

“Nothing’s Ever Simple,” Virginia DeMarce

“The Masque,” Eric Flint



“The Monster,” Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett

“Birdwatching,” Garrett W. Vance

“Sailing Upwind,” Kevin and Karen Evans

“Jenny and the King’s Men,” Mark Huston

“Mrs. December,” Chet Gottfreid

“Letters of Trade,” David Dingwall

“Galloping Goose,” Herbert and William Sakalaucks

“Bunny B. Goode,” Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett

“Suite for Four Hands,” David Carrico



Armored, edited by John Joseph Adams


“The Johnson Maneuver,” by Ian Douglas

“Hel’s Half-Acre,” by Jack Campbell

“Death Reported of Last Surviving Veteran of Great War,” by Dan Abnett

“Power Armor: A Love Story,” by David Barr Kirtley

“The Last Days of the Kelly Gang,” by David D. Levine

“Field Test,” by Michael A. Stackpole

“Trauma Pod,” by Alastair Reynolds

“Contained Vacuum,” by David Sherman

“You Do What You Do,” by Tanya Huff

“Human Error,” by John Jackson Miller

“Transfer of Ownership,” by Christie Yant

“Don Quixote,” by Carrie Vaughn

“The Poacher,” by Wendy N. Wagner & Jak Wagner

“The Green,” by Lauren Beukes

“Sticks and Stones,” by Robert Buettner

“Helmet,” by Daniel H. Wilson

“The N-Body Solution,” by Sean Williams



“Nomad,” by Karin Lowachee

“Jungle Walkers,” by David Klecha & Tobias S. Buckell

“The Last Run of the Coppelia,” by Genevieve Valentine

“The Cat’s Pajamas,” by Jack McDevitt

“Find Heaven and Hell in the Smallest Things,” by Simon R. Green

“Heuristic Algorithm and Reasoning Response Engine,” by Ethan Skarstedt & Brandon Sanderson



Man-Kzin Wars XIII, edited by Larry Niven


“Bound for the Promised Land,” by Alex Hernandez



“Misunderstanding,” by Hal Colebatch and Jessica Q. Fox

“At the Gates,” by Alex Hernandez

“Zeno’s Roulette,” by David Bartell



“Two Types of Teeth,” by Jane Lindskold

“Tomcat Tactics,” by Charles E. Gannon



“Pick of the Litter,” by Charles E. Gannon


Going Interstellar, edited by Les Johnson & Jack McDevitt


“Choices,” by Les Johnson

“Siren Song,” by Mike Resnick



“A Country for Old Men,” by Ben Bova

“Lucy,” by Jack McDevitt

“Lesser Beings,” by Charles E. Gannon

“Design Flaw,” by Louise Marley

“The Big Ship and the Wise Old Owl,” by Sarah A. Hoyt



“Twenty Lights to ‘The Land  of Snow’,” by Michael Bishop


Baen website original short stories


“Grayson Navy Letters Home,” by Joelle Presby

“Like Ghost Cat and a Dragon’s Dog,”by Dave Freer

“A Murder of Crows,” by Alex Hernandez

“The Age of the Warrior,” by Hank Reinhardt

“Taking the High Road,” by R.P.L. Johnson

“Conella and the Cyclops  Sea Serpent of Doom,” by John Ringo

“Away in a Manger,” by Wen Spencer



“Checksum Checkmate,” by Tony Daniel

“Landed Alien,” by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

“Peace Offering,” by Wen Spencer

“Angel in Flight,” by Sarah A. Hoyt



“Kinderspiel,” by Charles E. Gannon


Nonfiction related work

Hank Reinhardt’s Book of Knives: A Practical and Illustrated Guide to Knife Fighting, by Hank Reinhardt


A New American Space Plan, by Travis S. Taylor, with Stephanie Osborn


Fiction by Baen editor Tony Daniel:


“Learning to Paint Snow,” Pinball, Nov./Dec. 2012


Short fiction by Baen slushmaster Gray Rinehart:


“Sensitive, Compartmented,” Asimov’s, April/May 2012

“The Song of Uullioll,” Analog, July/August 2012



“The Second Engineer,” Asimov’s, October/November 2012

“Seagulls, Jack-o-Lanterns, and Interstitial Spaces,” Analog, November 2012

The Drowning Empire, Episode 7: Mountain Born
The French cover of Spellbound

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10 Comments on "Hugo Nominating"

2 years 9 months ago

100% agreed about Elitist Book Reviews – they’re great. I’ve picked up a ton of great fiction because of them.

2 years 9 months ago

Please do not nominate (or purchase) any works by Eric Flint. He is a union activist.

2 years 9 months ago

I don’t think you should make you choices based on political beliefs but on writing ability. I dont agree with Larry or Eric politically but I’ll happily read either as they’re both good authors. In my opinion not as good as David Drake though(Sorry Larry).

2 years 9 months ago

And voting for Mr. Flint will still make heads explode. He’s too pro-American for the gatekeepers in New York and the literary science fiction fans bitch about that all the time.

2 years 9 months ago

Seriously? *That’s* your problem with Eric?

We’re talking about an excellent writer who raises the Left’s Avg IQ several points just by breathing, and who was willing to take a (literal) beating for his beliefs. I disagree with him on almost every issue one could name, but I respect the hell out of him.

There’s a word for someone who tries to tie in entirely unrelated political issues in order to destroy someone. Usually starts with an L…

2 years 9 months ago

What? Do you have a problem with libertarians or something? Sending money to somebody through the purchase of his product, is entirely related to his political beliefs when he may turn around and send some of that money to support causes that are hostile to my own beliefs.

I’d prefer that he not get any acclaim as a writer through awards, either. I’d rather he fail entirely at selling his writing, and have to look for a job in some state with an economy devastated by unionism.

Chris quin
2 years 8 months ago

Have we decided what we are voting for?

There was some talk of a voting guide.

2 years 8 months ago

Yes, Mr. Correia, I received an email yesterday stating that there’s only 10 days left for nominating. I don’t read nearly as much as I used to and I am really eager to see the ballot you promised to show us so I can, frankly, copy it entirely.


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