NESFA 2003 Hugo Recommendations
8 July 2004 — jam

NESFA continues to maintain a list of Good Stuff to read. Any NESFA member who reads something that they would like to recommend to others to be considered for a Hugo nomination can add it to the list. We will publish it from time to time in Instant Message and on the nets. (Feel free to reproduce it provided you reproduce it intact!) It's neither definitive nor complete, but it contains the stories, novels and non-fiction works that a bunch of well-read fans feel may be worthy of a Hugo nomination.

These are items published in 2003 and eligible for the Hugos to be presented at Noreascon 4 on Labor Day weekend 2004. Note that novels and stories first published overseas in 2002 are also eligible.

Noreascon 4 is also doing the RetroHugos for 1953.

Novels
The Moon's Shadow Catherine Asaro Tor pal
Paladin of Souls Lois McMaster Bujold Eos arl, sl, mlo, sls, dmg, smp, gf, po, kp, ec, jks
Spirits in the Wires Charles de Lint Tor shs
Lost in a Good Book Jasper Fforde Hodder & Stoughton UK 02 pf, ged, ca, daa, jam, ldtm, esa, dmg, ec, shs, vjd
The Well of Lost Plots Jasper Fforde Hodder & Stoughton (UK) jam, ca,daa, pf, ged
Pattern Recognition William Gibson Putnam arl
The Pixel Eye Paul Levinson Tor ec
Mirror, Mirror Gregory Maguire Regan ldtm
Omega Jack McDevitt Ace shs, ec
The Light Ages Ian McLeod Ace ca, ies
Speed of Dark Elizabeth Moon Ballantine dak, ec
Fluke Christopher Moore Morrow shs
Altered Carbon Richard Morgan Gollancz UK 02 vjd, gf, ca
Abhorsen Garth Nix Harper Collins wm, po
Monstrous Regiment Terry Pratchett Harper shs
The Separation Christopher Priest Scribner UK 02 gf, ca, vjd
Redemption Ark Alastair Reynolds Gollancz (UK) vjd, sg, gf, mlo, jam, dgg, ca, dmg, by, ies
Absolution Gap Alastair Reynolds Gollancz (UK) by, ca
Ilium Dan Simmons Eos arl, ec
Singularity Sky Charles Stross Ace mlo, ca, daa, gf, ec, ldtm, jam, kp, vjd, ies
The Atrocity Archive Charles Stross Spectrum SF, UK 02 mlo, jam, ca, daa, ec
Maul Tricia Sullivan Orbit ies, vjd
In the Presence of Mine Enemies Harry Turtledove Roc shs
Red Thunder John Varley Ace mlo, ec, kp
Tooth and Claw Jo Walton Tor mlo, ec, ca, po
The Killing of Worlds Scott Westerfeld Tor mlo
The Risen Empire Scott Westerfeld Tor mlo, ca
The Praxis Walter Jon Williams Simon & Schuster UK 03 mlo, ec, esa
The Sundering Walter Jon Williams Earthlight UK 03 mlo
Blind Lake Robert Charles Wilson Tor ca, daa, gf, ec
The Knight Gene Wolfe Tor ('04) mlo, ec, po
The Phoenix Exultant* John C. Wright Tor ec, mlo, jam
The Golden Transcendence* John C. Wright Tor jam
Wreck of the River of Stars Michael Flynn Tor jam

* The Phoenix Exultant and The Golden Transcedence are parts two and three of the novel The Golden Age, which was divided into three volumes (the first was published in 2002 under the title The Golden Age).  The complete novel can arguably also be nominated for a Hugo, since the final part was published in 2003.

Novella
The Empress of Mars Kage Baker Asimov's 7/03 arl
Welcome to Olympus, Mr. Hearst Kage Baker Asimov's 10-11/03 vjd
Off on a Starship William Barton Asimov's 9/03 ca
Riding the Rock Stephen Baxter PS Publishing, 02 sg, gf, ca,vjd
Dear Abbey Terry Bisson PS Publishing ies
The Tangled Strings of the Marionettes Adam-Troy Castro F&SF 7/03 arl
A Year in the Linear City (ineligible, on ballot in 2003) Paul di Filippo PS Publishing, 02 sg, gf
The Grass and the Trees Eliot Fintushel Asimov's 2/03 arl
The Monarch of the Glen Neil Gaiman Legends II arl
Pictures from an Expedition Alex Irvine F&SF 9/03 arl
Love in a Time of Dragons Tanith Lee The Dragon Quintet arl
The Swastika Bomb John Meaney Live Without a Net ca, vjd
The Fire and the Wind G. David Nordley Analog 7-8/03 arl
Lucky Luke P. J. Plauger Analog 12/03 ca, mlo
The Ice Steven Popkes Asimov's 1/03 ca, gf, vjd
Jupiter Magnified Adam Roberts PS Publishing ies
Ariel Lucius Shepard Asimov's10-11/03 ca
Jailwise Lucius Shepard SciFiction 6/03 ies
King Dragon Michael Swanwick The Dragon Quintet arl
The Cookie Monster Vernor Vinge Analog 10/03 ca, jam, mlo
The Green Leopard Plague Walter Jon Williams Asimov's 10-11/03 ca, vjd

Novelette
Breeding Ground Stephen Baxter Asimov's 2/03 ca
The Chop Line Stephen Baxter Asimov's 12/03 ca, jam, vjd
Touching Centauri Stephen Baxter Asimov's 8/03 arl, ca
A Monument to After-Thought Unveiled Paul Di Filippo Interzone 11-12/03 arl
The Empire of Ice Cream Jeffrey Ford Sci-Fiction vjd
Send Me a Mentagram Dominic Green Interzone 11-12/03 ca
The Rule of Terror Dominic Green Interzone 5-6/03 ca
Vandoise and the Bone Monster Alex Irvine F&SF 1/03 arl, ca, gf, mlo
Shepherded by Galatea Alex Irvine Asimov's 3/03 arl
Bernardo's House James Patrick Kelly Asimov's 6/03 jam
Hexagons Robert Reed Asimov's 7/03 mlo, ca
Nightfall Charles Stross Asimov's 4/03 ca, arl, gf, jam
Legions in Time Michael Swanwick Asimov's 4/03 ca, mlo, gf, jam, vjd
The Writer Zoran Zivkovik The Book/The Writer vjd

Short Story
A Professor at Harvard David Brin Tomorrow Happens, NESFA Press, 03, Asimov's 7/03 arl, ca, ged
Annuity Clinic Nigel Brown Interzone 188 ies
Danny's Inferno Albert E. Cowdrey F&SF 12/03 ca
A Study in Emerald Neil Gaiman Shadows Over Baker Street, Del Rey, arl, ca, mlo, vjd, po
Closing Time Neil Gaiman McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales vjd
Four Short Novels Joe Haldeman F&SF 10-11/03 ca, vjd, jam
Faces Charles L. Harness Analog 12/03 arl
Gus Dreams of Biting the Mailman Alex Irvine Trampoline ies
Great Joy Ursula K. LeGuin Changing Planes vjd
Birth Days Geoff Ryman Interzone 4/03 vjd
Smoke and Mirrors: Four Scenes from the Post-Utopian Future Michael Swanwick Live without a Net ca, vjd
Strings Karen Traviss Realms of Fantasy, 10/03 arl
Castaway Gene Wolfe SciFiction 2/03 ies

Related Book
The Thackerey T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases Dr. Jeff Vandermeer & Dr. Mark Roberts, ed. NightShade Books ca
Robota Doug Chaing and Orson Scott Card Chronicle Books ca, shs
Explosion! Patrick Drazen Stonebridge Press ca
Orbiter Warren Ellis, Colleen Doran, Dave Stewart Vertigo DC Comics ca, daa
The Art of John Berkey Jane Frank Paper Tiger ca, ged, jks
Spectrum 10 Cathy & Arnie Fenner Underwood ca, ged, shs, jks
Great Fantasy Art Themes from the Frank Collection Jane & Howard Frank Paper Tiger ca
The Chesley Awards for Science Fiction and Fantasy Art: A Retrospective John Grant & Elizabeth Humphrey AAPPL ca, ged, shs, po, mlo
Exploring the Matrix: Visions of the Cyber Future Karen Haber, ed. St. Martin's ca
The Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore George Khoury Two Morrows publishing ca
Galactic Geographic Annual 3003 Karl Kofoed Paper Tiger ca, shs, jam. ldtm
How to Keep Dinosaurs Robert Mash Weidenfeld & Nicolson mlo, sp, jam, ldtm
Science Fiction Film Posters Tony Nourmand, Graham Marsh (Editors) Aurum Press (UK) vjd
A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson Broadway vjd
Sandman: Endless Nights Neil Gaiman DC Comics vjd
The True Knowledge of Ken MacLeod Andrew Butler & Farah Mendlesohn (eds.) SF Foundaton vjd
Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction Edward James & Farah Mendlesohn (eds.) CUP vjd

Dramatic Presentation Long Form
28 Days Later   ca, daa, vjd
Have Spacesuit, Will Travel Full Cast Audio mlo, po
Children of Dune   dgg, vjd
Finding Nemo   jam, ca, daa, pf, ged, ldtm, kp, shs, mjd
Koi... Mil Gaya   mjd
Pirates of the Caribbean   pal, ca, daa, ec, ldtm, kp, gf, jks, mjd
Return of the King   sls, ged, jam, ldtm, mlo, pf, sl, arl, kp, shs, ec, ca, daa, po, jks, mjd, vjd
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines   jam, po
Peter Pan   pf, vjd
X2   pf, ged, shs, ldtm, jam, vjd

Dramatic Presentation Short Form
Honda commercial http://home.attbi.com/~bernhard36/honda-ad.html cjh, mlo, ebh, po, dmg, jks, ged
Rosetta Smallville sls, ged, vjd
Chosen Buffy jam, ldtm, vjd
Brotronics deathray commercial http://www.brotron.com/film.html vjd, mlo, jam
Storyteller Buffy jam, by
Similitude Enterprise jam
Gollum's MTV Award Acceptance speech MTV jam, ldtm, by, mlo, po, dmg, jks, vjd
Heart of Gold Firefly by, jam
Soulless Angel jam, ldtm
The Message Firefly jam, ldtm, vjd
Destino Walt Disney and Salvador Dali wm
A Constellation of Doubt Farscape vjd

 

Other Good Reads

Novels
Evolution Stephen Baxter Del Rey jam
Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code Eoin Colfer Hyperion pf, ca, daa, ged
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom Cory Doctorow   jks
Lost in a Good Book Jasper Fforde Hodder & Stoughton, 02 gf, mlo
The Well of Lost Plots Jasper Fforde Hodder & Stoughton, 03 gf, mlo. ldtm
The Merlin Conspiracy Diana Wynne Jones Greenwillow gf, ec, pal, jks
Engine City Ken MacLeod Orbit(UK) 02; Tor gf
Omega Jack McDevitt   gf
In the Forests of Serre Patricia A. McKillip Ace gf, ec, jks. po
The Light Ages Ian McLeod Ace ec
Burning the Ice Laura Mixon Tor po, mlo
Trickster's Choice Tamora Pierce   jks, ged
Monstrous Regiment Terry Pratchett HarperCollins arl, mlo, kp, po
The Atrocity Archive Charles Stross Spectrum SF, UK '02 gf
Shootout at the Nokai Corral Rajnar Vajra Analog 2-5/03 arl
Red Thunder John Varley Ace gf
The Praxis Walter JonWilliams Earthlight (UK 02) gf
The Phoenix Exultant John C. Wright Tor gf

Short Fiction
Breeding Ground Stephen Baxter Asimov's 2/03 arl
The Great Game Stephen Baxter Asimov's 3/03 arl
The Hydrogen Wall Gregory Benford Asimov's 10-11/03 arl
Distance Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff Analog 2/03 arl
Cuckoo Chris Butler Interzone 9/03 arl
Decanting Oblivion Lawrence C. Connolly F&SF 3/03 arl
Curing Agent Don D'Ammassa Asimov's 7/03 arl
For Malzberg It Was They Came Daniel P. Dern F&SF 6/03 arl
Seeing Is Believing Paul di Filippo F&SF 4/03 arl
Seed of Destiny Dan Hatch Analog 1/03 arl
Of New Arrivals, Many Johns, and the Music of the Spheres John Kessel F&SF 6/03 arl
Realm of the Elderlings: Homecoming Robin Hobb Legends II ('03) arl
Dragon's Gate Pat Murphy F&SF 8./03 arl
A Song of Ice and Fire: The Sworn Sword George R. R. Martin Legends II ('03) arl
The Trellis Larry Niven & Brenda Cooper Analog 11/03 arl
The Bone Witch R. Garcia y Robertson F&SF 2/03 arl
The Waste Land Charles Sheffield Asimov's 3/03 arl
Majipoor: The Book of Changes Robert Silverberg Legends II ('03) arl
Margaux Walter Jon Williams Asimov's 5/03 arl

Related Book
The Road to Middle-earth (3rd ed) Tom Shippey Houghton Mifflin gf

Dramatic Presentation
Pirates of the Carribean   jam
Bubba Ho-Tep   jam
The Triplets of Belleville   jam

Key to nominators: ansl: Alice Lewis, arl: Tony Lewis, bsa: Brad Ackerman, by: Ben Yalow, ca: Claire Anderson, cjh: Chip Hitchcock, cle: Chris Logan Edwards, daa: Dave Anderson, dak: Debbie King, dea: Deb Atwood, dgg: David G. Grubbs, dmg: Deborah M. Geisler, ebh: Lisa Hertel, ec: Elisabeth Carey, ecl: Evelyn Leeper, esa: Ted Atwood, ged: Gay Ellen Dennett, gf: George Flynn; ies: Ian Stockdale, jam: Jim Mann, jb: Judy Bemis, jr: Joe Rico, js: Joe Siclari, jks: Joyce Scrivner, kp: Kelly Persons, ldtm: Laurie Mann, mdh: Mark Hertel, mjd: Mark Dulcey, mlo: Mark Olson, pal: Paula Lieberman, pf: Pam Fremon, pg: Paul Giguere, po: Priscilla Olson, rb: Ray Bowie, rk: Rick Katze, sg: Sam Gentile, sl: Suford Lewis, shs: Steven Silver, sls: Sharon Sbarsky, sp: Sheila Perry, tps: Tim Szczesuil, vjd: Vincent J. Docherty, wm: Winton Matthews