NESFA 2005 Hugo Recommendations
28 July 2006 -- mlo

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 2005 and eligible for the Hugos to be presented at LAcon IV in Anaheim, CA on August 23-27, 2006 (Nomination List) Here's the list for 2004 and the list for 2006.

Novel
The Big Over Easy Jasper Fforde Viking ged, ec, shs, dgg, dmg, pf
Anansi Boys Neil Gaiman William Morrow arl, mlo, ec, dgg, pf
The Narrows Alexander C. Irvine Del Rey ca, ies
Child of a Rainless Year Jane Lindskold Tor (ed. by Teresa Nielsen Hayden) po, ca, daa
Learning the World Ken MacLeod Orbit, Tor (ed. by Patrick Nielsen Hayden) mlo, po, jam, ca, daa, pf, ies, ec, ged
Son of a Witch Gregory Maguire Harper Collins ldtm
Cusp Robert Metzger Ace arl
A Princess of Roumania Paul Park Tor (ed. by David G. Hartwell) arl, ged, po
Century Rain Alastair Reynolds Gollancz; Ace ca, dgg, dmg, ec, daa, dmg
Pushing Ice Alastair Reynolds Gollancz ca, daa, mlo, dgg, vjd
Living Next Door to the God of Love Justina Robson Macmillan ies
Old Man's War John Scalzi Tor (ed. by Patrick Nielsen Hayden) rk, ca, daa, ged, mlo, ec, po, jam, dgg
Lady of Mazes Karl Schroeder Tor (ed. by David G. Hartwell) mlo, ec, ca
Olympos Dan Simmons Eos mlo, jam, ec, kp
The Family Trade & The Hidden Family Charles Stross Tor (ed. by David G. Hartwell) mlo, jam, ca, ec, rk, daa, pal, pf, by, kp, vjd, dgg
Accelerando Charles Stross Ace mlo, jam, ec, ca, dgg
Divided Kingdom Rupert Thomson Knopf ca
Spin Robert Charles Wilson Tor (ed. by Teresa Nielsen Hayden) ec, ca, rk, arl, dgg, mlo
Orphans of Chaos John C. Wright Tor (ed. by David G. Hartwell) mlo, ec, po, ies, pf
Mists of Everness John C. Wright Tor (ed. by David G. Hartwell) mlo, ec

Novella
The Illuminated Heretic A. M. Dellamonica Alternate Generals III shs
Human Readable Cory Doctorow Future Washington ed Ernest Lilley, WSFA ca, mlo
The Devil Delivered Steven Erikson PS Publishing ies
In the Quake Zone David Gerrold Down Those Dark Spaceways SF Book Club ec, arl, dgg
Uous Tanith Lee The Fair Folk SF Book Club arl
Magic for Beginners Kelly Link Magic for Beginners, F&SF 9/05 ca
The Little Goddess Ian McDonald Asimov's 6/05 ca, dgg
The Gypsies in the Wood Kim Newman The Fair Folk SF Book Club arl
Camouflage Robert Reed Down Those Dark Spaceways SF Book Club ec
Thousandth Night Alastair Reynolds One Million AD ed by Gardner Dozois SFBC mlo, ca, jam, dgg
Diving Into the Wreck Kristine Kathryn Rusch Asimov's 12/05 ca
Missile Gap Charles Stross One Million A.D. ed. by Gardner Dozois (SFBC) ca, dgg
Pericles the Tyrant Lois Tilton Asimov's 8/05 shs
Inside Job Connie Willis Asimov's 1/05 ca, dgg
Except the Queen Jane Yolen & Midori Snyder The Fair Folk SF Book Club arl, ec
Burn James Patrick Kelly Tachyon Press dgg

Novelette
Harvest Moon William Barton Asimov's 9/05 ca
Mars Opposition David Brin Analog 1-2/05 ca, mlo
I, Robot Cory Doctorow The Infinite Matrix 2/15/05 ca, dgg, mlo
NetPuppets Richard A. Lovett & Mark Niemann-Ross Analog 6/05 ca
A Case of Consilience Ken MacLeod Nova Scotia (Crescent Books) mlo, jam, ies
The Kelpie Patricia A. McKillip The Fair Folk SF Book Club arl, ec
Dallas: An Essay Robert Reed Asimov's 4-5/05 ca
Beyond the Aquila Rift Alastair Reynolds Constellations ca
Amba William Sanders Asimov's 12/05 ca
Angel Kills William Sanders Asimov's 2/05 ca
The Blemmye's Strategem Bruce Sterling F&SF 1/05 ca
Girls and Boys, Come Out to Play Michael Swanwick Asimov's 7/05 ca
A Knot of Toads Jane Yolen Nova Scotia (Crescent Books) mlo

Short Story
The Wall of America Thomas M. Disch F&SF 3/05 ca
The Clockwork Atom Bomb Dominic Green Asimov's 10-11/05 ca, mlo, dgg
Betting on Eureka Geoffrey A. Landis Asimov's 10-11/05 ca, mlo, dgg
They Will Raise You in a Box Wil McCarthy Asimov's 4-5/05 ca
Lost Time John Meaney Adventure, Vol. 1 ca
Letters of Transit Brian Plante Analog 7-8/05 ca
Bright Red Star Bud Sparhawk Asimov's 3/05 ca
The Kansas Jayhawk vs. the Midwestern Monster Squad Jeremiah Tolbert Interzone 3-4/05 ca
The Inn at Mount Either James Van Pelt Analog 5/05 ca

Related Book
Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Don D'Ammassa Facts on File arl, mlo, ca
Voices of Vision Jayme Lynn Blaschke Bison Books shs, ca
The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion Wayne G. Hammond & Christina Scull Houghton Mifflin mlo
Kong: King of Skull Island Joe DiVito DH Press shs
The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen Ebury Books shs
Lord of the Rings Sketch Book Alan Lee Harper Collins ldtm, jam, ged, pf
Science Fiction Quotations: From the Inner Mind to the Outer Limits Gary Westfahl Yale University Press ca
Weapons of Mass Seduction Lucius Shepard Wheatland Press ca
Storyteller: Writing Lessons and More from 27 Years of the Clarion Writers' Workshop Kate Wilhelm Small Beer Press dgg

Dramatic Presentation Long Form
The Rolling Stones by Robert A. Heinlein Full Cast Audio mlo, po, ged, jam, ec
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Disney po, mlo, sls, ged, daa, ca, pf, dgg, kp
Alien Planet Discovery Channel mlo, po, ec
Batman Begins Warner Brothers arl, mlo, po, rk, daa, dgg, pal, ca, shs, by
King Kong WingNut, Universal daa, ca
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy   dgg
Steamboy Sony Pictures, Toho Film Distributing ca, daa, dgg
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Lucasfilms jam, sls, ged, pf, dgg, kp
Serenity Universal jam, arl, shs, ca, daa, dgg, ldtm, pf, by, ged
Wallace & Grommit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Aardman Animations mlo, ca, daa, shs, pf, dgg
War of the Worlds Dreamworks jam, ec, dgg, kp
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Quandary Phase Above the Title shs
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Quintessential Phase Above the Title shs
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Warner Brothers jam, ldtm, arl, pf, dgg, ged
Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean Toho ca

Dramatic Presentation Short Form
Dragons Animal Planet mlo, po, ec
Clone Wars (second series) Cartoon Network, StarWars.com jam
Moebius Stargate SG-1 arl, jam, rk
Mosquito   shs
The Old Negro Space Program Andy Bobrow writer/director shs
Dalek Doctor Who jam, rk, arl
Jack-Jack Attack (from the Incredibles DVD) pf, by, ged. mlo, dgg
Father's Day Doctor Who jam, ldtm, arl
Pegasus Battlestar Galactica jam
The Fourth Horseman Stargate SG-1 jam
Robots   sls
The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances Doctor Who vjd, jam, dgg
The Other 48 Days Lost (Season 2, Episode 7) ca, daa
Fritz the Time Traveller Coca-Cola commercial Coca-Cola ca, daa
The Call of Cthulhu H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society ca, daa

 

Other Good Reads

Novel
Hammered Elizabeth Bear Bantam Spectra ebh, dgg
Shadows of Amber John Betancourt iBooks dgg
A Princess of Roumania Paul Park Tor (ed. by David G. Hartwell) dgg
Learning the World Ken MacLeod Orbit, Tor (ed. by Patrick Nielsen Hayden) dgg
A Feast for Crows George R. R. Martin Bantam dgg
Old Man's War John Scalzi Tor (ed. by Patrick Nielsen Hayden) po, rk
Century Rain Alastair Reynolds Gollancz; Ace by
Olympos Dan Simmons Eos arl

Novella
Grace Notes Megan Lindholm The Fair Folk SF Book Club arl

Novelette
       

Short Story
       

Related Book
       

Dramatic Presentation
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy   pf, jam
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire   po, mlo, sls
Howl's Moving Castle   jam, ca, daa
Batman Begins   jam, sls
King Kong   jam
Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean Toho daa
Godzilla: Final Wars Toho ca
The Man With the Screaming Brain ApolloProScreen ca, daa

Key to nominators: ansl: Alice Lewis, arl: Tony Lewis, bsa: Brad Ackerman, by: Ben Yalow, ca: Claire Anderson, cjh: Chip Hitchcock, daa: Dave Anderson, dak: Debbie King, dea: Deb Atwood, dgg: David G. Grubbs, dmg: Deborah M. Geisler, ebh: Lisa Hertel, ec: Elisabeth Carey, esa: Ted Atwood, ged: Gay Ellen Dennett, ies: Ian Stockdale, jam: Jim Mann, 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, po: Priscilla Olson, rb: Ray Bowie, rk: Rick Katze, sl: Suford Lewis, shs: Steven Silver, sls: Sharon Sbarsky, sp: Sheila Perry, tps: Tim Szczesuil, vjd: Vincent J. Docherty