NESFA 1996 Hugo Recommendations
24 March 1997 -- 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.

Novel
Catch the Lightning Catherine Asaro Tor pg, po
Excession Iain M. Banks Orbit mlo, kp, ca, gf
One for the Morning Glory John Barnes Tor mlo, arl, gf, po, by, mab, kp
Voyage Stephen Baxter HarperCollins ca, mlo, ec
Pirates of the Universe Terry Bisson Tor ebh
Memory Lois McMaster Bujold Baen mlo, ec, mw
Children of the Mind Orson Scott Card Tor mab, mw
Branch Point Mona Clee Ace mab
The Long Hunt Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald Tor pal
Firestar Michael Flynn Tor mlo, by, daa, ca, mdh, pg, gf, mab, ebh
Celestial Matters Richard Garfinkle Tor mlo, gf, kp, mab, ebh
Wildside Steven Gould Tor mlo, ca, daa, po, by, gf, mab, pg, ebh, mw, dmg
River of Dust Alexander Jablokov AvoNova ec
Ancient Shores Jack McDevitt HarperPrism ca, daa, gf
A Game of Thrones George R. R. Martin BantamSpectra pal, gf
Blameless in Abaddon James Morrow Harcourt Brace ecl
The Prestige ('95 in UK) Christopher Priest St. Martins pg
Blue Mars Kim Stanley Robinson HarperPrism mlo, gf
The Sparrow Mary Doria Russell Villard ecl, ca
Starplex Robert J. Sawyer ASF Jul-Oct 96; Ace arl, pg, mab, ebh, ec
Night Sky Mine Melissa Scott Tor pal, ec
Higher Education Charles Sheffield & Jerry Pournelle Analog, Feb-May 96 mab, mw
Archangel Sharon Shinn Ace po, ec
Endymion Dan Simmons Bantam pg, esa
Holy Fire Bruce Sterling Bantam Spectra ca
City on Fire ('97) Walter Jon Williams HarperPrism mlo, ebh, ec
Bellwether Connie Willis Future Imperfect arl
Night Lamp Jack Vance Tor mlo, arl
Paris in the Twentieth Century Jules Verne   ecl, ec

Novella
The Saddle Point Sequence Stephen Baxter SF Age Jul 96 arl, gf
The Longer Voyage Michael Cassutt F&SF Jul 96 ca
The City of God (Omni Online Dec 95) Gardner Dozois and Michael Swanwick Asimov's Oct/Nov 96 arl
Airborn Nina Kiriki Hoffman F&SF May 96 rb
Blood of the Dragon George R. R. Martin Asimov's Jul 96 arl, gf
Time Travelers Never Die Jack McDevitt Asimov's May 96 gf, ca, mab
The Cost to Be Wise Maureen McHugh Starlight 1 ca, gf, ec
Verglas Ian MacLeod F&SF Oct/Nov 96 gf
Abandon in Place Jerry Oltion F&SF Dec 96 mab
Chrysalis Robert Reed Asimov's Sep 96 gf
Gas Fish Mary Rosenblum Asimov's Feb 96 arl, rb, gf, ca
Human History ('95) Lucius Shepard 1995 WFC Souvenir Book Asimov's Apr 96; rb
The Tree That Grew from the Sky Robert Silverberg SF Age Sep 96 arl, gf
The Dechronization of Sam Magruder George Gaylord Simpson St. Martin's ca, jam, po
The Kikes of Peter's Town Strugatsky brothers NYRSF ecl

Novelette
The Dog's Story Elanor Arnason Asimov's May 96 gf
Locusts Adam-Troy Castro F&SF Feb 96 rb, gf, mab
Bulldog Drummond and the Grim Reaper Michael Coney F&SF Jan 96 rb
A Dry, Quiet War Tony Daniel Asimov's Jun 96 gf, ca
Never Seen by Waking Eyes Stephen Dedman F&SF Aug 96 gf
The Weighing of Ayre Gregory Feeley Starlight 1 mlo, ca, gf, ec
Blowup Astrid Julian F&SF May 96 rb
The Flowers of Aulit Prison Nancy Kress Asimov's Oct/Nov 96 arl, ca, gf
The Dealings of Daniel Kesserich: A Study of the Mass-Insanity at Smithville Fritz Leiber Omni On-Line; Tor 97 ecl
The Copyright Notice Case Paul Levinson Analog Apr 96 mab
The Land of Nod Mike Resnick Asimov's Jun 96 arl, rb
The Peacock Throne Charles Sheffield Asimov's Feb 96 gf
Out of the Waste Land W. R. Thompson Analog Mar 96 rb, ca
Foreign Devils Walter Jon Williams Asimov's Jan 96 rb, gf, ca
Blood Harp Laurel Winter F&SF May 96  
Try and Kill It Gene Wolfe Asimov's Oct/Nov 96 gf

Short Story
The Great Moon Hoax or A Princess of Mars Ben Bova F&SF Sep 96 arl
An Ever-Reddening Glow David Brin Analog Feb 96 gf
Gone John Crowley F&SF Sep 96 gf, ca
Breakaway, Backdown James Patrick Kelly Asimov's Jun 96 arl, ca, gf
The Content of Their Character Doug Larsen Analog Jun 96 mab
On Sequoia Time Daniel Keys Moran Asimov's Sep 96 gf
Killing the Morrow Robert Reed Starlight 1 ca
Decency Robert Reed Asimov's Jun 96 ca, gf
In the Shade of the Slowboat Man Dean Wesley Smith F&SF Jan 96 ca
Living It Is the Best Revenge Ian Randal Strock Analog Feb 96 rb, mab
The Dead Michael Swanwick Starlight 1 ged, po, gf
Early, in the Evening Ian Watson Asimov's Apr 96 gf
Forget Luck Kate Wilhelm F&SF Apr 96  
The Soul Selects Her Own Society Connie Willis Asimov's Apr 96 by, gf, ca, arl, mlo
Counting Cats in Zanzibar Gene Wolfe Asimov's Aug 96 gf

Non-Fiction
Time & Chance L. Sprague de Camp Donald M. Grant mlo
The Tough Guide to Fantasyland Diana Wynne Jones Vista mlo, ged, po, ebh, ca, gf
H. P. Lovecraft: A Life S. T. Joshi Necronomicon Press gf
The Silence of the Langford Dave Langford NESFA mlo, gf, arl, ged, po, ebh, by
The Faces of Fantasy Patti Perret Tor gf, mlo
Inside Star Trek, the Real Story Herb Solow and Robert Justman Pocket Books arl, mab, ged

Dramatic Presentation
The Frighteners   daa, ca, gf
Gulliver's Travels NBC ecl, ebh, ec
The Whole Wide World   ecl
Hamlet   ecl, ged, mlo
Breaking the Waves   ecl
Trials and Tribbleations Star Trek: DS 9 po, ged, ebh, ec, sls
Fannotchka Play at Lacon 3 gf
Memoirs of a Cigarette-Smoking Man X-Files ca
Severed Dreams Babylon 5 arl, mab, ec
Z'ha'dum Babylon 5 arl, mab, ec
Shadow Dancing Babylon 5 mab
War without End Babylon 5 mab, ebh
Interludes and Examinations Babylon 5 mab

 

Other Good Reads

Novel
Catch the Lightning Catherine Asaro Tor mlo
Voyage Stephen Baxter HarperCollins pg
Memory Lois McMaster Bujold Baen arl, sl, pg, gf
The Fortunate Fall Raphael Carter Tor pg
Inheritor C. J. Cherryh DAW pg
The Long Hunt Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald Tor by, gf
The Two Georges Richard Dreyfuss and Harry Turtledove Tor arl, mlo, gf, by
Voices of Hope David Feintuch Warner Aspect gf
Genellan: In the Shadow of the Moon Scott Gier Del Rey pal
River of Dust Alexander Jablokov AvoNova pg, gf
Night Calls Katharine Kimbriel Harper Collins by
Magnificat Julian May Knopf pg, mlo
Ancient Shores Jack McDevitt HarperPrism mlo, pg
Mordred's Curse Ian McDowell AvoNova gf
Starplex Robert J. Sawyer ASF Jul-Oct 96; Ace gf
Archangel Sharon Shinn Ace gf
Endymion Dan Simmons Bantam gf
Honor Among Enemies David Weber Baen by, gf, pal, ged
The Galactic Gourmet James White Tor arl, ged
The Price of Blood and Honor Elizabeth Willey Tor mlo, ec, pal
Bellwether Connie Willis Bantam pg
Exodus from the Long Sun Gene Wolfe Tor mlo, gf
Reclamation Sarah Zettel Warner arl

Short
Jack Stacey, A.S.B.R. Robert J. Levy F&SF Apr 96 arl, gf, ca
The Three Labors of Bubba Bud Webster Analog Jun 96 arl
Forget Luck Kate Wilhelm F&SF Apr 96 arl, gf

Non-Fiction

Dramatic Presentation
Independence Day gf

Key to nominators: arl: Tony Lewis, by: Ben Yalow, ca: Claire Anderson, cjh: Chip Hitchcock, daa: Dave Anderson, ebh: Lisa hertel, ec: Elisabeth Carey, ecl: Evelyn Leeper, ged: Gay Ellen Dennett, gf: George Flynn; jam: Jim Mann, jb: Judy Bemis, jr: Joe Rico, kp: Kelly Persons, mab: Michael A. Burstein, mdh: Mark Hertel, mlo: Mark Olson, pal: Paula Lieberman, pf: Pam Fremon, pg: Paul Giguere, po: Priscilla Olson, rb: Ray Bowie, rk: Rick Katze, sl: Suford Lewis, sls: Sharon Sbarsky