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NESFA® 1999 Hugo Recommendations

12 March 2000 — 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.

Quantum Rose Catherine Asaro Analog pal
Sky Coyote Kage Baker Harcourt ebh
Finity John Barnes Tor mlo, po, pg, ca, gf, mh
Darwin’s Radio Greg Bear Del Rey gf, esa
The Martian Race Gregory Benford Warner Aspect pg
A Civil Campaign Lois McMaster Bujold Baen arl, sl, mlo, po, ged, ec, gf, sls, jam, pg, jks, ebh
Ender’s Shadow Orson Scott Card Tor mlo, jam, po, by, pg, jks, ebh, gf
Strangewood Christopher Golden   dea
The Shadow of Ararat Thomas Harlan Tor mlo, mh
The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse Keith Hartman Meisha Merlin ca
A Calculus of Angels J. Gregory Keyes Del Rey mlo, po, ca
The Cassini Division (UK ’98) Ken MacLeod Tor (Jun 99) mlo, ca, pg, mh
Souls in the Great Machine Sean McMullen Tor pg, mlo, esa, mh
There and Back Again Pat Murphy Tor mlo, ged
The Stone War Madeleine Robins Tor by, po
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J. K. Rowling Scholastic pf, ged, po, mlo, ec, ts, arl, ebh, tps
Cryptonomicon Neal Stephenson Avon gf
Against the Tide of Years S. M. Stirling Roc ca, ec
Household Gods Judith Tarr & Harry Turtledove Tor mlo, ec
A Deepness in the Sky Vernor Vinge Tor mlo, daa, pg, po, arl, ca, gf, by, kp, rk, ec, jam, tps, jks, jds, es, mh
The Rift Walter Jon Williams HarperPrism esa

Son Observe the Time Kage Baker Asimov’s 5/99 ca
The Astronaut from Wyoming Adam-Troy Castro and Jerry Oltion Analog 7-8/99 ca
The Executioner’s Guild Andy Duncan Asimov’s 8/99 gf, ca
The Wedding Album David Marusek Asimov’s 6/99 gf, ca
Apothecary Blue Robert Reed SF Age 11/99 ca
Hunting the Snark Mike Resnick Asimov’s 12/99 ca, gf
Forty, Counting Down Harry Turtledove Asimov’s 12/99 ca
Argonautica Walter Jon Williams Asimov’s 10-11/99 ca, gf
Engines of Creation Jack Williamson SF Age 9/99 ca
The Winds of Marble Arch Connie Willis Asimov’s 10-11/99 ca, tps

Vessel Orson Scott Card F&SF 12/99 ca
A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows Gardner Dozois Asimov’s 10-11/99 gf
Border Guards Greg Egan Interzone 10/99 ca, mlo, gf
Dream Hunter Neil Gaiman DC Comics jks
The Giftie James Gunn Analog 9/99 ca
The Secret History of the Ornithopter Jan Lars Jensen F&SF 6/99 ca, gf
The Vaults of Permian Love Bill Johnson Analog 5/99 ca
The Chop Girl Ian R. MacLeod Asimov’s 12/99 ca, gf
Naming the Dead Paul J. McAuley Interzone 11/99 ca
Fossil Games Tom Purdom Asimov’s 2/99 gf, ca
Game of the Century Robert Reed F&SF 5/99 gf
Mac and Me Robert Reed Asimov’s 2/99 ca
Galactic North Alastair Reynolds Interzone 7/99 ca, gf
The Women of Whale Rock Kristine Kathryn Rusch F&SF 3/99 ca
Hillary Orbits Venus Pamela Sargent Amazing Spr 99 ca
The Alien Rick Shelley Asimov’s 3/99 ca
The Oracle Brian Stableford Asimov’s 5/99 ecl
Green Acres Allen M. Steele SF Age 3/99 ca

Short Story
Spindrift Stephen Baxter Asimov’s 3/99 mlo, ca
People Came from Earth Stephen Baxter Moon Shots ca, gf
macs Terry Bisson F&SF 10-11/99 ca, gf
At Reparata Jeffrey Ford Event Horizon 2/99 gf
Old Glory Phillip C. Jennings Asimov’s 5/99 ca
Hooking Up Michael Kandel F&SF 8/99 gf
Lifework Mary Soon Lee Interzone 6/99 gf
Evolution Never Sleeps Elizabeth Malartre Asimov’s 7/99 ca
How We Lost the Moon, a True Story by Frank W. Allen Paul J. McAuley Moon Shots ca
Alien TV Paul J. McAuley Interzone 4/99 ca
Everywhere Geoff Ryman Interzone 2/99 ca
Jennifer, Just Before Midnight William Sanders F&SF 8/99 arl
Ancient Engines Michael Swanwick Asimov’s 2/99 gf, ca
Scherzo with Tyrannosaur Michael Swanwick Asimov’s 7/99 ca, gf, tps
Riding the Giganotosaur Michael Swanwick Asimov’s 10-11/99 jam, mlo, ca

Related Books
Minicon 34 Restaurant Guide Karen Cooper & Bruce Schneier Minicon 34 mlo, po, pf, by, jam, ldtm, ebh
Spectrum 6 Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner Underwood books ca, mlo
Fantasy Art Masters Dick Jude Watson-Guptil ca
The Science of Discworld Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen   mlo, po, ca
The Frank Collection Jane & Howard Frank Paper Tiger Press tps
Science Fiction of the 20th Century Frank M. Robinson Collector’s Press ldtm, mlo, ca, gf

Dramatic Presentation
The Sixth Sense   ca, daa, sls, ecl, jam, ldtm, by
Cell play at Aussiecon 3 by Stephen Dedman ecl
The Stephen Hawking episode of Dilbert   po, mlo
Tarzan   ansl, sl, pf
The Mummy   daa, ca, sls, pf, tps, arl, gf, esa, mh
eXistenZ   ecl, ca
Galaxy Quest   jks, po, pf, sls, daa, ca, ged, ec, sl, pal, ebh, tps
The Matrix   daa, ca, tps, mlo, arl, po, gf, mh, ged
The Changing Face of Evil ST:DS9 jam, mh
Being John Malkovich   ecl, ca, daa, ldtm
Bicentennial Man   ec
My Favorite Martian   sls
Princess Mononoke   daa, ca, jks
Sleepy Hollow   daa, ca, sls
October Sky   sls, pf, ecl, ged
The Iron Giant   pf, sls, ecl, jam, tps, arl, gf, ts
Toy Story 2   ldtm, pf, ca, daa
The Green Mile   ca, daa
Enemies Buffy the Vampire Slayer by, jam
Hush Buffy the Vampire Slayer arl, pal, ec, ebh, by
Graduation Day Buffy the Vampire Slayer by, pal
Earshot Buffy the Vampire Slayer by
Dogma   ecl, daa, ca, ldtm, jam, ec, tps
Dopplegangland Buffy the Vampire Slayer by


Other Good Reads

The Radiant Seas Catherine Asaro Tor pg, mh, pal
Sky Coyote Kage Baker Harcourt pg, mh
Tamsin Peter S. Beagle Roc erh, ec, po
Daughter of the Blood & Heir to Darkness Anne Bishop Roc pal
King of Shadows Susan Cooper Simon & Schuster pf
The Stars Asunder Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald Tor by, pg, mh, pal
Teranesia Greg Egan Gollancz/HarperPrism gf
The Shadow of Ararat Thomas Harlan Tor po, pal
A Calculus of Angels J. Gregory Keyes Del Rey gf
Souls in the Great Machine Sean McMullen Tor po
There and Back Again Pat Murphy Tor po
First Test, Brier’s Book, & Daja’s Book Tamora Pierce Scholastic pal
O Pioneer! (’98) Frederik Pohl   pg
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J. K. Rowling Scholastic pal, gf
Earthweb Marc Stiegler Baen pg, mh, esa
Against the Tide of Years S. M. Stirling Roc gf, pal
Through Alien Eyes Amy Thomson   jds
Household Gods Judith Tarr & Harry Turtledove Tor po
The Rift Walter Jon Williams HarperPrism daa
Lord Demon Roger Zelazny and Jane Lindskold Avon Eos mlo, po, tps


The Dictionary of Science Fiction Places Brian Stableford The Wonderland Press ca

Dramatic Presentation
Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace   by, sls, mlo, pf, po, ged
Mystery Men   daa, mh, sls
Galaxy Quest   mlo
Wild, Wild West   sls

Key to nominators:
ansl: Alice Lewis, arl: Tony Lewis, by: Ben Yalow, ca: Claire Anderson, cjh: Chip Hitchcock, cle: Chris Logan Edwards, daa: Dave Anderson, dea: Deb Atwood, ebh: Lisa Hertel, ec: Elisabeth Carey, ecl: Evelyn Leeper, es: Edie Stern, esa: Ted Atwood, ged: Gay Ellen Dennett, gf: George Flynn; jam: Jim Mann, jb: Judy Bemis, jds: Joe Siclari; jr: Joe Rico, js: Joe Siclari, js2: Joyce Scrivner, kp: Kelly Persons, ldtm: Laurie Mann,  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, tps: Tim Szczesuil