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NESFA® 2001 Hugo Recommendations

7 June 2002 — 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 2001 (or published outside the US in 2000) and eligible for the Hugos to be presented at ConJosé on Labor Day 2002.

Spherical Harmonic Catherine Asaro Tor pal
Look to Windward Iain M. Banks   vjd, kp, sg
The Merchants of Souls John Barnes Tor sg
Manifold:Origin Stephen Baxter Voyager/Del Rey sg
Manifold:Space Stephen Baxter   sg
The Pickup Artist Terry Bisson Tor dgg, sg
Precipice Ben Bova Analog, May-Jun-Jul-Aug 01 arl, sg
The Curse of Chalion Lois McMaster Bujold Eos mlo, po, pal, dmg, arl, sl, ec, gf, esa, jks, jam, shs, tps
The Wooden Sea Jonathan Carroll Tor sg
Metaplanetary Tony Daniel Eos vjd, sg
The Eyre Affair Jasper Fforde Hodder&Stoughton/Viking ca, daa, mlo
American Gods Neil Gaiman Morrow dmg, pf, mlo, po, daa, gf, arl, ec, sls, esa, shs, jam, ldtm, sg, tps
Psychohistorical Crisis Donald Kingsbury Tor mlo, jam
Probability Sun Nancy Kress Tor sg
The Other Wind Ursula K. Le Guin Harcourt gf
Cosmonaut Keep Ken MacLeod Orbit (UK) 2000, Tor gf, mlo, jks, jam, by, vjd, sg
Dark Light Ken MacLeod Orbit (UK) 2001, Tor gf, mlo, sg
Deepsix Jack McDevitt Eos shs, ca, sg
The Secret of Life Paul J. McAuley Voyager/Tor sg
Whole Wide World Paul J. McAuley Voyager/Tor sg
Nekropolis Maureen F. McHugh Eos sg
The Eyes of the Calculor Sean McMullen Tor dgg, sg
Perdido Street Station China Mieville Macmillan (UK) 2000; Del Rey gf, dgg, jks, vjd, sg
Declare Tim Powers Morrow (ineligible: a 2000 US book) mlo, po, dmg, ec, esa, jam, by, sg
Thief of Time Terry Pratchett HarperCollins po, mlo
Revelation Space Alastair Reynolds Gollancz (UK) 2000; Ace gf, mlo, jam, ca, by, vjd, kp, sg
Chasm City Alastair Reynolds Gollancz, Ace by, sg
Chronospace Allen Steele Ace shs
The Children’s War J. N. Stroyar Pocket Books shs
Passage Connie Willis Bantam shs, gf, esa
The Chronoliths Robert Charles Wilson Tor ca, gf, daa, sg

May Be Some Time Brenda W. Clough Analog 4/01 ca
The Diamond Pit Jack Dann Jubilee; F&SF 6/01 sg
The Chief Designer Andy Duncan Asimov’s 6/01 ca, ebh, gf, sg
Watching Trees Grow Peter F. Hamilton PS Publishing (UK); Futures Warner Aspect gf, vjd, sg
The Finder Ursula K. Le Guin Tales from Earthsea gf, sg
Tendeleo’s Story Ian McDonald PS (00, UK); Futures Warner Aspect gf, jam, sg
New Light on the Drake Equation Ian R. MacLeod Sci Fiction 5/01 gf, vjd, sg
The Human Front Ken MacLeod PS Publishing vjd, mlo
The Last Hero Terry Pratchett Harper shs
Diamond Dogs Alastair Reynolds PS Publishing vjd, ca, sg, gf
Glacial Alastair Reynolds Spectrum SF 5 2/01 ca, vjd, sg
Great Wall of Mars Alastair Reynolds Spectrum SF 1 ca, gf, mlo, daa, sg, vjd, sg
Shady Lady R. Garcia y Robertson Asimov’s 3/01 ca, sg
Stealing Alabama Allen M. Steele Asimov’s 1/01 ca, gf, jam, dgg, sg
Fast Times at Fairmont High Vernor Vinge The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge, Tor mlo, jam, ca, sg
Yesterday’s Tomorrows Kate Wilhelm F&SF 9/01 gf
Viewpoint Gene Wolfe Redshift gf, sg

In the Un-Black Stephen Baxter Redshift: Extreme
Visions of Speculative Fiction
vjd, sg, ca
First to the Moon! Stephen Baxter & Simon Bradshaw Spectrum SF #6 sg
The Kethani Inheritance Eric Brown Spectrum SF #7 sg
Life on Earth Pat Cadigan Sci Fiction 12/19/01 sg
Roach Motel Richard Calder Interzone 4/01 sg
The Scab’s Progress Paul Di Filippo & Bruce Sterling Sci Fiction 1/3/01 sg
Into Greenwood Jim Grimsley Asimov’s 9/01 gf, sg, ca
Undone James Patrick Kelly Asimov’s 6/01 ca, sg
Isabel of the Fall Ian R. MacLeod Interzone 7/01 jam, vjd, ca, gf, sg
Colours of the Soul Sean McMullen Interzone 2/00 ca, gf, jam, gm, vjg, sg
Hero Robert Reed Asimov’s 5/01 ca, sg
Mirror Robert Reed Asimov’s 1/01 ca, gf, dgg
One Last Game Robert Reed F&SF 8/01 gf
Hideaway Alastair Reynolds Interzone 7/00 jam, ca, gf, sg, vjd, sg
Have Not Have Geoff Ryman F&SF 4/01 gf
The Dread and Fear of Kings Richard Paul Russo Sci Fiction 10/01 gf
On K2 with Kanakaredes Dan Simmons Redshift gf, sg
The Quijote Robot Robert Sheckley F&SF 12/01 gf
The Days Between Allen Steele Asimov’s 3/01 ca, gf, vjd, dgg, sg
A Colder War Charles Stross Spectrum SF 3 7/00 ca, sg
Lobsters Charles Stross Asimov’s 6/01 gf, sg, ca
Troubadour Charles Stross Asimov’s 10-11/01 gf, sg
The Return of Spring Shane Tourtellotte Analog 11/01 gf, ca

Short Story
Restoring the Balance, 2 Tony Ballantyne Interzone 6/01 sg
Grey Earth Stephen Baxter Asimov’s 12/01 sg
The Ghost Pit Stephen Baxter Asimov’s 7/01 ca, vjd, gf, sg
Marcher Chris Beckett Interzone 10/01 sg, ca
Miss America at the Java Kayenko M. Shayne Bell F&SF 7/01 ca
Ascent of Man Eric Brown Interzone 5/01 sg
The Shadow Thomas M. Disch F&SF 12/01 sg
Senator Bilbo Andy Duncan Starlight 3 ca
Incognita, Inc. Harlan Ellison Hemispheres 1/01; Realms of Fantasy 8/01 sg
The Carpetmaker’s Son Andreas Eschbach F&SF 1/01 gf
Bones of the Earth Ursula K. Le Guin Tales from Earthsea sg
The Building Ursula K. Le Guin Redshift gf, sg
Unique Visitors James Patrick Kelly Redshift sg
What We Did That Summer Kathe Koja & Barry N. Malzberg Redshift sg
A Slow Saturday Night at the Surrealist Sporting Club Michael Moorcock Redshift sg
Self Portrait, With Melanoma, Final Draft Paul Park Interzone 5/01 vjd, gf, sg
Antibodies Charles Stross Interzone 7/00 gf, sg
The Dog Said Bow-Wow Michael Swanwick Asimov’s 10-11/01 ca, vjd, gf, sg, tps
Prisoner Exchange Lois Tilton Asimov’s 9/01 ca
In Glory Like Their Star Gene Wolfe F&SF 10-11/01 gf, sg

Related Book
The Time Machines: The Story of the Science-Fiction Pulp Magazines
from the Beginning to 1950
Mike Ashley Liverpool University Press, 2000 vjd, mlo
Deep Future Stephen Baxter Gollancz vjd, sg
Fantasy of the 20th Century Randy Broecher Collector’s Press gf, ca, vjd
Being Gardner Dozois Gardner Dozois and Michael Swanwick Old Earth Books mlo, ca
The Art of Richard Powers Jane Frank and Richard Gid Powers Sterling Publications mlo, jam, ged, tps
Meditations on Middle-Earth ed Karen Haber St. Martin’s ca, mlo, shs, vjd, po
The Alternate History: Refiguring Historical Time Karen Hellekson Kent State University Press shs, ca
The Art of Chesley Bonestell Ron Miller and Frederick Durant Paper Tiger mlo, gf, jks, ca, ged, tps
J. R. R. Tolkien: Author of the Century Tom Shippey HarperCollins (UK) 2000; Houghton Mifflin mlo, gf, vjd, sg, jam, tps

Web Site
Richard Harter’s World Richard Harter mlo, arl, po, daa, ca, pf FANAC vjd, mlo
The One Ring   vjd
The SF Site Rodger Turner shs, sg
Tangent Online Dave Truesdale shs, sg
Internet Speculative Fiction Database Al von Ruff, et al. mlo, vjd, sg, tps
Locus Online Mark Kelly, et al. mlo, shs, ca, pf, vjd, sg, tps
SFRevu Ernest Lilley po

Dramatic Presentation
The Dish (Aus ’00; US ’01)   sls, ca, shs, vjd, daa
Session 9   ca
Happy Accidents   ca, daa
The Fellowship of the Ring   mlo, po, daa, ca, sls, ged, shs, esa, jam, pf, dgg, vjd, kp, ebh, sg, tps
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone   arl, pf, mlo, ca, daa, po, ged, ebh, jam, shs, esa, dgg, vjd, tps
The Others   ca, daa
Shrek   daa, ca, pf, sls, pal, ebh, bsa, shs, esa, dgg, kp, sg, tps
Monsters, Inc.   daa, ca, pf, sls, dgg
Revenging Angel Farscape po, ged
The Devil’s Backbone   daa, ca
Metropolis Tezuka’s TriStar ca
Once More with Feeling Buffy by, jam, vjd, ebh
The Body Buffy ebh


Other Good Reads

The Merchants of Souls John Barnes Tor gf
Artemis Fowl Eoin Colfer Hyperion pf, ca, po, daa, ged
Fallen Dragon Peter F. Hamilton Macmillan (UK) esa
Psychohistorical Crisis Donald Kingsbury Tor gf
Deepsix Jack McDevitt Eos mlo, gf
Squire Tamora Pierce Random House pal
Chasm City Alastair Reynolds Gollancz mlo, gf, sg
Summers at Castle Autumn Sharon Shinn Ace pal, po
The Chronoliths Robert Charles Wilson Tor po

Short fiction


Dramatic Presentation
The Body Buffy by
Spy Kids   sls, pf

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; jam: Jim Mann, jb: Judy Bemis, jr: Joe Rico, jr2: Joe Russell; js: Joe Siclari, jks: 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, sg: Sam Gentile, sl: Suford Lewis, shs: Steven Silver, sls: Sharon Sbarsky, tps: Tim Szczesuil, vjd: Vincent J. Docherty