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NESFA® 2007 Hugo Recommendations

4 May 2008 — 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 2007 and eligible for the Hugos to be presented at Denvention 3, Aug. 6-10, 2008, in Denver. Here’s the list for 2006 and the list for 2008. For more about the Hugos, see

HARM Brian W. Aldiss   vjd
The H-Bomb Girl Stephen Baxter Faber and Faber ca, daa, dgg
The Yiddish Policeman's Union Michael Chabon   vjd, dgg
Spook Country William Gibson Putnam ca
In War Times Kathleen Ann Goonan Tor ca
The Execution Channel Ken MacLeod Orbit / Tor (ed. Patrick Nielsen Hayden) vjd, ca, ies
Cauldron Jack McDevitt Ace arl
Brasyl Ian McDonald Gollancz / Pyr vjd, jam, ies
Fleet of Worlds Larry Niven & Edward M. Lerner Tor dgg
The White Tyger Paul Parks Tor po
The Prefect Alastair Reynolds Gollancz vjd, mlo, by, ca, ies
The Last Colony John Scalzi Tor (ed. Patrick Nielsen Hayden) mlo, ca, arl, rk, ec, vjd, daa, ged, dgg
Queen of Candesce Karl Schroeder Analog Mar-Jun 07, Tor (ed. David Hartwell) arl, jam, ca, po
Halting State Charles Stross Orbit / Ace po, ca, dgg
Axis Robert Charles Wilson Tor ca
Pirate Freedom Gene Wolfe Tor (ed. David Hartwell) mlo, jam
Titans of Chaos John C. Wright Tor (ed. David Hartwell) mlo, dgg, ec
Shelter Susan Palwick Tor (ed. Patrick Nielsen Hayden) ies
Dust Elizabeth Beer Spectra jam

Starship Summer Eric Brown PS Publishing ies, vjd
The Fountain of Age Nancy Kress Asimov’s Jul 07 arl, ca
Lighting Out Ken Macleod disLocations vjd
Minla's Flowers Alastair Reynolds The New Space Opera, ed. by Gardner Dozois & Jonathan Strahan, Eos jam, ca, vjd
Recovering Apollo 8 Kristine Kathryn Rusch Asimov’s Feb 07 ca
Dead Money Lucius Shepard Asimov’s Apr-May 07 ca
The Emperor and the Maula Robert Silverberg The New Space Opera ca
Muse of Fire Dan Simmons The New Space Opera ca, vjd
Doctor Muffet’s Island Brian Stableford Asimov’s Mar 07 jam
Kiosk Bruce Sterling F&SF Jan 07 mlo, ca
Womb of Every World Walter Jon Williams Alien Crimes ca
Memorare Gene Wolfe F&SF Apr 07 arl, jam, ca, ies, vjd

The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate Ted Chiang F&SF Sep 07 mlo, ca
Dark Integers Greg Egan Asimov’s Oct/Nov 07 mlo, ca, jam, vjd
Glory Greg Egan The New Space Opera, ed. by Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan jam, ca, vjd
Steve Fever Greg Egan Technology Review Nov-Dec 07 ca, mlo
Quaestiones Super Caelo et Mundo Michael F. Flynn Analog Jul/Aug 07 ca, mlo, vjd
Episode Seven: Last Stand Against the Pack in the Kingdom of Flowers John Langan F&SF Sep 07 ca
Islington Crocodiles Paul Meloy Interzone 208 ies
The Sledge-maker's Daughter Alastair Reynolds Interzone 209 vjd
Cool Neighbor Michael Shara & Jack McDevitt Analog Mar 07 ca, mlo
Trunk and Disorderly Charles Stross Asimov’s Jan 07 ca, mlo
Short Story
Last Contact Stephen Baxter The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction ed by George Mann mlo, jam, ca, vjd
No More Stories Stephen Baxter Fast Forward 1 by Lou Anders mlo, ca
Remembrance Stephen Baxter The New Space Opera ed .by Gardner Dozois & Jonathan Strahan, Eos vjd
Tideline Elizabeth Bear Asimov’s Jun 07 jam, mlo, ca
Terminal Chaz Brenchley disLocations vjd
Art of War Nancy Kress The New Space Opera ca
Who's Afraid of Wolf 359? Ken Macleod The New Space Opera, ed .by Gardner Dozois & Jonathan Strahan, Eos mlo, ca, jam, vjd
Jesus Christ, Reanimator Ken Macleod Fast Forward 1 by Lou Anders ca
A Bridge in Time Joseph P. Martino Analog Oct 07 mlo
Osama Phone Home David Marusek Technology Review; F&SF Nov 07 ca
Dada Jihad Will McIntosh Interzone 212 ies
Some Earthlings’ Adventures on Outrerria Lucian Merisca, translated by Cezar Ionescu SFWA European Hall of Fame, ed by James & Kathryn Morrow, Tor shs
Close William Preston Asimov’s Feb 07 ca
A Small Room in Koboldtown Michael Swanwick Asimov’s Apr/May 07 jam, ca, vjd
How Music Begins James Van Pelt Asimov’s Sep 07 ca
The Gift of Jpoy Ian Whates TQR vjd
Related Book
Gateways to Forever Mike Ashley Univ. of Liverpool Press ies, mlo, vjd
Infinity X Two: The Art & Life of Ed and Carol Emshwiller Luis Ortiz Non-Stop Press mlo, ca, ged, tps, jam
Brave New Words Jeff Prucher (ed) Oxford University Press arl, mlo, shs, jam, vjd, ged, dgg, ies
The Country You have Never Seen Joanna Russ Liverpool University Press vjd
You’re Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffee Shop John Scalzi Subterranean Press ca
Science Fact and Science Fiction Brian Stableford Routledge vjd
The Arrival Shaun Tan Arthur Levine Books ged, ca, vjd
The History of The Hobbit, Vol 1 & 2 J. R. R. Tolkien & John D. Rateliff HarperCollins/Houghton Mifflin vjd, mlo
Dramatic Presentation Long Form
Beowulf   ca, daa, sls, mlo
Day Watch Bazelevs Production ca, daa, esa
Enchanted Disney ged, sls
Futurama: Bender’s Big Score 20th Century Fox ca, vjd
The Golden Compass New Line jam, sls, kp
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Warner jam, ldtm, mlo, esa, ged, gdd, dgg
Heroes (season one) NBC Universal Television ca, daa, arl, jam, rk, vjd, ged, sls, po, vjd
Hogfather   jam, ldtm, arl, sl, mlo, sls, aab
The Host Chungeorahm Film ca, daa
In the Shadow of the Moon Discovery Films ca, daa, vjd
The Last Mimzy New Line Cinema shs, ged, tps
Paprika Madhouse ca, daa, tps
Ratatouille Pixar arl, sl, ca, daa, mlo, po, ged, kp
The Star Beast by Robert A. Heinlein Full Cast Audio mlo, jam, ged, po
Stardust Di Bonaventura Pictures jam, ldtm, mlo, po, ca, daa, ged, dgg, sls, by, vjd
Tin Man SciFi arl, sls, tps, esa, ged
Dramatic Presentation Short Form
Battlestar Galactica — Razor SciFi jam, ca, daa
Blink Doctor Who rk, vjd, jam, ldtm, esa, sls, po, mlo, arl, ca, daa, ca, daa, by, vjd
Chad Vader (season one) Blame Society Productions ca, daa, mlo
Family Guy: Blue Harvest Family Guy ca, daa
Human Nature / The Family Of Blood Doctor Who vjd, jam, arl, ca, daa
The Lazarus Experiment Doctor Who rk
Lifted Pixar shs, ged, vjd
Out of Time Torchwood jam, ca, daa, vjd
Shakespeare Code Doctor Who sls, ged
Sunday Stargate Atlantis aab
Things Change Torchwood rk, esa
Time Crash (Children in Need Special) Doctor Who shs
Unending Stargate SG-1 arl, jam, aab
World Enough and Time Star Trek: New Voyages gs, by, vjd

Noteworthy Works by Potential Campbell Nominees

(We do not make recommendations on these pages for the Hugo awards which are given to people (such as Best Editor or Best Artist), but for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer we do note recommended stories by people we believe to be eligible.)

Story Author Appeared  
Grey Jon Armstrong Night Shade ca
Plague Year Jeff Carlson Ace ca, daa
Public Safety Matthew Johnson Asimov’s Mar 07 ca
Close William Preston Asimov’s Feb 07 ca
Poltergeist Kat Richardson Roc ca

Other Good Reads

Fearless (The Lost Fleet, Book 2) Jack Campbell (pseudonym of John G. Hemry) Ace daa
Deliverer C. J. Cherryh DAW arl
Jumper; Griffin's Story Steven Gould Tor ca, dgg, daa
Fleet of Worlds Larry Niven & Edward M. Lerner Tor mlo
The Name of the Wind Patrick Rothfuss DAW jam
Alien Archaelogy Neal Asher Asimov’s Jun 07 jam
Murder in the Flying Vatican Albert E. Cowdrey F&SF Aug 07 arl
Maelstrom Kage Baker The New Space Opera, ed. by Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan jam
These Are the Times John G. Hemry Analog Nov 07 ca
The Sky is Large and the Earth is Small Chris Roberson Asimov’s Jul 07 arl
Short Story
Related Book
Dramatic Presentation Long Form
Beowulf   po
Bridge to Terebithia Hal Lieberman Company arl, ca, daa
Fido Lionsgate Films ca, daa
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Warner arl
Hogfather   po
The Last Mimzy New Line Cinema arl, ca, daa, dgg
The Last Winter   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, gs: Greg Schnitzer, 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, mlo: Mark Olson, pal: Paula Lieberman, pf: Pam Fremon, po: Priscilla Olson, rk: Rick Katze, sl: Suford Lewis, shs: Steven Silver, sls: Sharon Sbarsky, sp: Sheila Perry, tps: Tim Szczesuil, vjd: Vincent J. Docherty