My 2010 Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Award Recommendations

After a final rush of reading I've pulled together my nominations for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards.  I highly recommend these selections and hope people will consider them for their own picks.

The deadline for Nebula nominations is February 15 while Hugo nominations are due March 26. The Locus Award traditionally opens for nominations when the "recommended reading" list and ballot are published in their February issue.

Please note my nominations are arranged in alphabetical order by author/artist/publication. If links to works are available they are also provided.

Nominations for All Three Awards

Best Novel

Best Novella

Best Novelettes

Best Short Stories

Nebula Related Category

Andre Norton Award (for Young Adult Novels)

Hugo Only Categories

Best Semiprozine

Best Related Work

Best Fanzine

Best Fan Writer

Note: While I love the fan writings of Dave Langford, Nick Mamatas, John Scalzi and other big name authors, I'm using this award to focus on fan writers who don't usually receive the notice they deserve.

Best Editor, Short Form

  • John Joseph Adams (Lightspeed, various anthologies)
  • Andy Cox (Interzone)
  • Gordon Van Gelder (F&SF)
  • Stanley Schmidt (Analog)
  • Sheila Williams (Asimov's)

Best Editor, Long Form

Note: It's hard to figure out who qualifies in this category under the arcane Hugo rules, so consider this an attempt to highlight those editors whose books impressed me in 2010.

  • David G. Hartwell (Tor Books)
  • Patrick Nielsen Hayden (Tor Books)
  • Jennifer Hunt (Little, Brown, editor of Ship Breaker)
  • Jason Sizemore (Apex Books)
  • Paul Stevens (Tor Books)

Best Professional Artist

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

Locus Only Categories

Best Anthology

Best Collection

Please note I didn't nominate any works in the Hugo categories of dramatic performances, best fan artist, and best graphic story, or in the Nebula's dramatic performance category. Others will have to voice opinions on which nominations belong there.

If anyone sees any mistakes with my nominations—a story in a wrong category, ineligible works—please let me know. I won't officially submit these nominations until early February. In addition, as authors and publishers provide additional links to their works I'll add these to the post.