And the Hugos Go To

They’ve been handed out and now the party has begun. Congratulations to everyone who took home a rocket this year.

BEST NOVEL (WORKS 40,000 WORDS AND ABOVE)

  • The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
  • Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
  • The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher (Roc)
  • Seveneves: A Novel by Neal Stephenson (William Morrow)
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik (Del Rey)

BEST NOVELLA (SHORT WORKS BETWEEN 17,500 AND 40,000 WORDS)

  • Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com)
  • The Builders by Daniel Polansky (Tor.com)
  • Penric’s Demon by Lois McMaster Bujold (Spectrum)
  • Perfect State by Brandon Sanderson (Dragonsteel Entertainment)
  • Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds (Tachyon)

BEST NOVELETTE (SHORT WORKS BETWEEN 7,500 AND 17,500 WORDS)

  • Folding Beijing by Hao Jingfang, trans. Ken Liu (Uncanny Magazine, Jan-Feb 2015)
  • And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead by Brooke Bolander (Lightspeed, Feb 2015)
  • Flashpoint: Titan by CHEAH Kai Wai (There Will Be War Volume X, Castalia House)
  • Obits by Stephen King (The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Scribner)
  • What Price Humanity? by David VanDyke (There Will Be War Volume X, Castalia House)

BEST SHORT STORY (SHORT WORKS LESS THAN 7,500 WORDS)

  • Cat Pictures Please by Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld, January 2015)
  • Asymmetrical Warfare by S. R. Algernon (Nature, Mar 2015)
  • If You Were an Award, My Love by Juan Tabo and S. Harris (voxday.blogspot.com, Jun 2015)
  • Seven Kill Tiger by Charles Shao (There Will Be War Volume X, Castalia House)
  • Space Raptor Butt Invasion by Chuck Tingle (Amazon Digital Services)

BEST RELATED WORK

  • No Award
  • Between Light and Shadow: An Exploration of the Fiction of Gene Wolfe, 1951 to 1986by Marc Aramini (Castalia House)
  • The First Draft of My Appendix N Book by Jeffro Johnson (jeffro.wordpress.com)
  • Safe Space as Rape Room by Daniel Eness (castaliahouse.com)
  • SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police by Vox Day (Castalia House)
  • The Story of Moira Greyland by Moira Greyland (askthebigot.com)

BEST GRAPHIC STORY

  • The Sandman: Overture written by Neil Gaiman, art by J.H. Williams III (Vertigo)
  • The Divine written by Boaz Lavie, art by Asaf Hanuka and Tomer Hanuka (First Second)
  • Erin Dies Alone written by Grey Carter, art by Cory Rydell (dyingalone.net)
  • Full Frontal Nerdity by Aaron Williams (ffn.nodwick.com)
  • Invisible Republic Vol 1 written by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman, art by Gabriel Hardman (Image Comics)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM

  • The Martian screenplay by Drew Goddard, directed by Ridley Scott (Scott Free Productions; Kinberg Genre; TSG Entertainment; 20th Century Fox)
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron written and directed by Joss Whedon (Marvel Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
  • Ex Machina written and directed by Alex Garland (Film4; DNA Films; Universal Pictures)
  • Mad Max: Fury Road written by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, and Nico Lathouris, directed by George Miller (Village Roadshow Pictures; Kennedy Miller Mitchell; RatPac-Dune Entertainment; Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens written by Lawrence Kasdan, J. J. Abrams, and Michael Arndt, directed by J.J. Abrams (Lucasfilm Ltd.; Bad Robot Productions; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM

  • Jessica Jones: “AKA Smile” written by Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg, and Jamie King, directed by Michael Rymer (Marvel Television; ABC Studios; Tall Girls Productions; Netflix)
  • Doctor Who: “Heaven Sent” written by Steven Moffat, directed by Rachel Talalay (BBC Television)
  • Grimm: “Headache” written by Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt, directed by Jim Kouf (Universal Television; GK Productions; Hazy Mills Productions; Open 4 Business Productions; NBCUniversal Television Distribution)
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: “The Cutie Map” Parts 1 and 2 written by Scott Sonneborn, M.A. Larson, and Meghan McCarthy, directed by Jayson Thiessen and Jim Miller (DHX Media / Vancouver; Hasbro Studios)
  • Supernatural: “Just My Imagination” written by Jenny Klein, directed by Richard Speight Jr. (Kripke Enterprises; Wonderland Sound and Vision; Warner Bros. Television)

BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM

  • Ellen Datlow
  • John Joseph Adams
  • Neil Clarke
  • Jerry Pournelle
  • Sheila Williams

BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM

  • Sheila E. Gilbert
  • Vox Day
  • Liz Gorinsky
  • Jim Minz
  • Toni Weisskopf

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

  • Abigail Larson
  • Lars Brad Andersen
  • Larry Elmore
  • Michal Karcz
  • Larry Rostant

BEST SEMIPROZINE

  • Uncanny Magazine edited by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, and Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies edited by Scott H. Andrews
  • Daily Science Fiction edited by Michele-Lee Barasso and Jonathan Laden
  • Sci Phi Journal edited by Jason Rennie
  • Strange Horizons edited by Catherine Krahe, Julia Rios, A. J. Odasso, Vanessa Rose Phin, Maureen Kincaid Speller, and the Strange Horizons staff

BEST FANZINE

  • File 770 edited by Mike Glyer
  • Castalia House Blog edited by Jeffro Johnson
  • Lady Business edited by Clare, Ira, Jodie, KJ, Renay, and Susan
  • Superversive SF edited by Jason Rennie
  • Tangent Online edited by Dave Truesdale

BEST FANCAST

  • No Award
  • 8-4 Play, Mark MacDonald, John Ricciardi, Hiroko Minamoto, and Justin Epperson
  • Cane and Rinse, Cane and Rinse
  • HelloGreedo, HelloGreedo
  • The Rageaholic, RazörFist
  • Tales to Terrify, Stephen Kilpatrick

BEST FAN WRITER

  • Mike Glyer
  • Douglas Ernst
  • Morgan Holmes
  • Jeffro Johnson
  • Shamus Young

BEST FAN ARTIST

  • Steve Stiles
  • Matthew Callahan
  • disse86
  • Kukuruyo
  • Christian Quinot

THE JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER

Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2014 or 2015, sponsored by Dell Magazines. (Not a Hugo Award, but administered along with the Hugo Awards.)

  • Andy Weir *
  • Pierce Brown *
  • Sebastien de Castell *
  • Brian Niemeier
  • Alyssa Wong *

* Finalists in their second year of eligibility.

UP SLOPE Episode One

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Guess what I did this morning? I dropped the first episode in a groundbreaking, snow-enriched, super-powered, science fiction novel. UP SLOPE is exclusively available to subscribers of my Patreon. Which means if you’d like to get your overheated meat sticks on this chilly summer read you’ll need to pop on over and subscribe. It’s not difficult, it’s not expensive. Your dollar will buy me a little creative freedom and you’ll be amply rewarded for your 100 pennies.

 

Signal Boost Legacy Fleet: Ascendance

 

Saul Tanpepper‘s latest is sitting a #2 in Kindle Store > Kindle Worlds > Science Fiction & Fantasy right now. He’s a regular contributor to Samuel Peralta’s gigs and an excellent, prolific storyteller. If you’re looking for something to read now is the time to go plonk your clams down. You’ll get a great story and push Saul right over the top. 

ALT.Chronicles Legacy Fleet

 

ALT.Chronicles Legacy Fleet

ALT.Chronicles Legacy Fleet

Sometime last night another anthology dropped. This one is a little different and very special as a result. It’s already hit #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle Worlds > Science Fiction & Fantasy and we got there in less than 24 hours which may be a new record for a Peralta gig.

Featuring stories by Nick Webb, Will Swardstrom, J.E. Mac, David Adams, Ralph Kern, Patrice Fitzgerald, Kev Heritage, Jon Frater, Matthew Alan Thyer, Peter Cawdron, K.J. Fieler, Joseph Robert Lewis, Christopher J. Valin, and Felix R. Savage. Edited by Therin Knite. 

These are the untold stories from the Legacy Fleet universe – a universe of conflict , of alien invasion, and of human resistance and courage in the face of overwhelming odds.Spanning a time between the First Swarm War – and humanity’s first devastating encounter with the alien race – and the events of the Legacy Fleet trilogy, these fourteen stories chart the human drama behind an epic 75-year vista of Earth’s expansion in space, and the dawn of the Second Swarm War.Stories like these:

A man mentally linked to the alien Swarm weighs the cost of reaching out to them through the link, to stave off humanity’s destruction…

A group of friends in the Air National Defense discover firsthand the terror in mankind’s first encounter with the deadly Swarm…

A destroyer discovers a dormant Swarm carrier, that suddenly awakens…

A training academy cadet finds her legendary strategy in ship-to-ship battle simulation inexorably changing her own life…

A flight engineer begins to uncover the truth behind a decades old conspiracy theory, that now threatens the survival of the human race…

…And nine more stories, from the creator and authors of The Future Chronicles, the #1 bestselling speculative fiction anthology series on Amazon today.

If you loved the movie, if you loved Legacy Fleet, you’ll love the television series. Because here it is, the entire season, this amazing collection of episodes, of short stories–Alt.Chronicles: Legacy Fleet.

The early reviews are excellent too. Take for example:

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People are enjoying the stories, that’s great news. Right now the anthology is selling for $3.99 US which is about a dime cheaper than the cup of awful coffee I just paid for. I poured it out and will replace it as soon as I can get to the good coffee shop. Take a good, long look at that cup you’re holding in your hand. Can you afford to support the arts? Probably.