Hugo 2016 Eligible Works

Creating this based on a list I found for last year. Quoting that one:

It's hard to keep track of all the science fiction and fantasy books published in one year. For those among us who nominate and vote for the Hugo Awards, I created this list. Let's add books and help each other remember especially the books that don't get a lot of buzz but may well deserve award recognition.

According to the Hugo Award FAQ, works are eligible if they were published in the calendar year preceding the year in which the vote takes place if published in the United States, and for the previous and current year if published in English outside the US. Works first published in languages other than English are also eligible in their first year of publication in English translation.

Works eligible for the 2016 Hugo Awards are either first published in the US or first published in English translation in 2015, or first published in 2014 in English in a country other than the US if it did not make the ballot in 2015..

See also:
Hugo 2015 Eligible_Works
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477 books · 1,072 voters · list created June 3rd, 2015 by Rebekah (votes) .
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message 1: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell I found the following link - the 10 best sf and fantasy novels of 2015 so far - presumably most of these books would be eligible - though no idea if any of them are any good.


message 2: by JT (new)

JT Excellent idea -- the recent vote made me search for this -- I'll be adding as I read more that are worthy. And don't forget Graphic Stories!


message 3: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell JT wrote: "Excellent idea -- the recent vote made me search for this -- I'll be adding as I read more that are worthy. And don't forget Graphic Stories!"

So additional places for ideas would be
Best Graphic Novels 2015
and
Marvel Comics 2015 Collected Editions Worth Reading

though again there is no guarantee that all items on these lists are eligible or relevant.


message 5: by Linguana (new)

Linguana I loved Nalo Hopkinson's collection "Falling in Love With Hominids" but it may not be eligible. All the stories, except for one new one, were published prior to 2015.
Which makes me really want not only a YA category but also a "Best anthology/best collection" category for the Hugos. Oh well, maybe some day.

Unrelated: Cat Valente is on fire this year! Her novella "Speak Easy" was absolutely brilliant and her novel "Radiance" (at least the excerpt I've read) looks to be another favorite.

Also, thanks for continuing this list. I hope many people contribute. :)


message 6: by Nana (new)

Nana Amuah Wait, is "God Help The Child" by Toni Morrison even SFF? If not, why is it here?


message 7: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell Nana wrote: "Wait, is "God Help The Child" by Toni Morrison even SFF? If not, why is it here?"

Not only does it not appear to be science fiction or fantasy, it was also first published in 2014. So I'm thinking it should be removed.


message 8: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell I'm also seeing the first book on this list Age of Myth as not being published until 2016 - and thus should also be removed from this list.


message 9: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell Night Falls was apparently first published in 2013 and thus should also be removed from this list.


message 10: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell The Whispering Swarm was apparently first published in 2014 and thus should also be removed from this list.


message 11: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell The Last American Vampire was apparently first published in 2014 and thus should also be removed from this list.


message 12: by Nana (new)

Nana Amuah Mitchell wrote: "I'm also seeing the first book on this list Age of Myth as not being published until 2016 - and thus should also be removed from this list."

Jesus, 24 people voted for it without realizing that it won't be out until 2016?!


message 13: by Nana (new)

Nana Amuah Nana wrote: "Mitchell wrote: "I'm also seeing the first book on this list Age of Myth as not being published until 2016 - and thus should also be removed from this list."

Jesus, 24 people voted..."


WAIT. THE BOOK WAS PUBLISGED THIS YEAR AS "RHUNE"!

...Why didn't you guys vote for that edition instead?


message 14: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell Wytches, Vol. 1 up to Wytches #3 were first published in 2014. Wytches #4 was published in 2015.


message 15: by Nana (new)

Nana Amuah Mitchell wrote: "Wytches, Vol. 1 up to Wytches #3 were first published in 2014. Wytches #4 was published in 2015."

....Wait, that volume goes up to Issue 6.


message 16: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Nana wrote: "Nana wrote: "Mitchell wrote: "I'm also seeing the first book on this list Age of Myth as not being published until 2016 - and thus should also be removed from this list."

Jesus, 24..."


RHUNE looks like it was an ARC and not officially published. Not sure it's eligible.

I'm also seeing a number of books that were published in 2014 or before (OUTLANDER is on here!) that should be removed. If no one objects, I'll make a list and go through and delete books that don't meet the 2015 publication year requirement.


message 17: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell Debbie wrote: "I'm also seeing a number of books that were published in 2014 or before (OUTLANDER is on here!) that should be removed. If no one objects, I'll make a list and go through and delete books that don't meet the 2015 publication year requirement. "

Sounds like a plan


message 18: by Debbie (last edited Sep 02, 2015 10:29AM) (new)

Debbie Okay. I went through and looked at all the books on the list and researched the ones that were questionable to see if they were eligible for 2016 Hugos. To recap eligibility, works are eligible if a) they were first published in the year prior, and/or b) first translated into English the year prior. So in order to be eligible in 2016, all works had to have been published or had an English translation published in 2015.

I IDed the following as not being eligible:
Bitch Planet #1 (2014)
City of Blades (2016 expected publication)
The Vorrh (2012)
The Wolf in the Attic (2016 expected publication)
Night Falls (first pub as CLANDESTINE in 2013)
The Whispering Swarm (2014)
Autodrome (2013)
Dragons at Crumbling Castle (2014 in the UK)
The Secrets of Blood and Bone (2014 in the UK)
Tides of Maritinia (2014 in ebook format)
Righteous Fury (2014 in ebook format; reissued in 2015)
Salvage (2014)
Grasshopper Jungle (2014)
Outlander (1991)

Any objections to deleting the above from the list?

There were one or two more books that had a Goodreads entry with an earlier publication date but no other record that there was actually an earlier release, so I didn't include those on the list.

I also do think AGE OF MYTH/RHUNE's inclusion is very questionable since it won't be officially published until 2016, and was only released this year as ARCs for a beta-read. What do people think?


message 19: by Nana (new)

Nana Amuah Debbie wrote: "Okay. I went through and looked at all the books on the list and researched the ones that were questionable to see if they were eligible for 2016 Hugos. To recap eligibility, works are eligible if ..."

Jesus, I thought I added "Bitch Planet"'s VOLUME, not it's FIRST ISSUE.

Fixed this. Anyway, no objections. I think God Help the Child should be removed too unless someone can verify that it's SFF.


message 20: by Nana (last edited Sep 02, 2015 04:40AM) (new)

Nana Amuah Also, just a small note: I can't add this, but the entirety of MIND MGMT is eligible for Graphic Story this year. That's like 36 issues.


message 21: by Debbie (last edited Sep 02, 2015 10:31AM) (new)

Debbie Removed all the books I listed above, plus Morrison's God Help the Child.

What do folks think about AGE OF MYTH/RHUNE? My vote is delete it.


message 22: by Nana (new)

Nana Amuah Debbie wrote: "Removed all the books I listed above, plus Morrison's God Help the Child.

What to folks think about AGE OF MYTH/RHUNE? My vote is delete it."


I honestly don't know if anyone else is gonna comment, but I say we delete it, too.


message 23: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Nana wrote: "Debbie wrote: "Removed all the books I listed above, plus Morrison's God Help the Child.

What to folks think about AGE OF MYTH/RHUNE? My vote is delete it."

I honestly don't know if anyone else i..."


Since no one else has weighed in in the past 12 hours, I deleted Age of Myth.


message 24: by Mitchell (last edited Sep 03, 2015 12:31AM) (new)

Mitchell Stand Still, Stay Silent, Book 1 listed as first published 2013
The Last American Vampire listed as first published 2014


message 25: by Nana (new)

Nana Amuah Mitchell wrote: "Stand Still, Stay Silent, Book 1 listed as first published 2013
The Last American Vampire listed as first published 2014"


The first book of SSSS collects the prologue and chapters 1 to 5. 5 ended in 2015. It's eligible.


message 26: by Debbie (new)

Debbie I couldn't find any edition of The Last American Vampire that was published in 2014, despite what the entry says. Sometimes, there are remnants in book entries of an incorrect "originally published date" if the publication date gets pushed back after being announced.


message 27: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell Debbie wrote: "I couldn't find any edition of The Last American Vampire that was published in 2014, despite what the entry says. Sometimes, there are remnants in book entries of an incorrect "originally published..."

And that's one of the reasons I tend to list stuff rather than remove it.


message 28: by Linguana (new)

Linguana I assumed Outlander was on the list to represent the TV show.


message 29: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell the list Locus Forthcoming Books of 2015 may be useful for this group, though it would be more useful if it were complete.


message 30: by Will (new)

Will Where is Foxglove Summer?


message 31: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell Will wrote: "Where is Foxglove Summer?"

According to goodreads, Foxglove Summer was published November 13th 2014 by Gollancz


message 32: by Debbie (last edited Sep 07, 2015 11:25PM) (new)

Debbie Removing Foxglove Summer for ineligibility.

Also added language in the header clarifying what is eligible.


message 33: by Jain (last edited Feb 25, 2016 04:55PM) (new)

Jain Debbie wrote: "Also added language in the header clarifying what is eligible."

I think you missed this item in the Hugo website's FAQ: What is this Eligibility Extension stuff?

Quoting from its response, "The members of WSFS have been concerned that works published in English outside of the USA are not getting sufficient exposure to the voting public (the largest group of whom are Americans even when Worldcon is in another country)... So effective with the 2015 Hugo Awards, WSFS granted an additional year of eligibility for such works when they are first published in the USA. This extension only applies to works that did not make the final ballot in their initial publication."

Which means that works published in the UK (or Canada, Australia, etc.) in 2014 and in the US in 2015 should be eligible for the upcoming Hugo Awards.

ETA: See also the "Country & Language of Publication" section on the Hugo Award Categories page.


message 34: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Jain wrote: "Debbie wrote: "Also added language in the header clarifying what is eligible."

I think you missed this item in the Hugo website's FAQ: What is this Eligibility Extension stuff?

Quoting from its r..."


Thanks for pointing that out. I did completely miss that! Interesting. I'l make the change to the header.


message 35: by MD (new)

MD Debbie wrote: "Okay. I went through and looked at all the books on the list and researched the ones that were questionable to see if they were eligible for 2016 Hugos. To recap eligibility, works are eligible if ..."

From : http://www.thehugoawards.org/hugo-cat...
"For any work, the year is from the printed publication date if there is one, or else from the copyright date. (Many printed works are actually available before their printed publication date, but this does not matter for Hugo eligibility.)"


message 36: by Clare (new)

Clare O'Beara Thanks for starting this list and adding all the clarifications.
The hard part for an independent author/publisher is getting anyone to read the book in its first year. After that word of mouth may spread its name. So the extra year for non-US books should help.


message 37: by Jain (new)

Jain Deleted A Death at the Dionysus Club, published in the US in 2014. (Great book, though!)


message 38: by MD (new)

MD The 2016 World Science Fiction Convention will also present the 1941 Retro Hugo Awards. Worldcons are allowed to present Retro Hugo Awards for years for which Hugo Awards have not been presented. The nomination period for both the Hugo and Retro Hugo Awards will open in early January and close in late March. You can nominate for both awards if you have a supporting or attending membership in the 2015, 2016, or 2017 worldcon. There are a lot of good reasons to do this even if you don't plan to attend the convention and awards ceremony.


message 39: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell So far what I find for the 1941 Retro Hugos is

1940 Herbert Best: "The Twenty-Fifth Hour" (New York: Random House)
1940 L. Sprague de Camp & Fletcher Pratt: "The Compleat Enchanter" [Fantasy]
1940 L. Ron Hubbard: "Final Blackout"
1940 A. E. Van Vogt: "Slan" paranoid mutant hero, but they are after him...


message 40: by Kim (new)

Kim Mitchell wrote: "So far what I find for the 1941 Retro Hugos is

1940 Herbert Best: "The Twenty-Fifth Hour" (New York: Random House)
1940 L. Sprague de Camp & Fletcher Pratt: "The Compleat Enchanter" [Fantasy]
194..."


T.H. White's The Ill-Made Knight (part of The Once and Future King) was published in 1940 too.


message 41: by Kim (new)

Kim T.H. White's The Ill-Made Knight (part of The Once and Future King) was published in 1940 too.


message 42: by Clare (last edited Oct 12, 2015 05:40AM) (new)

Clare O'Beara Maybe someone can clarify for me:
I live in Ireland and publish independently on Amazon UK so does that mean that the book is published in America that year? American readers can download presumably from Amazon.com.
If it does mean that, it takes away the advantage of living outside America.


message 43: by Nana (last edited Oct 30, 2015 03:25PM) (new)

Nana Amuah FWIW, I've also been compiling a list for the 1941 Hugos, just for personal reasons though.

Best Novella
“Portrait of Jennie”, Robert Nathan (A. A. Knopf)

Best Novelette
“The Roads Must Roll”, Robert A. Heinlein (Astounding Science Fiction, June 1940)

"Fruit of Knowledge", C.L. Moore (Unknown Fantasy Fiction, October 1940)

"Farewell to the Master", Harry Bates (Astounding Science Fiction, October 1940)

NOTE "If This Goes On--", Robert A. Heinlein, may be novella or novelette.

Best Short Story
“Robbie”, Isaac Asimov (Super Science Stories. September 1940)

“The Dwindling Sphere”, Willard Hawkins (Astounding Science Fiction, March 1940)

“It!”, Theodore Sturgeon (Unknown Fantasy Fiction, August 1940)

"The Wheels of If", L. Sprague de Camp (Unknown Fantasy Fiction, August 1940)

“Thus I Refute Beelzy”, John Collier (The Atlantic Monthly, October 1940)

Best Dramatic Presentation (Long form)‏
Pinocchio (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032910/)

Fantasia (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032455/)

Mysterious Dr. Satan (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032832/)


message 47: by Clare (new)

Clare O'Beara Only one of their choices I've read is Luna.


message 49: by Kaion (new)

Kaion NPR's Best Books of 2015: Science Fiction & Fantasy: http://apps.npr.org/best-books-2015/#...


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