Sunday, 5 August 2018

Open Discussion — What's worth considering for the ballot in 2019?

The following list will be updated over the next few months as we read, watch, and listen to Hugo-eligible works for 2019. These are not necessarily what we plan to nominate, but rather works that at least one member of the Edmonton Hugo Book Club has enjoyed and believes to be worth consideration. We appreciate any additional suggestions in the comments.

Items that are controversial amongst our club are marked with an asterisk (*)

The Quantum Magician — Derek Künsken
Embers of War — Gareth Powell

The Only Harmless Great Thing — Brooke Bolander

Related Work
Astounding — Alex Nevala Lee

Dramatic Presentation - Long Form
Sorry To Bother You
A Quiet Place
Isle Of Dogs

Graphic Story
Paradiso, Vol. 1: Essential Singularity


  1. So far I've found six novellas I gave five stars and seven novellas I gave four stars. I notice that most of these are parts of larger series, which might mitigate against nominating them for a Hugo.

    I also liked the Bolander story, but at just 16,825 words, it's a novelette, not a novella.

    1. Thank you for pointing out the length of OHGT, I've edited the above post. It's probably top of my list for this year in any category.

      Read Artificial Condition & Beneath Sugar Sky are both great ... but I have a bias against sequels. Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach was good (and gets points for being set in my home town), but isn't quite what I look for on my nominating ballot.

      Will definitely read most of the other ones you have recommended.