Monday, 18 March 2019

Open Discussion — What's worth considering for the ballot in 2020?

The following list will be updated over the next few months as we read, watch, and listen to Hugo-eligible works for 2020. 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 (*)

(List last updated on July 31, 2019). 

The Light Brigade — Kameron Hurley
Future Of Another Timeline — Annalee Newitz
The Ruin Of Kings — Jenn Lyons
Lent — Jo Walton
Famous Men Who Never Lived — K Chess
Stealing Worlds — Karl Schroeder

Unauthorized Bread — Cory Doctorow

Short Story
Articulated Restraint — Mary Robinette Kowal

Best Related Work
Op-Eds From The Future — Susan Fowler
The Pleasant Profession Of Robert A. Heinlein — Farrah Mendelson
The Dark Fantastic — Ebony Elizabeth Thomas
Becoming Superman — J. Michael Straczynski

Best Professional Artist

Dramatic Presentation - Long Form
Captive State — Written and directed by Rupert Wyatt
Fast Color — Written and directed by Julia Hart
Years & Years — Written by Russell T Davies, directed by Simon Cellan Jones and Lisa Mulcahy

Dramatic Presentation - Short Form
Counterpart Season 2, Episode 6, "Twin Cities" — Written and directed by Justin Marks
The Magicians Season 4, Episode 13, "The Seam"  
Good Omens, Season 1, Episode 3, Written by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, directed by Douglas Mackinnon

Graphic Story
Mister Miracle — Tom King & Mitch Gerads
The New World — Aleš Kot
Invisible Kingdom — G. Willow Wilson & Christian Ward

Black Nerd Problems
Cirsova Heroic Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine
Galactic Journey

Androids & Assets

Fan Artist
Richard Man

Fan Writer


  1. Sheesh it really is the year of time travel! Biff is POTUS so it makes sense.

    I came here to suggest another one, a novella I think:

    This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

    1. I really want to read that! It's on my pile of books to be read!

      And it's not just the year of time travel, it's the year of *feminist* time travel, which is GREAT!