Wednesday 16 March 2022

Open Discussion — What's worth considering for the ballot in 2023?

 The following list will be updated over the next few months as we read, watch, and listen to Hugo-eligible works for 2023. 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.

Updated on January 29, 2023 

Items marked with a “*” are ones for which there was significant disagreement within the book club. 

Goliath — Tochi Onyebuchi*
A Half-Built Garden — Ruthanna Emrys
Babel — R.F. Kuang
City of Last Chances — Adrian Tchaikovsky

Ogres — Adrian Tchaikovsky
These Prisoning Hills — Christopher Rowe
High Times in the Low Parliament — Kelly Robson
Unto the Godless What Little Remains — Mário Coelho

Mender of Sparrows — Ray Nayler
We Built This City — Marie Vibbert 

Short Story
Seen Small Through Glass — Premee Mohamed
All That Burns Unseen — Premee Mohamed
It Takes A Village — Priya Chand
This Side Of The Rock — Yvette Lisa Ndlovu
Two Spacesuits — Leonard Richardson
The Almond Pirates — Annalee Newitz
Destiny Delayed — Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki

Best Editor Long Form
David Thomas Moore

Best Related Work 
African SFF Database — Wole Talabi and the African Speculative Fiction Society
American Masters: Elsa Sjunneson — Directed by Michael Pressman
The Zack Snyder Video — Patrick H. Willems

Akata Woman — Nnedi Okorafor
Thousand Steps into Night — Tracy Chee

Best Series
Chorus of Dragons — Jenn Lyons
Beneath The Rising Trilogy — Premee Mohamed
Laundry Files — Charles Stross
Children of Time Series — Adrian Tchaikovsky
The Founders Trilogy — Robert Jackson Bennett

Graphic Story
Radio Apocalypse — Written by Ram V, art by Anand RK
Decorum — written by Jonathan Hickman, art by Mike Huddleston
Frontiersman — Written by Patrick Kindlon
What's The Furthest Place From Here — written by Matthew Rosenberg, art by Tyler Boss
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow — written by Tom King art by Bilquis Evely


Professional Artist
Lauren Saint-Onge
Will Staehle

Fan Artist
Richard Man
Lorelei Esther

Fan Writer
Chris M. Barkley
Alex Brown
Alasdair Stuart
Paul Weimer

Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) 
Severance S01E07 — "Defiant Jazz"
The Peacemaker S01E08 — "It's Cow Or Never"
Upload S02E07 — "Download"
Andor S01E10 — "One Way Out
The Lazarus Project S01E01 — "Episode 1"

Dramatic Presentation (Long Form) 
Everything Everywhere All at Once — Directed by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert
Neptune Frost — Saul Williams & Anisia Uzeyman
The Northman — Robert Eggers
Slash/Back — Nyla Innuksuk
Prey — Dan Trachtenberg
Nope — Jordan Peele


Richard Swan (qualifying work The Justice of Kings
Ai Jiang
Nia Davenport
Isabel J. Kim


  1. Novella thoughts!

    Best 2022 SFF novella I've read so far: Lure by Tim McGregor.

    Moonfellows by Danger Slater was just batcrap crazy. Think A Trip to the Moon by way of Doctor Strangelove and Forrest Gump.

    I've also heard really good things about The Reyes Incident by Briana Morgan.

  2. A couple of suggestions: Novel: Babel by R.F. Kuang, Locklands by Robert Jackson Bennett, and Nettle and Bone by T. Kingfisher. The first two are the best books I have read so far this year.

    Series: The Founders Trilogy, Robert Jackson Bennett

    Dramatic Presentation Short: Stranger Things, "Dear Billy," House of the Dragon, "Driftmark," Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, "Memento Mori."