Tuesday, 7 February 2023

Open Discussion — What's worth considering for the ballot in 2024?

The following list will be updated over the next few months as we read, watch, and listen to Hugo-eligible works for 2024. 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 September 28, 2023 

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

The Terraformers — Annalee Newitz
The Surviving Sky — Kritika H. Rao
Shigidi and the Brass Head of Obulafon — Wole Talabi
The Blue, Beautiful World — Karen Lord

Emergent Properties — Aimee Ogden

Short Story
Jamais Vue — Tochi Onyebuchi
The Spoil Heap — Fiona Moore
Bad Doors — John Wiswell

Best Series
The Final Architecture — Adrian Tchaikovsky
Time Police — Jodi Taylor

Graphic Story
Black Cloak — Written by Kelly Thompson, art by Meredith McLaren
Bea Wolf — Written by Zach Weinersmith, art by Boulet
What’s The Furthest Place From Here — Matthew Rosenberg and Tyler Boss

The Prosecution of Professor Chandler Davis — Steve Batterson

Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) 
The Last of Us S01E03 "Long Long Time"
Silo S01E02 "Machines"
Ms. Davis S01E05 "A Great Place to Drink to Gain Control of Your Drink"
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds S02E07 "Those Old Scientists." 

Dramatic Presentation (Long Form) 
Barbie — Directed by Greta Gerwig, written by Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach
Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves — Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 — Written and directed by James Gunn
Asteroid City — Written and directed by Wes Anderson
The Creator —  Written and directed by Gareth Edwards
Oppenheimer — Written and directed by Christopher Nolan

Speculation — Nisi Shawl


  1. For Short Form I'm putting this in front of as many people's faces as possible: "Fixing a Hole," the second episode of animator Matthew Gafford's Star Fox fanwork web series, "A Fox in Space." This was in the making for seven whole years before release. For my money, Gafford's way of writing space opera is entirely singular and pushes his work beyond any dismissal of it due to being fanwork.


    1. We would never be dismissive of fan works. And I'll watch this ASAP.

  2. Agree with you on Surviving Sky. I have a panoply of possibilities in Novel already including WITCH KING and THE JINN-BOT OF SHANTIPORT

  3. The Liaden Universe by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller for Best Series

    Lord of a Shattered Land by Howard Andrew Jones