Monday 4 March 2024

Open Discussion — What's worth considering for the ballot in 2025?

 The following list will be updated over the next few months as we read, watch, and listen to Hugo-eligible works for 2025. 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 April 12, 2024 

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

Womb City — Tlotlo Tsamaase
The Siege of Burning Grass — Premee Mohamed
Service Model — Adrian Tchaikovsky

Saturation Point — Adrian Tchaikovsky
The Tusks of Extinction — Ray Nayler
The Practice, the Horizon, and the Chain — Sofia Samatar


Short Story
Rail Meat — Marie Vibbert
Nigerian Dreams — Wole Talabi

The Trials of Empire — Richard Swan

Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) 
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters S01E10 "Beyond Logic"
Halo S2E4 "Reach"
Fallout S1E8 "The Beginning"

Dramatic Presentation (Long Form) 
Dune Part 2*
Civil War

Best Game or Interactive Work
Helldivers 2 — Arrowhead Game Studios

Best Editor

Fan Writer
Ann Michelle Harris
Arturo Serrano
Paul Weimer
Phoebe Wagner
Mikkel Snyder
Brian Collins
Alasdair Stuart
RiverFlow 河流
Bonnie McDaniel
Jason Sanford

Fan Artist
Dante Luiz

Unofficial Hugo Book Club Blog
Journey Planet
Galactic Journey


  1. I've definitely got Robert Jackson Bennett's "The Tainted Cup" on my Novel list.

    The season finale of For All Mankind, "Perestroika," should also go on your BDP_Short list.

    1. I plan to read Tainted Cup as soon as I can! (Loved Foundryside!)

      But For All Mankind ... lost us this season. Just very tired of Ed Baldwin as a character, and I wish they'd platform a new generation of characters. That last episode didn't really ... conn

  2. Will games be added to the consideration post this year?

    1. Maybe? Probably?

      Do you have recommendations?

    2. So far there's Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (a sequel to the first FF7 remake) and Unicorn Overlord (from the developer that brought us 13 Sentinels), two banner JRPGs. Will seek out any indie games that have been released so far as well.

    3. Note: Unicorn Overlord is on a lot more platforms (except PC) than FF7 Rebirth (PS5 only). A fantasy game that's a little more accessible for PC users (and a little more goofier) is Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore.

    4. Oh! There's also Helldivers 2, a game that seems geared towards co-op play.

    5. So ... the two video game enthusiasts who contribute to the Cinema Club blog posts have emailed me to tell me to add Helldivers 2 to the list.

      Going to ask them about your other recs.

      (Hope you're doing well, N! Been a while since you quit Twitter!)

    6. Thanks Olav! I'm going for my master's rn so I've been doing alright.

      On this day of nominee announcement, I come bearing more game recs:

      Dune: Imperium (a digital version of the original board game)

      Portal: Revolution (a mod of Portal 2 with an all-new story and new puzzles)

      Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley (a game set in the Moomin universe)