I finally got around to making my Hugo nominations this morning, after I realized that I’d moved on to 2012 reading and wasn’t planning on doing anymore reading for 2011. I’m listing my nominations below because these writers wrote some outstanding stories and deserve recognition for them. If you haven’t made your nominations yet, or not sure what to nominate, you should consider these folks below.
Best short story
- “Like Origami In Water” by Damien Walters Grintalis (Daily SF, 10/25/11)
- “Her Husband’s Hands” by Adam-Troy Castro (Lightspeed, October 2011)
- “The Countable” by Ken Liu (Asimov’s, December 2011)
- “Therapeutic Mathematics and the Physics of Curveballs” by Gray Rinehart (Analog, Septmber 2011)
- “The Observation Post” by Allen M. Steele (Asimov’s September 2011)
- “The Man Who Bridged the Mist” by Kij Johnson (Asimov’s, November 2011)
- “All About Emily” by Connie Willis (Asimov’s, December 2011)
- 11/22/63 by Stephen King (Scribner)
- Firebird by Jack McDevitt (Ace)
Best fan writer
- John Stevens for his Bellowing Ogre columns on the Fantastika over at SF Signal
All of these stories are, in my opinion, award-worthy and they made for a great year of reading for me.