For Your Hugo Award Consideration: A Very Big, Non-Endorsement List of Things to Love

28 Feb

We’re not going to release a Skiffy and Fanty endorsed set of Hugo Award nomination lists this year (though I might do so on my personal blog in the next month).  Yes, we’re eligible for Best Fancast (and technically you can nominate our Sharknado episode for Best Related Work OR “The Great Lake Conspiracy (A Mustache and the Mutt Mystery)” for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) if you want to be cute). We do appreciate every vote we’ve received so far.

But this post isn’t about us.  It’s about all the books, writers, critics, movies, and so on that have been a part of the show throughout 2013.  So what follows is a giant list of possibilities.  At the very least, it’ll give you something new to check out.

Here goes (only eligible works will be listed; Torture Cinema films have been left off, because you shouldn’t vote for them anyway):

Books and Short Fiction

The Burn Zone by James K. Decker (from Episode 129)

The Burn Zone by James Decker

The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord (from Episode 131)

The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord

Shadow Ops:  Fortress Frontier by Myke Cole (from Episode 126)

Shadow Ops -- Fortress Frontier by Myke Cole

Blood’s Pride by Evie Manieri (from Episode 132)

Blood's Pride by Evie Manieri

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan (from Episode 135)


The Red:  First Light by Linda Nagata (from Episode 136)

The Red -- First Light by Linda Nagata

Sister Mine by Nalo Hopkinson (from Episode 137)

Sister Mine by Nalo Hopkinson

Liar’s Blade by Tim Pratt (from Episode 140)

Liar's Blade by Tim Pratt

The Age Atomic by Adam Christopher (from Episode 140)

The Age Atomic by Adam Christopher

Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan (from Episode 142)

London Falling by Paul Cornell (from Episode 143)

London Falling by Paul Cornell

Without a Summer by Mary Robinette Kowal (from Episode 146)

Without a Summer by Mary Robinette Kowal

Tarnished by Rhiannon Held (from Episode 148)

Tarnished by Rhiannon Held

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes (from Episode 149)

The Daughter’s Star by Susan Jane Bigelow (from Episode 151)

The Daughter Star by Susan Jane Bigelow

The Split Worlds Series by Emma Newman (from Episode 151Episode 172, and Episode 178)

Conservation of Shadows by Yoon Ha Lee (from Episode 152)

Conservation of Shadows by Yoon Ha Lee

The Flames of Shadam Khoreh by Brad Beaulieu (from Episode 154)

The Flames of Shadam Khoreh by Bradley P Beaulieu

Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter (from Episode 154)

Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter

Geekomancy Celebromancy by Mike Underwood (from Episode 156 and Episode 164)

The Daedalus Incident by Michael J. Martinez (from Episode 157)

The Daedalus Incident by Michael J Martinez

The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Francis Long (from Episode 160)


Heart of Briar by Laura Anne Gilman (from Episode 165)

Heart of Briar by Laura Ann Gilman

Love is the Law by Nick Mamatas (from Episode 170 and Episode 177)

Love is the Law by Nick Mamatas (396x640)

Under the Empyrean Sky by Chuck Wendig (from Episode 171)

Under the Empyrian Sky by Chuck Wendig

The Mad Scientist’s DaughterThe Pirate’s Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke (from Episode 174)

Two Serpents Rise by Max Gladstone (from Episode 175)

Two Serpents Rise by Max Gladstone

David D. Levine (story in Old Mars edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois)(from Episode 175)

Old Mars edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (from Episode 179)

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

The Death of Tao by Wesley Chu (from Episode 182)

The Lives of Toa and the Deaths of Toa by Wesley Chu


Billy Moon by Douglas Lain (from Episode 183)

Billy Moon by Douglas Lain


The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar (from Episode 187)



Sunburnt Faces by Shimon Adaf (from Episode 188)

Sunburnt Faces by Shimon Adaf


Star Trek Into Darkness (from Shoot the WISB #02)

Man of Steel (from Shoot the WISB #03)

Man of Steel

World War Z (from Shoot the WISB #04)

World War Z

Pacific Rim (from Shoot the WISB #05)

Pacific Rim

Elysium (from Shoot the WISB #06)

Elysium -- 2013

The World’s End (from Shoot the WISB #07)

The World's End

Riddick (from Shoot the WISB #08)


Gravity (from Shoot the WISB #09)

Gravity (2013)

Catching Fire (from Shoot the WISB #11)

Catching Fire

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (from Shoot the WISB #12)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

TV Shows

Though we didn’t discuss much in the way of television this year, these are some of the sf/f shows that were mentioned (positively) at one point or another:

  • Person of Interest
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Doctor Who
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Dracula
  • The Following
  • Hannibal
  • The Walking Dead

Critics, Fan Writers, etc.

(note:  the writers listed above may also qualify as fan writers)


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