My 2012 Hugo Vote

As I previously mentioned, I attempted to consume as much of the 2012 Hugo Short Listed works as I could, in order to make an informed vote.

So, after all my reviews, how did I end up voting?

I’m glad you asked.

Whilst I shouldn’t have to say this, I will anyway:

This vote is obviously subjective and based on my personal opinions and enjoyment of the works. I fully expect (and hope!) others will have different opinions, and vote based on their personal opinions and enjoyment.


Best Novel:

_  Among Others, Jo Walton (Tor)
3  A Dance With Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)
_  Deadline, Mira Grant (Orbit)
1  Embassytown, China Miéville (Macmillan / Del Rey)
2  Leviathan Wakes, James S. A. Corey (Orbit)


Best Novella:

_  Countdown, Mira Grant (Orbit)
_  The Ice Owl, Carolyn Ives Gilman (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction)
2  Kiss Me Twice, Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s)
_  The Man Who Bridged the Mist, Kij Johnson (Asimov’s)
_  The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary, Ken Liu (Panverse 3)
1  Silently and Very Fast, Catherynne M. Valente (WSFA)


Best Novelette:

3  The Copenhagen Interpretation by Paul Cornell (Asimov’s)
_  Fields of Gold by Rachel Swirsky (Eclipse Four)
1  Ray of Light by Brad R. Torgersen (Analog)
2  Six Months, Three Days by Charlie Jane Anders (
_  What We Found by Geoff Ryman (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction)


Best Short Story:

3  “The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees” by E. Lily Yu (Clarkesworld)
_  “The Homecoming” by Mike Resnick (Asimov’s)
2  “Movement” by Nancy Fulda (Asimov’s)
1  “The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction)
_  “Shadow War of the Night Dragons: Book One: The Dead City: Prologue” by John Scalzi (


Best Related Work: Did not vote.


Best Graphic Story: Did not vote.


Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form:

_  Captain America: The First Avenger, screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephan McFeely; directed by Joe Johnston (Marvel)
1  Game of Thrones (Season 1), created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss; written by David Benioff, D. B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman, Jane Espenson, and George R. R. Martin; directed by Brian Kirk, Daniel Minahan, Tim van Patten, and Alan Taylor (HBO)
3  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, screenplay by Steve Kloves; directed by David Yates (Warner Bros.)
_  Hugo, screenplay by John Logan; directed by Martin Scorsese (Paramount)
2  Source Code, screenplay by Ben Ripley; directed by Duncan Jones (Vendome Pictures)


Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form:

1  Doctor Who, “The Doctor’s Wife”, written by Neil Gaiman; directed by Richard Clark (BBC Wales)
_  “The Drink Tank’s Hugo Acceptance Speech”, Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon (Renovation)
_  Doctor Who, “The Girl Who Waited”, written by Tom MacRae; directed by Nick Hurran (BBC Wales)
_  Doctor Who, “A Good Man Goes to War”, written by Steven Moffat; directed by Peter Hoar (BBC Wales)
_  Community, “Remedial Chaos Theory”, written by Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna; directed by Jeff Melman (NBC)


Best Editor (Short Form): Did not vote.


Best Editor (Long Form): Did not vote.


Best Professional Artist: Did not vote.


Best SemiProzine: Did not vote.


Best Fanzine: Did not vote.


Best Fan Writer:

_  James Bacon
_  Claire Brialey
_  Christopher J. Garcia
1  Jim C. Hines
_  Steven H Silver


Best Fan Artist: Did not vote.


Best Fancast:

3  The Coode St Podcast – Jonathan Strahan & Gary K. Wolfe
1  Galactic Suburbia Podcast  – Alisa Krasnostein, Alex Pierce, and Tansy Rayner Roberts (presenters) and Andrew Finch (producer)
_  SF Signal Podcast – John DeNardo and JP Frantz (presenters), Patrick Hester (producer)
2  SF Squeecast – Lynne M. Thomas, Seanan McGuire, Paul Cornell, Elizabeth Bear, and Catherynne M. Valente
4  StarShipSofa – Tony C. Smith


John W. Campbell award for the Best New Writer:

_  Mur Lafferty
2  Stina Leicht
1  Karen Lord
3  Brad R. Torgersen
4  E. Lily Yu

1 comment to My 2012 Hugo Vote

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>




Can robots do math? *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.