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The 2018 Hugo Awards Nominees: Best Novel, Best Novella, and Best Novellete

It was recently announced the 2018 Hugo Awards Nominees. The Hugo Awards honors the best works of literature in science fiction and fantasy, and is overseen by the World Science Fiction Society. They also honor movies and television with their Best Dramatic Presentations categories. Here are the nominees for Best Novel, Novella, and Novellete.


The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi (Best Novel)

The first novel of a new space-opera sequence set in an all-new universe by the Hugo Award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Redshirts and Old Man's War.

Our universe is ruled by physics and faster than light travel is not possible -- until the discovery of The Flow, an extra-dimensional field we can access at certain points in space-time that transport us to other worlds, around other stars.

New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Best Novel)

The waters rose, submerging New York City.

But the residents adapted and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever.

Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island.

Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building, Kim Stanley Robinson shows us how one of our great cities will change with the rising tides.

And how we too will change.

Provenance by Ann Leckie (Best Novel)

A power-driven young woman has just one chance to secure the status she craves and regain priceless lost artifacts prized by her people. She must free their thief from a prison planet from which no one has ever returned.

Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee (Best Novel)

War. Heresy. Madness.

Shuos Jedao is unleashed. The long-dead general, preserved with exotic technologies and resurrected by the hexarchate to put down a heretical insurrection, has possessed the body of gifted young captain Kel Cheris.

Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty (Best Novel)

A space adventure set on a lone ship where the clones of a murdered crew must find their murderer -- before they kill again.

The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin (Best Novel)

Essun has inherited the power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every orogene child can grow up safe.

All Systems Red by Martha Wells (Best Novella)

In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety.

Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor (Best Novella)

It’s been a year since Binti and Okwu enrolled at Oomza University. A year since Binti was declared a hero for uniting two warring planets. A year since she abandoned her family in the dawn of a new day.

And now she must return home to her people, with her friend Okwu by her side, to face her family and face her elders.

The Black Tides of Heaven by J.Y. Yang (Best Novella)

Mokoya and Akeha, the twin children of the Protector, were sold to the Grand Monastery as children. While Mokoya developed her strange prophetic gift, Akeha was always the one who could see the strings that moved adults to action. While his sister received visions of what would be, Akeha realized what could be. What's more, he saw the sickness at the heart of his mother's Protectorate.

Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire (Best Novella)

Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children.

River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey (Best Novella)

In the early 20th Century, the United States government concocted a plan to import hippopotamuses into the marshlands of Louisiana to be bred and slaughtered as an alternative meat source. This is true.

Other true things about hippos: they are savage, they are fast, and their jaws can snap a man in two.

Children of Thorns, Children of Water by Aliette De Bodard (Best Novelette)

Once each year, the House of Hawthorn tests the Houseless: for those chosen, success means the difference between a safe life and the devastation of the streets. However, for Thuan and his friend Kim Cuc, — dragons in human shapes and envoys from the dying underwater kingdom of the Seine — the stakes are entirely different. Charged with infiltrating a House that keeps encroaching on the Seine, if they are caught, they face a painful death.

Extracurricular Activities by Yoon Ha Lee (Best Novelette)

When Shuos Jedao walked into his temporary quarters on Station Muru 5 and spotted the box, he assumed someone was attempting to assassinate him. It had happened before. Considering his first career, there was even a certain justice to it.

The Secret Life of Bots by Suzanne Palmer (Best Novelette)

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A Series of Steaks by Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Best Novelette)


Wind Will Rove by Sarah Pinsker (Best Novelette)

"Wind Will Rove," a novelette, was the cover story for the September/October 2017 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction, issue #500.