The only one of the novels I've read is the Corey but in the set of Hugo nominated books I read, it was clearly the best. There's not a hope in hell it will win (although fun book, go read it).
The only book I actively don't want to see win is the Martin because I'm hoping to see in my lifetime the death of the book-fragment of writing and at this point I don't actually think the series is going anywhere.
This could be Jo's year. I've only heard good things about her book and it seems to be the sort of inward facing material voters apparently like, given the makeup of the nominees.
If I read any of these, I think forgot them.
Best Short Story
The only one of these I read and remember reading is the Yu, which struck me and I mean this in a positive sense, more as Prometheus Award fodder than Hugo fodder.
Presumably the Resnick is as horrible as his previous nominated stories. It better not win.
Best Related Work
The only one of these I looked at was the encyclopedia and unlike the previous editions, I don't find myself going back to it. A magnificant work in its day but I think its been superceded.
No opinion overall.
Best Graphic Story
I have not read any of them.
Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form)
Saw the superhero one, the GoT and the Harry Potter. Potter's the second half of a story and I do not want to see the story-chunk model proved more viable than it already is so it's out. Game of Thrones also part of the story-chunk model and while I understand the limitations under which Martin works, way too rapey for me to want to see it get an award. Captain America it is: it did what it set out to do and it's not the makers fault they're facilitating a Joss Whedon film as a sequel.
Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form)
As much as I enjoyed watching last year's Drink Tank's Hugo Acceptance Speech, giving it an award is way, way too incestious. Doctor Who obviously crap, so although I have not seen it clear either Source Code or No Award.
Best Professional Editor - Long Form
I don't have enough information to decide.
Best Professional Editor - Short Form
In terms of number of award-winning stories bought, the front runner is clearly Sheila Williams.
Best Professional Artist
Best Fan Artist
Not Taral Wayne until such time as he never published a photo of Fred Pohl with a bullet hole in his forehead for the crime of having won despite Warne's preferences and then blamed Mike Glyer for not stopping Wayen from published a photo of Fred Pohl with a bullet hole in his forehead for the crime of having won despite Warne's preferences. Also, as I recall his objections to Pohl, a pro like Wayne shouldn't even be down in this section of the awards.
Best Fan Writer
I would just like to say even I was shocked at how quickly my sense of entitlement set in and I am me so am pretty familiar with how I think.
Anyway, gut feeling is leaning towards Hines although any of these people would be worthy winners.
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
E. Lily Yu, hands down.
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