August 7th, 2018


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Hugo Awards 2018: How (Some More) Bloggers Are Voting

As vaguely promised, an update to my previous post on bloggers' votes for the four traditional Hugo written fiction categories (see also 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2011). Usual health warnings apply.

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Thanks to JJ for alerting me to some of the additional entries.

Short Stories

Fifteen more bloggers here, for a total of 37, with three now running very close together just behind the leader. Going from bottom to top:

1 1 vote for “Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand,” by Fran WildeCollapse )

1.83 4.33 votes for “Carnival Nine,” by Caroline M. YoachimCollapse )

2 7 votes for Nebula-winning “Welcome to your Authentic Indian Experience™,” by Rebecca RoanhorseCollapse )

6.33 7.33 votes for Locus-winning “The Martian Obelisk,” by Linda NagataCollapse )

3.5 7.5 votes for “Sun, Moon, Dust” by Ursula VernonCollapse )

8.33 10.83 votes for “Fandom for Robots,” by Vina Jie-Min PrasadCollapse )


Fourteen more here, for a new total of 31. Front runner much further ahead now.

0.33 0.33 votes for “Children of Thorns, Children of Water,” by Aliette de BodardCollapse )

2.75 2.75 votes for “Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time,” by K.M. SzparaCollapse )

1.25 3.25 votes for “Extracurricular Activities,” by Yoon Ha LeeCollapse )

3.58 5.58 votes for “A Series of Steaks,” by Vina Jie-Min PrasadCollapse )

2.42 6.92 votes for “The Secret Life of Bots,” by Suzanne PalmerCollapse )

6.67 12.17 votes for “Wind Will Rove,” by Sarah PinskerCollapse )


Twelve more, for a total of 27, and the two leaders still far in front, though swapping places.

0 0 votes for Down Among the Sticks and Bones, by Seanan McGuire
0 0 votes for River of Teeth, by Sarah Gailey

1 2 votes for The Black Tides of Heaven, by JY YangCollapse )

0 3 votes for Binti: Home, by Nnedi Okorafor Collapse )

7.5 9.5 votes for "And Then There Were (N-One)", by Sarah PinskerCollapse )

6.5 12.5 votes for Locus- and Nebula-winning All Systems Red, by Martha WellsCollapse )


Nine more votes to report, and one change of mind, but the front-runner remains very far ahead.

1 1 vote for Locus-winning The Collapsing Empire, by John ScalziCollapse )

1 1 vote for Six Wakes, by Mur LaffertyCollapse )

1 2.5 votes for New York 2140, by Kim Stanley RobinsonCollapse )

1 3 votes for Provenance, by Ann LeckieCollapse )

1 3 votes for Raven Stratagem, by Yoon Ha LeeCollapse )

6 9.5 votes for Locus- and Nebula-winning The Stone Sky, by N.K. JemisinCollapse )

This methodology has had decidedly mixed results in previous years. But I think it’s looking good for The Stone Sky and “Wind Will Rove” in particular.