- Sarah Webb crushes all opposition for Best Fan Artist.
- Closest result among winners is 16-vote margin putting Apex Magazine ahead of Strange Horizons for Best Semiprozine.
- Other close results:
- John Picacio and John Harris tie for 3rd place in Best Professional Artist;
- Coode Street Podcast takes 2nd place for Best Fancast by 1 vote
- Vox Day defeated by No Award for fifth place in Best Novelette.
- No Award also does well, topping the poll at almost every stage, but ultimately fails to place, in Best Fancast.
- Also in Best Fancast, Tea and Jeopardy is runner-up for the first, second and third spots, eventually coming fourth.
- Toni Weisskopf gets most first prefs in counts for first, second and third place in Best Editor Long Form, but overtaken by transfers each time and wins only fourth place.
- Doctor Who episodes are 2nd and 6th in Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form), with the two Who-related plays coming 4th and 5th.
- Neil Gaiman declined nomination for The Ocean At The End Of The Lane for Best Novel.
- missed getting on the ballot by one vote:
- The Night of the Doctor (BDP SF);
- Patrick Nielsen Hayden (Best Editor LF);
- Joey Hi-Fi (Best Professional Artist);
- Maurine Starkey (Best Fan Artist).
- missed by two votes:
- The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes (Best Novel);
- The Time of the Doctor (BDP SF);
- Chris Hadfield's perfomance of Space Oddity (also BDP SF).
Best Novel (3137 votes)
1) Ancillary Justice way ahead on first count (1335 to 658 for Wheel of Time, 445 for Neptune's Brood, 332 for Warbound, 279 for Parasite and 88 for No Award). Ancillary Justice wins on fourth count, 1497 to 853 for Wheel of Time and 586 for Neptune's Brood.
2) Neptune's Brood, 3) Parasite, 4) Wheel of Time, 5) Warbound. Warbound slips behind No Award in race for fourth place but squeaks into fifth by 1161 to 1052.
Neil Gaiman declined nomination for The Ocean at the End of the Lane, which had the second highest number of nominations (Ancillary Justice was top there too).
The Shining Girls, by Lauren Beukes, missed being a finalist by 2 votes.
Best Novella (2699 votes)
1) "Equoid" was narrowly ahead of Six Gun Snow White on the first count, by 787 to 736. Six Gun Snow White actually overtook "Equoid" on transfers from "Wakulla Springs", but transfers from "The Chaplain's Legacy" pushed "Equoid" back on top to win by 1221 to 1138.
2) Six Gun Snow White, 3) "Wakulla Springs", 4) "The Chaplain's Legacy", 5) The Butcher of Khardov.
Six Gun Snow White got most nominations, 143 to "Equoid"'s 127. There was a substantial gap of 17 votes between "Wakulla Springs" and "How Green This Land, How Blue This Land", by Mira Grant.
Best Novelette (2785 votes)
1) "The Lady Astronaut of Mars" convincingly ahead with 1037 first prefs to 680 for "The Truth of Fact, The Truth of Feeling", winning by 1482 to 1022.
2) "The Truth of Fact, The Truth of Feeling" narrowly ahead of "The Waiting Stars", 1019 to 1003 on first prefs, 1250 to 1144 at the end.
3) "The Waiting Stars" takes the third spot in the first count, 1682 to 486 for "The Exchange Officers", 262 for "Opera Vita Aeterna" and 146 for "No Award".
4) "The Exchange Officers" far ahead of No Award, which is ahead of "Opera Vita Aeterna".
5) No Award beats "Opera Vita Aeterna" by 1232 to 855.
"The Lady Astronaut of Mars" also got the most nominations. There was a big, 20-vote gap between "Opera Vita Aeterna" and "The Litigation Master and the Monkey King", by Ken Liu.
Best Short Story (2684 votes)
1) "The Water That Falls On You From Nowhere" convincingly ahead, 861 first prefs to 654 for "If You Were A Dinosaur, My Love", winning by 1278 to 971.
2) "If You Were A Dinosaur, My Love" ahead on first prefs but loses by 11 votes to "Selkie Stories are for Losers".
3) "If You Were A Dinosaur, My Love", 4) "The Ink Readers of Doi Saket".
"The Water That Falls On You From Nowhere" got 43 nominations; "Dog's Body" by Sarah Hoyt missed by 5 votes with 38 - with a 4% rather than 5% threshold it would have been on the ballot too, and then "A Brief History of the Trans-Pacific Tunnel", by Ken Liu, would have missed by one vote with 37.
Best Related Work (2148 votes)
1) "We Have Always Fought" got 597 first prefs to 525 for Wonderbook, and kept that lead to win by 879 to 795.
2) Wonderbook, 3) Writing Excuses, 4) Queers Dig Time Lords, 5) Speculative Fiction 2012.
Afrofuturism missed being a finalist by 10 votes.
Best Graphic Story (2344 votes)
1) Time got 715 first prefs to Saga's 566, and won by 1027 to 810.
2) Saga, 3) Girl Genius, 4) The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who, 5) The Meathouse Man.
Locke and Key vol 6 missed being a finalist by 4 votes.
Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form (2891)
1) Gravity had 1016 first prefs to 568 for Pacific Rim and 543 for Frozen, winning by 1508 to 1037 for Frozen.
2) Pacific Rim had 807 first prefs to 793 for Frozen, but lost on transfers (particularly from Catching Fire) with Frozen taking the second place spot by 1260 to 1189.
3) Pacific Rim, 4) Iron Man 3, 5) Catching Fire.
Ender's Game missed being a finalist by 6 votes, and The Desolation of Smaug by 8.
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form (2667 votes)
1) The Rains of Castamere had 744 first prefs to 630 for Variations Under Domestication and 539 for The Day of the Doctor, and won by 1221 to 1063 for The Day of the Doctor. The Name of the Doctor got fewer first prefs than No Award.
2) Variations Under Domestication had 894 first prefs to 634 for The Day of the Doctor. Whovian transfers pull The Day of the Doctor ahead by 1096 to 1075.
3) Variations Under Domestication, 4) An Adventure in Space and Time, 5) The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, 6) The Name of the Doctor.
The Name of the Doctor and Variations Under Domestication tied for fifth place in nominations. The Night of the Doctor missed being a finalist by 1 vote, and The Time of the Doctor and Chris Hadfield's performance of Space Oddity by 2 votes.
Best Editor, Short Form (1621 votes)
1) Ellen Datlow gets 470 first prefs to 312 for John Joseph Adams, winning by 762 to 518.
2) John Joseph Adams, 3) Jonathan Strahan, 4) Sheila Williams by 5 votes from Neil Clarke, 5) Neil Clarke.
Bryan Thomas Schmidt missed being a finalist by 6 votes.
Best Editor, Long Form (1545 votes)
1) Toni Weisskopf got the most first prefs, 384 to 359 for Ginjer Buchanan, but lost by 474 to 678.
2) Toni Weisskopf got the most first prefs, 435 to 363 for Liz Gorinsky, but lost by 520 to 657.
3) Toni Weisskopf got the most first prefs, 477 to 391 for Sheila Gilbert, but lost by 520 to 574.
4) Toni Weisskopf got the most first prefs, 568 to 526 for Lee Harris, and won by 576 to 535.
5) Lee Harris
Patrick Nielsen Hayden missed being a finalist by 1 vote.
Best Professional Artist (2007 votes)
1) Julie Dillon led from the first count with 438 first prefs to 383 for John Harris, 349 for Daniel Dos Santos and 343 for John Picacio. Picacio pulled ahead of Dos Santos and Harris to finish on 720 votes to Dillon's 934. Galen Dara got fewer first prefs than No Award.
2) Daniel Dos Santos
3) tie between John Picacio and John Harris, the latter well behind on first prefs but picking up on transfers
5) Fiona Staples, 6) Galen Dara
Dan dos Santos and Fiona Staples tied for fifth place in nominations with 49 votes; Joey Hi-Fi missed by one with 48.
Best Semiprozine (1598 votes)
1) Strange Horizons had 401 first prefs to 386 for Lightspeed Magazine, but transfers from Apex Magazine in particular pulled Lightspeed ahead to win by 645 to 629. Beneath Ceaseless Skies had fewer first prefs than No Award.
2) Strange Horizons
3) Apex Magazine by 590 to 583 for Interzone, though Interzone had more first prefs
4) Interzone, 5) Beneath Ceaseless Skies
There was a 14-vote gap in nominations between Clarkesworld and Daily Science Fiction.
Best Fanzine (1372 votes)
1) A Dribble of Ink had 335 first prefs to 278 for Journey Planet and 255 for The Book Smugglers, and won by 509 to 425 for The Book Smugglers. Elitist Book Reviews had fewer first prefs than No Award.
2) The Book Smugglers, 3) Pornokitsch, 4) Journey Planet, 5) Elitist Book Reviews
Banana Wings and The Drink Tank both missed nomination by 4 votes.
Best Fancast (1177 votes)
1) No Award topped the poll with 237 first prefs to 209 for SF Signal Podcast, which eventually won by 393 to 319 for Tea and Jeopardy.
2) No Award topped the poll with 258 first prefs to 211 for The Coode Street Podcast, which eventually won by 341 to 340 for Tea and Jeopardy.
3) No Award topped the poll with 267 first prefs to 207 for Galactic Suburbia Podcast, which eventually won by 345 to 289 for Tea and Jeopardy.
4) No Award topped the poll with 271 first prefs to 247 for Tea and Jeopardy, which eventually won by 491 to 299 for No Award.
5) No Award topped the poll with 280 first prefs to 267 for The Skiffy and Fanty Show, which eventually won by 475 to 303 for No Award.
6) Verity! had 322 first prefs ahead of 291 for No Award, and went on to win by 443 to 308.
7) The Writer and the Critic won by 398 to 296 for No Award.
SF Signal Podcast, the winner, tied for fifth place in nominations with The Writer and the Critic and Tea and Jeopardy. Sword and Laser missed being a finalist by 6 votes.
Best Fan Writer (1438 votes)
1) Kameron Hurley topped the poll with 426 first prefs to 263 for Abigail Nussbaum, winning by 653 to 408. Liz Bourke, Mark Oshiro and Foz Meadows got fewer first prefs than No Award.
2) Abigail Nussbaum beat Foz Meadows by 494 to 478 on the final count.
3) Foz Meadows, 4) Liz Bourke, 5) Mark Oshiro
There was a 19-vote gap in nominations between Mark Oshiro and Justin Landon.
Best Fan Artist (1522 votes)
1) A crushing victory for Sarah Webb with 831 first prefs to 175 for No Award, the other nominees all coming lower. By far the most one-sided result of the 2014 Hugos (though a couple of the 1939 Retros were even more clear-cut).
2) Mandie Manzano had 383 first prefs to Brad W. Foster's 344, but lost by 503 to 520.
3) Mandie Manzano, 4) Spring Schoenhuth (by 486 to 473 for Steve Stiles), 5) Steve Stiles
Maurine Starkey missed being a finalist by 1 vote, and Ninni Aalto by 3.
John W. Campbell Award (1770 votes)
1) Sofia Samatar got 488 first prefs to Max Gladstone's 423, and won by 727 to 647.
2) Max Gladstone got 499 first prefs to Wesley Chu's 475, and won by 668 to 662.
3) Wesley Chu, 4) Ramez Naam, 5) Benjanun Sridangkaew
Marko Kloos received enough votes to qualify as a finalist, but was deemed ineligible due to the time constraints. There was a nine-vote gap in nominations between Ramez Naam and Frank Chadwick.
See you next year!