2014 Hugo Nominations – the reactions

LONCON3The nominations for the 2014 Hugo Awards were announced today, and well, it’s clear that there will be some intense and vigorous discussion around the interwebs about some of them. As a resource, I’ve decided to try and collect links to the various reactions and discussions here.

If you see a post that isn’t included (including your own!), drop me a note in the comments or via Twitter, and I’ll include it as soon as I can.

Note: I’m just collecting links here, not endorsing anyone’s opinion.




The Five Percent (Neil Clarke, Clarkesworld)

Politics Belong in Science Fiction (Foz Meadows, Huffington Post)

A Hypothetical Alternate History (Scrivener’s Error)

The politicalisation of the Hugos and Rather than give wingnuts the benefit of the doubt, try these (Martin Wisse)

But silence is political (P.Z. Myers)



But silence is political (Pharyngula)

So You Want to “Fix” the Hugo Awards? (M. David Blake)

The politics of science fiction (Ilya Somin, Washington Post)



The Bully Pulpit is not the Moral High Ground (Fox Spirit)

This Week in Mormon Literature, April 28, 2014 (Dawning of a Brighter Day)

Shunning and Radioactivity (Brad Torgersen)


Will You Be At WorldCon In London This August? (SFX)

The Politics of Science Fiction (Acts of Minor Treason)

Paul Kincaid’s From the Other Side (Bull Spec)


A Newbie’s Thoughts on the whole Hugofail (Spec Sisters)

All Fiction has a Message (Jack Lusted)

on this year’s Hugo nominations (Rush-that-speaks)

Separating Writers and Their Work (Polenth Blake)

Politics don’t belong in science fiction (Glenn Harlan Reynolds, USA Today)

Politics are the Heart of Science Fiction (Susan Jane Bigelow)

The politics have always been there. You just refuse to see them. (Sunny Moraine)

Teresa Nielsen Hayden on art-and-politics (Making Light)

A Modest Proposal : Corrective Hugos (Cheryl Morgan)

An explanation about the Hugo awards controversy (The Passive Voice)

The Hugo Awards (A Discussion w/ Justin Landon and Natalie Luhrs) (The Skiffy and Fanty Show)


How We Win (Arachne Jericho)

AMAZING NEWS: 4-27-14 Special Hugo Nominating Edition (Amazing Stories)

Award Season (Mark Tiedemann, Distal Muse)

A Loss of Perspective (Amanda Green on According to Hoyt)



Bloc Voting The Hugo Awards – Death Of A Thousand Cuts (Steve Davidson, Amazing Stories)

The coming Hugo Awards ballot-stuffing arms race (Jason Sanford)

Hugo-nominated Vox Day: Even worse than you think (We Hunted the Mammoth)

Meanings, Communities, Conversations? (Liz Bourke)

Thoughts on the Hugo Nominations + We Have a Plan. (Manic Pixie Dream Worlds)


Links 04/25/2014 (Natalie Luhrs)

On “Opera Vita Aeterna”, the Vox Day work that got nominated for a Hugo (Xiphias Gladius)

2014 Hugo Award Nominees Announced (Krypton Radio)

Nominated for the Campbell, Clarke, Prometheus, and Kitschie! (Ramez Naam)

2014 Hugo Award Nominees (with links) (D. Thomas Minton)

Fear and loathing at the Awards Table 3 (Brad R. Torgersen)

a “best art” award is not a “best person” award: on Vox Day and the Hugo, and Elia Kazan and the Oscar (Will Shetterly)

Hugo Awards: The Search for Stats (Kevin Standlee)

THE WHEEL OF TIME AND THE HUGO AWARDS (Jo Fletcher, Jo Fletcher Books)

The Hugo Awards, Vox Day and Apologetics for Bigotry (Fangs for the Fantasy)

Some quick thoughts on the Hugo nomination (Karl-Johan Norén)

Well, the Hugos… are not (Ian Sales)

As you sow, so you shall reap and In Which A Man Displays His Lack Of Clue As Though It Was A Precious Gem and Not About Hugos (Mad Genius Club)

Storified version of Damien G. Walter’s review of Opera Vita Aeterna

The Torlings scheme and Larry wins (Vox Day)


On Merit, Awards, and What We Read (Joe Sherry, Adventures in Reading)

Who Will Be The Victors After The Hugo Controversy? (Jake Freivald)

Y los candidatos a los Premios Hugo 2014 son… (Fantífica)

The 2014 Hugo Award Nominations, The Good and the Complicated (Sigrid Ellis)

An explanation about the Hugo awards controversy (Larry Correia)

Hugo Awards 2014 (Brian K. Lowe)


Hugo Links are Linkworthy (Tansy Rainer Roberts)

Random (Hugo + gender) stuff (Galen Dara)

The Quiet Man (File 770)

The Hugo Ballot is Out! (Geek Feminism)


Awards Dominate EasterCon (Niall Alexander, Tor.com)

And Now, Rebuttals (John Scalzi, Whatever)

In Which I Don’t Talk About the Hugos (Anne Leonard)

My Thoughts on the Hugo Awards (Joe Abercrombie)

A vile taste in her mouth (Vox Day)

More about the Hugo nomination (Dragonmount)

A Hugo Nomination and a Severed Streets Excerpt (Paul Cornell)

Another Day, Another Hugo Controversy (Bleeding Cool)

Yet more on the Hugos and the problem of divorcing an author from their work (Cora Buhlert)

2014 Hugo Award Finalists Announced (Women Write about Comics)

Utah Writers Are Taking the Hugo Awards by Storm (Attack of the Books)


Hugo Nominations (Dan[i/iel] Franklin, Daniel Libris)

Rocket Talk, Episode 5: The Hugo Awards (Liz Bourke, Irene Gallo, Carl Engle-Laird, Justin Landon, Tor.com)

The 2014 Hugo Nominees (Metafilter)

Nomineringarna klara till Hugo Awards 2014 (Bear Books)

I Have Been Nominated for the Campbell! (Wesley Chu)

Hugo nominations: disagreement, pleasure, agnosticism (Kate Nepveu)

The logical next step (James Nicoll)

Multiple Award Nominations for Zeno Clients! (Zeno Agency)

Thomas Olde Heuvelt voor de tweede keer genomineerd voor Hugo Award! (Paul Harland Prijs)

Wheel of Time; Hugo Novel Nominees; How I Read Nominated Works (John Scalzi, Whatever)

The 2014 Hugo Nominations and A Disturbing Trend Post-Hugo Slate, and Why “Merits” Is Not a Valid Thing to Say (S.L. Huang)

On the Hugos: The Good, the Bad, and the Awful Trolls from Hell (Susan Jane Bigelow)

Preliminary Thoughs on the Hugo Award Nominees (Joe Sherry, Adventures in Reading)

Everyone’s Angry About the Hugos (John Wiswell, The Bathroom Monologues)

And the Nominees Are… (Carl V. Anderson, Stainless Steel Droppings)

On the pitfalls of “merit” (Rose Lemberg)

Drawing the line (Rachael Acks)

Brad Torgersen in the running for the Hugo (Attack of the Books)


More 2014 Hugo Reactions (Cora Buhlert)

Official Announcement: A Dribble of Ink nominated for two 2013 Hugo Awards (Aidan Moher, A Dribble of Ink)

Hugos: Let me see if I understand this (Peter David)

2014 Hugo Awards Finalists Announced (We Are One Of Them!) (The Book Smugglers)

BCS a 2014 Hugo Award Finalist! (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

Apex Magazine picks up two Hugo Award nominations! (Apex Magazine)

Preliminary Thoughts on the Hugo Award Nominees (Adventures in Reading)

Hugo Wars, Part CCXVIII (Jim C. Hines)

Sleeps With Monsters: How About Those Hugos? (Liz Bourke, Tor.com)

The Wheel of Time and the Hugo Voter Packet (Tor.com)

Hugo Awards Catch A Nasty Case of VD and What’s In A Name? A Look At What Nominee Names Says About The Hugo Awards  and Blogger Expresses Disappointment With Nominees For Hugo Best Fan Writer and 50-Million Word ‘Novel’ Nominated For Hugo Award (The Spice)

Hugo Nominations! (John Joseph Adams)

On Being Nominated for a Hugo Award (Patrick Hester)

Vox Day and the Hugos – Why We Should Just Say No. (Bibliodaze)

‘The Butcher of Khardov’ Nominated for Hugo Award (Privateer Press)

Hugos 2014 (Niall Harrison, Strange Horizons)

Los Nominados a los Premios Hugo 2014 (La Espada En La Tinta)

Congratulations, Hugo Finalists! (Clockpunk Studios)

Thoughts on the Hugo Nomination (Vox Day)

The Problem With The Hugo Awards and “Shouldn’t It Be About The Work?”: On White Dudes Getting Award Nominations (Ferrett Steinmetz)

Hugo Nominations (Fred Kiesche)

The 2014 Hugo Awards (Lauren M. Roy)


Professor Wolfe Claims Third Nomination for Hugo Award (RU College of Professional Studies Blog)

The rest of the 2014 Hugo Ballot. (Jamiam, Controlled Deorbiting)

Obligatory Hugo Nominations Reaction Post (Geek Melange)

Hugo nominees 2014: Gender notes (Jed Hartman)

The Wheel of Time Nominated for a Hugo Award (Brandon Sanderson)

The Hugo Thing, And Other Fairy Stories (Foz Meadows)

Doctor Who, Saga, And Pacific Rim Are Among The 2014 Hugo Award Nominees (Giant Freakin Robot)


The 2014 Hugo Awards: Thoughts on the Nominees (Abigail  Nussbaum, Asking the Wrong Questions)

2014 Hugo Awards (Mixed Book Bag)

On Youtube: 2014 Hugo Finalists: That Awkward Moment… (SFF180)

Hugo Awards 2014 with John DeNardo and Tansy Rainer Roberts (Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe, Coode Street Podcast)

2014 Hugo Awards Nomination Thoughts (A Fantastical Librarian)

A Game Of Two Halves (Martin Petto, Everything Is Nice)

Hugo news and Angry Robot at the Hugos (Lee Harris)

On Writing the Good Fight: Hugo Roundup (Kameron Hurley)

2014 Hugo Award Finalists Announced (Paul J. Willett, We Love the Stars Too Fondly)


Hugo did what? (Population: One)

Doctor Who Dominates Hugo Nominations For Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) (Eoghann Irving)

No, The Hugo Nominations Were Not Rigged (Whatever, John Scalzi)

Amazing News:2014 Hugo Awards Double Edition (Amazing News)

A Blow has been Struck Against Puppy Related Sadness (Larry Correia, Monster Hunter Nation)

On the science-fiction world’s topic du jour (Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Making Light)

2014 Hugo Shortlist (Adam Roberts, Sibilant Fricative)

Opera Vita Aeternae (Vox Day)

Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time up for Hugo award after fan campaign (The Guardian)

“The Lady Astronaut of Mars” has been nominated for a Hugo! (Mary Robinette Kowal)


Hugo nomination! (Sigrid Ellis)

How to improve the Hugo Awards (Jason Sanford)

Jimi Is Fine (Sofia Samatar)

2014 Hugo Awards Nominees Provoke Liberal Backlash (American Journal)

HUGOS, 2014 (WHERE MY VOTE IS GOING) (Carrie Cuinn)

The Hugo Nominees Have Landed! (Picking Up the Pen)


Announcement of the 2014 Hugo Award nominations on the official site.

Interweb is in the Hugos’ Megahurtz (Justin Landon, Staffer’s Book Review)

Announcing the 2014 Hugo Award Nominees (Tor.com)

2014 Hugo Nominees (Aidan Moher, A Dribble of Ink)

Obligatory Hugo Nomination Reaction Post (Natalie Luhrs, Radish Reviews)

Renay’s reaction to the previous post (Renay, Lady Business)

Reaction (Jared Shurin and Anne Perry, Pornokitsch)

The fissuring of “fandoms” and the 2014 Hugo Awards finalists (Larry Nolen, The OF Blog)

Quick 2014 Hugo Nomination Thoughts (John Scalzi, Whatever)

Hugo Award Nominations List (Liz Bourke, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea)

Thank you, again! (Jonathan Strahan)

Hugo nominations! (George R.R. Martin)

Somewhere puppies are smiling (File 770)

I’ve been nominated for a bleeping Hugo Award and other thoughts (Ian Mond, The Write and the Critic)

Happy Hugo Nomination Day! (In which I go “Yay!” and sideeye simultaneously.) (Rachael Acks)

We’re Nominated for a Hugo Award! (Skiffy and Fanty Show)

Hey look, the Hugo noms (Genre-Bending)

The Annual Hugo Nomination Reaction Post (Cora Buhlert)

The Hugo Awards 2014 Announced (Darkness Beckons)

2014 Hugo Award Nominations (Oh Magic Hour)

A hearty congratulations! (Bookworm Blues)

Hugo Award 2014 Nominees Announced (SciFiWard)

So about the Hugos (Saira Ali)

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46 Responses to 2014 Hugo Nominations – the reactions

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  5. yamamanama says:


    I posted some excerpts from Vox’s fiction in the comments here.

  6. D. L. Monson says:

    Ferrett Steinmetz has a couple of posts over at http://theferrett.dreamwidth.org/.

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  9. Pingback: Links: 04/25/14 — The Radish.

  10. CiaraCat says:

    SF Signal is posting links to the nominees that are already available for free, before the voter’s packet comes out:


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  12. http://spontaneousderivation.com/2014/04/22/how-we-win/

    and several other related posts are not included in your roundup

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  14. JVjr says:

    Mad Genius links to this collected edition of Damien G. Walter’s tweet reviews of Day’s story (with one parting shot by Day and/or his partisans) which IMHo deserves a separate entry: https://storify.com/jcsalomon/damien-walter-misreads-opera-vita-aeterna

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  16. I posted a bit about this today – though my headline was grievously pedestrian. :/ Good comprehensive list though!


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  18. If you’re still gathering links, here’s one that I don’t *think* I see in your list yet (though I may have overlooked it)

    5/1/2014: “Politics Belong in Science Fiction,” Foz Meadows

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  20. brianklowe says:

    I’ve furthered my earlier comments here. http://brianklowe.wordpress.com/

  21. Thanks, everyone. I’ve stopped collecting links for now, but I may start up another post like this once the award winners are announced.

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