I’m in a rocket-shaped pickle (or a pickle-shaped rocket?):
I have no idea who to vote for on my Hugo ballot.
I’ve got a few things I know I’m putting down, but for the most part, a lot of the categories are going to be blank. It’s not that I didn’t read things last year. It’s just that I didn’t know I was going to decide to go to the Hugos, so I didn’t keep track of things I liked (I’ve already decided to try and be better about this in 2012).
This is where you come in. Are there any stories you felt really strongly about in 2011? Any new authors I might have missed that I should check out before the voting period closes in March? In particular, I need help with the following categories:
- Best Novel (I didn’t read a lot of new releases last year)
- Best Novella and Novelette
- Best Short Story (two slots are open)
- Best Related Work
- Best Graphic Story
- Best Editor (both long and short)
- Best Artist (professional and fan)
- Best Fan Writer
I can easily take care of the dramatic presentations, fancasts and the Campbell Award myself.
So. Any ideas?