The 2019 Hugo Awards will be presented at Worldcon 77 in Dublin, Ireland, on August 18. The Hugo Award finalists are chosen by readers who are voting members of Worldcon. This week we’ll talk about the novels and novellas. We discussed other categories in previous columns.

Click the title links below to read our reviews and on the author links to visit our page for the author. Most of these works are, not surprisingly, the same ones nominated for the Nebula Awards.

Who do you think will win the Hugo Award in these categories?
Answer below for a chance to win a book from our stacks.


The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, TorSpinning Silver by Naomi Novik, Del Rey/MacmillanTrail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse, Saga PressRecord of a Spaceborn Few by Becky ChambersSpace Opera by Catherynne M. ValenteRevenant Gun (Machineries of Empire Book 3) by Yoon Ha Lee


Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach by Kelly Robson, PublishingThe Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark, publishingArtificial Condition by Martha Wells, publishingThe Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard, Subterranean PressBeneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuireBinti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor

Which stories have you read? Who do you predict will win? Who do you want to win?

Give us your thoughts and predictions in the comments. One random commenter with a USA mailing address will win a book from our stacks.

Good luck to all the finalists!


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