The 2018 Hugo Awards will be presented at Worldcon 76 in San Jose, California, on August 19. The Hugo Award finalists are chosen by readers who are voting members of Worldcon. This week we’ll talk about the shortest works, novelettes and short stories. We’ll discuss other categories in future columns.
Click the title links below to read our reviews and on the author links to visit our page for the author. We liked all of these stories and loved most of them. It’s not surprising that we saw many of these in the Locus and Nebula finalist lists.
- “Children of Thorns, Children of Water“ by Aliette de Bodard, Uncanny
- “Extracurricular Activities” by Yoon Ha Lee, Tor.com
- “Wind Will Rove” by Sarah Pinsker, Asimov’s
- “The Secret Life of Bots” by Suzanne Palmer, Clarkesworld
- “A Series of Steaks” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Clarkesworld
- “Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time” by K.M. Szpara, Uncanny
BEST SHORT STORY
- “The Martian Obelisk” by Linda Nagata, Tor.com
- “Fandom for Robots” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Uncanny
- “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian ExperienceTM” by Rebecca Roanhorse, Apex
- “Carnival Nine” by Caroline M. Yoachim, Beneath Ceaseless Skies
- “Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand” by Fran Wilde, Uncanny
- “Sun, Moon, Dust” by Ursula Vernon, Uncanny
How many of these finalists have you read? Who do you think will win the Hugo Award in these categories? Answer below for a chance to win a book from our stacks.