The WorldCon75 Committee announced that, when the Hugo voting closed, they had received 3319 ballots, the third highest turnout in the history of the award.SFF, fantasy literature, science fiction, horror, YA, and comic book and audiobook reviews

This year, in addition to the familiar categories, the Hugos added a Best Series category. I’m interested to see who wins, and what people even think of the category as a concept.

Best Novel finalists are: (click the links for our reviews)

What’s your prediction? Will All the Birds in the Sky sweep this year? The Obelisk Gate is highly regarded, but it is the second book in a trilogy and Book One won last year. Does that make a difference? Did voters lean toward hard SF this year?

And now, the new and challenging category, Best Series: (click the links for our reviews)

Well, that’s certainly a list. This is an odd mix; quite a bit of urban or contemporary fantasy, which seems to lend itself to series characters. At last year’s WorldCon, Max Gladstone said, somewhat jokingly, that his series must be urban fantasy. And space opera is well represented too.

What do you think? What series will win? Is “Best Series” even a good idea for a category?  Weigh in with your predictions, opinion and thoughts, and one random commenter with a USA mailing address will win a book from our Stacks.


  • Marion Deeds

    Marion Deeds, with us since March, 2011, is the author of the fantasy novella ALUMINUM LEAVES. Her short fiction has appeared in the anthologies BEYOND THE STARS, THE WAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE, STRANGE CALIFORNIA, and in Podcastle, The Noyo River Review, Daily Science Fiction and Flash Fiction Online. She’s retired from 35 years in county government, and spends some of her free time volunteering at a second-hand bookstore in her home town.

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