Hugo Voter Packet 2017

As you may have heard, The Book Smugglers are finalists for this year’s Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine. The Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955, are voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention–aka Worldcon–which is also responsible for administering them each year. This year’s award ceremony will be held in Helsinki, Finland, and we Smugglers are thrilled and delighted to be finalists and to attend.


It’s tradition for Hugo Finalists to provide sample work in the year’s Voter Packet–this year, we’ve selected some of our favorite short stories, essays, and reviews for the 2017 packet. Whether or not you’re a voting member of Worldcon, we hope you’ll enjoy the selection of content we’ve put together below!

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Prefer to read the original content as it lives on the blog? No problem! Check out the full TOC here.

Table of Contents

Short Story
How to Piss off A Failed Super-Soldier
by John Chu | Published 7/12/2016

Book Review
Ninefox Gambit
by Thea James | Published 7/19/2016

A Runnysack Moment
by N.K. Jemisin | Published 12/12/2016

Book Review
A Closed and Common Orbit
by Ana Grilo | Published 10/19/2016

Short Story
The Life and Times of Angel Evans
by Meredith Debonnaire | Published 9/13/2016

Food & Horror: Short Stories and Transformation
by Octavia Cade | Published 3/24/2016

Where to Start with The X-Men
by Jay Edidin | Published 9/21/2016

Book Review
The Geek Feminist Revolution
by Ana Grilo | Published 7/17/2016

Short Story
by Charles Payseur | Published 9/20/2016

Trope Anatomy 101: Learn to Love Your Mary Sue
by Carlie St. George | Published 1/26/2016

Book Review
by Ana Grilo & Thea James | Published 10/24/2016

Book Review
by Thea James | Published 4/1/2016

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