2022 Hugo, Astounding, and Lodestar Awards Finalists

Finalists for the Hugo Awards, the Astounding Award for Best New Writer, and the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book have been announced by Chicon, the 80th World Science Fiction Convention. There were 1,368 valid nominating ballots (1,366 electronic and 2 paper) received and counted from the members of the 2021 and 2022 World Science Fiction Conventions for the 2022 Hugo Awards.

Voting on the final ballot will open later in May. For more details see the Chicon site.

Best Novel

Best Novella

Best Novelette

  • “O2 Arena”, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (Galaxy’s Edge 11/21)
  • “Bots of the Lost Ark”, Suzanne Palmer (Clarkesworld 6/21)
  • “L’Esprit de L’Escalier”, Catherynne M. Valente (Tor.com 8/25/21)
  • “Unseelie Brothers, Ltd.”, Fran Wilde (Uncanny 5-6/21)
  • “That Story Isn’t the Story”, John Wiswell (Uncanny 11-12/21)
  • “Colors of the Immortal Palette”, Caroline M. Yoachim (Uncanny 3-4/21)

Best Short Story

  • “Mr. Death”, Alix E. Harrow (Apex 2/21)
  • “Proof by Induction”, José Pablo Iriarte (Uncanny 5-6/21)
  • “Tangles”, Seanan McGuire (com: Magic Story 9/21)
  • “Unknown Number”, Blue Neustifter (Twitter 7/21)
  • “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather”, Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny 3-4/21)
  • “The Sin of America”, Catherynne M. Valente (Uncanny 3-4/21)

Best Series

  • The World of the White Rat, Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon) (Argyll)
  • The Green Bone Saga, Fonda Lee (Orbit)
  • Wayward Children, Seanan McGuire (Tordotcom)
  • Terra Ignota, Ada Palmer (Tor)
  • The Kingston Cycle, C.L. Polk (Tordotcom)
  • Merchant Princes, Charles Stross (Tor UK; Tor)

Best Graphic Story or Comic

  • Die, Volume 4: Bleed, Kieron Gillen, art by Stephanie Hans, lettering by Clayton Cowles (Image)
  • Once & Future, Volume 3: The Parliament of Magpies, Kieron Gillen, art by Dan Mora, colored by Tamra Bonvillain (BOOM!)
  • Far Sector, N.K. Jemisin, art by Jamal Campbell (DC)
  • Strange Adventures, Tom King, art by Mitch Gerads & Evan “Doc” Shaner (DC)
  • Monstress, Volume 6: The Vow, Marjorie Liu, art by Sana Takeda (Image)
  • Lore Olympus, Volume 1, Rachel Smythe (Del Rey)

Best Related Work

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

  • Dune
  • Encanto
  • The Green Knight
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • Space Sweepers
  • WandaVision

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

  • Arcane: “The Monster You Created”
  • The Expanse:Nemesis Games”
  • For All Mankind: “The Grey”
  • Loki: “The Nexus Event”
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks: “wej Duj”
  • The Wheel of Time: “The Flame of Tar Valon”

Best Editor, Short Form

  • Neil Clarke
  • Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki
  • Mur Lafferty & S.B. Divya
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Sheree Renée Thomas
  • Sheila Williams

Best Editor, Long Form

  • Ruoxi Chen
  • Nivia Evans
  • Sarah T. Guan
  • Patrick Nielsen Hayden
  • Brit Hvide
  • Navah Wolfe

Best Professional Artist

  • Tommy Arnold
  • Rovina Cai
  • Ashley Mackenzie
  • Maurizio Manzieri
  • Will Staehle
  • Alyssa Winans

Best Semiprozine

  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • Escape Pod
  • PodCastle
  • Strange Horizons
  • Uncanny

Best Fanzine

  • The Full Lid
  • Galactic Journey
  • Journey Planet
  • Quick Sip Reviews
  • Small Gods
  • Unofficial Hugo Book Club Blog

Best Fancast

  • Be The Serpent
  • The Coode Street Podcast
  • Hugo, Girl!
  • Octothorpe
  • Our Opinions Are Correct
  • Worldbuilding for Masochists

Best Fan Writer

  • Chris M. Barkley
  • Bitter Karella
  • Alex Brown
  • Cora Buhlert
  • Jason Sanford
  • Paul Weimer

Best Fan Artist

  • Iain J. Clark
  • Lorelei Esther
  • Sara Felix
  • Ariela Housman
  • Nilah Magruder
  • Lee Moyer

Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book [Not a Hugo]

Astounding Award for Best New Writer [Not a Hugo Award]

  • Tracy Deonn*
  • Micaiah Johnson*
  • A.K. Larkwood*
  • Everina Maxwell
  • Shelley Parker-Chan
  • Xiran Jay Zhao

*Finalist in their 2nd year of eligibility.

One thought on “2022 Hugo, Astounding, and Lodestar Awards Finalists

  • April 7, 2022 at 11:49 am

    I seem to recall a time when these lists had links to an online copy of the book or story instead of a store.


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