Writing Excuses is a finalist for Hugo Best Related Work

We are delighted to announce that Writing Excuses Season 7 is a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Related work. We are all excited and honored to be in this list of fellow nominees.

  • The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature Edited by Edward James & Farah Mendlesohn (Cambridge UP)
  • Chicks Dig Comics: A Celebration of Comic Books by the Women Who Love Them Edited by Lynne M. Thomas & Sigrid Ellis (Mad Norwegian Press)
  • Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who Edited by Deborah Stanish & L.M. Myles (Mad Norwegian Press)
  • I Have an Idea for a Book… The Bibliography of Martin H. Greenberg Compiled by Martin H. Greenberg, edited by John Helfers (The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box)
  • Writing Excuses Season Seven by Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler and Jordan Sanderson

In addition to this, Brandon received a nomination for his novella, The Emperor’s Soul. This is is first Hugo fiction nomination. His fellow nominees for Best Novella are:

  • After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy Kress (Tachyon Publications)
  • The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson (Tachyon Publications)
  • On a Red Station, Drifting by Aliette de Bodard (Immersion Press)
  • San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats by Mira Grant (Orbit)
  • “The Stars Do Not Lie” by Jay Lake (Asimov’s, Oct-Nov 2012)

You can also listen to Project In Depth from Season Seven, in which we take a close look at Brandon’s process of writing this novella.

And Howard is nominated again for Best Graphic Story with Schlock Mercenary: Random Access Memorabilia. Well done!

  • Grandville Bête Noire written and illustrated by Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse Comics, Jonathan Cape)
  • Locke & Key Volume 5: Clockworks written by Joe Hill, illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
  • Saga, Volume One written by Brian K. Vaughn, illustrated by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
  • Schlock Mercenary: Random Access Memorabilia by Howard Tayler, colors by Travis Walton (Hypernode Media)
  • Saucer Country, Volume 1: Run written by Paul Cornell, illustrated by Ryan Kelly, Jimmy Broxton and Goran Sudžuka (Vertigo)

6 thoughts on “Writing Excuses is a finalist for Hugo Best Related Work”

  1. And also congrats to Howard, who’s nominated for Best Graphic Story with Schlock Mercenary: Random Access Memorabilia along with Travis Walton! Yay!

  2. Congratulations! That is entirely well-deserved, for Writing Excuses, The Emperor’s Soul, and Random Access Memorabilia. I hope you win (and if you don’t, then tanj on them!)

  3. Brandon, Congratulations – its about time too.

    Howard – I’ve not read your material, but with this fine recommendation perhaps I will. Congratulations to you also.

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