Below are the compiled lists from two of our panels. The first is books and other works that our members found worthwhile in the broad. The second list gathers the recent works that our esteemed participants felt most deserving of Hugo nominations. (Special thanks to Alexander Mitcham for taking notes.)


Reading & Viewing Recommendations


This Rough Magic (Mary Stewart, 1964/2013)
This Rough Magic (Heirs of Alexandria series book 2) (Mercedes Lackey, Eric Flint & Dave Freer, 2003)
To Light a Candle (Obsidian Mountain trilogy book 2) (Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory)
The Ghost Map (Steve Johnson)
Fortune’s Pawn (Rachel Bach/Aaron)
Clean Sweep (Ilona Andrews)
Machineries of the Empire (Yoon Ha Lee) (they put their own fanfiction up on AO3!)
The Raven Tower (Ann Leckie)
The Tea Master and the Detective (Aliette de Bodard)
Questionable Content (Jeph Jacques)
Spinning Silver (Naomi Novik)
Les Misérables (Victor Hugo)
Arabella of Mars (David Levine)
Prince of Thorns (Mark Lawrence)
The Clockwork Vampire Chronicles (Andy Remic)
1632 (Eric Flint)
Clockwork Boys (T. Kingfisher)
just about anything by K. J. Charles (The Magpie Lord is SF)

Other Media

Russian Doll (Netflix)
Good Omens (Amazon, also the book by Gaiman & Pratchett)
Expanse TV
Altered Carbon
The Man in the High Castle (Amazon)
Little Women (Movie)
Spotless (Podcast)

Hugo Suggestions


Gideon the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir
The Testaments, Margaret Atwood
The Future of Another Timeline, Annalee Newitz
Ancestral Night, Elizabeth Bear
The Raven Tower, Anne Leckie
Middlegame, Seanan McGuire
Lent, Jo Walton
The Starless Sea, Erin Morgenstern
The Water Dancer, Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Priory of the Orange Tree, Samantha Shannon


The Test, Sylvain Neuvel
This Is How You Lose the Time War, Max Gladstone & Amal El-Mohtar

Young Adult

Internment, Samira Ahmed
Catfishing on CatNet, Naomi Kritzer

Short Story

“Where the Train Goes” (Galaxy’s Edge #41), K.G. Anderson
“The Deserter,” Jim Wright
“The Last Dog,” Mike Resnick
“Fisher-Bird,” T. Kingfisher

Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

Captain Marvel (movie)
Good Omens (miniseries)
Carnival Row (miniseries)
The Witcher (miniseries)

Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

Love, Death & Robots: “The Witness”
Love, Death & Robots: “Zima Blue”

Podcasts (Dramatic Presentation? Fancast? Related Work?)

Sword & Laser
Be the Serpent
Radio Free Skaro

Related Work

BiblioCommons (library catalogue & web service software used by King County Library System & Seattle Public Library)
Levar Burton Reads (podcast)