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Elizabeth Sandifer

Elizabeth Sandifer created Eruditorum Press. She’s not really sure why she did that, and she apologizes for the inconvenience. She currently writes Last War in Albion, a history of the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. She used to write TARDIS Eruditorum, a history of Britain told through the lens of a ropey sci-fi series. She also wrote Neoreaction a Basilisk, writes comics these days, and has ADHD so will probably just randomly write some other shit sooner or later. Support Elizabeth on Patreon.


  1. Kate
    February 22, 2016 @ 10:52 am

    It’s kind of groovy how different our ballots are – you have read lots more than me, and in different areas than me. OTOH my ballot is still a work in progress – I can cram in at least one more anthology before the deadline. (Why is there no Best Anthology category?! For me, anthos are central to SF!)


    • James Wylder
      February 22, 2016 @ 11:42 am

      The lack of this category has puzzled me for as long as I’ve known of the Hugos.


  2. Jack Graham
    February 22, 2016 @ 1:02 pm

    I don’t want to get overexcited about this. But I think I’m definitely going to win.


  3. Sean Dillon
    February 22, 2016 @ 3:03 pm

    I look forward to nominating some of these (as I had forgotten some came out this year) just as soon as the admins fix whatever’s wrong with my Hugo information.


  4. The Flan in the High Castle
    February 22, 2016 @ 3:49 pm

    Very happy to see Blackstar make the list. For my money, it’s the best science fiction film of the year, and finally edges out Ashes to Ashes to become my favourite music video of all time. (It actually causes me an inordinate amount of distress that iTunes’s 10-minute song limit means we’ll never see the intended 11-and-a-bit-minute version.)


  5. Anonymous
    February 22, 2016 @ 4:53 pm

    I don’t know how to contact you so here’s an unrelated comment about Tardis Eruditorum. Several entries are missing from the main page list, namely Outside the Government 15, Pop Between Realities 72 and several of the Doctors Revisited. There may be more, obviously. Please fix this.


  6. Dadalama
    February 22, 2016 @ 6:24 pm

    Undertale is incredible. One of the few games that actually was able to blend gameplay with the story properly.


  7. Kevin
    February 22, 2016 @ 6:46 pm

    I’m already preparing my Hugo Award acceptance speech.


  8. Camestros Felapton
    February 22, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

    Apex and Lightspeed are worthy picks in semiprozine but…they have indicated they aren’t eligible anymore as they have transcended to prozine (i.e. no longer semi).

    Clarkesworld semiprozine directory has a good overview of current eligibile ‘zines.

    I think there will be a big overlap with my choices on semiprozine (e.g. Uncanny has had a good year IMHO).
    Giganotosaurus is one I’ll probably been including.


  9. Adam T
    February 23, 2016 @ 3:13 pm

    Do you know if those twhofers add up to less than 90 minutes? I think I’ll just vote for Heaven Sent.


    • taiey
      February 23, 2016 @ 11:03 pm

      HS/HB is 114 minutes.
      TZIx2 is 91.


      • Elizabeth Sandifer
        February 23, 2016 @ 11:16 pm

        Notably, both Army of Ghosts/Doomsday (92 minutes) and Pandorica Opens/Big Bang (103 minutes) have been allowed on the ballot, the latter actually winning. There’s also at least one Long Form nominee that was <90 minutes. So I’m inclined to guess there’s a bit of leeway in order to generally keep feature films to Long Form and two-part episodes of hourlong dramas to Short Form.


        • Adam T
          February 24, 2016 @ 1:44 am

          Thanks. Nice to know.


  10. Jesse
    February 25, 2016 @ 1:15 am

    Annie Hall is one of the few Best Picture winners to deserve the award.


    • Elizabeth Sandifer
      February 25, 2016 @ 1:23 am

      The perversity of the metaphor was not accidental.


      • Jesse
        February 25, 2016 @ 1:57 am

        Good to know. I have seen otherwise sensible people make the same comment with a straight face.


  11. Reinder Dijkhuis
    March 1, 2016 @ 1:56 pm

    Is The Vorrh eligible? Wikipedia says it was published in 2012.


    • Elizabeth Sandifer
      March 2, 2016 @ 10:54 pm

      Works first published outside of the US get a second shot at eligibility after their first US publication.


      • Reinder Dijkhuis
        March 8, 2016 @ 3:05 pm

        Oooh, that means Lagoon qualifies. That’s one more slot filled for me then.

        (And I’ve purchased The Vorrh, so I’ll get on with reading that)


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