Something else arising from my Coode Street appearance is Jonathan Strahan’s idea of giving a Hugo to the editor of the winner of the Best Novel, rather than having an Editor: Long Form category. That’s not going to happen any time soon, but it does give us a way of looking for Editor candidates. What I want to do is start compiling a list of Best Novel contenders, and find out who edited them. You can all help with this, both by suggesting suitable novels and tracking down who edited them. Here’s a start. Please let me know if I’ve got any of these wrong.
- Embassytown (China Miéville) – Julie A Crisp
- Among Others (Jo Walton) – Patrick Nielsen Hayden*
- A Dance with Dragons (George RR Martin) – Anne Groell
- The Islanders (Chris Priest) – Simon Spanton?
- Fuzzy Nation (John Scalzi) – Patrick Nielsen Hayden*
- Mechanique (Genevieve Valentine) – Paula Guran
- God’s War (Kameron Hurley) – Jeremy Lassen, David Pomerico
- Of Blood and Honey (Stina Leicht) – Jeremy Lassen
- Planesrunner (Ian McDonald) – Lou Anders
- The Kingdom of the Gods (NK Jemisin) – Devi Pillai
- Deathless (Catherynne M. Valente) – Liz Gorinsky
- Leviathan Wakes (James SA Corey) – Dongwon Song
- This Shared Dream (Kathleen Ann Goonan) – David Hartwell*
- Clockwork Rocket (Greg Egan) – Jeremy Lassen
- Vortex (Robert Charles Wilson) – Teresa Nielsen Hayden
- Rule 34 (Charles Stross) – Ginjer Buchanan?
- Osama (Lavie Tidhar) – Peter Crowther?
- The Quantum Thief (Hannu Rajaniemi) – Simon Spanton
- Zoo City (Lauren Beukes) – Marc Gascoigne
* Patrick and David are both past winners who have since declined nomination. Patrick says in comments below that he’s happy to accept nomination again this time. David hasn’t been on the ballot for a while and I’m guessing he’d much rather win for NYRSF.
You might also want to consider Darren Nash for his work on the SF Encyclopedia and the Gollancz ebook project.
Update: Added Zoo City which, like The Quantum Thief, is eligible again under the first US publication rule.