2023 Hugo Nomination Consideration

The Hugo AwardsThe Functional Nerds podcast is eligible for a Hugo Nomination in the Best Fancast category for 2023. To help you navigate through all of the episodes we put out in 2022, we’ve put this post together with links and descriptions. We published 47 episodes in 2022.

For information on how to make nominations for the 2023 Hugo Awards, please visit the Chengdu Worldcon website.

The Hosts

Patrick Hester is a twotime Hugo Award Winner, an author, blogger, podcaster and functional nerd. His first novel, Into The Fire, was published by WordFire Press and is available wherever good books are sold. He produced and hosted the Hugo Award winning SF Signal podcast, and I Should Be Writing, the podcast for wannabe fiction writers hosted by Campbell and Hugo award winning author Mur Lafferty. He’s the original Functional Nerd – so all of this is totally his fault…

You can follow Patrick on TwitterFacebook or Instagram.

Tracy Townsend is the author of The Nine and The Fall (books 1 and 2 in the Thieves of Fate series), a monthly columnist for the feminist sf magazine Luna Station Quarterly, and an essayist for Uncanny Magazine. She’s the former chair of the English department at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, an elite public boarding school, where she teaches creative writing and science fiction and fantasy literature. When she’s actually sitting still, she lives in Bolingbrook, Illinois with two bumptious hounds, two remarkable children, one goblin cat, and a very patient husband.

You can follow Tracy on Twitter and Facebook.

The Conductors by Nicole Glover

January 2022

  • Episode 521 – Just Us and 2021
  • Episode 522 – Nichole Glover, author of THE MURDER AND MAGIC series
  • Episode 523 – Lorraine Wilson, author of THIS IS OUR UNDOING
  • Episode 524 – Rebecca Ross, author of A RIVER ENCHANTED
Being Seen: One Deafblind Woman’s Fight to End Ableism by Elsa Sjunneson

February 2022

  • Episode 525 – Elsa Sjunneson, author of Being Seen: One Deafblind Woman’s Fight to End Ableism
  • Episode 526 – Live from Capricon 42 with Lauren Jankowski, Megan Mackie, KM Herkes, Michi Trota, Gary K Wolfe & more
  • Episode 527 – Mark Sabalauskas, author of RETURN TO THE STARS (rpg)
Last Exit by Max Gladstone

March 2022

  • Episode 528 – James Rollins, author of THE STARLESS CROWN
  • Episode 529 – Max Gladstone, author of LAST EXIT
  • Episode 530 – Gama Ray Martinez, author of GOD OF NEVERLAND
  • Episode 531 – Samantha Cohoe, author of BRIGHT RUINED THINGS
  • Episode 532 – Tobias Buckell, author of Shoggoths in Traffic and Other Stories
The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi

April 2022

  • Episode 533 – Maurice Broaddus, author of SWEEP OF STARS
  • Episode 534 – Andrea Hairston, author of REDWOOD AND WILDFIRE
  • Episode 535 – John Scalzi, author of The Kaiju Preservation Society
  • Episode 536 – Mary Roach author of PACKING FOR MARS: FOR KIDS
Under Fortunate Stars by Ren Hutchings

May 2022

  • Episode 537 – With Giles Has and Michelle Graham – co-hosts of the Beyond The Trope podcast
  • Episode 538 – Malcolm Devlin author of AND THEN I WOKE UP
  • Episode 539 – Kate Heartfield author of THE EMBROIDERED BOOK
  • Episode 540 – Ren Hutchings author of UNDER FORTUNATE STARS
THE LAWLESS LAND by Boyd and Beth Morrison

June 2022

  • Episode 541 – Elaine Isaak aka E. C. Ambrose, author of DRAKEMASTER
  • Episode 542 – Celebrating Tracy’s 100th Episode!
  • Episode 543 – Boyd and Beth Morrison, siblings and co-authors of THE LAWLESS LAND
  • Episode 544 – Ian Brazee-Cannon, author of The Courtship of Georgie and Armand
Juniper & Thorn by Ava Reid

July 2022

  • Episode 545 – Laura J. Mixon, editor of UP AGAINST IT
  • Episode 546 – Ava Reid, author of JUNIPER & THORN
  • Episode 547 – Blake Crouch, author of UPGRADE
  • Episode 548 – Ryan Van Loan, author of THE MEMORY IN THE BLOOD
Fault Tolerance by Valerie Valdes

August 2022

  • Episode 549 – Lynne Marie Thomas, co-editor/publisher of Uncanny Magazine
  • Episode 550 – Randee Dawn, author of TUNE IN TOMORROW
  • Episode 551 – R.A. Salvatore, author of GLACIER’S EDGE
  • Episode 552 – Vince Liaguno and Rena Mason, co-editors of OTHER TERRORS: An Inclusive Anthology
  • Episode 553 – Valerie Valdes, author of FAULT TOLERANCE

September 2022

  • Episode 554 – Alix E. Harrow, author of A MIRROR MENDED
  • Episode 555 – Mur Lafferty, author of STATION ETERNITY
  • Episode 556 – GennaRose Nethercott, author of THISTLEFOOT
POSTER GIRL by Veronica Roth

October 2022

  • Episode 557 – Erin M. Evans, author of EMPIRE OF EXILES
  • Episode 558 – Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, author of GLORIOUS FIENDS and WHERE YOU LINGER
  • Episode 559 – Veronica Roth, author of POSTER GIRL
The ElfQuest Audio Movie

November 2022

  • Episode 560 – Wendy and Richard Pini, co-creators of ElfQuest
  • Episode 561 – Clay Harmon, author of FLAMES OF MIRA
  • Episode 562 – Chuck Wendig, author of WAYWARD
  • Episode 563 – Andrea Hairston, author of WILL DO MAGIC FOR SMALL CHANGE
  • Episode 564 – Michelle Barry, author of MOONGARDEN
THE TERRAFORMERS by Annalee Newitz

December 2022

  • Episode 565 – Freya Marske, author of A RESTLESS TRUTH
  • Episode 566 – Annalee Newitz, author of THE TERRAFORMERS
  • Episode 567 – Kate Elliott, author of THE KEEPER’S SIX
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