2022 Hugo Nomination Consideration

The Hugo AwardsThe Functional Nerds podcast is eligible for a Hugo Nomination in the Best Fancast category for 2022. To help you navigate through all of the episodes we put out in 2021, we’ve put this post together with links and descriptions. We published 46 episodes in 2021.

For information on how to make nominations for the 2022 Hugo Awards, please visit the Chicon 8 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.

Rafael by Laurell K. Hamilton

January 2021

  • Episode 475 – Ryan Van Loan, author of THE SIN IN THE STEEL
  • Episode 476 – Robert J. Sawyer, author of THE OPPENHEIMER ALTERNATIVE
  • Episode 477 – Laurell K. Hamilton, author of RAFAEL
Unbound: The Wild Sun Book 2 by Ehsan & Shakil Ahmad

February 2021

A Tip For The Hangman by Allison Epstein

March 2021

  • Episode 481 – Greta Kelly, author of THE FROZEN CROWN
  • Episode 482 – Travis Heermann, author of TOKYO BLOOD MAGIC
  • Episode 483 – Nicky Drayden, author of ESCAPING EXODUS
  • Episode 484 – Allison Epstein, author of A TIP FOR THE HANGMAN
Machine Hood by S.B. Divya

April 2021

Finna by Nino Cipri

May 2021

  • Episode 489 – With Cassandra Khaw, Genevieve Gornichec and Caitlin Starling co-authors of VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE – WALK AMONG US
  • Episode 490 – Nino Cipri author of FINNA
  • Episode 491 – Sarah Pinsker author of WE ARE SATELLITES
  • Episode 492 – David Ebenbach author of HOW TO MARS
First Become Ashes

June 2021

  • Episode 493 – K.M. Szpara, author of FIRST, BECOME ASHES
  • Episode 494 – Andy Weir, author of PROJECT HAIL MARY
  • Episode 495 – Christopher Swiedler, author of THE ORPHEUS PLOT
  • Episode 496 – Just Us, Monty Python and Root Beer
  • Episode 497 – Ryan Van Loan, author of THE JUSTICE IN REVENGE (THE FALL OF THE GODS, 2)
The Past Is Red by Catherynne M. Valente

July 2021

  • Episode 498 – Ellen Datlow, editor of BODY SHOCKS: EXTREME TALES OF BODY HORROR
  • Episode 499 – Lena Nguyen, author of WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HERE
  • Episode 500 – Catherynne M. Valente, author of THE PAST IS RED
In the Watchful City by S. Qiouyi Lu

August 2021

  • Episode 501 – S. Qiouyi Lu, author of In THE WATCHFUL CITY
  • Episode 502 – David Liss, author of THE PECULIARITIES
  • Episode 503 – PJ Manney, author of (CON)SCIENCE: A NOVEL (Phoenix Horizon Book 3)
  • Episode 504 – Lauren O’Connor, author of ROBIN AND THE MAKING OF AMERICAN ADOLESCENCE
  • Episode 505 – P Djéli Clark, author of A MASTER OF DJINN
Plague Birds by Jason Sanford

September 2021

  • Episode 506 – Justin Woolley, author of SHAKEDOWNERS
  • Episode 507 – Neil Sharpson, author of WHEN THE SPARROW FALLS
  • Episode 508 – Jason Sanford, author of PLAGUE BIRDS
  • Episode 509 – Clark T. Carlton, author of THE GHOST ANTS OF GRYLLADESH
A PSALM FOR THE WILD-BUILT by Becky Chambers

October 2021

  • Episode 510 – Peter F. Hamilton and Gareth Powell, co-authors of LIGHT CHASER
  • Episode 511 – Ryan O’Nan, author of WINDERS
  • Episode 512 – Helene Wecker, author of THE HIDDEN PALACE
  • Episode 513 – Becky Chambers, author of A PSALM FOR THE WILD-BUILT and it’s sequel A PRAYER FOR THE CROWN-SHY
Flowers By The Sea by Zin E. Rocklyn

November 2021

  • Episode 514 – Alix E. Harrow, author of A SPINDLE SPLINTERED
  • Episode 515 – Zin E. Rocklyn, author of FLOWERS FOR THE SEA
  • Episode 516 – K.E. Flann, author of HOW TO SURVIVE A HUMAN ATTACK
  • Episode 517 – Cat Rambo, author of YOU SEXY THING
The Lighthouse Witches by CJ Cooke

December 2021

  • Episode 518 – CJ Cooke, author of THE LIGHTHOUSE WITCHES
  • Episode 519 – Derek Kunsken, author of THE QUANTUM WAR (Book 3 of THE QUANTUM EVOLUTION series)
  • Episode 520 – Monica Byrne, author of THE ACTUAL STAR
2022 Hugo Nomination Consideration

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