Awards Giveaways

Hugo Awards 2014: The Big Awesome Giveaway of Most Excellent Nominees

Hello everybody! We are out and about attending Loncon 3 and getting ready for the Hugo Awards tomorrow! In the meantime, we want YOU to be part of the fun too so today, we are giving away some of our favourite Hugo nominees to one lucky winner.


Ancillary Justice Saga Volume 2

SpecFic '12 Pacific Rim Poster

We are giving away one copy of Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Hugo Award nominee for Best Novel); one copy of Speculative Fiction 2012 – edited by Justin Landon and Jared Shurin (Hugo Award Nominee for Best Related Work); one copy of Saga – Volume 2 written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples (Hugo Award Nominee for Best Graphic Story); and one DVD of Pacific Rim (Hugo Award Nominee for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form).

The giveaway is open to all and will run until August 23rd 2014 12:01am EST. Use the form below to win. Good luck!

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  • Ana Cristina Alves
    August 16, 2014 at 12:12 am

    I’ve had Ancillary Justice in my wishlist for some time now, and i’m getting more curious every time one of my friends comments how good it is πŸ˜€

  • Carl
    August 16, 2014 at 12:28 am

    I’m so pleased to see Saga as one of the nominees. A great story, beautifully drawn. Such a well-deserved honor.

  • Mara Bakken
    August 16, 2014 at 12:28 am

    OMG SAGA SAGA SAGA holy crap I just started reading the series and it blows my MIND. Those are my thoughts on the Hugo Awards.

  • Stuti
    August 16, 2014 at 12:33 am

    I’m rooting for Saga because a) I loveeeee it! and b) It happens to be the only one I’ve read. Best novella: Six-Gun Snow White. LOVED IT. ANd Catching Fire, or maybe Iron Man 3. And I have conflicts with GOt and DW. Eeeek! I’ll be happy if either wins. And Ancillary Justic even if I haven’t read it ’cause I wasn’t a big fan of Parasite and meh about the other books.

  • Lexi
    August 16, 2014 at 12:37 am

    I have a particular fondness for the Nebula awards and usually do not pay as much attention to the Hugos. I do however have to lean towards Saga, as I just finished the third and they are great and still want to see Pacific Rim.

  • Nona
    August 16, 2014 at 12:46 am

    The Hugo nominee I’m rooting for most is β€œThe Water That Falls on You from Nowhere” by John Chu for short story. β€œIf You Were a Dinosaur, My Love” by Rachel Swirsky was also amazing, and I really liked β€œSelkie Stories Are for Losers” by Sofia Samatar. (Best Short Story was a very strong category this year.) But nothing I’ve read recently has stuck with me as much as the Chu story.

    I’d also be happy to see Ancillary Justice win the Hugo for Best Novel.

  • Kenneth
    August 16, 2014 at 1:13 am

    Pacific Rim was definitely the best film of last year, even if it was ridiculous and stupid in so many ways. Admittedly, I don’t know the nominees well enough to have an idea of what it’s up against, but there can’t be competition against such a creation (though, if there is ever a crossover between it and the new Godzilla films…).
    Ancillary Justice has caught my attention so many times, but I’ve never bothered buying it. Oddly enough, I would have said that about the Song of Ice and Fire series 8 years ago.

  • Anonymous
    August 16, 2014 at 1:24 am


  • Kyla Alyanna Fontalva
    August 16, 2014 at 1:26 am

    PACIFIC RIM, OH MY GOD!!! Plus SAGA!!! Saga is on my wishlist for a very long time right now and I really want to read it and display it on my shelf. Plus Pacific Rim, I’ve been wanting to see it but I don’t have time but I’ll look forward on seeing it soon! πŸ™‚

  • Oskari
    August 16, 2014 at 3:03 am

    Really excited to see who wins. Hopefully the Book Smugglers!

  • Ray Radlein
    August 16, 2014 at 3:56 am

    Ancillary Justice was a really good book; I’m rooting for it.

  • Vicente L Ruiz
    August 16, 2014 at 3:57 am

    Great giveaway! And I can also share with a friend…

  • fabulitas
    August 16, 2014 at 3:58 am

    Whoa, that’s a really good selection. Each and every one of these deserve recognition.

  • H.M.
    August 16, 2014 at 4:04 am

    How exciting to see Speculative Fiction on that list! Also, I’ve heard so many good things about Saga, I feel like I eventually (soonish-ly) need to get my hands on it.

  • Cathy/greytfriend
    August 16, 2014 at 5:12 am

    I haven’t gotten to the books yet, but I’ve read all of the short fiction except three that weren’t available for free online. I’m eager for results! The short story category was especially strong, it could go to any of them for various reasons. They should still be available, you guys should check them out if you can. For novelette I wasn’t able to read Brad Torgersen’s story. I think it’s between Chiang and de Bodard. De Bodaed was very good but I loved Chiang because he made me re-think my assumptions, and it’s about something that’s happening now already in some ways and I certainly can see coming. It was relevant and I found it powerful. As for novella, I wasn’t able to read Wells or Torgersen. Equiod was fun yet dark, one of Stross’s best. I didn’t like Wakulla Springs, despite it’s huge number of nominations and awards. I liked the history it conveyed, but these aren’t historical fiction awards. Six-Gun Snow White was 95% great, it stalled out a bit right at the end, but I think it should win the category of those options. But maybe one of the first two is great. I’m sure Wakulla will win again though.

  • Isabelle
    August 16, 2014 at 5:30 am

    What a great selection! I would love to win! πŸ˜€

  • Katrina
    August 16, 2014 at 6:10 am

    I’m still shaking my head at the fact that the Wheel of Time series (which I admittedly find very silly-and not in an enjoyable way) is being nominated as a ‘multi-part serialized work’. It feels like cheating to me, honestly.

  • Hebe
    August 16, 2014 at 7:27 am

    I’m rooting for The Day of the Doctor – it was such a lovely celebration of all things Whovian. Also Catching Fire.

  • Mary Anne
    August 16, 2014 at 8:59 am

    I haven’t read (or seen) any of the selections….but I would like to. I have heard all good things about Ancillary Justice. It’s in my mental “to be read” pile – has been ever since I read the review here on Book Smugglers. Just going on reputation, it’s a shoe-in.

  • Jenna O
    August 16, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Saga sounds exciting!

  • Meghan M.
    August 16, 2014 at 9:25 am

    We have some of the same favorites then! I am rooting so hard for Saga, it’s beyond gorgeous. I keep trying to make all my patrons check it out whenever they come to the library. Ancillary Justice was AMAZING – also my choice for my best novel. And I, too, am rooting for Pacific Rim – I have so many thought and feelings on why Pacific Rim should win. I’m slowly making my way through the short stories, so I’ll have to reserve my judgment on those.

  • Shae/Shelver @ Shae Has Left The Room
    August 16, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Wow. Seriously, WOW. This is an amazing giveaway, ladies. Thank you! I think I’m most excited about ANCILLARY JUSTICE, because I’ve heard great things and it sounds wonderful. <3

  • Kimberly B.
    August 16, 2014 at 10:31 am

    What an awesome giveaway! Thank you! I am more of a fantasy than SF reader, but I’ve been reading and listening to the Hugo nominated short stories on Escape Pod and some of my other favorite podcasts and they are amazing this year! Also been reading Saga from the library and would love to own a copy!

  • Dina G.
    August 16, 2014 at 10:33 am

    I am so excited about the Hugo awards. This is the first time I’ve voted and it’s a… shall we say interesting year. I really, really hope that each category’s award goes to the most deserving work.

    Ancillary Justice should win the best novel category, even though I could understand the Wheel of Time fans voting for Robert Jordan’s work. I won’t go into my thoughts about certain nominees – but you know who I mean. Let’s just say I didn’t expect to use “no award” on my very first Hugo ballot.

  • Anna
    August 16, 2014 at 11:15 am

    I’m still dying to read Ancillary Justice! And Pacific Rim–I adore it whole-heartedly for so many reasons despite or maybe because of its utterly ridiculous moments.

  • Chris
    August 16, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Ancillary Justice has been on my list for a while; it keeps cropping up everywhere with universal praise. I’m also just getting into graphic novels with boxers & saints and the sandman series; saga definitely looks interesting to me.

  • Barb in Maryland
    August 16, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    I just loved Ancillary Justice and hope it wins Best Novel. Likewise, I’m another of SAGA’s zillion fans.
    And while I would really appreciate winning the bundle to get copies of those items, it is Pacific Rim that I really want. I must be the only one on planet who missed it in the theater!

  • Lory @ Emerald City Book Review
    August 16, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Ancillary Justice is still lingering on my list. I need to make it a priority.

  • MarieC
    August 16, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    I was really happy with the nominations, but I am torn between Agatha H and Saga to win.

  • LaurieF
    August 16, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Ancillary Justice still lingers in my thoughts months after reading it.
    Break a leg at the awards! And thanks for the giveaways.

  • Heather McCorkle
    August 16, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Hope you’re having fun at Loncon 3!

  • Stephanie
    August 16, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Ancillary Justice just seems like it must be the inevitable winner of all awards. I have heard nary a negative word about it and am dying to read it along with Saga!

  • TΓΌnde
    August 16, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    I am so happy for you guys for the nominations. I hope you’ll be lucky and will win a Hugo πŸ™‚

  • Jan
    August 16, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    I’ve been looking forward to reading Ancillary Justice and Saga ever since you first blogged about them!

  • Carlie
    August 16, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    I’ve heard such great things about both Ancillary Justice and Saga. It seems ridiculous I haven’t read either of them yet. Clearly need to get on that.

  • Anita Yancey
    August 16, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    I had never heard of the Hugo Awards before now. But the books sound awesome. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  • maidenveil
    August 16, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    SAGA???!!!! Waaahhh! And Pacific Rim! πŸ™‚

  • Nicole Ramcharan
    August 16, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    I’m obsessed with ‘Ancillary Justice’ since taking a chance on it based on your rec. Exciting giveaway!

    August 16, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I can’t wait to see who wins the Hugo Awards.I’m more of a SF than fantasy reader. Thanks a lot for the awesome giveaway.

  • Lisa
    August 16, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    I loved Ancillary Justice and can’t wait for Ann Leckie’s next book. Saga’s art and storylines are awesome.

  • erinf1
    August 16, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    been hearing such great things about Saga. Hope it wins πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing!

  • Hannah
    August 17, 2014 at 1:53 am

    I’m rooting for Ancillary Justice, too! I must admit, I’ve not been following the Hugos very closely, but I believe Ken Liu is up for best short story and his work is amazing.

  • Gogo
    August 17, 2014 at 4:40 am

    Currently reading ANCILLARY JUSTICE and loving it. Hope it wins!

  • Alix E. Harrow
    August 17, 2014 at 9:36 am


  • Lydia
    August 17, 2014 at 9:36 am

    I really hope Ancillary Justice wins!

  • Suz_Glo
    August 17, 2014 at 10:11 am

    I have seen so many glowing reviews for Ancillary Justice. I am adding it to my “Must Read” list today.

  • Stefani Sloma
    August 17, 2014 at 10:20 am

    I’ve recently got into comics and it’s all because of Saga. I’m obsessed with those comics. I’ve read all of them, but I’d love to have my own copy. Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples definitely deserve to be nominated and to win. πŸ™‚

  • Rita Viegas
    August 17, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    I need to read Saga any time soon… it just sounds amazing.

  • Benjamin Blattberg
    August 17, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    If I won a Hugo, I’d be thrilled beyond measure–but after looking at the stats last year, I wonder why so few people vote for so many categories.

  • ML
    August 17, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    I think I’m most intrigued by Saga. I’ve heard such good things about it!

  • Dan O.
    August 17, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    I was rooting for Ancillary Justice, but I really thought that The Wheel of Time was going to win… guess I wrong though! And man, and I happy about that! Congrats Ann Leckie!

  • Jordan R.
    August 17, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Thoughts: SO MUCH EXCITE!

  • Megan
    August 18, 2014 at 1:04 am

    I haven’t seen Pacific Rim yet. It looks like a lot of fun, though.

  • Emily Goldman
    August 18, 2014 at 1:17 am

    Those four media items are for me the holy trinity of Hugo-nominated items I’d love to own.

  • k.
    August 18, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Really excited to read Ancillary Justice!

  • Grace
    August 18, 2014 at 12:17 pm


  • Kaethe
    August 18, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    I’m sorry y’all didn’t win, but mostly I’m too busy being happy that the sad puppies didn’t win!

  • Joel
    August 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Ancillary Justice was a well-deserved win. Most of the Graphic nominees… very hard to pick the winner, they are all great.

  • Amanda Lee
    August 18, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    What a fantastic giveaway- so many great titles.

  • Jennifer @ A Librarian's Library
    August 19, 2014 at 3:23 am

    Y’all look like you had SO MUCH FUN this weekend! I love that there is an Awards Ceremony for Speculative books, film, and tv. It is AWESOME!

  • Mekaela
    August 19, 2014 at 11:23 am

    I really want to read Ancillary Justice πŸ™‚

  • Serena
    August 19, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Love Saga!

  • Katharine
    August 19, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    The Hugo Awards sound like a really exciting adventure – have fun!

  • Janet R
    August 19, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Ancillary Justice was made of amazing. So glad to see it won. I haven’t gotten to Saga yet, even though I own the first volume. I keep hearing such great things that I 1) don’t want to be disappointed and 2) kind of want to keep the suspense up. You can only read something for the first time once (that sentence was kind of convoluted, I hope someone understood it) and I’m looking forward to a huge glom once a few more volumes have been issued.

  • Alexandra the Great
    August 19, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    GUYS you almost won a Hugo! That is actually SO cool.

    I read and loved Saga Vol 1 and LOVED it, and Ancillary Justice has been on my radar since Thea (I think it was Thea) reviewed it. It looks fab. I’m actually really glad it won over The Wheel of Time – not because Robert Jordan/Brian Sanderson didn’t deserve the award, but because it seemed like such a safe choice (if that makes sense).

  • Kate & Zena
    August 20, 2014 at 2:32 am

    Ancillary Justice has been on my radar forever!

    And congratulations on ALMOST a Hugo? A nomination is HUGE!

  • Katherine
    August 20, 2014 at 10:48 am

    I’ve been meaning to read Ancillary Justice for AGES – it seems like the type of book you want to set aside a whole day to read without distractions, which hasn’t been possible yet. Also LOVED Pacific Rim!

  • Chenise J.
    August 20, 2014 at 11:30 am

    I think these awards are great! Science fiction and fantasy are probably the two genres that give writers the most creative freedom. I really want to check out Saga, I`ve heard nothing but amazing things about it!

  • Jenna B.
    August 20, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    I would really like to read saga and Ancillary Justice sometime soon, they both look great!

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