May 18 2012 12:30pm

$300 Worth of Books for Only $50: The 2012 Hugo Voter Packet Has Been Released

Every year those with a membership to the Hugos are rewarded with pretty amazing Voter Packet containing the various nominees in each category (excluding Best Dramatic Presentation); the packet includes 5 complete novels and a ton of other awesome prose.

That’s over $300 worth of science fiction and fantasy (at minimum), in PDF form, for the most part (there are some epub files, as well), for a voting membership that costs $50.

Visit Chicon 7, this year’s World Con for more information on Hugo voting memberships, the packet, and the awards.

This release includes all of the fiction categories (Novel, Novella, Novelette, Short Story and John W. Campbell Award) plus Best Professional Artist; with will the remaining categories to be added over the next few days. (The Best Fancast nominees are not included in the download files but are already freely available online, with a separate page here.)

Click here for further info, and to register and receive a packet.


Among Others by Jo Walton

A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin

Deadline by Mira Grant

Embassytown by China Mieville

Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey


Short Fiction

Countdown by Mira Grant

Silently and Very Fast by Catherynne M. Valente

The Shadow War of the Night Dragons by John Scalzi


Related Works

Jar Jar Binks Must Die by Daniel M. Kimmel

Steampunk Bible by Jeff Vandermeer

Wicked Girls by Seanan McGuire


Graphic Novels

Digger by Ursula Vernon

Fables Vol 15: Rose Red by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham

Locke & Key Volume 4, Keys to the Kingdomby Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez

The Unwritten (Volume 4): Leviathan by Mike Carey and Peter Gross


Anthologies and Full Magazines

Brave New Worlds edited by John Joseph Adams

Lightspeed edited by John Joseph Adams

Clarkesworld Magazine edited by Neil Clarke

Analog edited by Stanley Schmidt

Interzone edited by Andy Cox

Locus edited Liza Groen Trombi



Banana Wings edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer

The Drink Tank edited by James Bacon and Christopher J Garcia

File 770 edited Mike Glyer

Journey Planet edited by James Bacon and Christopher J Garcia

SF Signal edited by John DeNardo


John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

Of Blood and Honey by Stina Leicht

Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord

Marcus W
1. toryx
I am looking forward to getting my packet, even though I've already read most of the best novel noms.
2. Hatgirl
FYI, folks - of the novels, currently only Tor's "Among Others" is available in anything other than PDF.
(well done Tor! A hi-five to your sensible PR dept from me!)
Kevin Standlee
3. Kevin Standlee
Note, by the way, that the Voter Packet is not guaranteed and has been happening only for the past few years. Each year's Worldcon has to start over from scratch with getting the permissions to distribute the voter packet, and there's no guarantee that any given work will appear in the packet, since it's up to the owner of the rights to that work to determine whether it's included or not.
John Staerker
4. johns3500
How is the packet delivered? A zip file? or someother download?

epub? Can any reader read that tyoe of file?
Steven Halter
5. stevenhalter
@4:Each group (Novel, Novella, ...) is in a zip file. Then, each book( story, etc) is in a directory with a selection of formats (sometimes only pdf).
Most readers can read epub.
John Staerker
6. johns3500
Thanks.So I can download it to my computer.. now when i transfer it to my itouch, will it reformat itself so I can read it?
7. Hatgirl
@6 John, I recommend heading over to for help. They have experience transfering every possible ebook format to every possible device :-D

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