[Mary Robinette Kowal’s “The Lady Astronaut of Mars“] was nominated alongside Ted Chiang’s “The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling,” Aliette de Bodard’s “The Waiting Stars,” and Brad Torgersen’s “The Exchange Officers.” The voters decided not to award a fifth-place in the category, voting ‘No Award’ ahead of Theodore Beale’s “Opera Vita Aeterna.”

–Annalee at geekfeminism.org on the 2014 Hugo Awards.

There’s a lot of hope for the future of SFF going around post-Hugos. And, seriously, if you’re one of those people who bowed out of the genre as a kid because you didn’t see yourself reflected in the stories you were reading? (You know who you are.) I would strongly, strongly encourage you to check out the things on this list.