The Hugo Awards Best Novella category covers stories between 17,500 and 40,000 words. See here for a full list of the nominees this year. I enjoyed all of the novellas this year, I’m glad that the Hugos use instant-runoff voting so I can give some kind of vote for them all instead of just having to pick one!
Martha Wells writes adult and YA fantasy and Star Wars/Stargate tie-ins. She is best known for her Raksura series.
Wells’ first published novel, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Element of Fire,Ã¢â‚¬Â was a finalist for the Compton Crook Award, and a runner-up for the William Crawford Award. Her second novel, Ã¢â‚¬Å“City of Bones,Ã¢â‚¬Â received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and a black diamond review from Kirkus Reviews, and was on the Locus Recommended Reading List for fantasy. Her third novel, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Death of the Necromancer,Ã¢â‚¬Â was nominated for a Nebula Award. Her fantasy short stories include “The Potter’s Daughter” in the anthology Elemental, which was selected to appear in The Year’s Best Fantasy #7.