I am happy with the criteria I used last year -- was it a four-star work? Although there are probably better works than the ones I nominated, they probably won't get nominated anyway. So I'd rather see stuff I liked nominated than other stuff, which I probably won't like.
- Words of Radiance, Brandon Sanderson
- World of Trouble, Ben H. Winters
- V-S Day, Allen Steele
- Coming Home, Jack McDevitt
- Ancillary Sword, Anne Leckie
- There Was No Sound of Thunder, David Erik Nelson
- World of Fire & Ice, George R.R. Martin, Elio M. García Jr., Linda Antonsson
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Captain America: Winter Soldier
- Game of Thrones (Season 4)
- "Turn, Turn, Turn," Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- "The Lion and the Rose," Game of Thrones
- Sword & Laser, Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt
- Maria Hill: What does S.H.I.E.L.D. stand for, Agent Ward?
- Grant Ward: Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.
- Maria Hill: And what does that mean to you?
- Grant Ward: It means someone really wanted our initials to spell out "shield."