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The Hugos, Live!

Just watched the live Hugo Award nominations (go here to see the still-live chat and transcript), and here they are (EDIT: link to official site): :

Hugo Awards for 2009

Best Novella:
"Act One" by Nancy Kress (Asimov's 3/09)
The God Engines by John Scalzi (Subterranean)
"Palimpsest" by Charles Stross (Wireless)
Shambling Towards Hiroshima by James Morrow (Tachyon)
"Vishnu at the Cat Circus" by Ian McDonald (Cyberabad Days)
The Women of Nell Gwynne's by Kage Baker (Subterranean)

Best Novelette:
"Eros, Philia, Agape" by Rachel Swirsky (Tor.com 3/09)
"The Island" by Peter Watts (The New Space Opera 2)
"It Takes Two" by Nicola Griffith (Eclipse Three)
"One of our Bastards is Missing" by Paul Cornell
(The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume Three)
“Overtime” by Charles Stross (Tor.com 12/09)
"Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black
Mask, Gentleman, Beast" Eugie Foster (Interzone 2/09)

Best Short Story:
"The Bride of Frankenstein" by Mike Resnick (Asimov's 12/09)
"Bridesicle" by Will McIntosh (Asimov’s 1/09)
"The Moment" by Lawrence M. Schoen (Footprints)
"Non-Zero Probabilities" by N.K. Jemisin (Clarkesworld 9/09)
"Spar" by Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld 10/09)

John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer
(not the John W. Campbell Award for Best SF Novel):
Saladin Ahmed
Gail Carriger
Felix Gilman
Seanan McGuire
Lezli Robyn

Best Fan Artist:
Brad W. Foster
Dave Howell
Sue Mason
Steve Stiles
Taral Wayne

Best Fan Writer:
Claire Brialey
Christopher J Garcia
James Nicoll
Lloyd Penney
Frederik Pohl

Argentus edited by Steven H Silver
Banana Wings edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
CHALLENGER edited by Guy H. Lillian III
Drink Tank edited by Christopher J Garcia, with guest editor James Bacon
File 770 edited by Mike Glyer
StarShipSofa edited by Tony C. Smith

Ansible edited by David Langford
Clarkesworld edited by Neil Clarke, Sean Wallace & Cheryl Morgan
Interzone edited by Andy Cox
Locus edited by Charles N. Brown, Kirsten Gong-Wong, & Liza Groen Trombi
Weird Tales edited by Ann VanderMeer & Stephen H. Segal

Best Professional Artist:
Daniel Dos Santos
Bob Eggleton
Stephan Martinière
John Picacio
Shaun Tan

Best Editor Long Form:
Lou Anders
Ginjer Buchanan
Liz Gorinsky
Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Juliet Ulman

Best Editor Short Form:
Ellen Datlow
Stanley Schmidt
Jonathan Strahan
Gordon Van Gelder
Sheila Williams

Best Dramatic Presentation Short Form:
Doctor Who: “The Next Doctor”
Written by Russell T Davies; Directed by Andy Goddard (BBC Wales)
Doctor Who: “Planet of the Dead”
Written by Russell T Davies & Gareth Roberts; Directed by James Strong (BBC Wales)
Doctor Who: “The Waters of Mars”
Written by Russell T Davies & Phil Ford; Directed by Graeme Harper (BBC Wales)
Dollhouse: “Epitaph 1”
Story by Joss Whedon; Written by Maurissa Tancharoen & Jed Whedon; Directed by David Solomon (Mutant Enemy)
FlashForward: “No More Good Days”
Written by Brannon Braga & David S. Goyer; Directed by David S. Goyer; (ABC)

Best Dramatic Presentation Long Form:
Screenplay and Directed by James Cameron (Twentieth Century Fox)
District 9
Screenplay by Neill Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell; Directed by Neill Blomkamp
(TriStar Pictures)
Screenplay by Nathan Parker; Story & Directed by Duncan Jones (Liberty Films)
Star Trek
Screenplay by Robert Orci & Alex Kurtzman; Directed by J.J. Abrams (Paramount)
Story by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter & Thomas McCarthy; Screenplay and Co-Directed by Bob Peterson & Pete Docter (Disney/Pixar)

Best Graphic Story:
Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?
Written by Neil Gaiman; Pencilled by Andy Kubert; Inked by Scott Williams (DC Comics)

Captain Britain and MI13. Volume 3: Vampire State
Written by Paul Cornell; Pencilled by Leonard Kirk with Mike Collins, Adrian Alphona and Ardian Syaf (Marvel Comics)

Fables Vol 12: The Dark Ages
Written by Bill Willingham; Pencilled by Mark Buckingham; Art by Peter Gross & Andrew Pepoy, Michael Allred, David Hahn; Colour by Lee Loughridge & Laura Allred; Letters by Todd Klein (Vertigo Comics)

Girl Genius, Volume 9: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm
Written by Kaja and Phil Foglio; Art by Phil Foglio; Colours by Cheyenne Wright

Schlock Mercenary: The Longshoreman of the Apocalypse
Written and Illustrated by Howard Tayler

Best Related Work:
Canary Fever: Reviews by John Clute (Beccon)
Hope-In-The-Mist: The Extraordinary Career and Mysterious Life of Hope Mirrlees by Michael Swanwick (Temporary Culture)
The Inter-Galactic Playground: A Critical Study of Children's and Teens' Science Fiction by Farah Mendlesohn (McFarland)
On Joanna Russ edited by Farah Mendlesohn (Wesleyan)
The Secret Feminist Cabal: A Cultural History of SF Feminisms by Helen Merrick (Aqueduct)
This is Me, Jack Vance! (Or, More Properly, This is "I") by Jack Vance (Subterranean)

Best Novel:
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest (Tor)
The City & The City by China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK)
Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America by Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)
Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente (Bantam Spectra)
WWW: Wake by Robert J. Sawyer (Ace; Penguin; Gollancz; Analog)
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)

I'm especially excited to see Fred Pohl up for his first fan-writer Hugo for his "The Way the Future Blogs" series. Congrats also to Kij Johnson for "Spar" and Lawrence M. Schoen for "The Moment" (and Eric Reynolds for editing on the project) - two friends on LJ competing for best short story ;-) And of course congratulations to everyone for the fine work.

What are your thoughts? Your picks? What faves of yours were left off?




( 18 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 4th, 2010 10:22 pm (UTC)
Looks like the same old same old--and a lot of voting for individuals rather than works.
Apr. 4th, 2010 10:30 pm (UTC)
Y'think? What do you feel is missing? Myself, I'm surprised that Watchmen and Sarah Connor Chronicles didn't make it (he says, shying away from written works *g*).
Apr. 4th, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
It's more than some . . . less than great stuff always gets nominated from specific people, while other things get overlooked, but eh, awards are always popularity contests.
Apr. 4th, 2010 10:58 pm (UTC)
I think I know what you mean. Lots of good stuff here, too. Of course, by their nature, the Hugos tend to be more about fans of individuals than the others - though there's no way to get away from the whole personality thing.
Apr. 4th, 2010 11:02 pm (UTC)
Yep--very true on both accounts. Glad to see the Mieville get the nod, for example.
Apr. 5th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah, my first thought was there are a number of nominees that are better at networking than writing.
Apr. 4th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
I'm judging by names, not by knowledge, but is there a female represented in each category this year?
Apr. 4th, 2010 10:56 pm (UTC)
In all the fiction categories (and most others), yes. Did they go all-male last year? I don't recall that!
Apr. 4th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
Not that I recall, but there was a motion at the business meeting last year to require a female nominee in all categories, which is part of why I noticed (the other just being I look for female names period).
Apr. 4th, 2010 11:00 pm (UTC)
I don't think any of those up for Best Professional Artist are women.
Apr. 4th, 2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
I assumed Shaun was female, if not my mistake.
Apr. 4th, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC)
Shaun is a borderline name to me, so I googled him.
Apr. 5th, 2010 01:09 am (UTC)
I'm not up enough on modern science fiction to get bent out of shape by something that got left off (although I agree with the others who suggest that it's a popularity contest). That said: congratulations to [insert honorific here] Johnson; I finally got around to reading her Fox Woman last summer and quite liked it. I've also been following Pohl's blog with some interest.
Apr. 5th, 2010 03:57 pm (UTC)
I think it's good that every award has a little different group of finalists (for whatever reason), or else they'd all just be honoring the same works.

The Fox Woman and Fudoki are the kind of fantasy I really like. Mostly I'm an SF reader, but you can tell that Johnson asked what an SF writer would ask of her world: "If Heian Japan's gods and other magical creatures truly existed, what would that world be like?" It ends up with the feel of SF.

I've known Pohl since 1994, and it's been such a pleasure reading his new tales of science fiction's early days.
Apr. 5th, 2010 09:16 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Apr. 5th, 2010 04:01 pm (UTC)
Congrats and good luck! Less than six (?) months until we see the results....

Edited at 2010-04-05 04:04 pm (UTC)
Apr. 5th, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you, sir.

I fully expect Kij to kick my ass. :)
Apr. 6th, 2010 03:41 am (UTC)
They're both fine stories - and very different!
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