Wednesday, February 28, 2007

My Hugo Nominations

I listed my Hugo nominees last year, and the world didn't end, so I'm going to do it again this year. The usual caveats apply: I didn't read everything, my tastes are possibly idiosyncratic, and I'm only nominating things I actually did read and like. Once again, I haven't read as much of last year's short fiction before the deadline as I'd wanted to; I've gotten through two-and-a-half SF Year's Bests, which is not as much as I'd hoped for.

The deadline for nominations is March 3rd (midnight, Pacific Standard Time), which is earlier than some years -- and only two days away. If you were a member of L.A. Con IV or are a member of Nippon 2007, I urge you to nominate.

If you can't remember what you read/saw/liked, check out NESFA's Recommendations page, the Locus Recommended Reading List for 2006, Locus's lists of books by editor and by cover artist, and this list of authors eligible for the John W. Campbell Award. (And maybe even my list.) And then go nominate online.

Best Novel:
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora
Charles Stross, Glasshouse
Charles Stross, The Jennifer Morgue
Jo Walton, Farthing
Peter Watts, Blindsight

Best Novella:
Robert Reed, "Good Mountain" (One Million A.D.)
Alastair Reynolds, "Nightingale" (Galactic North)
Charles Stross, "Missile Gap" (One Million A.D.)
Michael Swanwick, "Lord Weary's Empire" (Asimov's)
Robert Charles Wilson, Julian: A Christmas Story (PS Publishing)

Best Novelette:
Gardner Dozois, "Counterfactual" (F&SF)
Michael F. Flynn, "Dawn, and Sunset, and the Colours of the Earth" (Asimov's)
Paul J. McAuley, "Dead Men Walking" (Asimov's)
Alastair Reynolds, "Signal to Noise" (Zima Blue and Other Stories)
Walter Jon Williams, "Incarnation Day" (Escape from Earth)

Best Short Story:
Neil Gaiman, "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" (Fragile Things)
Joe Haldeman, "Expedition, With Recipes"
Michael Swanwick, "Tin Marsh" (Asimov's)

Best Related Book:
Cathy & Arnie Fenner, editors, Spectrum 13
Tom Kidd, Kiddology
Julie Phillips, James Tiptree, Jr.
John Picacio, Cover Story
Bill Willingham and various artists, Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall

Dramatic Presentation, Long Form:

Nanny McPhee
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
V For Vendetta

Dramatic Presentation, Short Form:
no nominations

Best Editor, Short Form:
Gardner Dozois
David G. Hartwell
Stanley Schmidt
Gordon Van Gelder
Sheila Williams

Best Editor, Long Form:
Ellen Asher
Marty Halperin
David G. Hartwell
James Minz
Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Best Professional Artist:
Julie Bell
Jim Burns
Donato Giancola
James Jean
Stephan Martiniere

Best Semiprozine:
Ansible
Locus
The New York Review of Science Fiction

Fanzine:
no nominations

Best Fan Writer:
James Nicoll

Fan Artist:
no nominations

John W. Campbell Award (not a Hugo):
Alaya Dawn Johnson
David Keck
Justine Larbalestier
Scott Lynch
Naomi Novik

(Yes, some of those categories say "best" and some don't, but I copied them directly out of the Nippon 2007 Nominating Ballot, so perhaps there is a Reason Behind It.)

OK, those are mine. What are yours?

1 comment:

The Editor said...

Hmmm, I'm SURE you nominated Electric Velocipede for fanzine, right? :P

John Klima

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