Hugo Awards

Denvention 3, the Sixty-Sixth World Science Fiction Convention, winds down today after mind-bending days and nights. I’ll have photos, commentary, and video up next weekend or thereabouts. Meanwhile, here’s the scoop on last night’s Hugo Awards.

Best Novel: The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon.

Best Novella: “All Seated on the Ground” by Connie Willis

Best Novelette: “The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Guide” by Ted Chiang

Best Short Story: “Tideline” by Elizabeth Bear

Best Related Book: Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction by Jeff Prucher

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: Stardust

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: Doctor Who: “Blink”
(Best gaffe: Rick Sternbach accidentally referring to Captain Jack as “Jack Harness.” Sorta fits, don’t it?)

Best Professional Editor, Long Form: David G. Hartwell
(Best Presenter: the dry-witted Robert Silverburg)

Best Professional Editor, Short Form: Gordon Van Gelder

Best Professional Artist: Stephan Martiniere

Best Semiprozine: Locus

Best Fanzine: File 770

Best Fan Writer: John Scalzi
(who asked not to be nominated again)

Best Fan Artist: Brad Foster

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Writer: Mary Robinette Kowal

6 replies on “Hugo Awards”

  1. Erf says:

    Audiobooks!
    Niftily, according to BoingBoing, most of the short stories nominated for Hugos have had audio versions made by Escape Pod. Never heard of them before, but apparently they do this every year, for whichever authors agree to it. Very cool. :) (Elizabeth Bear‘s story is among the audio versions.)

    • theangrymob says:

      Re: Audiobooks!

      Niftily, according to BoingBoing, most of the short stories nominated for Hugos have had audio versions made by Escape Pod. Never heard of them before, but apparently they do this every year, for whichever authors agree to it. Very cool. :) (Elizabeth Bear‘s story is among the audio versions.)

      This is their second year doing Hugo nominees. Indeed, they are well done. Escape Pod is one of my "must have" podcasts.

      • mrmcgibby says:

        Re: Audiobooks!

        This is their second year doing Hugo nominees. Indeed, they are well done. Escape Pod is one of my "must have" podcasts.

        Agreed here too.

  2. Fez says:

    Stardust
    The wife and I finally got around to renting Stardust the other day and it was quite good. Better than I was expecting, for sure.

    • chad says:

      Re: Stardust

      The wife and I finally got around to renting Stardust the other day and it was quite good. Better than I was expecting, for sure.

      The movie was decent, but I liked the book much better. Neil Gaiman is a great author.

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      • Timeshredder says:

        Re: Stardust
        Given my uneven track record in the past, it was fun to have called both short story winner and (along with practically everyone else) novel.

        The wife and I finally got around to renting Stardust the other day and it was quite good. Better than I was expecting, for sure.

        The movie was decent, but I liked the book much better. Neil Gaiman is a great author.
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        Gaiman will be Guest of Honour next year, so I hope we can get some more Bureau types out next year!

        As I said, when I get back home I’ll edit my sporadic video footage into some kind of viewable form.

        Otherwise: the panel I was on dealing with Government and Social control went very well. The Mars one was good but as they forgot to give the room number in the programme and it occured just before the Hugos started, it was not as well-attended.

        Many, many good panels, a phantastic masquerade, incredible, uh, social elements, and Naomi the Xena Woman.

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