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Hugo says

The Hugo Awards ceremony was last night, and Locus provides us with the winners. I’m surprised by the Best Novel; I enjoyed Hominids, but it was a very strong year for this category and I would have given The Scar the nod.

Novel

Bones of the Earth, Michael Swanwick
Hominids, Robert J. Sawyer
Kiln People, David Brin
The Scar, China Miéville
The Years of Rice and Salt, Kim Stanley Robinson

Novella

“Breathmoss”, Ian R. MacLeod
“Bronte’s Egg”, Richard Chwedyk
Coraline, Neil Gaiman
“In Spirit”, Pat Forde
“The Political Officer”, Charles Coleman Finlay
A Year in the Linear City, Paul Di Filippo

Novelette

“Halo”, Charles Stross
“Madonna of the Maquiladora”, Gregory Frost
“Presence”, Maureen F. McHugh
“Slow Life”, Michael Swanwick
“The Wild Girls”, Ursula K. Le Guin

Short Story

“Creation”, Jeffrey Ford
“Falling Onto Mars”, Geoffrey A. Landis
“‘Hello,’ Said the Stick”, Michael Swanwick
“Lambing Season”, Molly Gloss
“The Little Cat Laughed to See Such Sport”, Michael Swanwick

Related Book

The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction, Justine Larbalestier
Better to Have Loved: The Life of Judith Merril, Judith Merril & Emily Pohl-Weary
Bradbury: An Illustrated Life, Jerry Weist
Dragonhenge, Bob Eggleton & John Grant
Spectrum 9: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner, eds.

Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

Angel, “Waiting in the Wings”
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, “Conversations With Dead People”
Firefly, “Serenity”
Star Trek: Enterprise, “Carbon Creek”
Star Trek: Enterprise, “A Night in Sickbay”

Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Minority Report
Spider-Man
Spirited Away

Professional Editor

Ellen Datlow
Gardner Dozois
David G. Hartwell
Stanley Schmidt
Gordon Van Gelder

Professional Artist

Jim Burns
David A. Cherry
Bob Eggleton
Frank Kelly Freas
Donato Giancola

Semiprozine

Ansible, Dave Langford, ed.
Interzone, David Pringle, ed.
Locus, Charles N. Brown, Jennifer A. Hall & Kirsten Gong-Wong, eds.
The New York Review of Science Fiction, Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell & Kevin Maroney, eds.
Speculations, Kent Brewster, ed.

Fanzine

Challenger, Guy H. Lillian III
Emerald City, Cheryl Morgan
File 770, Mike Glyer
Mimosa, Rich & Nicki Lynch
Plokta, Alison Scott, Steve Davies & Mike Scott

Fan Writer

Bob Devney
John L. Flynn
Mike Glyer
Dave Langford
Steven H Silver

Fan Artist

Brad Foster
Teddy Harvia
Sue Mason
Steve Stiles
Frank Wu

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

Charles Coleman Finlay
David D. Levine
Karin Lowachee
Wen Spencer
Ken Wharton

2 Comments

  1. The Scar? Really? Ugh, that was the worst China Mieville novel to date, in my opinion. Sure, it had its interesting bits–cool floating city, giant extraplanar shrimp, the New Corbuzon Armada–but the characters were thoroughly two-dimensional, and the plot was only so-so. I feel like he pulled off Perdido Street Station with much more flare, and with much better writing and characterization.

  2. Yeah, in that I liked it better than the other nominees, and I liked it in general. It’s really different in tone than Perdido Street Station — more of the turn of the century travelogue than the social realist novel.

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