Hugo Awards

The Hugo Awards have released their list of nominees for this year. The awards are set to be handed out Aug 6-10 at the 66th World Science Fiction Convention in Denver, Colorado. I am not sure if the award show lasts for 4 days straight or what, but nevertheless, along with the Aurora and Nebula Awards, these are a huge deal. Speaking huge deals, Robert J. Sawyer’s “Rollback” is on the list of nominees for this year’s best novel, which pleases me deeply. For the full list check out the Hugo Awards.

Best Novel

* The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
* Brasyl by Ian McDonald
* Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer
* The Last Colony by John Scalzi
* Halting State by Charles Stross

Best Novella

* “The Fountain of Age” by Nancy Kress (Asimov’s July 2007)
* “Recovering Apollo 8? by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Asimov’s Feb. 2007)
* “Stars Seen Through Stone” by Lucius Shepard (F&SF July 2007)
* “All Seated on the Ground” by Connie Willis (Asimov’s Dec. 2007, Subterranean Press)
* “Memorare” by Gene Wolfe (F&SF April 2007)

Best Novelette

* “The Cambist and Lord Iron: a Fairytale of Economics” by Daniel Abraham (Logorrhea,
ed. John Klima, Bantam)
* “The Merchant and the Alchemist”s Gate” by Ted Chiang (F&SF Sept. 2007)
* “Dark Integers” by Greg Egan (Asimov’s Oct./Nov. 2007)
* “Glory” by Greg Egan (The New Space Opera, ed. Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan,
* “Finisterra” by David Moles (F&SF Dec. 2007)

Best Short Story

* “Last Contact” by Stephen Baxter (The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, ed. George
Mann, Solaris Books)
* “Tideline” by Elizabeth Bear (Asimov’s June 2007)
* “Who’s Afraid of Wolf 359?” by Ken MacLeod (The New Space Opera, ed. by Gardner
Dozois, and Jonathan Strahan, HarperCollins/Eos)
* “Distant Replay” by Mike Resnick (Asimov’s April/May 2007)
* “A Small Room in Koboldtown” by Michael Swanwick (Asimov’s April/May 2007, The Dog
Said Bow-Wow, Tachyon Publications)

Best Related Book

* The Company They Keep: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as Writers in Community by Diana
Glyer; appendix by David Bratman
* Breakfast in the Ruins: Science Fiction in the Last Millennium by Barry Malzberg
* Emshwiller: Infinity x Two by Luis Ortiz, intro. by Carol Emshwiller, fwd. by Alex
* Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction by Jeff Prucher
* The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

* Enchanted
* The Golden Compass
* Heroes, Season 1
* Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
* Stardust

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

* Battlestar Galactica “Razor”
* Doctor Who “Blink”
* Doctor Who “Human Nature’ / “Family of Blood”
* Star Trek New Voyages “World Enough and Time”
* Torchwood “Captain Jack Harkness”