Hugo Nominations


Hugo Nominees Announced
The nominations for this year's Hugo awards and the John W. Campbell award for Best New Writer have been announced. The awards will be given out at L.A.con IV, the 64th World Science Fiction Convention, which is being held in Anaheim, Calif. from Aug. 23 to Aug. 27, 2006. A complete list of nominees follows.

Novel: Accelerando by Charles Stross, A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin, Learning the World by Ken MacLeod, Old Man's War by John Scalzi, Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
My pick: Accelerando by Charles Stross. Great novel.

Novella: "Burn" by James Patrick Kelly, "Identity Theft" by Robert J. Sawyer, "Inside Job" by Connie Willis, "The Little Goddess" by Ian McDonald, "Magic for Beginners" by Kelly Link
Hm... Not sure here. Probably Inside Job.

Novelette: "The Calorie Man" by Paolo Bacigalupi, "I, Robot" by Cory Doctorow, "The King of Where-I-Go" by Howard Waldrop, "TelePresence" by Michael A. Burstein, "Two Hearts" by Peter S. Beagle
Haven't read any of these.

Short Story: "The Clockwork Atom Bomb" by Dominic Green, "Down Memory Lane" by Mike Resnick, "Seventy-Five Years" by Michael A. Burstein, "Singing My Sister Down" by Margo Lanagan, "Tk'tk'tk" by David D. Levine
Haven't read any of these.

Related Book: Science Fiction Quotations by Gary Westfahl, The SEX Column and Other Misprints by David Langford, Soundings: Reviews 1992-1996 by Gary K. Wolfe, Storyteller: Writing Lessons and More from 27 Years of the Clarion Writers' Workshop by Kate Wilhelm, Transformations: The Story of the Science Fiction Magazines from 1950 to 1970 by Mike Ashley
Probably Storyteller: Writing Lessons and More.

Dramatic Presentation: Long Form: Batman Begins, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Serenity, Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Dramatic Presentation: Short Form: Battlestar Galactica "Pegasus," Doctor Who "The Empty Child" and "The Doctor Dances," Doctor Who "Dalek," Doctor Who "Father's Day," "Jack-Jack Attack," "Lucas Back in Anger," "Prix Victor Hugo Awards Ceremony"
Batlestar Galactica: Pegasus.

Culture rant coming soon.