The latest from Hugo winner John Chu is “A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Proposed Trade-Offs for the Overhaul of the Barricade”:


  Generation after generation, engineers have maintained the barricade, a shield that protects civilization against Turbulence, this strange force that destroys both minds and machines. As Turbulence grows ever more intense and the barricade begins to fail, can Ritter live up to the demands of his father, an engineer the equal of any hero in the Five Great Classical Novels, as they struggle to prevent this civilization from falling like every civilization has before it?

The latest from Hugo winner John Chu is “A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Proposed Trade-Offs for the Overhaul of the Barricade”:

Generation after generation, engineers have maintained the barricade, a shield that protects civilization against Turbulence, this strange force that destroys both minds and machines. As Turbulence grows ever more intense and the barricade begins to fail, can Ritter live up to the demands of his father, an engineer the equal of any hero in the Five Great Classical Novels, as they struggle to prevent this civilization from falling like every civilization has before it?

This year’s Hugo for Best Short Story went to “The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere” by John Chu.


  In the near future water falls from the sky whenever someone lies (either a mist or a torrential flood depending on the intensity of the lie). This makes life difficult for Matt as he maneuvers the marriage question with his lover and how best to “come out” to his traditional Chinese parents.

This year’s Hugo for Best Short Story went to “The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere” by John Chu.

In the near future water falls from the sky whenever someone lies (either a mist or a torrential flood depending on the intensity of the lie). This makes life difficult for Matt as he maneuvers the marriage question with his lover and how best to “come out” to his traditional Chinese parents.

This year’s Hugo for Best Professional Artist went to Julie Dillon!

The heart of “Scholars’ Tower” is the great golden celestial globe, a tidy clockwork universe beset by controlled chaos. Books are jammed onto shelves in no particular order, overflow in messy piles on the floor. The cats go everywhere they please. The scholar in blue minds her step very carefully on the way down the stairs.

This year’s Hugo for Best Professional Artist went to Julie Dillon!

The heart of “Scholars’ Tower” is the great golden celestial globe, a tidy clockwork universe beset by controlled chaos. Books are jammed onto shelves in no particular order, overflow in messy piles on the floor. The cats go everywhere they please. The scholar in blue minds her step very carefully on the way down the stairs.

lavienoire reblogged your post Excellent crop of Hugo winners this ye… and added:

eh, leaving aside GoT, marking this as reference

i don’t think you realize how big a deal this is tho :P

(some number-crunching: new!who was first eligible in 2006. so it’s been eight years. the nominees top out at 5. of all 40 finalists, 26 have been from doctor who. 27 if you count torchwood. sfwa is OUT OF CONTROL. doctor who’s not that good.

yeah i said it)

Aang in Avatar state / COME AT ME BRO

Excellent crop of Hugo winners this year! Personal take:

  • Ancillary Justice is great and you all should read it
  • nice to see Charles “always a bridesmaid” Stross winning something
  • I don’t even watch Game of Thrones but I’m just so fucking happy Best Dramatic Presentation didn’t go to another fucking Doctor Who episode as it has for the past decade
  • so many women winners. So many. Suck it, SFWA dinosaurs.

I’m queuing up a few Hugo-y things.

Winners included two writers I’ve been following here, Ken Liu (Best Short Story) and E. Lily Yu (John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer).

I aten’t dead!

I’ve just been busy being sick and doing politicky stuff and wooing a couple people and reading Twitter instead of Tumblr so I totally missed out on any Tumblr stuff and/or feminist blog things. But here’s a backlog of links:

doctorwho:

Doctor Who won two Hugo Awards last night!
The first was for the ‘Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form award:
Doctor Who: “The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang,” written by Steven Moffat; directed by Toby Haynes (BBC Wales)
The second was a book award under the category ‘Best Related Work’:
Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who  Love It, edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea

From the description:

In Chicks Digs Time Lords, a host of award-winning female novelists,  academics and actresses come together to celebrate the phenomenon that  is Doctor Who, discuss their inventive involvement with the show’s  fandom and examine why they adore the series. These essays will delight  male and female readers alike by delving into the extraordinary aspects  of being a female Doctor Who enthusiast.

Congrats to all!(via wendydarlings-deactivated201104)

I’ve seen Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form referred to snarkily as Best Doctor Who Episode. It’s funny because it’s true…

doctorwho:

Doctor Who won two Hugo Awards last night!

The first was for the ‘Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form award:

Doctor Who: “The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang,” written by Steven Moffat; directed by Toby Haynes (BBC Wales)

The second was a book award under the category ‘Best Related Work’:

Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea

From the description:

In Chicks Digs Time Lords, a host of award-winning female novelists, academics and actresses come together to celebrate the phenomenon that is Doctor Who, discuss their inventive involvement with the show’s fandom and examine why they adore the series. These essays will delight male and female readers alike by delving into the extraordinary aspects of being a female Doctor Who enthusiast.

Congrats to all!

(via wendydarlings-deactivated201104)

I’ve seen Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form referred to snarkily as Best Doctor Who Episode. It’s funny because it’s true…

Hugo Awards

Tor.com has a list of all the winners and nominees.

I am not a little disappointed that the Best Novel award went to Connie Willis’s Blackout/All Clear—not the best novel from a venerable author who already has heaps of Hugos—rather than an up-and-comer like Mira Grant or N. K. Jemisin. Then again, people have been bemoaning Hugo voters’ tendency to award established, old-school, dare I say beige authors rather than younger, promising, novel ones since the dawn of our species.

#as you know, bob, dave langford first won “best fan writer” three point five million years ago