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The 2012 Hugo Award winners »

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:

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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

marcinhates:

littlewendycat:

zombieirish:

thejasminedragon:

yesamish:

I found this on deviant art while looking for some good ATLA animal art and I thought it was awesome!

They did the characters in the traditional art style for which each nation was based. Inuit, Tibetan, Korean (i think), and Chinese. 

This is absolutely gorgeous

holy yes

Zuko’s drawing is actually Thailand inspired, not Korean.

Really cool. I loved watching Avatar from the first time it aired. Though it’s yet another thing I loved in childhood that I’m getting too old for, I want to see what they do with it next.

"…in childhood…"

I was in university when it aired…god, Tumblr makes me feel old sometimes. Now I need to go make someone else feel old.

Maybe I’ll amble over to Tor.com and mention how I wasn’t grown up enough to be able to read the books as they came out till about 2001. (It’s been kind of funny reading along and people will remember what they thought of the nominees and winners at the time, and I’ll be thinking, “…That was the year I was born” or “I was only reading Dr. Seuss at that point”.)

kshandra:

SF Signal » FINALISTS: 2011 Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award (w/ Free Fiction Links)

wildunicornherd:

Several Hugo-nominated works are available to read online […]

Remember that Supporting, Attending, and Young Adult members of Renovation (the 69th World Science Fiction Convention) have access to the 2011 Hugo Voter Packet, which contains all the above in PDF/RTF/EPUB/MOBI formats PLUS:

Best Novel

  • Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis (Ballantine Spectra) - Blackout (Part 1)
  • Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen) - RTF/PDF/EPUB
  • The Dervish House by Ian McDonald (Gollancz; Pyr) - PDF/EPUB
  • Feed by Mira Grant (Orbit) - PDF/EPUB
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit) - PDF/EPUB

Best Related Work

  • Bearings: Reviews 1997-2001, by Gary K. Wolfe (Beccon) - PDF Excerpt
  • The Business of Science Fiction: Two Insiders Discuss Writing and Publishing, by Mike Resnick and Barry N. Malzberg (McFarland) - DOC
  • Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea (Mad Norwegian) - PDF
  • Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century, Volume 1: (1907–1948): Learning Curve, by William H. Patterson, Jr. (Tor) - RTF/PDF Excerpt
  • Writing Excuses, Season 4, by Brandon Sanderson, Jordan Sanderson, Howard Tayler, Dan Wells - MP3

Best Graphic Story PDF format

  • Fables: Witches, written by Bill Willingham; illustrated by Mark Buckingham (Vertigo)
  • Girl Genius, Volume 10: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse, written by Phil and Kaja Foglio; art by Phil Foglio; colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
  • Grandville Mon Amour, by Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse)
  • Schlock Mercenary: Massively Parallel, written and illustrated by Howard Tayler; colors by Howard Tayler and Travis Walton (Hypernode)
  • The Unwritten, Volume 2: Inside Man, written by Mike Carey; illustrated by Peter Gross (Vertigo)

Best Editor, Short Form Anthologies and Magazines in RTF/PDF/EPUB/MOBI formats

  • John Joseph Adams
  • Stanley Schmidt
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Gordon Van Gelder
  • Sheila Williams

Best Editor, Long Form List of works

  • Lou Anders
  • Ginjer Buchanan
  • Moshe Feder
  • Liz Gorinsky
  • Nick Mamatas
  • Beth Meacham
  • Juliet Ulman

Best Professional Artist JPG format

  • Daniel Dos Santos
  • Bob Eggleton
  • Stephan Martiniere
  • John Picacio
  • Shaun Tan

Best Semiprozine PDF format

  • Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke, Cheryl Morgan, Sean Wallace; podcast directed by Kate Baker
  • Interzone, edited by Andy Cox
  • Lightspeed, edited by John Joseph Adams
  • Locus, edited by Liza Groen Trombi and Kirsten Gong-Wong
  • Weird Tales, edited by Ann VanderMeer and Stephen H. Segal

Best Fanzine

  • Banana Wings, edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer - PDF
  • Challenger, edited by Guy H. Lillian III - PDF
  • The Drink Tank, edited by Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon - PDF
  • File 770, edited by Mike Glyer - PDF
  • StarShipSofa, edited by Tony C. Smith - MP3

Best Fan Writer RTF/PDF format

  • James Bacon
  • Claire Brialey
  • Christopher J Garcia
  • James Nicoll
  • Steven H Silver

Best Fan Artist JPG format

  • Brad W. Foster
  • Randall Munroe
  • Maurine Starkey
  • Steve Stiles
  • Taral Wayne

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer PDF/RTF/EPUB/MOBI formats
Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2009 or 2010, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo Award).

  • Saladin Ahmed
  • Lauren Beukes
  • Larry Correia
  • Lev Grossman
  • Dan Wells

Note: All Campbell finalists are in their 2nd year of eligibility.

The Hugo Voter Packet will be available online until July 31, the end of the voting period. A Supporting Membership for Renovation (getting you access to the packet, and eligibility to vote on the Hugos and the Campbell) is USD$50. How many eBooks could you ordinarily get for that kind of money?

Hey, if you’ve already thrown some money the way of shawtygotskillz, Dorian or kiriamaya and you’ve still got $50 burning a hole in your pocket, you could do worse than spend it on the year’s best sci-fi.

SF Signal » FINALISTS: 2011 Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award (w/ Free Fiction Links) »

Several Hugo-nominated works are available to read online, and SF Signal helpfully provides the links:

BEST NOVELLA
BEST NOVELETTE
BEST SHORT STORY
  • Amaryllis" by Carrie Vaughn (Lightspeed, June 2010)
  • "For Want of a Nail" by Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s, September 2010)
  • Ponies" by Kij Johnson (Tor.com, November 17, 2010)
  • The Things" by Peter Watts (Clarkesworld, January 2010)
BEST SEMIPROZINE
  • Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke, Cheryl Morgan, Sean Wallace; podcast directed by Kate Baker
  • Interzone, edited by Andy Cox
  • Lightspeed, edited by John Joseph Adams
  • Locus, edited by Liza Groen Trombi and Kirsten Gong-Wong
  • Weird Tales, edited by Ann VanderMeer and Stephen H. Segal