Finalists for the 2012 Hugo Awards

The finalists for the 2012 Hugo Awards have just been announced. Once again, many thanks to those who voted for me! =) As I told GRRM and many other people over the years, I don't think I'll ever make the final ballot. But it's nice to know that some people feel I deserve it!

Here's a list of the nominees:

Best Novel

- Among Others by Jo Walton (Tor)
- A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)
- Deadline by Mira Grant (Orbit)
- Embassytown by China Miéville (Macmillan / Del Rey)
- Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey (Orbit)

Best Novella

- Countdown by Mira Grant (Orbit)
- “The Ice Owl” by Carolyn Ives Gilman (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction November/December 2011)
- “Kiss Me Twice” by Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s June 2011)
- “The Man Who Bridged the Mist” by Kij Johnson (Asimov’s September/October 2011)
- “The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary” by Ken Liu (Panverse 3)
- Silently and Very Fast by Catherynne M. Valente (WSFA)

Best Novelette

- “The Copenhagen Interpretation” by Paul Cornell (Asimov’s July 2011)
- “Fields of Gold” by Rachel Swirsky (Eclipse Four)
- “Ray of Light” by Brad R. Torgersen (Analog December 2011)
- “Six Months, Three Days” by Charlie Jane Anders (
- “What We Found” by Geoff Ryman (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction March/April 2011)

Best Short Story

- “The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees” by E. Lily Yu (Clarkesworld April 2011)
- “The Homecoming” by Mike Resnick (Asimov’s April/May 2011)
- “Movement” by Nancy Fulda (Asimov’s March 2011)
- “The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction March/April 2011)
- “Shadow War of the Night Dragons: Book One: The Dead City: Prologue” by John Scalzi (

Best Related Work

- The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Third Edition edited by John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls, and Graham Sleight (Gollancz)
- Jar Jar Binks Must Die… and Other Observations about Science Fiction Movies by Daniel M. Kimmel (Fantastic Books)
- The Steampunk Bible: An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature by Jeff VanderMeer and S. J. Chambers (Abrams Image)
- Wicked Girls by Seanan McGuire
- Writing Excuses, Season 6 by Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Howard Tayler, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Jordan Sanderson

Best Graphic Story

- Digger by Ursula Vernon (Sofawolf Press)
- Fables Vol 15: Rose Red by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham (Vertigo)
- Locke & Key Volume 4, Keys to the Kingdom written by Joe Hill, illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
- Schlock Mercenary: Force Multiplication written and illustrated by Howard Tayler, colors by Travis Walton (The Tayler Corporation)
- The Unwritten (Volume 4): Leviathan created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross. Written by Mike Carey, illustrated by Peter Gross (Vertigo)

Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form)

- Captain America: The First Avenger, screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephan McFeely, directed by Joe Johnston (Marvel)
- Game of Thrones (Season 1), created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss; written by David Benioff, D. B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman, Jane Espenson, and George R. R. Martin; directed by Brian Kirk, Daniel Minahan, Tim van Patten, and Alan Taylor (HBO)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, screenplay by Steve Kloves; directed by David Yates (Warner Bros.)
- Hugo, screenplay by John Logan; directed by Martin Scorsese (Paramount)
- Source Code, screenplay by Ben Ripley; directed by Duncan Jones (Vendome Pictures)

Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form)

- “The Doctor’s Wife” (Doctor Who), written by Neil Gaiman; directed by Richard Clark (BBC Wales)
- “The Drink Tank’s Hugo Acceptance Speech,” Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon (Renovation)
- “The Girl Who Waited” (Doctor Who), written by Tom MacRae; directed by Nick Hurran (BBC Wales)
- “A Good Man Goes to War” (Doctor Who), written by Steven Moffat; directed by Peter Hoar (BBC Wales)
- “Remedial Chaos Theory” (Community), written by Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna; directed by Jeff Melman (NBC)

Best Semiprozine

- Apex Magazine edited by Catherynne M. Valente, Lynne M. Thomas, and Jason Sizemore
- Interzone edited by Andy Cox
- Lightspeed edited by John Joseph Adams
- Locus edited by Liza Groen Trombi, Kirsten Gong-Wong, et al.
- New York Review of Science Fiction edited by David G. Hartwell, Kevin J. Maroney, Kris Dikeman, and Avram Grumer

Best Fanzine

- Banana Wings edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
- The Drink Tank edited by James Bacon and Christopher J Garcia
- File 770 edited by Mike Glyer
- Journey Planet edited by James Bacon, Christopher J Garcia, et al.
- SF Signal edited by John DeNardo

Best Fancast

- The Coode Street Podcast, Jonathan Strahan & Gary K. Wolfe
- Galactic Suburbia Podcast, Alisa Krasnostein, Alex Pierce, and Tansy Rayner Roberts (presenters) and Andrew Finch (producer)
- SF Signal Podcast, John DeNardo and JP Frantz, produced by Patrick Hester
- SF Squeecast, Lynne M. Thomas, Seanan McGuire, Paul Cornell, Elizabeth Bear, and Catherynne M. Valente
- StarShipSofa, Tony C. Smith

Best Professional Editor — Long Form

- Lou Anders
- Liz Gorinsky
- Anne Lesley Groell
- Patrick Nielsen Hayden
- Betsy Wollheim

Best Professional Editor — Short Form

- John Joseph Adams
- Neil Clarke
- Stanley Schmidt
- Jonathan Strahan
- Sheila Williams

Best Professional Artist

- Dan dos Santos
- Bob Eggleton
- Michael Komarck
- Stephan Martiniere
- John Picacio

Best Fan Artist

- Brad W. Foster
- Randall Munroe
- Spring Schoenhuth
- Maurine Starkey
- Steve Stiles
- Taral Wayne

Best Fan Writer

- James Bacon
- Claire Brialey
- Christopher J Garcia
- Jim C. Hines
- Steven H Silver

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

- Mur Lafferty
- Stina Leicht
- Karen Lord
- Brad R. Torgersen
- E. Lily Yu

10 commentaires:

Chris M said...

Here's hoping George wins this time! (even though SoS was a better book) :)

Anonymous said...

What Chris M said.

Anonymous said...

It would be embarrassing if ADWD won. It would make the award seem like a popularity contest. Books 1-3 of ASOIAF was great, but ADWD isn’t it the same class. 1000 pages of wheel spinning, followed by cheap cliff hangers.

Anonymous said...

Everybody always focuses on the novels and ignores the rest, and I can't entirely blame them, but I feel the need to point out that the Scalzi nominee for best short story was an April Fool's joke!

If you don't think that's ridiculous yet, just go ahead and read the first sentence of Scalzi's story here:

And if you still don't find it ridiculous, check out Scalzi's reaction to the nomination here:

I love Scalzi, but a hugo nomination?!? If this wins, I may kill myself from laughing too hard...

Shane said...

I'm a little sad that Ready Player One by Ernest Cline wasn't nominated.

Elfy said...

I voted for Ready Player One and it didn't make the shortlist, so I share your disappointment, Shane. In fact nothing I voted for in the Best Novel category did.

R.J. said...

Martin nominated is laughable. I mean the same year saw The Crippled God and The Heroes. Both much much stronger than Martin's turtle stew.

amysrevenge said...

It's a red-letter year - I've actually read one of the nominated novels, and seen two (2!) of the nominated films.

Anonymous said...

Should have been the Heroes.

Anonymous said...

Leviathan Wakes was a fantastic book. Can't wait for the next one in the series.