Apr. 7th, 2012

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For about 8 weeks this past winter I was reading for Hugo Nominees. Based on the ballot that came out today my reading was not in vein.

Best Novel
Among Others, Jo Walton (Tor) [read, nominated]

Best Novella
“Kiss Me Twice”, Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s) [read, nominated]
“The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary”, Ken Liu (Panverse 3) [read, nominated]
Silently and Very Fast, Catherynne M. Valente (WSFA) [read, nominated]

Best Novelette
“Fields of Gold”, Rachel Swirsky (Eclipse Four) [read]
“Six Months, Three Days”, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor.com) [read]

Best Short Story
“The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees”, E. Lily Yu (Clarkesworld) [read, nominated]
“Movement”, Nancy Fulda (Asimov’s) [read, nominated]
“The Paper Menagerie”, Ken Liu (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction) [read, nominated]

Best Related Work
Wicked Girls (CD), Seanan McGuire [listened]
Writing Excuses, Season 6 (podcast series), Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Howard Tayler, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Jordan Sanderson [listened]

Best Graphic Story
Digger, by Ursula Vernon (Sofawolf Press) [read]
Schlock Mercenary: Force Multiplication, written and illustrated by Howard Tayler, colors by Travis Walton (The Tayler Corporation) [read, nominated]

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
Hugo, screenplay by John Logan; directed by Martin Scorsese (Paramount) [watched, nominated]

Best Semiprozine
Lightspeed, edited by John Joseph Adams [read]

Best Fan Artist
Randall Munroe [nominated]

The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
Mur Lafferty [read, nominated]
E. Lily Yu [read]

While I am glad that so many things I know were nominated, I find I am also glad that there is more reading for me to do.


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