Eisner Award Winners

The winners of the Eisner Awards, given for excellence in comic books, were announced fat Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 25.

  • Best Short Story: “Untitled,” by Gilbert Hernandez, in Love and Rockets: New Stories #6
  • Best Single Issue (or One-Shot): Hawkeye #11: “Pizza Is My Business,” by Matt Fraction and David Aja
  • Best Continuing Series: Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  • Best New Series: Sex Criminals, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
  • Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7): Itty Bitty Hellboy, by Art Baltazar and Franco
  • Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12): The Adventures of Superhero Girl, by Faith Erin Hicks
  • Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17): Battling Boy, by Paul Pope
  • Best Humor Publication: Vader’s Little Princess, by Jeffrey Brown
  • Best Anthology: Dark Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson
  • Best Digital/Webcomic: The Oatmeal, by Matthew Inman
  • Best Reality-Based Work: The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson, and Kyle Baker
  • Best Graphic Album—New: The Property, by Rutu Modan
  • Best Graphic Album—Reprint: RASL, by Jeff Smith
  • Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips: Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips, vol. 1, edited by Dean Mullaney
  • Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books: Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier
  • Best U.S. Edition of International Material: Goddam This War!, by Jacques Tardi and Jean-Pierre Verney
  • Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia: The Mysterious Underground Men, by Osamu Tezuka
  • Best Writer: Brian K. Vaughan, Saga
  • Best Writer/Artist: Jaime Hernandez, Love and Rockets New Stories #6
  • Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: Sean Murphy, The Wake
  • Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art): Fiona Staples, Saga
  • Best Cover Artist: David Aja, Hawkeye
  • Best Coloring: Jordie Bellaire, The Manhattan Projects, Nowhere Men, Pretty Deadly, Zero, The Massive, Tom Strong, X-Files Season 10, Captain Marvel, Journey into Mystery, Numbercruncher Quantum and Woody
  • Best Lettering: Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground
  • Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism: >Comic Book Resources, produced by Jonah Weiland
  • Best Comics-Related Book: Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth, by Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell
  • Best Scholarly/Academic Work: Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation, edited by Sheena C. Howard and Ronald L. Jackson II
  • Best Publication Design: Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth, designed by Dean Mullaney
  • Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award: Joe Field
  • Hall of Fame: Orrin C. Evans, Irwin Hasen, Sheldon Moldoff, Hayao Miyazaki, Alan Moore, Bernie Wrightson
  • Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing: Robert Kanigher, Bill Mantlo, Jack Mendelsohn
  • Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award: Aaron Conley
  • Spirit Retailer Award: All Star Comics (Melbourne, Australia), Legends Comics and Coffee (Omaha, NE)

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Prometheus Winners

The winners of the Prometheus Award, given for libertarian science fiction, have been announced. The awards will be presented at LonCon 3, this year’s worldcon, in London the weekend of August 14-18. Vinge will receive his award at a separate presentation at Conjecture/ConChord the weekend of October 10-12.

  • Best Novel: (tie) Homeland, by Cory Doctorow; Nexus, by Ramez Naam
  • Hall of Fame Award: Falling Free, by Lois McMaster Bujold (1999)
  • Special Prometheus Award: Leslie Fish, author-filksinger, for the combination of her 2013 novella, “Tower of Horses,” and her filk song, “The Horsetamer’s Daughter.”
  • Special Prometheus Lifetime Achievement Award: Vernor Vinge

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Prometheus Nominations

This year’s nominees for the Prometheus Award and the Hall of Fame Award have been announced. The awards are presented by the Libertarian Futurist Society and winners will be announced in August at Loncon 3, which will be held in London.

Prometheus Awards

  • Homeland, by Cory Doctorow
  • A Few Good Men, by Sarah Hoyt
  • Crux, by Ramez Naam
  • Nexus, by Ramez Naam
  • Brilliance, by Marcus Sakey

Hall of Fame

  • “Sam Hall,” by Poul Anderson
  • Falling Free, by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman,” by Harlan Ellison
  • Courtship Rite, by Donald Kingsbury
  • “As Easy as A.B.C.,” by Rudyard Kipling

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Vernor Vinge

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Heinlein Considered for Hall of Fame

The Missouri State House is running an internet poll for inductees into the Missouri Hall of Fame. Science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein is one of the ten names up for consideration. The list includes politicians, artists, golfers, musicians, doctors, and suffragettes. The Missouri Hall of Fame was begun in 1982 with the induction of Mark Twain. In 2012, three individuals were inducted into the Hall. Inductees are represented by a bust in the Missouri Capitol.

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Prometheus Nominations

This year’s nominees for the Prometheus Award and the Hall of Fame Award have been announced. The awards are presented by the Libertarian Futurist Society and winners will be announced in August at LoneStarCon 3, which will be held in San Antonio, Texas.

Prometheus Awards

  • Arctic Rising, by Tobias Buckell
  • The Unincorporated Future, by Dani and Eytan Kollin
  • Pirate Cinema, by Cory Doctorow
  • Darkship Renegades, by Sarah Hoyt
  • Kill Decision, by Daniel Suarez

Hall of Fame

  • “Sam Hall,” by Poul Anderson
  • Falling Free, by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman,” by Harlan Ellison
  • Courtship Rite, by Donald Kingsbury
  • “As Easy as A.B.C.,” by Rudyard Kipling
  • Cryptonomicon, by Neil Stephenson

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First Fandom Nominees

Members of First Fandom have until June 1 to vote on the inductees into the Hall of Fame. First Fandom was founded in 1959 to connect those who had been in fandom prior to 1938. Its membership has since expanded with various classes of member. The Sam Moskowitz Award is presented for excellence in science fiction collecting. The winners will be announced at Chicon 7.

First Fandom Hall of Fame Award

  • Ray Bradbury
  • Larry Farsace
  • Claude Held
  • Jack Robins

First Fandom Posthumous Hall of Fame Award

  • Rusty Hevelin

Sam Moskowitz Archive Award

  • Donn Albright

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2011 Science Fiction Hall of Fame Class

Four new members will be inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, housed at the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, Washington. The induction ceremony will take place as part of the Science Fiction Awards Weekend, to be held June 24-26, 2011.

  • Vincent Di Fate
  • Gardner Dozois
  • Harlan Ellison
  • Moebius

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Prometheus Hall of Fame Nominees

The Libertarian Futurist Society has announced the nominees for this year’s Prometheus Hall of Fame Awards, given to novels or stories which reflect the ideals of Libertarians. The award, along with the Prometheus Best Novel Award, will be presented at Renovation, this year’s Worldcon, in Reno, Nevada.

  • “The Machine Stops,” by E. M. Forster (1909)
  • “As Easy as A.B.C.,” by Rudyard Kipling (1912)
  • Animal Farm, by George Orwell (1945)
  • “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman,” by Harlan Ellison (1965)
  • Falling Free, by Lois McMaster Bujold (1988)

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Filk Hall of Fame Inductees

Erica Neely and Frank Hayes were inducted into the Filk Hall of Fame at FilkOntario on April 4, 2009.

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2009 Hall of Fame Inductees

The Science Fiction Museum has announced the inductees for the class of 2009. This year’s class will be inducted the weekend of June 26 at the Seattle museum. This year’s inductees include Connie Willis, Michael Whelan, Frank R. Paul, and Edward L. Ferman.

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