Hugo Nominees

The 2011 Hugo nominees were announced on April 24. This year’s winners will be announced at this year’s Worldcon, Renovation in Reno, Nevada the weekend of August 17-21

Best Novel

  • Cryoburn, by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Feed, by Mira Grant
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, by N.K. Jemisin
  • The Dervish House, by Ian McDonald
  • Blackout/All Clear, by Connie Willis

Best Novella

  • The Lifecycle of Software Objects, by Ted Chiang
  • “The Maiden Flight of McCauley’s Bellerophon,” by Elizabeth Hand
  • “The Sultan of the Clouds,” by Geoffrey A. Landis
  • “Troika,” by Alastair Reynolds
  • “The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen’s Window,” by Rachel Swirsky

Best Novelette

  • “The Jaguar House, in Shadow,” by Aliette de Bodard
  • “Plus or Minus,” by James Patrick Kelly
  • “Eight Miles,” by Sean McMullen
  • “The Emperor of Mars,” by Allen M. Steele
  • “That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made,” by Eric James Stone

Best Short Story
Only four short stories received more than 5% of the nominating votes, which is why there is no fifth nomination in this category, per section 3.8.5 of the WSFS Constitution.

  • “Ponies,” by Kij Johnson
  • “For Want of a Nail,” by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • “Amaryllis,” by Carrie Vaughn
  • “The Things,” by Peter Watts

Best Related Work

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

Best Graphic Story

  • The Unwritten, Vol. 2: Inside Man, by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross
  • Girl Genius, Volume 10: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse, by Phil & Kaja Foglio; art by Phil Foglio
  • Grandville Mon Amour, by Bryan Talbot
  • Schlock Mercenary: Massively Parallel, by Howard Tayler
  • Fables: Witches, by Bill Willingham; art by Mark Buckingham

Best Dramatic Presentation: Long

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Inception
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Toy Story 3

Best Dramatic Presentation: Short

  • Doctor Who: “A Christmas Carol”
  • Doctor Who: “The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang”
  • Doctor Who: “Vincent and the Doctor”
  • Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury
  • The Lost Thing

Best Professional Editor: Long Form

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

Best Professional Editor: Short Form

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

Best Professional Artist

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

Best Semiprozine

  • Clarkesworld
  • Interzone
  • Lightspeed
  • Locus
  • Weird Tales

Best Fanzine

  • Banana Wings
  • Challenger
  • The Drink Tank
  • File 770
  • StarShipSofa

Best Fan Writer

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

Best Fan Artist

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

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (Not a Hugo Award)
All nominees are in their second year of eligibility

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

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Renovation Offers Reno College Rate

Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held from August 17-21, 2011, has announced it will offer a discount of $30 off the full attending rate or $10 off the day rate to adult students and faculty at three colleges located in Reno. The schools include University of Nevada, Reno, Truckee Meadows Community College, and Western Nevada College. Students must be enrolled as of August 17. The offer only applies to students and faculty who are more than 21. Students under 21 can take advantage of Renovation’s Young Adult membership rates.

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Renovation Rate Increase

Renovation, this year’s Worldcon to be held in Reno, Nevada from August 17-21, has announced a rate increase effective March 1. The new rates will be:

  • Full Adult Attending membership rates will increase from $180 to $195
  • Converting a Supporting membership to an Attending membership will be $145
  • Friend of the Reno Bid Conversion from Supporting to Attending will be $105
  • The Family Rate (2 adults plus 2 or more dependent children) will increase to $480.

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Atlantis Sells Out

Renovation, this year’s Worldcon, has announced that their room block at the Atlantis Hotel has sold out all 400 rooms on the first day of booking. Renovation notes that there are plenty of rooms available in the Peppermill and Marriott Courtyard.

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TAFF Race Underway

TAFF Administrators Steve Green and Brian & Anne Gray have announced this year’s slate of four candidates vying for the westbound trip from Europe to North America. The winner will attend Renovation, the 2011 Worldcon in Reno, Nevada. Anyone active in fandom may vote through March 12, 2011.

  • Graham Charnock, nominated by Harry Bell, Sandra Bond, Rich Coad, Mike Meara, and Robert Lichtman;
  • John Coxon, nominated by James Bacon, Claire Brialey, Chris Garcia, Dave Langford, and Steve
  • Liam Proven, nominated by Bridget Bradshaw, Lillian Edwards, Nic Farey, Lloyd Penney, and James Shields; and
  • Paul Treadway, nominated by Vincent Docherty, Fran Dowd, Mike Glyer, Tim Illingworth, and Maureen Kincaid Speller.

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Renovation Hugo Base Design Competition

Renovation has announced its competition for the 2011 Hugo Award base design. Artists are asked to submit their designs no later than January 1, 2011. The winner will receive a full attending membership to the convention, $250 cash, and a chance to describe the base at the beginning fo the Hugo ceremonies.

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Renovation Adds Special Guest

Renovation, the 2011 Worldcon, has announced that Bill Willingham has been added as a special guest. Willingham is the creative force behind the graphic novels Fables and Jack of Fables. He has also worked on Justice Society and Angel. Willingham got his start doing illustrations for TSR’s Advanced Dungeons and Dragons line in the 1980s, including the cover for Against the Giants and interior illustrations.

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Renovation Film Festival

Renovation, the 2011 Worldcon, has announced that they will sponsoring an independent/fan film festival. The festival will be run by Nat Saenz. Films will be accepted in the following categories: Trailers, Short Film (under 10 minutes), Short Films (under 30 minutes), and Feature Films (over 30 minutes). All films must be appropriate for all ages audiences, must be accompanied by the official entry form and US$20.

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