Hugo Nominations Announced

AussieCon4 has announced the nominations for the 2010 Hugo Awards. Members of AussieCon4 are eligible to vote for the awards by 31 July 2010. As in recent years, AussieCon4 is planning to release a voters packet of the nominated works. A total of 864 ballots were cast.

Best Novel

  • Boneshaker, by Cherie Priest
  • The City & The City, by China Miéville
  • Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America, by Robert Charles Wilson
  • Palimpsest, by Catherynne M. Valente
  • Wake, by Robert J. Sawyer
  • The Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi

Best Novella

  • “Act One,” by Nancy Kress
  • The God Engines, by John Scalzi
  • “Palimpsest,” by Charles Stross
  • Shambling Towards Hiroshima, by James Morrow
  • “Vishnu at the Cat Circus,” by Ian McDonald
  • The Women of Nell Gwynne’s, by Kage Baker

Best Novelette

  • “Eros, Philia, Agape,” by Rachel Swirsky
  • “The Island,” by Peter Watts
  • “It Takes Two,” by Nicola Griffith
  • “One of Our Bastards is Missing,” by Paul Cornell
  • “Overtime,” by Charles Stross
  • “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast,” by Eugie Foster

Best Short Story

  • “The Bride of Frankenstein,” by Mike Resnick
  • “Bridesicle,” by Will McIntosh
  • “The Moment,” by Lawrence M. Schoen
  • “Non-Zero Probabilities,” by N.K. Jemisin
  • “Spar,” by Kij Johnson

Best Related Work

  • Canary Fever: Reviews, by John Clute
  • Hope-In-The-Mist: The Extraordinary Career and Mysterious Life of Hope Mirrlees, by Michael Swanwick
  • The Inter-Galactic Playground: A Critical Study of Children’s and Teens’ Science Fiction, by Farah Mendlesohn
  • On Joanna Russ, edited by Farah Mendlesohn
  • The Secret Feminist Cabal: A Cultural History of SF Feminisms, by Helen Merrick
  • This is Me, Jack Vance! (Or, More Properly, This is “I”), by Jack Vance

Best Graphic Story

  • Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? , Written by Neil Gaiman; Pencilled by Andy Kubert; Inked by Scott Williams
  • Captain Britain And MI13. Volume 3: Vampire State Written, by Paul Cornell; Pencilled by Leonard Kirk with Mike Collins, Adrian Alphona and Ardian Syaf
  • Fables Vol 12: The Dark Ages Written, by Bill Willingham; Pencilled by Mark Buckingham; Art by Peter Gross & Andrew Pepoy, Michael Allred, David Hahn; Colour by Lee Loughridge & Laura Allred; Letters by Todd Klein
  • Girl Genius, Volume 9: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm Written, by Kaja and Phil Foglio; Art by Phil Foglio; Colours by Cheyenne Wright
  • Schlock Mercenary: The Longshoreman of the Apocalypse Written, and Illustrated by Howard Tayler

Best Dramatic Presentation – Long Form

  • Avatar, Screenplay and Directed by James Cameron
  • District 9, Screenplay by Neill Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell; Directed by Neill Blomkamp
  • Moon, Screenplay by Nathan Parker; Story by Duncan Jones; Directed by Duncan Jones
  • Star Trek, Screenplay by Robert Orci & Alex Kurtzman; Directed by J.J. Abrams
  • Up, Screenplay by Bob Peterson & Pete Docter; Story by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, & Thomas McCarthy; Directed by Bob Peterson & Pete Docter

Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form

  • Doctor Who: “The Next Doctor,” Written by Russell T Davies; Directed by Andy Goddard
  • Doctor Who: “Planet of the Dead,” Written by Russell T Davies & Gareth Roberts; Directed by James Strong
  • Doctor Who: “The Waters of Mars,” Written by Russell T Davies & Phil Ford; Directed by Graeme Harper
  • Dollhouse,: “Epitaph 1,” Story by Joss Whedon; Written by Maurissa Tancharoen & Jed Whedon; Directed by David Solomon
  • FlashForward: “No More Good Days,” Written by Brannon Braga & David S. Goyer; Directed by David S. Goyer; based on the novel by Robert J. Sawyer

Best Editor, Long Form

  • Lou Anders
  • Ginjer Buchanan
  • Liz Gorinsky
  • Patrick Nielsen Hayden
  • Juliet Ulman

Best Editor, Short Form

  • Ellen Datlow
  • Stanley Schmidt
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Gordon Van Gelder
  • Sheila Williams

Best Professional Artist

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

Best Semiprozine

  • Ansible, edited by David Langford
  • Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke, Sean Wallace, & Cheryl Morgan
  • Interzone, edited by Andy Cox
  • Locus, edited by Charles N. Brown, Kirsten Gong-Wong, & Liza Groen Trombi
  • Weird Tales, edited by Ann VanderMeer & Stephen H. Segal

Best Fan Writer

  • Claire Brialey
  • Christopher J Garcia
  • James Nicoll
  • Lloyd Penney
  • Frederik Pohl

Best Fanzine

  • Argentus, edited by Steven H Silver
  • Banana Wings, edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
  • CHALLENGER, edited by Guy H. Lillian III
  • Drink Tank, edited by Christopher J Garcia, with guest editor James Bacon
  • File 770, edited by Mike Glyer
  • StarShipSofa, edited by Tony C. Smith

Best Fan Artist

  • Brad W. Foster
  • Dave Howell
  • Sue Mason
  • Steve Stiles
  • Taral Wayne

The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (Not a Hugo Award)

  • Saladin Ahmed
  • Gail Carriger
  • Felix Gilman *
  • Seanan McGuire
  • Lezli Robyn *

* Second year of eligibility

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Dick Award Winner

C.L. Anderson’s novel Bitter Angels won this year’s Philip K. Dick Award, presented at Norwescon. The Philip K. Dick Award honors books published originally in paperback (mass market or trade), and is selected by a panel of judges which included Daniel Abraham, Eileen Gunn, Karen Hellekson, Elaine Isaak, and Marc Laidlaw. The judges also gave a special citation award to Ian McDonald for his book Cyberabad Days. Next year’s judges have been announced as William Barton, Andy Duncan, Bruce McAllister, Melinda M. Snodgrass, and David Walton.

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London In 2014

London has launched a bid to host the Worldcon in 2014. A London Worldcon would be held 14-18 August in the new International Convention Centre, part of the London Docklands. London has hosted two previous Worldcons, most recently in 1965. The vote for the 2014 Worldcon will take place at the 2012 Worldcon.

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Pictish Language Found

Scientists have determined that a series of highly stylized engravings on rocks, previously believed to be art rock is in fact the lost language of the Picts. The team which made the discovery, led by Rob Lee, has not yet been able to translate any of the engravings.

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