Rosny-Aîné Award Winners

The winners of the Rosny-Aîné Award were announced at Nemo 2014, the French National Science Fiction Convention, in Amiens, the weekend of August 21.

  • Novel: Bastard, by Yal Ayerdhal
  • Short Story: “L’Opéra de Shaya, by Sylvie Lainé
  • Prix Cyrano:Philippe Caza (pseudonym of Philippe Cazaumayou) for his work as an artist

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Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire Winners

The Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire were presented at Maison de l’Imaginaire du festival Étonnants Voyageurs in Saint-Malo, France on May 24. The award was created in 1974 and foreign language awards have been presented since 1992.

  • Francophone Novel: Aucun homme n’est une île, by Christophe Lambert
  • Foreign Novel: La Grande Route du Nord, by Peter F. Hamilton (UK)
  • Francophone Short Story: “L’Opéra de Shaya,” by Sylvie Lainé
  • Foreign Short Story: “La Fille-flûte et autres fragments de futurs brisés ,” by Paolo Bacigalupi (USA)
  • Young Adult Francophone Novel: La Seconde vie de d’Artagnan, by Jean-Luc Marcastel
  • Foreign Young Adult Novel: Miss Peregrine et les enfants particuliers, by Ransom Riggs (USA)
  • Jacques Chambon Award for Translation: Marie Surgers for Intrabasses , by Jeff Noon
  • Wojtek Siudmak Award for Illustration: Aurélien Police for the collection of his covers from 2014, in particular L’Éducation de Stony Mayhall, by Daryl Gregory and Notre île sombre, by Christopher Priest
  • Essay: “Super-héros, une histoire française ,” by Xavier Fournier
  • Special Award: Richard Comballot for his memoirs on the Imagination including his collection of interviews Clameurs

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Hugo Nominations Motions Pass

Both 4 in 6 and EPH passed their initial motion at the Sunday business meeting at Sasquan. Both will need to pass again next year at MidAmeriCon II to go into effect for Worldcon 75 in Helsinki. 4 in 6 limits the number of nominees to four, with six items making the ballot in each category. EPH weights nominating votes. Both motions were made in an attempt to limit the efficacy of slates in future years. EPH passed with a vote of 186-62 and 4 in 6 passed by a margin of 4 votes.

Sasquan Committee Awards

Jay Lake and Julian May were both awarded special committee awards by Sasquan. Jay Lake, a much beloved Portland area author, died after a lengthy battle with cancer that he chronicled, on June 1, 2014. Julian May, who lives in the Seattle area, was the chair of TASFiC, the tenth Worldcon, in Chicago, and the author of numerous novels.

Hugo Awards

The Hugo Awards were presented at Sasquan on the evening of August 22.

  • Best Novel: The Three Body Problem, by Cixin Liu; Ken Liu translator
  • Best Novella: No Award
  • Best Novelette: “The Day the World Turned Upside Down,” by Thomas Olde Heuvelt; Lia Belt translator
  • Best Short Story: No Award
  • Best Related Work: No Award
  • Best Graphic Story: Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal, written by G. Willow Wilson, illustrated by Adrian Alphona and Jake Wyatt
  • Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: Guardians of the Galaxy, written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman, directed by James Gunn
  • Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: Orphan Black: “By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried,” written by Graham Manson, directed by John Fawcett
  • Best Editor, Short Form: No Award
  • Best Editor, Long Form: No Award
  • Best Professional Artist: Julie Dillon
  • Best Semiprozine: Lightspeed Magazine< edited by John Joseph Adams, Stefan Rudnicki, Rich Horton, Wendy N. Wagner, and Christie Yant
  • Best Fanzine: Journey Planet, edited by James Bacon, Christopher J Garcia, Colin Harris, Alissa McKersie, and Helen J. Montgomery
  • Best Fancast: Galactic Suburbia Podcast, by Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts (Presenters) and Andrew Finch (Producer)
  • Best Fan Writer: Laura J. Mixon
  • Best Fan Artist: Elizabeth Leggett
  • John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (Not a Hugo): Wesley Chu

Yalow Wins Big Heart

Ben Yalow received the Big Heart Award from Sasquan on August 22 at the Hugo Ceremony. Yalow has worked on most worldcons in either an active or advisory role and has never stinted offering advice based on his long years of convention running or hotel liaising.

Golden Duck Awards

The winners of the Golden Duck Awards were announced at Sasquan. Normally announced at DucKon, this year’s announcement was postponed when DucKon was cancelled. The Golden Duck Awards, presented by SuperConDuckTivity, are selected by a jury of parents, teachers, and librarians and honor children’s and YA science fiction literature.

  • Picture Book: Max Goes to the Space Station: A Science Adventure with Max the Dog, by Jeffrey Bennett, illustrated by Michael Carroll
  • Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grade: Ambassador, by William Alexander
  • Hal Clement Award for Young Adult: Expiration Day, by William Campbell Powell

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Pegasus Nominees

The finalists for the 2014 Pegasus Award have been announced. On-line voting is open to anyone with an interest in the filk community until October 18. The winners will be announced at Ohio Valley Filk Festival the weekend of October 23-25.

Best Filk Song

  • “Being Watson,” by Kari Maaren
  • “Child of the Library,” by Piers & Gill Cawley
  • “My Story Is Not Done,” by Seanan McGuire
  • “Pageant Legend,” by Katy Dröge-Macdonald /Ju Honisch
  • “Somebody Will,” by Ada Palmer

Best Classic Filk Song

  • “Before The Dawn,” by Mike Whitaker
  • “Captain Jack & the Mermaid,” by Meg Davis
  • “Die Puppen (The Dolls),” by Eva Van Daele-Hunt
  • “Following in Valentina’s Footsteps,” by Valerie Housden
  • “Ship Of Stone,” by Don Simpson

Best Performer

  • Jeff and Maya Bohnhoff
  • The Cast of “Before the Dawn” at Loncon 2014
  • Playing Rapunzel
  • Three-Fifths
  • Twotonic

Best Writer/Composer

  • Barry Childs-Helton
  • W. Randy Hoffman
  • Kari Maaren
  • Eva Van Daele-Hunt

Best Adapted Song

  • “Be Our GoH,” by Tom Smith
  • “Come to Mordor,” by Jeff Bohnhoff
  • “Grabthar’s Silver Hammer,” by Steve Macdonald
  • “Meat,” by Kathleen Sloan
  • “Threes Rev. 1.1,” by Duane Elms

Best Time-Related Song

  • “Gabriel Gray’s Song,” by Batya Wittenberg
  • “The Grandfather Clock,” by Cecilia Eng
  • “One Last Dance,” by Bill Roper
  • “Precious Moments,” by Phil Allcock
  • “Starlight & Saxophone,” by Tom Smith

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Chesley Award Winners

The Chesley Awards, for artwork produced in 2014, were presented at Sasquan on the afternoon of August 20. The awards are presented by ASFA.

  • Best Cover Illustration / Hardcover
: Julie Dillon for Shadows Beneath: The Writing Excuses Anthology, edited by Brandon Sanderson
  • Best Cover Illustration – Paperback
: Raoul Vitale for Nebula Awards Showcase 2014, edited by Kij Johnson
  • Best Cover Illustration – Magazine: Julie Dillon for Analog, April 2014
  • Best Interior Illustration: 
Anna Balbusso and Elena Balbusso for “Ekaterina and the Firebird,” by Abra Staffin-Wiebe; Tor.com, January 2014
  • Best Color Work – Unpublished
: Michael C. Hayes, Alegretto oils
  • Best Monochrome Work – Unpublished: 
Allen Williams for “Sphynx” graphite
  • Best Three-Dimensional Art
: Dan Chudzinski for The Mudpuppy, resin & mixed media
  • Best Gaming Related Illustration: Peter Mohrbacher for Pharika, God of Affliction Magic card, Journey into Nyx; WotC, May 2014
  • Best Product Illustration: 
Donato Giancola for George R.R. Martin Song of Ice and Fire 2015 calendar, Bantam, 2014
  • Best Art Director
: Irene Gallo, Tor & Tor.com
  • Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award
: John Harris

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Sidewise Award Winners

The Sidewise Awards for Alternate History winners have been announced ahead of Sasquan. Due to the inability of any of the judges to attend Sasquan, the decision was made to cancel the presentation at the convention and announce the winners prior to the con.

  • Short Form: “The Long Haul: From the Annals of Transportation, The Pacific Monthly, May 2009,” by Ken Liu
  • Long Form: The Enemy Within by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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