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Friday 19 April 2002

Hugo Awards Nominations

ConJose, the World Science Fiction Convention to be held August 29 - Sept. 2, 2002, in San Jose, California, has announced nominations for this year's Hugo Awards and for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

  • American Gods, Neil Gaiman (Morrow)
  • The Chronoliths, Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)
  • Cosmonaut Keep, Ken MacLeod (Orbit UK, 2000; Tor)
  • The Curse of Chalion, Lois McMaster Bujold (Eos)
  • Passage, Connie Willis (Bantam)
  • Perdido Street Station, China Miéville (Macmillan UK, 2000; Del Rey)
  • "The Chief Designer", Andy Duncan (Asimov's Jun 2001)
  • "The Diamond Pit", Jack Dann (Jubilee, Voyager Australia; F&SF Jun 2001)
  • "Fast Times at Fairmont High", Vernor Vinge (The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge, Tor)
  • "May Be Some Time", Brenda W. Clough (Analog Apr 2001)
  • "Stealing Alabama", Allen Steele (Asimov's Jan 2001)
  • "The Days Between", Allen Steele (Asimov's Mar 2001)
  • "Hell Is the Absence of God", Ted Chiang (Starlight 3, Tor)
  • "Lobsters", Charles Stross (Asimov's Jun 2001)
  • "The Return of Spring", Shane Tourtellotte (Analog Nov 2001)
  • "Undone", James Patrick Kelly (Asimov's Jun 2001)
  • "The Bones of the Earth", Ursula K. Le Guin (Tales from Earthsea, Harcourt)
  • "The Dog Said Bow-Wow", Michael Swanwick (Asimov's Oct/Nov 2001)
  • "The Ghost Pit", Stephen Baxter (Asimov's Jul 2001)
  • "Old MacDonald Had a Farm", Mike Resnick (Asimov's Sep 2001)
  • "Spaceships", Michael A. Burstein (Analog Jun 2001)
  • The Art of Chesley Bonestell, Ron Miller & Frederick C. Durant III (Paper Tiger)
  • The Art of Richard Powers, Jane Frank (Paper Tiger)
  • Being Gardner Dozois, Michael Swanwick (Old Earth Books)
  • I Have This Nifty Idea...Now What Do I Do With It?, Mike Resnick (Wildside Press)
  • J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century, Tom Shippey (HarperCollins UK, 2000; Houghton Mifflin)
  • Meditations on Middle-Earth, Karen Haber, ed. (St. Martin's)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: "Once More, With Feeling" (Fox Television Studios/Mutant Enemy, Inc.; Written & Directed by Joss Whedon. Joss Whedon and Marti Noxon, Executive Producers.)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (1492 Pictures/Heyday Films/Warner Bros.; Directed by Chris Columbus; Screenplay by Steven Kloves; David Heyman, Producer; Michael Barthan, Chris Columbus, Duncan Henderson & Mark Radcliff, Executive Producers.)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (New Line Cinema/The Saul Zaentz Company/WingNut Films; Directed by Peter Jackson; Screenplay by Fran Walsh & Phillipa Boyens & Peter Jackson; Peter Jackson, Barrie M. Osborne and Tim Sanders, Producers; Michael Lynne, Mark Ordesky, Robert Shaye, Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein, Executive Producers.)
  • Monsters, Inc. (Pixar Animation Studios/Walt Disney Pictures; Directed by Pete Docter, David Silverman and Lee Unkrich. Story by Jill Culton, Peter Docter, Ralph Eggleston and Jeff Pidgeon. Darla K. Anderson, Producer. John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton, Executive Producers.)
  • Shrek (DreamWorks SKG/Pacific Data Images; Directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson. Written by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Joe Stillman and Roger S.H. Schulman. Jeffrey Katzenberg, Aron Warner and John H. Williams, Producers. Penney Finkelman Cox and Sandra Rabins, Executive Producers.)
  • Ellen Datlow
  • Gardner Dozois
  • Patrick Nielsen Hayden
  • Stanley Schmidt
  • Gordon Van Gelder
  • Jim Burns
  • Bob Eggleton
  • Frank Kelly Freas
  • Donato Giancola
  • Michael Whelan
  • Absolute Magnitude, Warren Lapine, ed.
  • Interzone, David Pringle, ed.
  • Locus, Charles N. Brown, ed.
  • The New York Review of Science Fiction, Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell & Kevin J. Maroney, eds.
  • Speculations, edited by Susan Fry, published by Kent Brewster
  • Ansible, Dave Langford, ed.
  • Challenger, Guy Lillian III, ed.
  • File 770, Mike Glyer, ed.
  • Mimosa, Richard & Nicki Lynch, ed.
  • Plokta, Alison Scott, Steve Davies & Mike Scott, eds.
  • Jeff Berkwits
  • Bob Devney
  • John L. Flynn
  • Mike Glyer
  • Dave Langford
  • Steven H Silver
  • Sheryl Birkhead
  • Brad Foster
  • Teddy Harvia
  • Sue Mason
  • Frank Wu
  • Locus Online (, Mark R. Kelly, editor/webmaster
  • (, Craig Engler, general manager
  • SF Site (, Rodger Turner, publisher/managing editor
  • Strange Horizons (, Mary Anne Mohanraj, editor-in-chief
  • Tangent Online (, Dave Truesdale, senior editor; Tobias Buckell, webmaster
  • Tobias S. Buckell (2nd year of eligibility)
  • Alexander C. Irvine (2nd year of eligibility)
  • Wen Spencer (1st year of eligibility)
  • Jo Walton (2nd year of eligibility)
  • Ken Wharton (1st year of eligibility)
  • Three categories have six nominees due to two-way ties for fifth place.

    A total of 626 people cast Hugo Nominating ballots this year. 371 were cast electronically through the ConJose website.

    This year's Hugo Awards include a special one-time category for Best Web Site. All are first-time Hugo nominees, except for Dave Truesdale, who received three nominations for the print version of Tangent, from 1997 to 1999.

    Three books on this year's ballot, the novels by Ken MacLeod and China Miéville and the related book by Tom Shippey, were published in the UK in 2000, but were eligible for this year's awards due to a resolution passed by last year's World Science Fiction Society business meeting extending eligibility to works published outside the US before 2001 and first published in the US in 2001. (A similar resolution applied to last year's Hugo Awards, and an amendment to the Hugo rules concerning such extensions is pending.)

    First-time Hugo nominees this year include China Miéville, Jack Dann, Brenda W. Clough, Shane Tourtellotte, Charles Stross, Karen Haber, and Tom Shippey.

    David G. Hartwell and Stanley Schmidt, who lead all others in cumulative Hugo nominations without ever having won, this year receive their 25th and 24th nominations, respectively.

    Among this year's nominees are 8 of the top 11 most frequent Hugo winners: Brown, Dozois, Eggleton, Freas, Glyer, Langford, Whelan, and Willis. (The Locus Index to Science Fiction Awards includes the following Hugo records and statistics:

    This year's top categories include a mix of frequent-winners and first-time nominees.

    • In the novel category, nominees Willis and Bujold have previously won Hugos for best novel; Wilson and MacLeod have previous novel nominations.
    • Novella nominee Allen Steele has won the category twice before. Of the others, only Vinge has a previous novella nomination.
    • Novelette nominee James Patrick Kelly has won the category twice before. Steele has three previous novelette nominations, Chiang two.
    • All of this year's short story nominees have been previously nominated in this category. Three of them have won: Resnick twice, Le Guin once, and Swanwick twice. The other two, Baxter and Burstein, have previous nominations (both including last year).
    • None of the Related Book nominees have previously won in the category, and only Ron Miller and Mike Resnick have been previously nominated (Resnick just last year).

    As usual, nominations in several other categories change little from year to year.

    • This year's five professional artist nominees are the same as last year's (and all but Giancola have won the award before, multiple times).
    • Four of the professional editor nominees are the same: Patrick Nielsen Hayden's nomination this year replaces David G. Hartwell's on last year's ballot. (In this category, among current nominees, only Dozois has ever won a Hugo Award.)
    • Four of the semiprozine nominees are the same: Science Fiction Chronicle was on last year's ballot, but this year exceeded the 10,000 circulation requirement for the category and was ineligible, allowing, coincidentally, another Warren Lapine magazine, Absolute Magnitude, to make this year's ballot. Both Locus and Interzone have previously won this category.
    • Ansible returns to the fanzine category this year after one year off, taking STET's place last year. The other four nominees are the same as last year. Ansible, File 770, and Mimosa have previously won the category; the other two nominees have not.
    • Two of this year's fan writers are first-time nominees, Jeff Berkwits and John L. Flynn. The other four on this year's ballot were also nominated last year (along with Evelyn C. Leeper). Langford and Glyer have previously won in this category.
    • Four of the fan artist nominees are the same as last year; first-time nominee Frank Wu takes Taral Wayne's place. Foster and Harvia have previously won in this category.

    Three of the fifteen short fiction nominees are from a single magazine issue, the June 2001 issue of Asimov's. Altogether, 8 of the 15 were published in Asimov's, 3 in Analog, 1 in F&SF, leaving 3 with only book publication.

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