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Saturday 26 March 2005

Hugo and Campbell Awards Nominations

Interaction, the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention to be held in Glasgow, August 4-8, 2005, has released nominations for this year's Hugo Awards, and for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

  • The Algebraist, Iain M. Banks (Orbit)
  • Iron Council, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK)
  • Iron Sunrise, Charles Stross (Ace)
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury)
  • River of Gods, Ian McDonald (Simon & Schuster UK)
  • "The Concrete Jungle", Charles Stross (The Atrocity Archives, Golden Gryphon Press)
  • "Elector", Charles Stross (Asimov's Sep 2004)
  • "Sergeant Chip", Bradley Denton (F&SF Sep 2004)
  • "Time Ablaze", Michael A. Burstein (Analog Jun 2004)
  • "Winterfair Gifts", Lois McMaster Bujold (Irresistible Forces, NAL)
  • "Biographical Notes to ‘A Discourse on the Nature of Causality, with Air-Planes’ by Benjamin Rosenbaum", Benjamin Rosenbaum (All-Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories, Wheatland Press)
  • "The Clapping Hands of God", Michael F. Flynn (Analog Jul/Aug 2004)
  • "The Faery Handbag", Kelly Link (The Faery Reel, Viking)
  • "The People of Sand and Slag", Paolo Bacigalupi (F&SF Feb 2004)
  • "The Voluntary State", Christopher Rowe (Sci Fiction 5 May 2004)
  • "The Best Christmas Ever", James Patrick Kelly (Sci Fiction 26 May 2004)
  • "Decisions", Michael A. Burstein (Analog Jan/Feb 2004)
  • "A Princess of Earth", Mike Resnick (Asimov's Dec 2004)
  • "Shed Skin", Robert J. Sawyer (Analog Jan/Feb 2004)
  • "Travels with My Cats", Mike Resnick (Asimov's Feb 2004)
  • The Best of Xero, Pat & Dick Lupoff (Tachyon Publications)
  • The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction, Edward James & Farah Mendlesohn, eds. (Cambridge University Press)
  • Dancing Naked: The Unexpurgated William Tenn, William Tenn (NESFA Press)
  • Futures: 50 Years in Space: The Challenge of the Stars, David A. Hardy & Patrick Moore (AAPPL; Harper Design International)
  • With Stars in My Eyes: My Adventures in British Fandom, Peter Weston (NESFA Press)
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Focus Features; Story by Charlie Kaufman & Michael Gondry & Pierre Bismuth; Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman; Directed by Michael Gondry)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Warner Brothers; Written by Steve Kloves; Based on the novel by J.K. Rowling; Directed by Alfonso Cuarón)
  • The Incredibles (Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios; Written & Directed by Brad Bird)
  • Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow (Paramount Pictures; Written & Directed by Kerry Conran)
  • Spider-Man 2 (Sony Pictures Entertainment / Columbia Pictures; Screen Story by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar and Michael Chabon; Screenplay by Alvin Sargent; Based on the comic book by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko; Directed by Sam Raimi)
  • Angel: "Not Fade Away" (20th Century Fox Television / Mutant Enemy; Written by Jeffrey Bell & Joss Whedon; Directed by Jeffrey Bell)
  • Angel: "Smile Time" (20th Century Fox Television / Mutant Enemy; Story by Joss Whedon & Ben Edlund; Teleplay by Ben Edlund; Directed by Ben Edlund)
  • Battlestar Galactica: "33" (NBC Universal Television / The Sci Fi Channel; Written by Ronald D. Moore; Directed by Michael Rymer)
  • Lost: "Pilot Episode" (Touchstone Television / Bad Robot; Story by Jeffrey Lieber and J.J. Abrams & Damon Lindelof; Teleplay by J.J. Abrams & Damon Lindelof; Directed by: J.J. Abrams)
  • Stargate SG-1: "Heroes Part I & 2" (MGM Television / The Sci Fi Channel; Written by Robert C. Cooper; Directed by Andy Mikita)
  • Ellen Datlow
  • Gardner Dozois
  • David G. Hartwell
  • Stanley Schmidt
  • Gordon Van Gelder
  • Jim Burns
  • Bob Eggleton
  • Frank Kelly Freas
  • Donato Giancola
  • John Picacio
  • Ansible, David Langford, ed.
  • Interzone, David Pringle & Andy Cox, eds.
  • Locus, Charles N. Brown, ed.
  • The New York Review of Science Fiction, Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell & Kevin J. Maroney, eds.
  • The Third Alternative, Andy Cox, ed.
  • Banana Wings, Claire Brialey & Mark Plummer, eds.
  • Challenger, Guy H. Lillian III, ed.
  • Chunga, Randy Byers, Andy Hooper & Carl Juarez, eds.
  • Emerald City, Cheryl Morgan, ed.
  • Plokta, Alison Scott, Steve Davies & Mike Scott, eds.
  • Claire Brialey
  • Bob Devney
  • David Langford
  • Cheryl Morgan
  • Steven H Silver
  • Brad Foster
  • Teddy Harvia
  • Sue Mason
  • Steve Stiles
  • Frank Wu
  • eFanzines (, Bill Burns, ed.
  • Emerald City (, Cheryl Morgan, ed.
  • Locus Online (, Mark R. Kelly, ed.
  • Sci Fiction (, Ellen Datlow, ed.; Craig Engler, general manager
  • Strange Horizons (, Susan Marie Groppi, editor-in-chief
  • John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer [Not a Hugo]

  • Elizabeth Bear (second year of eligibility)
  • K. J. Bishop (second year of eligibility)
  • David Moles (second year of eligibility)
  • Chris Roberson (second year of eligibility)
  • Steph Swainston (first year of eligibility)
  • Two people this year have three nominations each on the final ballot: Charles Stross and Cheryl Morgan.

    Three of this year's best novel nominees have never before been nominated for a Hugo Award: Iain M. Banks, Susanna Clarke, and Ian McDonald. In the novelette category, all but Michael F. Flynn are first-time nominees this year. Of all the nominees in the four fiction categories, only four have previously won Hugos: Lois McMaster Bujold, James Patrick Kelly, Mike Resnick, and Robert J. Sawyer.

    In other categories, William Tenn, Patrick Moore, John Picacio, Claire Brialey, Mark Plummer, Randy Byers, Carl Juarez, Bill Burns, and Susan Marie Groppi receive their first Hugo nominations this year.

    All of this year's Best Novel nominees are British, and two of the nominated books, by Banks and McDonald, have not yet been published in the US. (Banks' novel will be published in the US by Night Shade Books in September; McDonald's novel has been acquired by Pyr for early 2006 publication.) China Miéville has been nominated twice before, Charles Stross 4 times before; neither has ever won.

    Best Novella nominee Lois McMaster Bujold has 9 previous Hugo nominations, and has won 5 times, including last year for best novel Paladin of Souls. Bradley Denton has 2 previous nominations, Michael A. Burstein, 6 previous nominations.

    Of the Best Novelette nominees, only Michael F. Flynn has been previously nominated for a Hugo. He has 3 previous nominations (all in the novella category).

    Four of this year's Best Short Story nominations are by past Hugo winners: James Patrick Kelly, with 6 previous nominations and 2 wins, Mike Resnick, with 25 previous nominations, 4 wins, and 2 nominations in this category this year, and Robert J. Sawyer, with 8 previous nominations and 1 win.

    In the Best Related Book category, Pat & Dick Lupoff won the Hugo in 1963 for their fanzine Xero; this year's nomination is for The Best of Xero. Peter Weston received 4 nominations from 1965 to 1971 for fanzines variously titled Zenith, Zenith Speculation, and Speculation.

    Nominees in the Best Editor category this year are exactly the same as the past two year's nominees; in both cases, Gardner Dozois won. Ellen Datlow won in this category once, in 2002. The other three nominees are the record holders for the most nominations by anyone without ever having won a Hugo: Hartwell, with 29 previous nominations; Schmidt, with 26; and Van Gelder, with 13.

    In the Best Professional Artist category, Burns, Eggleton, Freas, and Giancola have all been on the ballot together since 2001. Jim Burns has won twice before, in 1987 and 1995, and has a total of 12 previous nominations. Bob Eggleton has won this category 8 times over the past 11 years (and has a win in the Related Book category), with a total of 23 previous nominations. Frank Kelly Freas, who died earlier this year, has 25 previous nominations and 10 wins, from 1955 to 1976. Donato Giancola has been nominated each of the past 6 years, and has never won.

    All nominees in the Semiprozine category have previously been nominated, and the category includes the top two record holders for most number of Hugo wins: Charles N. Brown, with 41 previous nominations and 26 wins, and David Langford, with 43 previous nominations and 24 wins. David Pringle has 19 previous nominations, and won for Interzone ten years ago in Glasgow. Kathrym Cramer has 12 previous nominations, Kevin J. Maroney 8, both for The New York Review of Science Fiction; co-editor Hartwell, mentioned above, has 29 previous nominations. Andy Cox has one previous nomination, last year for The Third Alternative.

    Best Fanzine nominations include last year's winner, Emerald City. Challenger has been nominated each of the past 5 years; editor Lillian also has 2 earlier nominations for fan writer, and has never won. Plokta has been nominated each of the past 6 years, and has never won. Banana Wings and Chunga are first time nominees.

    Fan Writer nominee David Langford has won this category 18 times, including the past 16 years consecutively. Bob Devney has been nominated in each of the past 7 years; Steven H Silver has 4 previous nominations, from 2000 to 2003 consecutively; Cheryl Morgan was a nominee last year. Claire Brialey is a first-time nominee.

    Fan Artist nominees are identical to those last year and the year before. Mason won in 2003, Wu in 2004. Brad Foster has 16 previous nominations and 5 wins from 1987 to 1994; Teddy Harvia has 16 previous nominations and 4 wins from 1991 to 2002; Steve Stiles has 4 previous nominations, and no wins. Sue Mason has been nominated each of the past 4 years, with 1 win; Frank Wu has been nominated each of the past 3 years, with 1 win.

    Only two of this year's Best Web Site nominees are the same as the nominees in 2002, the only other time the category has been included: Locus Online and Strange Horizons (whose editor in 2002 was Mary Anne Mohanraj). was a 2002 nominee, while this year the fiction component of that site, Sci Fiction, is nominated instead. The other two nominees in 2002 were SF Site and Tangent Online. Cheryl Morgan's Emerald City achieves the probably unprecedented feat of achieving two nominations for the same content in different formats.


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