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Thursday 29 March 2007

Hugo and Campbell Awards Nominations

Nippon 2007, the 65th World Science Fiction Convention to be held in Yokohama, Japan, August 30 - September 3, 2007, has released nominations for this year's Hugo Awards, and for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. This year's Hugos include for the first time two categories for best editor, short form and long form.

The listing here is alphabetical first by title, then by nominee. Links on nominees' names are to their entries in the Index of Nominees sections of the Locus Index to Science Fiction Awards.

  • Blindsight, Peter Watts (Tor)
  • Eifelheim, Michael Flynn (Tor)
  • Glasshouse, Charles Stross (Ace)
  • His Majesty's Dragon, Naomi Novik (Ballantine Del Rey; Voyager as Temeraire)
  • Rainbows End, Vernor Vinge (Tor)
  • "A Billion Eves", Robert Reed (Asimov's Oct/Nov 2006)
  • "Inclination", William Shunn (Asimov's Apr/May 2006)
  • Julian: A Christmas Story, Robert Charles Wilson (PS Publishing)
  • "Lord Weary's Empire", Michael Swanwick (Asimov's Dec 2006)
  • "The Walls of the Universe", Paul Melko (Asimov's Apr/May 2006)
  • "All the Things You Are", Mike Resnick (Jim Baen's Universe Oct 2006)
  • "Dawn, and Sunset, and the Colours of the Earth", Michael F. Flynn (Asimov's Oct/Nov 2006)
  • "The Djinn's Wife", Ian McDonald (Asimov's Jul 2006)
  • "Pol Pot's Beautiful Daughter (Fantasy)", Geoff Ryman (F&SF Oct 2006)
  • "Yellow Card Man", Paolo Bacigalupi (Asimov's Dec 2006)
  • "Eight Episodes", Robert Reed (Asimov's Jun 2006)
  • "The House Beyond Your Sky", Benjamin Rosenbaum (Strange Horizons Sep 2006)
  • "How to Talk to Girls at Parties", Neil Gaiman (Fragile Things)
  • "Impossible Dreams", Tim Pratt (Asimov's Jul 2006)
  • "Kin", Bruce McAllister (Asimov's Feb 2006)
  • About Writing: Seven Essays, Four Letters, and Five Interviews, Samuel R. Delany (Wesleyan University Press)
  • Cover Story: The Art of John Picacio, John Picacio (MonkeyBrain Books)
  • Heinlein's Children: The Juveniles, Joseph T. Major (Advent: Publishing)
  • James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon, Julie Phillips (St. Martin's)
  • Worldcon Guest of Honor Speeches, Mike Resnick & Joe Siclari, eds. (ISFiC)
  • Children of Men (Screenplay by Alfonso Cuaron and Timothy J. Sexton. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron. Universal Pictures)
  • Pan's Labyrinth (Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro. Directed by Guillermo del Toro. Picturehouse)
  • The Prestige (Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Touchstone Pictures.)
  • A Scanner Darkly (Screenplay by Richard Linklater. Directed by Richard Linklater. Warner Independent Pictures.)
  • V for Vendetta (Screenplay by Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski. Directed by James McTeigue. Warner Bros.)
  • Battlestar Galactica: "Downloaded" (Writers Bradley Thompson and David Weddle. Directed by Jeff Woolnough. NBC Universal/British Sky.)
  • Doctor Who: "School Reunion" (Written by Toby Whithouse. Directed by James Hawes. BBC Wales/BBC1.)
  • Doctor Who: "Army of Ghosts and Doomsday" (Written by Russell T. Davies. Directed by Graeme Harper. BBC Wales/BBC1.)
  • Doctor Who: "Girl in the Fireplace" (Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Euros Lyn. BBC Wales/BBC1.)
  • Stargate SG-1: "200" (Written by Brad Wright, Robert C. Cooper, Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie, Carl Binder, Martin Gero, and Alan McCullough. Directed by Martin Wood. Double Secret Productions/NBC Universal.)
  • Gardner Dozois (The Year’s Best Science Fiction)
  • David G. Hartwell (Year’s Best SF / New York Review of Science Fiction)
  • Stanley Schmidt (Analog)
  • Gordon Van Gelder (F&SF)
  • Sheila Williams (Asimov's)
  • Lou Anders (Pyr)
  • James Patrick Baen (Baen)
  • Ginjer Buchanan (Ace)
  • David G. Hartwell (Tor)
  • Patrick Nielsen Hayden (Tor)
  • Bob Eggleton
  • Donato Giancola
  • Stephan Martiniere
  • John Jude Palencar
  • John Picacio
  • Ansible, Dave Langford
  • Interzone, Andy Cox
  • Lady Churchhill's Rosebud Wristlet, Gavin Grant & Kelly Link
  • Locus, Charles N. Brown, Kirsten Gong-Wong & Liza Groen Trombi
  • The New York Review of Science Fiction, Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell & Kevin J. Maroney
  • Banana Wings, Claire Brialey & Mark Plummer
  • Challenger, Guy H. Lillian III
  • The Drink Tank, Chris Garcia
  • Plokta, Alison Scott, Steve Davies & Mike Scott
  • Science-Fiction Five-Yearly, Lee Hoffman, Geri Sullivan & Randy Byers
  • Chris Garcia
  • John Hertz
  • Dave Langford
  • John Scalzi
  • Steven H Silver
  • Brad W. Foster
  • Teddy Harvia
  • Sue Mason
  • Steve Stiles
  • Frank Wu
  • John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer [Not a Hugo]

  • Scott Lynch (first year of eligibility)
  • Sarah Monette (second year of eligibility)
  • Naomi Novik (first year of eligibility)
  • Brandon Sanderson (second year of eligibility)
  • Lawrence M. Schoen (second year of eligibility)

  • First-time Hugo nominees this year are Geoff Ryman, John Jude Palencar, Julie Phillips, Tim Pratt, Naomi Novik, Lou Anders, Ginjer Buchanan, Peter Watts, Joe Siclari, Gavin J. Grant, Geri Sullivan, Lee Hoffman, William Shunn, and Paul Melko.

    Two of this year's Best Novel nominees, Peter Watts and Naomi Novik, are first-time nominees. Vernor Vinge has 8 previous Hugo nominations and has won 4 times, twice in this category, for A Fire Upon the Deep in 1993 and A Deepness in the Sky in 2000. Charles Stross also has 8 previous nominations, and has now been nominated four times consecutively in the novel category, for Singularity Sky, Iron Sunrise, Accelerando, and now Glasshouse; Stross won the award for novella "The Concrete Jungle" in 2005. Michael Flynn has four Hugo nominations before this year, when he is nominated in both the novel and novelette categories; he has never won.

    Two of the Best Novella finalists are also first-time Hugo nominees, Melko and Shunn, while Michael Swanwick has 20 previous nominations and has won 5 times, all in the short story and novelette categories. Robert Reed has 5 previous nominations, with 2 this year, and has never won; Robert Charles Wilson has 5 previous nominations, and won last year for novel Spin.

    Only Mike Resnick of the Best Novelette nominees has ever won a Hugo, with 28 previous nominations and 2 more this year, and 5 wins in the three short fiction categories, including novelette "The Manamouki" in 1991. Geoff Ryman is a first-time nominee this year in any category; Paolo Bacigalupi has 2 previous nominations, Michael F. Flynn 4, Ian McDonald 2.

    Best Short Story nominee Neil Gaiman has won 3 Hugos out of 4 previous nominations, most recently for short story "A Study in Emerald" in 2004. Tim Pratt is a first-time Hugo nominee this year, while Bruce McAllister has 1 previous nomination, Robert Reed 5 (with 2 this year), Benjamin Rosenbaum 1.

    Best Related Book nominees Julie Phillips and Joe Siclari are a first-time Hugo nominees this year. Samuel R. Delany has 10 previous nominations and 2 wins, one for nonfiction The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village 1957-1965 in 1989. Among Mike Resnick's previous nominations are two in this category, while Joseph T. Major has 2 previous nominations as fan writer, in 1996 and 1998, and John Picacio has 2 previous nominations and one more this year in the Best Artist category.

    The two categories for editor, Editor, Short Form and Editor, Long Form, provide Lou Anders and Ginjer Buchanan with their first Hugo nominations. All the other candidates in these categories have previous nominations, though only Gardner Dozois and David G. Hartwell have ever won -- Dozois, 15 times, and Hartwell, once, last year.

    John Jude Palencar is a first-time nominee in the Best Artist category. Other nominees include perennial favorite Bob Eggleton, with 25 previous nominations and 9 wins, 8 of them in this category. Donato Giancola has 8 previous nominations, and won in this category in last year. John Picacio and Stephan Martiniere have 3 and 1 previous nominations respectively; neither has won a Hugo.

    Best Semiprozine nominees include first-time nominee Gavin Grant, whose co-editor Kelly Link has 2 previous nominations, in fiction categories, and 1 win, for novelette "The Faery Handbag" in 2005. Veterans Charles N. Brown and Dave Langford have dozens of previous nominations apiece and currently tie, at 27, for the most number of Hugo wins by anyone. Langford has a chance this year to break the tie, with nominations both in this category and for best fan writer.

    Best Fanzine nominee Plokta won the past two years and has six earlier nominations. Challenger has now 8 consecutive nominations for Guy H. Lillian III, but has never won.

    Best Fan Writer nominee David Langford has been nominated in this category every year since 1979, and has won in this category every year since 1989. John Scalzi was nominated last year for best novel; this is his first nomination in this category.

    Best Fan Artist nominees Brad W. Foster and Teddy Harvia each have 18 previous nominations, with 5 and 4 wins respectively. Sue Mason and Frank Wu have 2 previous wins in this category, while Steve Stiles has 6 previous nominations and no wins.


    Links on authors' names in the listing above are to their entries in the Index of Nominees sections of the Locus Index to Science Fiction Awards.

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