There Hugo again

There Hugo again

There Hugo again

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March 20 2009 10:30 AM

There Hugo again

Well, nuts. I just found out that Death from the Skies! did not garner a Hugo nomination. Oh well. I have more books up my brain. Thanks to everyone who voted for it.

But My Close Personal Friend John Scalzi™ got three noms! Whoa.

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The books that did get the nod in the category I would have blown away the competition in are:

Best Related Book

  • Rhetorics of Fantasy by Farah Mendlesohn (Wesleyan University Press)
  • Spectrum 15: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art by Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner, eds. (Underwood Books)
  • The Vorkosigan Companion: The Universe of Lois McMaster Bujold by Lillian Stewart Carl & John Helfers, eds. (Baen)
  • What It Is We Do When We Read Science Fiction by Paul Kincaid (Beccon Publications)
  • Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008 by John Scalzi (Subterranean Press)

Wait, what's that last one?


I mean, congrats John! Go eat some bacon. You deserve it.

Also, Doctor Who got two nominations for "Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form": "Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead" and "Turn Left". Wow, that's a tough choice. But those are both up against "Dr. Horrible", so we'll see how that goes.