The finalists for the 2012 Nebula Awards have been announced
(list with free fiction links here
), but there's still another two weeks to get in nominations for the 2013 Hugo Awards
. However, for those works not fiting the regular award categories Tim Pratt and other science fiction writers, fans and interested parties on Twitter have been suggesting #FakeHugoAwardCategories
. io9 collects some of the best.
for the 2012 Hugo Award
were announced over the weekend. Nominees include Metafilter's own jscalzi
(who will also be the host for this year's Hugo Awards ceremony) for the beginning of his
epic fantasy trilogy April Fool's
joke The Shadow War of the Night Dragons, Book One: The Dead City (Prologue)
. One record being set this year is Mira Grant's
- aka Seanan McGuire
's - nominations: she is the first woman to have four Hugo nominations in a single year. [more inside]
by Peter Watts
), winner of this years Hugo Award
for Best Novelette. An audio version
is available over at StarShipSofa (previously
), itself a Hugo recipient.
The recently announced 2010 Hugo awards nominations
include a semi-regular mefite appearance
, a fanzine nomination for a podcast (previously
) and, under Best Graphic Story, a nomination for Captain Britain And MI13
by occasional Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell
- a title which, um, Marvel have already canceled
. Oops. Still, you can read the first two issues of the nominated story online for free
Due to a rewording of the rules
Science Fiction podcast StarShipSofa (previously
) could be eligible for a Hugo award
. Meanwhile the current episode
features The Gambler (text version here
), a story by Paolo Bacigalupi
- best known as the author of The Windup Girl
, one of TIME Magazine's ten books of the year
("Not just science fiction, mind, but fiction, generally") and almost certainly a favorite for the Hugo's best novel category.
OK, this whole Harry Potter thing - while completely out of proportion to any real value in the books - has up till now been pointless but essentially harmless. But wasting a Hugo Award on this crap?!
To quote (oh, I don't know, some Clinton-hating Republican): "Where's the outrage?!"