Hugo Awards nomination deadline
Still snowed under, but I did want to make sure this was out there as people were filling out their ballots…
Hugo nominations deadline is on March 10th; I’ve already put up an awards recommendation post (and supplementary recs here). But since the Hugos include non-fiction categories, I thought I’d add a few more recommendations in that direction:
Both the World SF Blog and Europa SF have done a great job of taking SF past the Western Anglophone bias that still dominates the field: Europa SF is mainly focused on Europe whereas the scope of the World SF blog is a bit larger. Both have interesting and varied features, and I think their nominations would add diversity to the field.
Best Fan Writer:
Abigail Nussbaum and Aishwarya Subramanian are two blogs I read regularly. They both write fiercely intelligent, detailed posts on genre (and non-genre) books, and have led me to many an unsuspected treasure.
(btw, because people have asked: yup, On a Red Station, Drifting is eligible for the Best Novella Hugo; if you’re a Hugo or Nebula voter and you’re interested in reading it, contact me–for Nebula voters, it’s in the SFWA forums as part of the Nebula Awards voting packet).
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“if you’re a Hugo or Nebula voter and you’re interested in reading it, contact me”
Oh! I’d *love* to read On a Red Station, Drifting in time for my Hugo nominations. What should I do?
In fact, when I backed the World SF Travel Fund I was expecting to receive On a Red Station, Drifting before the deadline, but since they haven’t talked about sending the rewards yet, I had lost all hope of being able to read it in time.
Also, I don’t know if you’re still looking for novella recommendations, but I’ve read some that I think that are very good:
* The Longest Fall, Liu Cixin
* Adrift on the Sea of Rains, Ian Sales
* The Emperor’s Soul, Brandon Sanderson
* The Boolean Gate, Walter Jon Williams
There are other excellent stories by Liu Cixin (Mountain, Taking Care of God, The Wandering Earth) but I think that they are, in fact, novelettes (though the word count is, in some cases, very close to the category boundary).
@Odo: since I have your email, I’ll send it to you tonight 🙂
(oh, and thank you for the recs! I’ll see if I can get hold of at least some of these before the deadline)
Thanks! Really looking forward to reading your novella. And hope you like the recs!
Miquel Codony (@Qdony)
I’m an Hugo voter (you can find my name (Miquel Codony Bodas) as supporting member for the las WorldCon in Chicago here: http://www.chicon.org/membership-list.php#Bo) and I would really love to read _On a Red Station, Drifting_ before the nominations. Do I understand that you are willing to forward it?
I would review it at my blog as well 🙂 I’m looking forward to read it, I’m sure it will be really interesting.
The one I’m really looking forward to read (that one I have already waiting for me) is _Servant of the Underworld_. Odo has told me amazing things about that one.
Best wishes and thanks.