Sunday, August 10, 2008

Hugo Awards 2008

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The Hugo Award Winners for 2008 just came in:

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  • BEST NOVEL: "The Yiddish Policeman's Union" by Michael Chabon (HarperCollins, Fourth Estate)
  • BEST NOVELLA: "All Seated on the Ground" by Connie Willis (Asimov's Dec. 2007, Subterranean Press)
  • BEST NOVELETTE: "The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" by Ted Chiang (F&SF Sept. 2007) [our review]
  • BEST SHORT STORY: "Tideline" by Elizabeth Bear (Asimov's June 2007)
  • BEST RELATED BOOK: "Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction" by Jeff Prucher (Oxford University Press)
  • BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM: "Stardust" Written by Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman Directed by Matthew Vaughn (Paramount Pictures)
  • BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM: Doctor Who "Blink" Written by Stephen Moffat Directed by Hettie Macdonald (BBC)
  • BEST PROFESSIONAL EDITOR, SHORT FORM: Gordon Van Gelder
  • BEST PROFESSIONAL EDITOR, LONG FORM: David G. Hartwell
  • BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST: Stephan Martiniere
  • BEST SEMIPROZINE: Locus
  • BEST FANZINE: File 770 edited by Mike Glyer
  • BEST FAN ARTIST: Brad Foster
  • JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER: Mary Robinette Kowal
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Congrats' to all the winners!

3 Comments:

Trin said...

Hmmph, my guesses were all wrong. I guess I'll have to read this Yiddish Policemen stuff, it must be good if it beat Brasyl ... and I don't even know who that Kowal lady is :S At least Stardust got it! It's a sweet movie. :)

BlindMan said...

I heaven't read neither Brasyl nor Yiddish... But judging by the "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" the latter could be a great book. If Chabon tried a BIT harder than he did for Kavalier & Clay it could even be a GREAT book.
K&C won him a Pulitzer prize in 2001 and it's a good book although with some quite average parts. If memory serves me well either 3/4 or the last 1/4 of the book is really nothing special, but... it's been a while since I've read it.
I hope to get around reading "The Yiddish Policeman's Union" also.

ThRiNiDiR said...

Among the winners I've only read Chiang's novelette and I enjoyed it; it's funny that you mention that Chabon has his ups and downs in a novel, because Wert from the Wertzone came to the same conclusion about Yiddish (it's just that the boring parts that contrasted the totally awesome parts of the book made him put the book down).

 

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