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Old 08-21-2011, 02:44 AM   #1
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2011 Hugo Award Winners

Presented at Renovation, the 69th World SF Convention, in Reno, Nevada. The ceremony was streamed live over UStream, and a feed went to Dragoncon, which is taking place at the same time.

2011 Hugo Award Winners

2100 valid voting ballots were counted, 2086 electronic and 14 by postal mail.

Best Novel (1813 ballots)
Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis (Ballantine Spectra)

Best Novella (1467 ballots)
The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang (Subterranean)

Best Novelette (1469 ballots)
“The Emperor of Mars” by Allen M. Steele (Asimov’s, June 2010)

Best Short Story (1597 ballots)
“For Want of a Nail” by Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s, September 2010)

Best Related Work (1220 ballots)
Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea (Mad Norwegian)

Best Graphic Story (1263 ballots)
Girl Genius, Volume 10: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse, written by Phil and Kaja Foglio; art by Phil Foglio; colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form (1755 ballots)
Inception, written and directed by Christopher Nolan (Warner)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form (1466 ballots)
Doctor Who: “The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang,” written by Steven Moffat; directed by Toby Haynes (BBC Wales)

Best Editor, Short Form (983 ballots)
Sheila Williams

Best Editor, Long Form (898 ballots)
Lou Anders

Best Professional Artist (1304 ballots)
Shaun Tan

Best Semiprozine (1112 ballots)
Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke, Cheryl Morgan, Sean Wallace; podcast directed by Kate Baker

Best Fanzine (870 ballots)
The Drink Tank, edited by Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon

Best Fan Writer (814 ballots)
Claire Brialey

Best Fan Artist (993 ballots)
Brad W. Foster

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (1138 ballots)
Lev Grossman

The winners of these categories are first-time Hugo winners:

Best Short Story
Best Related Work
Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
Best Editor, Long Form
Best Semiprozine (Baker only)
Best Fanzine
Best Fan Writer

Of the 23 named people in Hugo winning categories, 9 are female and 14 male.

A PDF with the nominations and final ballot statisitcs is here:
http://www.renovationsf.org/download...hugo-stats.pdf
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Pleased to see Connie Willis win. Great writer!
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Pleased to see Connie Willis win. Great writer!
Robert Silverberg has teamed with Connie at previous Worldcons to present the Best Novel award, and they have a shtick they've evolved where they drag things out to heighten the suspense and make the nominees squirm even more. Connie was on the ballot this year, so Bob did the presentation solo. He announced the the traditional turning of the screws had never been his idea, and he wasn't going to inflict it on the nominees this year...and then proceeded to do so in a droll and hilarious manner.

It was quite fitting to see Connie get the award after being subjected to the same treatment she and Bob gleefully administered in previous years. It was obvious that though it wasn't her first Hugo win, it still meant as much as ever.

(I've met her. She's a charming and gracious woman as well as a superb writer.)
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I have blackout on my to-read list....but I still need to finish reading those booker prize longlisted before....
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I'm gratified that the professors Foglio garnered another Hugo. I love Girl Genius, and wish they had it in ebook form.
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I'm gratified that the professors Foglio garnered another Hugo. I love Girl Genius, and wish they had it in ebook form.
Hubby had the same reaction. He is a fan of both Connie Willis & the Girl Genius series.
He's pulled it up online so that I can read it.
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Pulled what up online?
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I'm gratified that the professors Foglio garnered another Hugo. I love Girl Genius, and wish they had it in ebook form.
Having won three in a row, they also removed themselves from contention for 2012, to give someone else a shot at it.
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Voluntarily, or are those the Hugo rules?
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Has anyone read Best New Writer Lev Grossman's Magician novels? I just know him from his tech articles at Time magazine. He wrote the best intro to an iPad review ever:

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The year was 2000. The man's name was Bill Gates.
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Hubby had the same reaction. He is a fan of both Connie Willis & the Girl Genius series.
He's pulled it up online so that I can read it.
Start from the beginning. It's a complex and multi-layered story, and you really don't want to miss pieces. (It's also hilarious.)

Phil started in print and moved online to broaden his audience. He commented that his art changed in that he did have to adjust his pacing: in an online strip, there needs to be a "payoff on every page" to hold the audience attention.

Edit: Just to clarify, Phil began his career as a cartoonist in print, several decades ago. Girl Genius has been online since its inception.)

Some friends have the complete run of Girl Genius print collections. I got a chance to read them straight through on a visit, and it was even more effective than reading the thrice-weekly web updates.
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Voluntarily, or are those the Hugo rules?
Voluntarily. There is no Hugo rule about how many times you can win.

Previously, artist Michael Whelan removed himself from competition for similar reasons after winning a dozen Best Artist Hugos (often back to back).

The official rules governing the Hugos are in the WSFS constitution, here: http://www.wsfs.org/bm/const-2009.htm (Scroll down to Article 3.)

A useful FAQ is here: http://www.thehugoawards.org/hugo-faq/
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