2011 Hugo Award Winners Announced

Worldcon was held this past weekend in fabulous Reno, Nevada. Congratulations to the Hugo Winners announced there:

2011 Hugo Award Winners

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

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

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

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

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

Best Related Work
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
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
Inception, written and directed by Christopher Nolan (Warner)

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

Best Editor, Short Form
Sheila Williams

Best Editor, Long Form
Lou Anders

Best Professional Artist
Shaun Tan

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

Best Fanzine
The Drink Tank, edited by Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon

Best Fan Writer
Claire Brialey

Best Fan Artist
Brad W. Foster

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
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

You can also download a PDF with the Nominating and Final Ballot statistics. If you missed the live stream, you can see the recorded stream at http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/16783348.

CFP, Worldcon 2010 in Australia Academic Programming

Alice Pullin sent the following cfp for the next Worldcon’s academic programming to the SFRA email list. It would be great to meet KSR, since I didn’t get to meet him at Georgia Tech when he was there awhile back–though Lisa did get me his autograph, but I don’t know how I could afford a trip to Australia. I guess I should follow some of these money making schemes here. Read below for the details:

Call for papers: World Science Fiction Convention Academic Programming
Aussiecon 4: 68th World Science Fiction Convention
September 2nd – 6th, 2010
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia

The many uses of science fiction

Why do we study science fiction (SF)? Why do we read it, write about it?
What uses do we put these readings and writings to?  As the critical fields
intersecting with science fiction grow ever broader, SF is called on to
perform all kinds of cultural and theoretical work.  It is claimed as an
ideal source for reading cultural histories of western technoscience, of
thinking through the sociological and philosophical challenges of science
studies, and as revealing of the destabilising of humanism emerging in
animal studies and the Śposthumanitiesą more generally. What does all this
work mean for critical theory in the twenty first century, and our
understanding of the place of science fiction studies within more canonical
fields of cultural enquiry?  And what, if any are the implications for SF as
a genre, marketing category, and as a community of readers?

The theme of Aussiecon 4’s Academic Program is the study of SF, broadly
framed: why and how we read it as critics, academics and fans and what use/s
we put these readings to.  We invite papers reflecting on science fiction
studies and its relation to other critical fields, including (but not
limited to) cultural studies, media studies, fan studies, science and
literature studies, ecocriticism, science communication and animal studies.
We welcome analyses of the political implications of race, gender,
sexuality, and class on such criticism and its intersection with questions
of social democracy, ethics, and environmental politics.   Also of interest
is the impact of such work on popular and mainstream conceptions of science
fiction, and on its potential (and future) audience.

Please send Abstracts by May 31st 2010

Submissions and enquires should be directed to the Academic co-conveners, Dr
Helen Merrick & Professor Andrew Milner at academic@aussiecon4.org.au

Submissions should include:
* title of paper;
* name & affiliation;
* email address;
* 150 word abstract;
* short biographical statement;
* AV requirements

More information about Aussiecon 4, including membership rates can be found
at: http://www.aussiecon4.org.au/

2009 Hugo Award Winners Twittered

The 2009 Hugo and John W. Campbell Award Winners were live twittered from the 2009 WorldCon/Anticipation by TheHugoAwards. And the winners are (along with a link to each winner’s website):

John W. Campbell Award
David Anthony Durham

Hugo for Best Fan Writer
Cheryl Morgan

Hugo for Best Fan Artist
Frank Wu

Hugo for Best Fanzine
Electric Velocipede

Hugo for Best Semiprozine
Weird Tales

Hugo for Best Related Book
Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded, John Scalzi

Hugo for Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

Hugo for Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
Dr. Horrible’s Singalong Blog, Joss Whedon

Hugo for Best Editor, Long Form
David G. Hartwell

Hugo for Best Editor, Short Form
Ellen Datlow

Hugo for Best Graphic Story (New category this year)
Girl Genius, Kaja and Phil Foglio

Hugo for Best Professional Artist
Donato Giancola

Hugo for Best Short Story
“Exhalation,” Ted Chiang

Hugo for Best Novelette
“Shoggoths in Bloom,” Elizabeth Bear

Hugo for Best Novella
“The Erdmann Nexus,” Nancy Kress

Hugo for Best Novel
The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman