Monday, September 6, 2010

2010 Hugo Finalists

Location: Aussiecon 4 in Melbourne, Australia.

Comments: In 2010 the Best Novel Hugo Award resulted in a tie for only the third time in the history of the award category, with China MiƩville's The City & the City sharing the honor with Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl.

Other than that, the Hugo Awards for 2010 were fairly bland in their results. The Foglio's won the Best Graphic Novel Hugo for the second year in a row for Girl Genius, Volume 9: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm, Jack Vance won the Best Related Work Hugo for his autobiography, Doctor Who won the Short Form Dramatic Presentation Hugo for the episode The Waters of Mars, and so on and so forth. The entire slate of nominees for the Best Short Form Editor was the same as the slate for that award in 2009. About the only notably unusual thing that happened this year was that Farah Mendlesohn pulled off the difficult feat of getting herself nominated for two works in the same category, and Neil Gaiman was nominated for an award and didn't win.

Best Novel

(tie) The City & the City by China MiƩville
(tie) The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

Other Finalists:
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America by Robert Charles Wilson
Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente
WWW: Wake by Robert J. Sawyer

Best Novella

Palimpsest by Charles Stross

Other Finalists:
Act One by Nancy Kress
The God Engines by John Scalzi
Shambling Towards Hiroshima by James Morrow
Vishnu at the Cat Circus by Ian McDonald
The Women of Nell Gwynne's by Kage Baker

Best Novelette

The Island by Peter Watts

Other Finalists:
Eros, Philia, Agape by Rachel Swirsky
It Takes Two by Nicola Griffith
One of Our Bastards is Missing by Paul Cornell
Overtime by Charles Stross
Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast by Eugie Foster

Best Short Story

Bridesicle by Will McIntosh

Other Finalists:
The Bride of Frankenstein by Mike Resnick
The Moment by Lawrence M. Schoen
Non-Zero Probabilities by N.K. Jemisin
Spar by Kij Johnson

Best Nonfiction, Related, or Reference Work

This is Me, Jack Vance! (Or, More Properly, This is "I") by Jack Vance

Other Finalists:
Canary Fever: Reviews by John Clute
Hope-In-the-Mist: The Extraordinary Career and Mysterious Life of Hope Mirrlees by Michael Swanwick
The Inter-Galactic Playground: A Critical Study of Children's and Teens' Science Fiction by Farah Mendlesohn
On Joanna Russ by Farah Mendlesohn
The Secret Feminist Cabal: A Cultural History of Science Fiction Feminisms by Helen Merrick

Best Graphic Story

Girl Genius, Volume 9: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm by Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio

Other Finalists:
Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? by Neil Gaiman, penciled by Andy Kubert, inked by Scott Williams
Captain Britain And MI13. Volume 3: Vampire State by Paul Cornell, penciled by Leonard Kirk with Mike Collins, Adrian Alphona, and Ardian Syaf
Fables Vol 12: The Dark Ages by Bill Willingham, penciled by Mark Buckingham, art by Peter Gross, Andrew Pepoy, Michael Allred, and David Hahn, color by Lee Loughridge and Laura Allred, letters by Todd Klein
Schlock Mercenary: The Longshoreman of the Apocalypse by Howard Tayler

Best Dramatic Presentation: Long Form


Other Finalists:
District 9
Star Trek

Best Dramatic Presentation: Short Form

Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars

Other Finalists:
Doctor Who: The Next Doctor
Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead
Dollhouse: Epitaph 1
FlashForward: No More Good Days

Best Professional Editor: Short Form

Ellen Datlow

Other Finalists:
Stanley Schmidt
Jonathan Strahan
Gordon van Gelder
Sheila Williams

Best Professional Editor: Long Form

Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Other Finalists:
Lou Anders
Ginjer Buchanan
Liz Gorinsky
Juliet Ulman

Best Professional Artist

Shaun Tan

Other Finalists:
Bob Eggleton
Daniel Dos Santos
Stephan Martiniere
John Picacio

Best Semi-Prozine

Clarkesworld Magazine edited by Neil Clarke, Cheryl Morgan, and Sean Wallace

Other Finalists:
Ansible edited by Dave Langford
Interzone edited by Andy Cox
Locus edited by Charles N. Brown, Kirsten Gong-Wong, and Liza Groen Trombi
Weird Tales edited by Stephen H. Segal and Ann VanderMeer

Best Fanzine

StarShipSofa edited by Tony C. Smith

Other Finalists:
Argentus edited by Steven H Silver
Banana Wings edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
Challenger edited by Guy H. Lillian III
Drink Tank edited by Christopher J. Garcia with guest editor James Bacon
File 770 edited by Mike Glyer

Best Fan Writer


Other Finalists:
Claire Brialey
Christopher J. Garcia
James Nicoll
Lloyd Penney

Best Fan Artist

Brad W. Foster

Other Finalists:
Dave Howell
Sue Mason
Steve Stiles
Taral Wayne

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

Seanan McGuire

Other Finalists:
Saladin Ahmed
Gail Carriger
Felix Gilman
Lezli Robyn

What Are the Hugo Awards?

Go to previous year's finalists: 2009
Go to subsequent year's finalists: 2011

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