Sunday, September 25, 2016

2008 Hugo Longlist

One interesting wrinkle for the statistics released for the 2008 Hugo Awards by Denvention 3 is that they were substantially better presented than those that were released a year later for the 2009 Hugo Awards by Anticipation. I think that this illustrates two important points. First, although the quality of the available data concerning the Hugo statistics generally declines as one goes back further in time, it is not a strict linear regression. Some of the data for older years is in better condition than some of the data in more recent years. Second, this highlights the truth that is sometimes easy to forget that every Worldcon is a unique event. Although Denvention 3 in 2008 and Anticipation in 2009 were both "Worldcons", they were essentially two almost entirely separate events. Though they are connected by tradition, each Worldcon is essentially a brand new organization, run by an often entirely different set of people. The more one learns about the structure of the convention, the more it seems like a miracle that Worldcon happens at all. Yet Worldcon does happen every year like clockwork, complete with administering the Hugo Awards.

Best Novel

Brasyl by Ian McDonald
Halting State by Charles Stross
The Last Colony by John Scalzi
Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer
The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon [winner]

Longlisted Nominees:
Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldeman
Axis by Robert Charles Wilson
Ha'penny by Jo Walton
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Mainspring by Jay Lake
Making Money by Terry Pratchett
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds
Queen of Candesce: Book Two of Virga by Karl Schroeder
Ragamuffin by Tobias Buckell

Best Novella

All Seated on the Ground by Connie Willis [winner]
The Fountain of Age by Nancy Kress
Memorare by Gene Wolfe
Recovering Apollo 8 by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Stars Seen Through Stone by Lucius Shepard

Longlisted Nominees:
Alien Archaeology by Neal Asher
Dead Money by Lucius Shepard
The Game by Wynne Jones
Illyria by Elizabeth Hand
Kiosk by Bruce Sterling
The Master Miller's Tale by Ian MacLeod
Minla's Flowers by Alastair Reynolds
Muse of Fire by Dan Simmons
The Sands of Titan by Richard A. Lovett
Womb of Every World by Walter Jon Williams

Best Novelette

The Cambist and Lord Iron: A Fairy Tale of Economics by Daniel Abraham
Dark Integers by Greg Egan
Finisterra by David Moles
Glory by Greg Egan
The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate by Ted Chiang [winner]

Longlisted Nominees
The Constable of Abal by Kelly Link
Cool Neighbor by Jack McDevitt and Michael Shara
The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park after the Change by Kij Johnson
News from the Front by Harry Turtledove
Not of the Fold by William Shunn
Quaestones Super Caelo et Mundo by Michael F. Flynn
Safeguard by Nancy Kress
Send Them Flowers by Walter Jon Williams
The Sky Is Large and the Earth Is Small by Chris Roberson
The Sun God at Dawn Rising from a Lotus Blossom by Andrea Kail
Trunk and Disorderly by Charles Stross
Where Do the Birds Fly Now? by Yamano Koichi

Best Short Story

Distant Replay by Mike Resnick
Last Contact by Stephen Baxter
A Small Room in Koboldtown by Michael Swanwick
Tideline by Elizabeth Bear [winner]
Who's Afraid of Wolf 359? by Ken MacLeod

Longlisted Nominees
Always by Karen Joy Fowler
Art of War by Nancy Kress
Dreaming Wind by Jeffrey Ford
Hikari by Kono Tensei
How Music Begins by James Van Pelt
Jesus Christ, Reanimator by Ken MacLeod
The Last and Only, or Mr. Moscowitz Becomes French by Peter S. Beagle
Love and Death in the Time of Monsters by Frank Wu
Osama Phone Home by David Marusek
Three Days of Rain by Holly Phillips
Titanium Mike Saves the Day by David D. Levine
Unique Chicken Goes in Reverse by Andy Duncan

Best Related Work

The Arrival by Shaun Tan
Brave New Worlds: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction by Jeff Prucher [winner]
Breakfast in the Ruins: Science Fiction in the Last Millennium by Barry N. Malzberg
The Company They Keep: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as Writers in Community by Diana Glyer
Emshwiller: Infinity x Two by Luis Ortiz

Longlisted Nominees:
Alice in Sunderland by Bryan Talbot
The Country You Have Never Seen by Joanna Russ
Gateways to Forever by Mike Ashley
Girl Genius, Volume Six: Agatha Heterodyne and the Golden Trilobyte by Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio
The Gospel According to Science Fiction by Gabriel McKee
The History of the Hobbit by John D. Rateliff
Hugo Gernsback and the Century of Science Fiction by Gary Westfahl
Spectrum 14 by Cathy Fenner and Arnie Fenner
Speculative Japan by Gene van Troyer and Grania Davis
The Unauthorized Harry Potter by Adam-Troy Castro
You're Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop in a Coffee Shop by John Scalzi

Best Dramatic Presentation: Long Form

The Golden Compass
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Heroes, Season 1
Stardust [winner]

Longlisted Nominees:
Battlestar Galactica: Razor (extended DVD edition)
I Am Legend
The Last Mimzy
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Spider Man 3

Best Dramatic Presentation: Short Form

Battlestar Galactica: Razor (television version)
Doctor Who: Blink [winner]
Doctor Who: Human Nature and The Family of Blood
Star Trek New Voyages: World Enough and Time
Torchwood: Captain Jack Harkness

Longlisted Nominees:
Battlestar Galactica: Crossroads
Family Guy: Blue Harvest
Heroes: How to Stop an Exploding Man
Lost: Through the Looking Glass
Pushing Daisies: Dummy
Pushing Daisies: Pie-lette
Robot Chicken: Star Wars
Stargate SG-1: Unending
Torchwood: Out of Time

Best Professional Editor: Short Form

Ellen Datlow
Stanley Schmidt
Jonathan Strahan
Gordon van Gelder [winner]
Sheila Williams

Longlisted Nominees:
Lou Anders
Gardner Dozois
Eric Flint
Eric Flint and Mike Resnick
David G. Hartwell
John Klima
Jay Lake
Kelly Link
George Mann
Shawna McCarthy
Mike Resnick
William Sanders

Best Professional Editor: Long Form

Lou Anders
Ginjer Buchanan
David G. Hartwell [winner]
Beth Meacham
Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Longlisted Nominees:
Ellen Asher
James Frenkel
Anne Groell
Betsy Mitchell
Jim Minz
Teresa Nielsen Hayden
Sharyn November
Bill Shafer
Juliet Ulman
Toni Weisskopf

Best Professional Artist

Bob Eggleton
Phil Foglio
Donato Giancola [nomination declined]
John Harris
Stephan Martiniere [winner]
John Picacio
Shaun Tan

Longlisted Nominees:
Jim Burns
Kinuko Craft
Dan Dos Santos
Michael Komarck
Alan Lee
Todd Lockwood
John-Pierre Normand
John Jude Palencar

Best Semi-Prozine

Ansible edited by David Langford
Interzone edited by Andy Cox
Helix edited by William Sanders and Lawrence Watt-Evans
Locus edited by Charles N. Brown, Kirsten Gong-Wong, and Liza Groen Trombi [winner]
The New York Review of Science Fiction edited by Kathryn Cramer, Kristine Dikeman, David G. Hartwell, and Kevin J. Maroney

Longlisted Nominees:
Abyss & Apex edited by Wendy S. Delmater
Apex Digest edited by Jasone Sizemore
Clarkesworld edited by Neil Clarke and Nick Mamatas
Internet Review of Science Fiction edited by Stacey Janssen
Jim Baen's Universe edited by Eric Flint and Mike Resnick
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet edited by Gavin Grant and Kelly Link
On Spec edited by Diane Walton
Postscripts edited by Peter Crowther and Nick Gevers
Strange Horizons edited by Susan Marie Groppi, Jed Hartman, and Karen Meisner
Subterranean Magazine edited by William Schafer
Talebones edited by Patrick Swenson
Weird Tales edited by Stephen H. Segal

Best Fanzine

Argentus edited by Steven H Silver
Challenger edited by Guy Lillian, III
Drink Tank edited by Christopher J. Garcia
File 770 edited by Mike Glyer [winner]
Plokta edited by Alison Scott, Steve Davies, and Mike Scott

Longlisted Nominees:
Alexiad edited by Joseph Major
Askance edited by John Purcell
Banana Wings edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
Bento edited by Kate Yule and David Levine
Chunga edited by Andy Hooper, Randy Byers, and Carl Juarez
Electric Velocipede edited by John Klima
Pat's Fantasy Holiday edited by Patrick of Montreal
Prolapse edited by Peter Weston
SF Signal edited by J.P. Frantz
SF/SF edited by Jean Martin and Christopher J. Garcia
Trapdoor edited by Robert Lichtman

Best Fan Writer

Christopher J. Garcia
David Langford
Cheryl Morgan
John Scalzi [winner]
Steven H Silver

Longlisted Nominees:
James Bacon
Claire Brialey
Mike Glyer
John Hertz
Jay Lake
Guy Lillian, III
Joseph T. Major
James Nicoll
Teresa Nielsen Hayden
Kevin Standlee
Frank Wu

Best Fan Artist

Brad Foster [winner]
Teddy Harvia
Sue Mason
Steve Stiles
Taral Wayne
Frank Wu [nomination declined]

Longlisted Nominees:
Alan F. Beck
Kirk Erichsen
Alexis Gilliland
Laura Givens
Kiriko Moth
Mark Schirmeister
Spring Schoenhuth
Dan Steffan
Alan White

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

Joe Abercrombie
John Armstrong
Jeff Carlson [ineligible]
David Anthony Durham
David Louis Edelman
Mary Robinette Kowal [winner]
Scott Lynch

Longlisted Nominees:
Aliette de Bodard
Mark Ferrari
Samantha Henderson
William Ledbetter
C. Sanford Lowe
Andrea Kail
Joshua Palmatier
Tony Pi
William Preston
Patrick Rothfuss

Go to previous year's longlist: 2007
Go to subsequent year's longlist: 2009

Go to 2008 Hugo Finalists and Winners

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