Sunday, September 18, 2016

2009 Hugo Longlist

I've written before about how the information concerning the statistics that allow me to put together the "longlists" for each year gets less and less complete as one works their way backwards in time. The nomination statistics released for the 2009 Hugo Awards are where this begins to be readily apparent. Unlike the nomination statistics of more recent years, which list the candidates in each category who received enough nominations to reach the top fifteen along with the total number of nominations and the percentage of the total number of ballots they appeared upon, the 2009 data lists all of the candidates in each category who received more then five total nominations. In some categories this resulted in a reported list of several dozen works, while in others the total barely reached fifteen total nominees. The exceptionally large number of nominees listed in some categories makes this list somewhat less than useful as a guidepost to what Worldcon voters thought were examples of superior science fiction and fantasy in 2008, because the lists have so many nominees many of whom had quite small amounts of support. At some point, for completeness purposes, I may supplement this "longlist" with another post containing these additional nominees, but I believe that listing them here would unnecessarily clutter up the longlist for this year.

The 2009 data does not provide percentages showing what percentage of the total nominations in that category each particular work or person received, so to figure out if a candidate appeared on fewer than five percent of the total ballots, I had to do the calculation myself. The data was also presented in very tiny type with the nominees in unnumbered lists - and the information concerning finalists who were disqualified for ineligibility or who simply declined nominations being reported in a manner that made these details easy to miss.

The deficiencies in the data are not merely confined to areas where certain figures have been left uncalculated and some points have been presented in a less than clear manner. In some cases, information has simply been left out. It is not entirely unexpected that none of the editors of the longlisted nominees for Best Semiprozine or Best Fanzine were included, but there was one longlisted nominees for Best Related Work and another for Best Graphic Story for which the names of the creators were omitted as well. One expects the data to degrade in quality as one goes backwards in time, but this is data from 2009, a mere seven years prior to the time of this writing. That is a pretty steep decline in data quality in just over a handful of years, which may not bode well for being able to reach back much further with this project.

Best Novel

Anathem by Neal Stephenson
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman [winner]
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Saturn's Children by Charles Stross
Zoe's Tale by John Scalzi

Longlisted Nominees:
An Autumn War by Daniel Abraham
City at the End of Time by Greg Bear
The Dragons of Babel by Michael Swanwick
Half a Crown by Jo Walton
Implied Spaces by Walter Jon Williams
Incandescence by Greg Egan
Matter by Ian M. Banks
Nation by Terry Pratchett
Pirate Sun by Karl Schroeder
Valley of Day-Glo by Nick Dichario

Best Novella

The Erdmann Nexus by Nancy Kress [winner]
The Political Prisoner by Charles Coleman Finlay
The Tear by Ian McDonald
True Names by Benjamin Rosenbaum and Cory Doctorow
Truth by Robert Reed

Longlisted Nominees:
America Such as She Is by Jay Lake
Arkfall by Carolun Ives Gilman
The Hob Carpet by Ian R. MacLeod
Kilimanjaro by Mike Resnick
The Man With the Golden Balloon by Robert Reed
Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link
The Room of Lost Souls by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
The Spacetime Pool by Catherine Asaro
The Surfer by Kelly Link
Tenbrook of Mars by Dean McLaughlin

Best Novelette

Alastair Baffle's Emporium of Wonders by Mike Resnick
The Gambler by Paolo Bacigalupi
Pride and Prometheus by John Kessel
The Ray-Gun: A Love Story by James Alan Gardner
Shoggoths in Bloom by Elizabeth Bear [winner]

Longlisted Nominees
Crystal Nights by Greg Egan
Days of Wonder by Geoff Ryman
Divining Light by Ted Kosmatka
An Eligible Boy by Ian McDonald
Five Thrillers by Robert Reed
Ice War by Stephen Baxter
Lester Young and the Jupiter's Moons Blues by Gord Sellar
Memory Dog by Kathleen Ann Goonan
Pump Six by Paolo Bacigalupi
Rabbi's Hobby by Peter Beagle

Best Short Story

26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss by Kij Johnson
Article of Faith by Mike Resnick
Evil Robot Monkey by Mary Robinette Kowal
Exhalation by Ted Chiang [winner]
From Babel's Fall'n Glory We Fled by Michael Swanwick

Longlisted Nominees
After the Coup by John Scalzi
Ashes of His Fathers by Eric James Stone
Boojum by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette
A Buyer's Guide to Maps of Antarctica by Catherynne M. Valente
Eyes of God by Peter Watts
House Left Empty by Robert Reed
I Remember the Future by Michael A. Burstein
Kindness of Strangers by Nancy Kress
Mars: A Traveler's Guide by Ruth Nestvold
Orange by Neil Gaiman
Scarecrow's Boy by Michael Swanwick

Best Related Work

The Rhetorics of Fantasy by Farah Mendelsohn
Spectrum 15: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art edited by Cathy Fenner and Arnie Fenner
The Vorkosigan Companion: The Universe of Lois McMaster Bujold by Lillian Stewart Carl and Martin H. Greenberg
What It Is We Do When We Read Science Fiction by Paul Kincaid
Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded: A Decade of Whatever by John Scalzi [winner]

Longlisted Nominees:
H. Beam Piper: A Biography by John F. Carr
A Lovecraft Retrospective edited by Jerad Walters
Miracles of Life by J.G. Ballard
Paint or Pixel: The Digital Divide in Illustration Art edited by Jane Frank
The Paintings of J. Allen St. John: Grand Master of Fantasy by Stephen Korshak, J. David Spurlock, and Frank Frazetta
Prince of Stories: The Many Worlds of Neil Gaiman by Hank Wagner, Christopher Golden, and Stephen R. Bisette
Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan
The Turtle Moves! Discworld's Story Unauthorized by Laurence Watt-Evans
The Worlds of Jack Williamson: A Centennial Tribute 1908-2008 by Stephen Haffner
The Writer's Tale by Russell T. Davis and Benjamin Cook

Best Graphic Story

Schlock Mercenary: The Body Politic by Howard Tayler
Girl Genius, Volume 7: Agatha Heterodyne and he Voice of the Castle by Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio [ineligible]
Girl Genius, Volume 8: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones by Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio [winner]
Fables: War and Pieces by Bill Willingham, art by Steve Leialoha and Andrew Pepoy
The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle by Jim Butcher, illustrated by Ardian Syaf
Y: The Last Man, Volume 10: Whys and Wherefores by Brian K. Vaughn

Longlisted Nominees:
Aetheric Mechanics by Warren Ellis
All Star Superman by Grant Morrison
Buffy: Wolves at the Gate by Drew Goddard Joss Whedon, Georges Jeanty, and Jo Chen
Better Days by Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews, Will Conrad, and Adam Hughes
Captain Britain and MI13: Secret Invasion by Paul Cornell
Coraline by Neil Gaiman, adapted by P. Craig Russell
Fables: The Good Prince by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham
Fantastic Four: True Story by Paul Cornell
Freakangels by Warren Ellis
Girl Genius by Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio
The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba

Best Dramatic Presentation: Long Form

The Dark Knight
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Iron Man
WALL-E [winner]

Longlisted Nominees:
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
City of Ember
The Colour of Magic
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Incredible Hulk
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Kung Fu Panda
Let the Right One In
Speed Racer

Best Dramatic Presentation: Short Form

Battlestar Galactica: Revelations
Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog [winner]
Doctor Who: Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead
Doctor Who: Turn Left
Lost: The Constant

Longlisted Nominees:
Battlestar Galactica: The Hub
Doctor Who: The Doctor's Daughter
Doctor Who: The Fires of Pompeii
Doctor Who: Midnight
Doctor Who: Stolen Earth and Journey's End
Eureka: I Do Over
Fringe: Pilot
Fringe: Safe
Stargate: Atlantis: Daedalus Variations
Torchwood Fragments and Exit Wounds
Torchwood: To the Last Man

Best Professional Editor: Short Form

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

Longlisted Nominees:
John Joseph Adams
Lou Anders
Gardner Dozois
Eric Flint and Mike Resnick
David G. Hartwell
George Mann
George R.R. Martin
Shawna McCarthy
Ann VanderMeer
Jeff VanderMeer

Best Professional Editor: Long Form

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

Longlisted Nominees:
Jennifer Brehl
James Frenkel
Liz Gorinsky
Jeremy Lassen
Betsy Mitchell
Teresa Nielsen Hayden
Sharyn November
William K. Schafer
Juliet Ulman
Toni Weisskopf

Best Professional Artist

Daniel Dos Santos
Bob Eggleton
Donato Giancola [winner]
Stephan Martiniere [nomination declined]
John Picacio
Shaun Tan

Longlisted Nominees:
Kinuko Y. Craft
Phil Foglio
John Harris
Tom Kidd
Michael Komarck
Todd Lockwood
David B. Mattingly
Dave McKean
Jean-Pierre Normand
John Jude Palencar
Lisa Snellings-Clark
Charles Vess
Stephen Youll

Best Semi-Prozine

Clarkesworld Magazine edited by Neil Clarke, Nick Mamatas, and Sean Wallace
Interzone edited by Andy Cox
Locus edited by Charles N. Brown, Kirsten Gong-Wong, and Liza Groen Trombi
The New York Review of Science Fiction edited by Kathryn Cramer, Kristine Dikeman, David G. Hartwell, and Kevin J. Maroney
Weird Tales edited by Stephen H. Segal and Ann VanderMeer [winner]

Longlisted Nominees:
Abyss & Apex edited by Wendy S. Delmater
Ansible edited by David Langford
Electric Velocipede edited by John Klima
Internet Review of Science Fiction edited by Stacey Janssen
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet edited by Gavin Grant and Kelly Link
Neo Opsis edited by Karl Johanson
On Spec edited by Diane Walton
Postscripts edited by Peter Crowther
Shimmer edited by Beth Wodzinski
Strange Horizons edited by Susan Marie Groppi

Best Fanzine

Argentus edited by Steven H Silver
Banana Wings edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
Challenger edited by Guy H. Lillian III
The Drink Tank edited by Christopher J. Garcia with guest editor James Bacon
Electric Velocipede edited by John Klima [winner]
File 770 edited by Mike Glyer

Longlisted Nominees:
Alexiad edited by Lisa Major and Jim Major
Beneath Ceaseless Skies edited by Scott H. Andrews
Bento edited by Davide Levine and Kate Yule
Chunga edited by Randy Byers, Andy Hooper, and Carl Juarez
e1 edited by Earl Kemp
Pat's Fantasy Hotlist edited by Patrick St. Denis
Plokta edited by Alison Scott, Steve Davies, and Mike Scott
Prolapse edited by Peter Weston
SF/SF edited by Jean Martin and Chris Garcia

Best Fan Writer

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

Longlisted Nominees:
Claire Brialey
Mike Glyer
Jay Lake
Guy Lillian, III
Joseph T. Major
James Nicoll
Teresa Nielsen Hayden
Lloyd Penny
John Scalzi
Kevin Standlee
Jo Walton

Best Fan Artist

Alan F. Beck
Brad W. Foster
Sue Mason
Steve Stiles [nomination declined]
Taral Wayne
Frank Wu [winner]

Longlisted Nominees:
Thom Davidsohn
Kurt Erichsen
Alexis Gilliland
Teddy Harvia
Marc Schirmeister
Spring Schoenhuth
Alison Scott
Dan Steffan
Brianna "Spacekat" Wu

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

Aliette de Bodard
David Anthony Durham [winner]
Tony Pi
Gord Sellar
Steven H Silver

Longlisted Nominees:
Jon Armstrong
Mark J. Ferrari
Sara Genge
Felix Gilman
Austin Grossman
Warren Hammond
Stephen Kotowych
J.M. McDermott
Brian Francis Slattery
Ian Tregellis
David J. Williams
Alex Wilson

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Go to subsequent year's longlist: 2010

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