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Hugos Announced

Here's the full list on the Anticipation website. And here are the full ballot count statistics should anybody be interested.

A partial list:

Best Novel
* The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury UK)

Best Novella
* “The Erdmann Nexus” by Nancy Kress (Asimov’s Oct/Nov 2008)

Best Novelette
* “Shoggoths in Bloom” by Elizabeth Bear (Asimov’s Mar 2008)

Best Short Story
* “Exhalation” by Ted Chiang (Eclipse Two)

Best Related Book

*Your Hate Mail Will be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998–2008 by John Scalzi (Subterranean Press)

Best Graphic Story
* Girl Genius, Volume 8: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones Written by Kaja & Phil Foglio, art by Phil Foglio, colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
* WALL-E Andrew Stanton & Pete Docter, story; Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon, screenplay; Andrew Stanton, director (Pixar/Walt Disney)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
* Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Joss Whedon, & Zack Whedon, & Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen , writers; Joss Whedon, director (Mutant Enemy)

As usual I'm unfamiliar with most of the winners, though I will likely look up the Gaiman and Bear writtings, since both tend to be well worth the reading. Both dramatic presentations are also pretty worthy items.



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Aug. 11th, 2009 02:52 am (UTC)
If you're not familiar with Phil Foglio, it's flogging around the flagpole, 100 turns.
Aug. 11th, 2009 06:04 am (UTC)
"MOST" of the winners. I assure you I'm familiar with Phil Foglio's work. One of my prized memories is of the art auction at a Denver worldcon where one of Phil's drawings* was being auctioned off. He was one of the auctioneers, so sitting on the table behind the guy currently up. Two very well heeled sorts got into a bidding war and the price shot straight up. As the price went up, Phil's jaw dropped further and further... IIRC it finished up at about $1000 or so and they practically had to call the paramedics to revive him.

* A colored sketch entitled "The Indiana Jones Wing of the National Archives", it depicts a pile of crates with captions along the lines of "Hi, guys, I'm the Ark of the Covenant!" "I bain the Hammer of Thor" (this in something like Fractur), variations of "I'm the [similiar sort of artifact)", and finally over to the right "There must be some mistake; I'm only an electric pencil sharpener!" I bid on this thinking it would make a lovely Intercepted cover. I gave up when it passed $30 in the first three or so bids, without even slowing down.
Aug. 12th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
It's apparent I'll have to use the "OBVIOUS JOKE" emoticon - :D , as subtlety doesn't seem to work.

Why so serious?
Aug. 12th, 2009 05:36 am (UTC)
Huh? That wasn't "serious", it was hilarious! You gave me the chance to repeat one of my favorite anecdotes and I took it. Maybe I should start using smilies every five seconds.

Or not. :)
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