Wednesday, March 28, 2007

2007 Hugo Nominations

Michael F. Flynn, Eifelheim (Tor)
Naomi Novik, His Majesty’s Dragon (Del Rey)
Charles Stross, Glasshouse (Ace)
Vernor Vinge, Rainbows End (Tor)
Peter Watts, Blindsight (Tor)

Robert Reed, “A Billion Eves”
Paul Melko, “The Walls of the Universe”
William Shunn, “Inclination”
Michael Swanwick, “Lord Weary’s Empire”
Robert Charles Wilson, “Julian”

Paolo Bacigalupi, “Yellow Card Man”
Michael F. Flynn, “Dawn, and Sunset, and the Colours of the Earth”
Ian McDonald, “The Djinn’s Wife”
Mike Resnick, “All the Things You Are”
Geoff Ryman, “Pol Pot’s Beautiful Daughter”

Short Story
Neil Gaiman, “How to Talk to Girls at Parties”
Bruce McAllister, “Kin”
Tim Pratt, “Impossible Dreams”
Robert Reed, “Eight Episodes”
Benjamin Rosenbaum, “The House Beyond the Sky”

Related Book
Samuel R. Delany, About Writing: Seven Essays, Four Letters, and Five Interviews
Joseph T. Major, Heinlein’s Children: The Juveniles
Julie Phillips, James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice Sheldon
John Picacio, Cover Story: The Art of John Picacio
Mike Resnick & Joe Siclari, eds., Worldcon Guest of Honor Speeches

Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
Children of Men
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
The Prestige
A Scanner Darkly
V for Vendetta

Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
Battlestar Galactica, “Downloaded”
Doctor Who, “Army of Ghosts” and “Doomsday”
Doctor Who, “Girl in the Fireplace”
Doctor Who, “School Reunion”

Editor, Short Form
Gardner Dozois
David G. Hartwell
Stanley Schmidt
Gordon Van Gelder
Sheila Williams

Editor, Long Form
Lou Anders
James Patrick Baen
Ginjer Buchanan
David G. Hartwell
Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Professional Artist
Bob Eggleton
Donato Giancola
Stephan Martiniere
John Jude Palencar
John Picacio

Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet
The New York Review of Science Fiction


Banana Wings
The Drink Tank
Science-Fiction Five-Yearly

Fan Writer
Chris Garcia
John Hertz
Dave Langford
John Scalzi
Steven H. Silver

Fan Artist
Brad W. Foster
Teddy Harvia
Sue Mason
Steve Stiles
Frank Wu

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (not a Hugo)

Scott Lynch
Sarah Monette
Naomi Novik
Brandon Sanderson
Lawrence M. Schoen


Jess Nevins said...


Congrats on the nomination!

Lou Anders said...

Jess - thank you very much!

Benjamin Rosenbaum said...


Lou Anders said...

Back at you man!

Anonymous said...


-- j scalzi

Lou Anders said...

Thanks John.
And congratulations on yours as well - I expected you in the list somewhere, but this is a surprise. Albeit one that makes perfect sense.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations for the editor nomination. Personally I was not surprised since Pyr has become so fast such a leading SF&F imprint.
I like the list of novels, and I read all except Vinge (though I read the Deep novels and I understand the influence on the genre, those novels never impressed me as novels so to speak), and I think that any of Blindsight, Glasshouse or Eifelheim would be a worthy winner. I think that Blindsight is the most audacious of them, in Eifelheim the medieval part is absolutely stunning, and Glasshouse is the best novel of Mr. Stross. I really loved all of them and would be hard pressed to choose.
The other award I feel qualified to comment on since I read all the contestants is the Campbell, where for me the choice would be between Sarah Monette and Scott Lynch, since while I enjoyed to some extent Ms. Novik first book, the second and especially third stretched disbelief too much (battle of Jena with dragons - give me a break...). I think that the popularity of Mr. Lynch will give him the award, though I enjoyed Ms. Monette's books quite a lot too.


pnh said...

Congratulations on the editor nod. As I was just recently saying to a colleague, it's much deserved in your case. You've got a particular set of tastes and you not only buy fiction that epitomizes them, but you also write a lot online explaining what you think you're doing. You're one of the real ones.

Jenny Rappaport said...

Congratulations, Lou! =)

Aaron Hughes said...

Congratulations, Lou!

It seems that the voters have done a more thoughtful job with the nominations this year than in some recent years. Your well-deserved nomination demonstrates that.

Anthony Hildebrand said...

And I must join the congratulatory chorus - 'tis much deserved.

Paul Cornell said...

Congratulations, Lou. What wonderful news to wake up to. Much deserved.

And so close to a Doctor Who lock-out! But no Pan's Labyrinth!

Joe Abercrombie said...

Many, many congratulations. Couldn't happen to a nicer bloke.

Pirates of the Caribbean or V for Vendetta over Pan's Labyrinth? Hmmmmmmm.

And where's that Joe Abercrombie on the list? Must be some kind of typo...

Christian said...

That's great news, Lou. Congratulations!

Jetse de Vries said...

Big congrats, Lou: it's well-deserved (and you had my vote, which in this case did count).

Now, slowly rethinking WorldCon in Japan?


Shara Saunsaucie said...

Many congrats, Lou! You totally deserve it! :)

Lou Anders said...

Thank you all very much.
Re: Pan's Labyrinth - my guess is it came out too close to the end of the year, though I'm happy to see both Children of Men and the Prestige in the list. Also happy for Doctor Who. And for the list of this year's artists, which I think demonstrates a continued increase in the aforementioned "thoughtfulness" in this category at least - no doubt in no small part due to the efforts of people like Tor's Irene Gallo to raise awarenss of the amazing illustrators we have working currently in the field.

Aaron Hughes said...

I was also happy with the Best Artist nominations. Four of my five nominees made the list (only Jim Burns missed out), my best showing in any category.

Brandon Sanderson said...

I leave my congrats as well, Lou. I looked all over the Pyr blog page looking for mention of it, and was going to chastise you for not posting about your nomination before I realized I wasn't on your personal blog. Man. You have too many of these things. :)

Lou Anders said...

Aaron - I was very happy too.
Brandon - thanks, man. And ha - only two far. And I probably cross post too often. I try to separate them out, but sometimes the content is applicable to both, and sometimes I want to make sure something Pyr-related gets seen here at the heavier-trafficked blog. It's a catch-22. If more people checked out the Pyr blog, then I wouldn't crosspost...

RobB said...

Congratulations Lou! Well-deserved!

Paul said...

Congradulations on the nomination.

BTW, just finally finished reading Paragaea. Loved it.

Lou Anders said...

Hey, thanks!
And glad you liked Paragaea. Did you read the previous, Here There & Everywhere? I'm about 30 pages from the end of the manuscript for End of the Century, which picks up characters from both, as well as (as I understand it) his upcoming Solaris book, Set the Seas on Fire. I think End of the Century may well be his masterpiece, though I've got a final 30 pages to go before I can pronounce that.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic, Lou. Congratulations. My fingers are crossed you'll get the nod.

Lou Anders said...

Hi Karen! Thank you!