Friday, March 21, 2008

2008 Hugo Awards Nominations List

The 66th World Science Fiction Convention has made public the 2008 Hugo Nomination List. And I am delighted to report that, counting the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Writer, Pyr has no less than four people on the ballot!

In the Best Novel category - Ian McDonald's Brasyl(published by Gollancz in the UK)

In the category of Best Professional Editor, Long Form - Yours Truly

And up for the John W. Campbell, both Joe Abercrombie (who I share with Gollancz) and David Louis Edelman.

I also have to extend my congratulations to three artists who have graced Pyr covers, Bob Eggleton, Stephan Martiniere, and John Picacio. And to our author Mike Resnick, for his Hugo nomination in the short story category for "Distant Replay" (published in Asimov's April/Nay 2007 issue).

A huge congratulations to all the nominees across the board!

13 comments:

Shara said...

I just emailed you, but congrats again!

But BOO for no Kenyon. :-/

Lou Anders said...

Thank you very much!

Adam Roberts Project said...

Speaking as somebody who has actually been edited by Lou, I'd like to say: this nomination is richly deserved. Congratulations!

Not to take anything away from you, but (as I think Niall F. said on Torque Control) it'd be nice to see some of the Gollancz editors nominated in this category, too.

Lou Anders said...

Thank you and I agree whole-heartedly.

Aaron Hughes said...

Congratulations, Lou!

I hope Prometheus appreciates how rare it is for a smaller imprint to land a book on the Best Novel list. I can't remember the last time it happened.

Lou Anders said...

Thanks, Aaron. I think they are impressed with our landing on the ballot four times. A press release is being prepared and going out Monday, though I've not seen it personally.

Praetorian1001 said...

Just wanted to extend my congratulations on your nominations, Lou.

You deserve it.

Sincerely,
John-Mark Henry

Lou Anders said...

Thank you very much John-Mark!

Shaun Farrell said...

Way to go, Lou. These awards should be called The Pyr Awards this year. Hey, there should be a category for best podcast. I'm not saying I would be nominated or anything, I'm just saying there should be.

Lou Anders said...

I'd vote. Though I wonder if podcasts shouldn't be considered under either best fan writer or best fanzine?

Shaun Farrell said...

Perhaps, but that doesn't seem to take into account the quality of audio production. Content is king, but a lot of hours (and dollars) are sunk into production.

Lou Anders said...

True (and appreciated!) but isn't that true of fanzines too? I think the problem right now is that a podcast Hugo is a toss up between you and Rick Kleffel! But as more podcasts leap in on the level of your guys work, then it really could be a viable category. Or it (along with website?) could just supplant fanzine one day?

Shaun Farrell said...

Oh, yes. Fanzines are time drains too. It's all a labor of love! Thanks for the high praise. I can think of several podcasts who are either at our level of production or higher: Escapepod, Dragonpage: Cover to Cover, The Future and You, I Should be Writing, The SciPhi Show all come to mind.