Sunday, August 21, 2011

Hugo Awards 2011

I've been watching the awards online tonight. I had made my own picks in four categories, and the Hugo Award voters agreed with one of the four.

The winners in those four categories:

Best Short Story:
“For Want of a Nail” by Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s, September 2010)

Best Novelette:
"The Emperor of Mars” by Allen M. Steele (Asimov’s, June 2010)

Best Novella (this is where I agreed):
The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang (Subterranean)

Best Novel:
Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis (Ballantine Spectra)

Please go back to my original post to find out what I thought of the nominees in these categories. I had a great time reading everything nominated in the four big areas, although I'm not sure I'd bother watching the actual awards ceremony again.


  1. Awards ceremonies are boring, aren't they? I usually just check the internet for the results the next day :P

  2. Award ceremonies bore the poo out of me! I'm like Sam, I'd much rather just have a list of the winners. :)

  3. So true! These weren't even the ceremonies with flashy dresses and popular musical numbers, although the awards themselves were pretty impressive.


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