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2011 Hugo Winners
Nicked from here because they were faster:

Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis (Ballantine Spectra)

"The Lifecycle of Software Objects" by Ted Chiang (Subterranean)

“The Emperor of Mars” by Allen M. Steele (Asimov’s, June 2010)

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

Related Work
"Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It," edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea (Mad Norwegian)

Graphic Story
"Girl Genius, Volume 10: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse," written by Phil and Kaja Foglio; art by Phil Foglio; colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)

Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
"Inception," written and directed by Christopher Nolan (Warner)

Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
"Doctor Who: The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang," written by Steven Moffat; directed by Toby Haynes (BBC Wales)

Editor, Short Form
Sheila Williams

Editor, Long Form
Lou Anders

Professional Artist
Shaun Tan

Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke, Cheryl Morgan, Sean Wallace; podcast directed by Kate Baker

The Drink Tank, edited by Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon

Fan Writer
Claire Brialey

Fan Artist
Brad W. Foster

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer Not a Hugo
Lev Grossman

Congratulations to the winners.

Also posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment(s); comment here or there.

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What I would like to know is which will be the most controversial category? Several possibilities I can see...

It may depend where you live. The winner of the 'Best Novel' category probably won't be controversial in the US but it will be amongst some of fandom in the UK.

It should be noted, I think, that Phil and Kaja have announced that they will not accept a nomination next year; a decision worthy of respect.

Perhaps it was a financial decision. They couldn't afford to install yet another fireplace so as to have yet another mantel to put more trophies on :-)

They're going to give Stan Schmidt the Best Editor, Short Form one of these days, right?


Responding seriously: I dropped my Analog subscription a few years into Schmidt's grip on Analog's helm.

Woot, Ted Chiang & Shaun Tan!

Rachel Swirsky's The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen's Window was an incredibly awesome story that richly deserved the Nebula it received, but IMHO, Ted Chiang's The Lifecycle of Software Objects is almost as wonderful, and definitely deserved its Hugo.

Aww, I was rooting for Ray Bradbury to take the Best Episode Of Dr. Who award.

Baroquely ornate titles seem to be in vogue for the shorter-than-a-novel categories.

That nomination did lead to the wonderful sight of GRRM having to say the phrase "Fuck me, Ray Bradbury" into a live mike in front of a roomful of people. :-)

I think I now officially qualify as Out Of Touch With Fandom, because in both the fan writer and fan artist categories, the winner was the one name on the list that I'd never heard of.

Sorry James. If it's any consolation, I voted for you :)

-- Ross Smith

Oh no, Connie Willis, no!

Willis has extra-textual appeal to American fans. Also, her home base is in the Mountain West -- that can't have hurt.

... say, that Patterson fellow failed to win for his poorly researched biography of Heinlein. And to Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It!

Clearly this is an indication that Women Are Taking Over Science Fiction! We must form and SFMRA to fight this!

Once again, "De gustibus non est disputandum."

"You can't argue with the wind?"

(Don't know Latin. Am making the translation up.)

Sympathies on your non-win.

(Oy, Connie Willis.)

Admittedly I didn't know the winning entrant, but I do wish it had been you, solely on the basis of your encyclopedic knowledge and charm.

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