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2011 Hugo Winners
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Nicked from here because they were faster:



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

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

Novelette
“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

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

Fanzine
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.

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.

I like Connie as a person, and I like some of her other books.

Just not this one. Not. Not. NOT.

I think that these books win awards for the one good 300-page book that's in there. If the endless stupid miscommunications were taken out and the factual errors fixed there is one decent book to be had out of those 1,000+ pages.

Not as good as To Say Nothing of the Dog, of course.

I feel embarrassed just looking at her historical fiction, and the dippy missed-connections plotting makes me cringe. It's so lazy. (Not to mention the bizarre inability to accommodate any technology since circa 1979.) And I write as someone who respects and even loves A Servant of Two Masters (in all its forms) and screwball comedy.

NO IT WAS THE HANDWAVE EMP BOMB TERRORISM THINGY

NOW WE MUST GET BACK TO ENDLESS MISCOMMUNICATIONS WITH THE WARDROBE DEPARTMENT