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Jo Walton's Scientific Language: H. Beam Piper’s “Omnilingual”

What is the appropriate Hugo category for Jo Walton's Revisiting the Hugos?

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Best Related Work. "Any work related to the field of science fiction, fantasy, or fandom, appearing for the first time during the previous calendar year or which has been substantially modified during the previous calendar year, and which is either non-fiction or, if fictional, is noteworthy primarily for aspects other than the fictional text, and which is not eligible in any other category."

Edited at 2012-03-05 08:42 pm (UTC)

That was my first thought; I ruled out Best Fan Writer because she is (I presume) getting paid for the series.

You mean there's not a Jo Walton category?

Of course there is. It's right next to the Connie Willis category.

Yay, 'Omnilingual'! Must go read the review...

I'd love to see her collect those columns in a book (or at least an ebook). And I'd love to see her win a Hugo for them!

She is indeed collecting some of her review columns in a book (though not the Hugo columns, so far as I know). Working title: What Makes This Book So Great?

I guess they'd be eligible as a Best Related Thingy?

Definitely not fan writing, as I was paid for them.

"Best Writing about the Hugos" Award; The physical award itself being a slightly larger hugo award which divides in two to reveal a slightly smaller one, which in turn divides in two to reveal an even smaller hugo award.

Meta!

Or it could just be a mirrored navel, appropriate for gazing.

Ah, yes--the matrioshka Hugo, to be unveiled at the Worldcon in St. Petersburg.

They're detected by their waste heat emission.

Very popular with authors who are zombies.