Sunday, August 10, 2008

Hugo Awards 2008 winners are announced

  1. [ss] Elizabeth Bear's "Tideline" (download).
  2. [novelette] Ted Chiang's "The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" (download text or MP3).
  3. [novella] Connie Willis' "All Seated on the Ground" (download).
Very funny: each of the 3 happened to be my first choices in their category! My first for all awards I've tracked yet! Links on category names go to my old rankings of nominees.

Also: "The Hugo Award for The Big One (Best Novel) goes to Michael Chabon for The Yiddish Policemen's Union". I haven't read it - something about what if Israel was founded somewhere in Alaska instead of middle east, if I recall others' comments on it right. May be more interesting to Western & Middle Eastern audiences than here.

[Via Cheryl Morgan; her live log has details of other categories]

Update 1, 10 August 2008: Voting data are available [via SF Signal]. While the 3 short fiction winners were clear winners, novel was a closely contested one - 332 votes for winner vs 323 for Scalzi's.


Anonymous said...

Re:Yiddish Policemen Union