shaken & stirred

welcome to my martini glass


looks like there's a very slim possibility we might go to Glasgow*

Hugo nominations have been announced.

They are:

Best Novel (424 nominating ballots)

* The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks (Orbit)
* Iron Council by China MiÈville (Del Rey; Macmillan)
* Iron Sunrise by Charles Stross (Ace)
* Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury)
* River of Gods by Ian McDonald (Simon & Schuster)

Best Novella (249 nominating ballots)

* "The Concrete Jungle" by Charles Stross (The Atrocity Archives, Golden Gryphon Press)
* "Elector" by Charles Stross (Asimov's 09/04)
* "Sergeant Chip" by Bradley Denton (Fantasy & Science Fiction 09/04)
* "Time Ablaze" by Michael A. Burstein (Analog 06/04)
* "Winterfair Gifts" by Lois McMaster Bujold (Irresistible Forces NAL)

Best Novelette (215 nominating ballots)

* "Biographical Notes to 'A Discourse on the Nature of Causality, with Air-Planes' by Benjamin Rosenbaum" by Benjamin Rosenbaum (All-Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories Wheatland)
* "The Clapping Hands of God" by Michael F. Flynn (Analog 07-08/04)
* "The Faery Handbag" by Kelly Link (The Faery Reel Viking)
* "The People of Sand and Slag" by Paolo Bacigalupi (Fantasy & Science Fiction 02/04)
* "The Voluntary State" by Christopher Rowe (Sci Fiction, 5/5/04)

Best Short Story (269 nominating ballots)

* "The Best Christmas Ever" by James Patrick Kelly (Sci Fiction, 5/26/04)
* "Decisions" by Michael A. Burstein (Analog 01-02/04)
* "A Princess of Earth" by Mike Resnick (Asimov's 12/04)
* "Shed Skin" by Robert J. Sawyer (Analog 01-02/04)
* "Travels with My Cats" by Mike Resnick (Asimov's 02/04)

Plus other categories you can see elsewhere (Yay Groppi, Picacio, Moles, and others!). I propose a cage match for the novelette category.

Congratulations and good luck, everybody.

*Wealthy benefactors, please step forward.


  • At 6:05 PM , Blogger Dave said...

    Please, even if you have already done so, stand very close to Mr. Rowe and scream "Woo-hoo!" on my behalf.

  • At 6:39 PM , Blogger chance said...

    woo! go team rowe!

    hope you guys decide to come.

  • At 6:43 PM , Blogger gwenda said...

    G-d help us, I'm looking at the myriad hotel options right now.

    It would be better if we hadn't both just missed so many days of work. Oh well.

  • At 8:31 PM , Blogger Chris McLaren said...

    You should talk to Adam. He's definitely going, and with Jane & David living in Scotland a good part of the year there's bound to be some insight.

    (And if you don't end up going he can pick up Christopher's award. That way Gavin won't have to do it if Christopher beats Kelly.)

  • At 9:09 PM , Blogger Christopher said...

    Like I'm that noble. In the unlikely event that I beat Kelly, Kelly has to pick it up.

  • At 1:06 AM , Anonymous eek said...



    Eurohostel is supercheap and en suite. I loved Glasgow, go go go go!

    I have my fingers crossed! C'mon big money! < / wheel o' fortune >

  • At 9:45 AM , Blogger chance said...

    I think the clear solutions is Christopher needs to sell a Voluntary State sequel to Ellen ...


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