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22 March 2006

Hugo and Campbell Awards Nominations

L.A.con IV, the 64th World Science Fiction Convention to be held in Anaheim, California, 23-27 August 2006, has released nominations for this year's Hugo Awards, and for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. The listing here is alphabetical first by title, then by nominee.

  • Accelerando, Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit)
  • A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (Voyager; Bantam Spectra)
  • Learning the World, Ken MacLeod (Orbit; Tor)
  • Old Man's War, John Scalzi (Tor)
  • Spin, Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)
  • Burn, James Patrick Kelly (Tachyon)
  • "Identity Theft", Robert J. Sawyer (Down These Dark Spaceways, SFBC)
  • "Inside Job", Connie Willis (Asimov's Jan 2005)
  • "The Little Goddess", Ian McDonald (Asimov's Jun 2005)
  • "Magic for Beginners", Kelly Link (Magic for Beginners, Small Beer Press; F&SF Sep 2005)
  • "The Calorie Man", Paolo Bacigalupi (F&SF Oct/Nov 2005)
  • "I, Robot", Cory Doctorow (The Infinite Matrix 15 Feb 2005)
  • "The King of Where-I-Go", Howard Waldrop (Sci Fiction 7 Dec 2005)
  • "TelePresence", Michael A. Burstein (Analog Jul/Aug 2005)
  • "Two Hearts", Peter S. Beagle (F&SF Oct/Nov 2005)
  • "The Clockwork Atom Bomb", Dominic Green (Interzone May/Jun 2005)
  • "Down Memory Lane", Mike Resnick (Asimov's Apr/May 2005)
  • "Seventy-Five Years", Michael A. Burstein (Analog Jan/Feb 2005)
  • "Singing My Sister Down", Margo Lanagan (Black Juice, Allen & Unwin; Eos)
  • "Tk'tk'tk", David D. Levine (Asimov's Mar 2005)
  • Science Fiction Quotations, Gary Westfahl (Yale)
  • The SEX Column and Other Misprints, David Langford (Cosmos)
  • Soundings: Reviews 1992-1996, Gary K. Wolfe (Beccon)
  • Storyteller: Writing Lessons and More from 27 Years of the Clarion Writers' Workshop, Kate Wilhelm (Small Beer Press)
  • Transformations: The Story of the Science Fiction Magazines from 1950 to 1970, Mike Ashley (Liverpool)
  • Batman Begins (Warner Bros., directed by Christopher Nolan; Story by David S. Goyer; Screenplay by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goye; Based on the character created by Bob Kane)
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Walt Disney Pictures/Walden Media; Directed by Andrew Adamsom; Screenplay by Ann Peacock and Andrew Adamson and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely; Based on the novel by C.S. Lewis)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Warner Bros.; Directed by Mike Newell; Screenplay by Steven Kloves; Based on the novel by J.K. Rowling)
  • Serenity (Universal Pictures/Mutant Enemy, Inc.; Written & Directed by Joss Whedon)
  • Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Dreamworks Animation/Aardman Animation; Directed by Nick Park & Steve Box; Screenplay by Steve Box & Nick Park and Bob Baker and Mark Burton)
  • Battlestar Galactica: "Pegasus" (NBC Universal/British Sky Broadcasting; Directed by Michael Rymer; Written by Anne Cofell Saunders)
  • Doctor Who: "The Empty Child" & "The Doctor Dances" (BBC Wales/BBC1; Directed by James Hawes; Written by Steven Moffat)
  • Doctor Who: "Dalek" (BBC Wales/BBC1; Directed by Joe Ahearne; Written by Robert Shearman)
  • Doctor Who: "Father's Day" (BBC Wales/BBC1; Directed by Joe Ahearne; Written by Paul Cornell)
  • Jack-Jack Attack (Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation; Written & Directed by Brad Bird)
  • Lucas Back in Anger (Reductio Ad Absurdum Productions; Directed by Phil Raines; Written by Phil Raines and Ian Sorensen)
  • Prix Victor Hugo Awards Ceremony (Opening Speech and Framing Device; Written and performed by Paul McAuley and Kim Newman; Directed by Mike & Debby Moir)
  • Ellen Datlow
  • David G. Hartwell
  • Stanley Schmidt
  • Gordon Van Gelder
  • Sheila Williams
  • Jim Burns
  • Bob Eggleton
  • Donato Giancola
  • Stephan Martiniere
  • John Picacio
  • Michael Whelan
  • Ansible, David Langford, ed.
  • Emerald City, Cheryl Morgan, ed.
  • Interzone, Andy Cox, ed.
  • Locus, Charles N. Brown, Kirsten Gong-Wong & Liza Groen Trombi, eds.
  • The New York Review of Science Fiction, Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell & Kevin Maroney, eds.
  • Banana Wings, Claire Brialey & Mark Plummer, eds.
  • Challenger, Guy H. Lillian III, ed.
  • Chunga, Andy Hooper, Randy Byers & carl juarez, eds.
  • File 770, Mike Glyer, ed.
  • Plokta, Alison Scott, Steve Davies & Mike Scott, eds.
  • Claire Brialey
  • John Hertz
  • Dave Langford
  • Cheryl Morgan
  • Steven H Silver
  • Brad Foster
  • Teddy Harvia
  • Sue Mason
  • Steve Stiles
  • Frank Wu
  • John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer [Not a Hugo]

  • K. J. Bishop (second year of eligibility)
  • Sarah Monette (second year of eligibility)
  • Chris Roberson (second year of eligibility)
  • Brandon Sanderson (first year of eligibility)
  • John Scalzi (first year of eligibility)
  • Steph Swainston (second year of eligibility)
  • First-time Hugo nominees this year are John Scalzi, Cory Doctorow, Peter S. Beagle, Dominic Green, Margo Lanagan, Gary Westfahl, Gary K. Wolfe, Mike Ashley, Sheila Williams, Stephan Martiniere, and John Hertz.

    This year's special category for Best Interactive Video Game appeared on the nominating ballot but was cancelled due to "lack of interest" -- presumably too few nominations in the category to tabulate meaningful results for a final ballot.

    Two of this year's Best Novel nominees have previously won Hugos, Charles Stross (last year for novella "The Concrete Jungle") and George R.R. Martin (4 wins, most recently for novella "Blood of the Dragon" in 1997). Ken MacLeod and Robert Charles Wilson have 2 and 4 previous nominations respectively.

    Of the Best Novella nominees, only Ian McDonald has never won a Hugo; he has just one previous nomination, last year for novel River of Gods. James Patrick Kelly has won 2 Hugos, both in the novelette category; Robert J. Sawyer won for novel Hominids in 2003; Connie Willis has 8 Hugos out of a total 21 previous nominations; and Kelly Link won the Hugo last year with her first nomination, for novelette "The Faery Handbag".

    None of the Best Novelette nominees has ever won a Hugo, and Cory Doctorow and Peter S. Beagle are first-time nominees. Paolo Bacigalupi has 1 previous nomination, in 2005; Howard Waldrop has 6 previous nominations, and Michael A. Burstein 8.

    Best Short Story nominee Mike Resnick has won 5 Hugos out of a total of 27 previous nominations, including last year in this category for "Travels with My Cats". David D. Levine has 1 previous nomination; Dominic Green and Margo Lanagan are first-time nominees.

    Three of the Best Related Book nominees are first-time nominees: Mike Ashley, Gary Westfahl, and Gary K. Wolfe. David Langford has been nominated in this category twice before, without winning (though he has won many times in other categories). Kate Wilhelm has 5 previous nominations in fiction categories, and 1 win for novel Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang, but no previous nonfiction nominations.

    Sheila Williams is a first-time nominee in the Best Editor category; she took over editorship last year of Asimov's SF Magazine from Gardner Dozois, who for the first time since 1987 has not been nominated in this category (Dozois won 15 times out of 19 consecutive nominations from 1987 to 2005). Ellen Datlow has 12 previous nominations in this category, and has won twice, in 2002 and 2005. None of the other nominees has ever won a Hugo. David G. Hartwell has 14 previous nominations in this category, and 31 nominations overall, holding the record for most nominations by anyone who has not won a Hugo. Stanley Schmidt has 27 previous nominations, including every year in this category since 1980. Gordon Van Gelder has 14 previous nominations, including every year in this category since 1998.

    Stephan Martiniere is a first-time nominee in the Best Artist category. Of the other nominees, Jim Burns has won previously in this category 3 times, most recently in 2005, Bob Eggleton has won 8 times, most recently in 2001, 2003, and 2004, and Michael Whelan has won in the category 13 times, most recently in 2000 and 2002. Donato Giancola has 7 previous nominations, every year consecutively since 1999, and John Picacio has one previous nomination, in 2005.

    All the Best Semiprozine nominees are veterans; the newest, Emerald City, has 4 previous nominations, and won in 2004 in the Fanzine category. Ansible has been nominated 14 times previously, and has won 5 times in the Fanzine category, and once, last year, in the Semiprozine category. Locus has been nominated in the amateur magazine, fanzine, or semiprozine categories every year since 1970 with just one exception (1979), and has won 26 times. The New York Review of Science Fiction has been nominated 17 times in this category, every year consecutively since 1989, though it has never won.

    Best Fanzine nominee Plokta was last year's winner, and has been nominated every year since 1999. Mike Glyer's File 770 has been nominated 23 times previously and won 5 times, most recently in 2001. Challenger has 6 previous nominations, every year since 2000. Banana Wings and Chunga have each been nominated once before, in 2005.

    Best Fan Writer nominee David Langford has been nominated in this category every year since 1979, and has won 19 times, including every year since 1989. Claire Brialey has 2 previous nominations in this category, Cheryl Morgan 2, and Steven H Silver 5. John Hertz is a first-time nominee this year.

    Best Fan Artist nominee Steve Stiles has 5 previous nominations with no wins. The other nominees have won previously in this category: Brad Foster 5 times, most recently in 1994; Teddy Harvia 4 times, including 2001 and 2002; Sue Mason twice, in 2003 and 2005; and Frank Wu once, in 2004.


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