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[awards] Well, lookie here

Hugo nominations are out

I draw your attention to:

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
(436 Ballots / Bulletins)

* The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer, story; Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, screenplay; based on characters created by Bob Kane; Christopher Nolan, director (Warner Brothers)
* Hellboy II: The Golden Army Guillermo del Toro & Mike Mignola, story; Guillermo del Toro, screenplay; based on the comic by Mike Mignola; Guillermo del Toro, director (Dark Horse, Universal)
* Iron Man Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby and Art Marcum & Matt Holloway, screenplay; based on characters created by Stan Lee & Don Heck & Larry Lieber & Jack Kirby; Jon Favreau, director (Paramount, Marvel Studios)
* METAtropolis by John Scalzi, ed. Written by: Elizabeth Bear, Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell and Karl Schroeder (Audible Inc)
* WALL-E Andrew Stanton & Pete Docter, story; Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon, screenplay; Andrew Stanton, director (Pixar/Walt Disney)

[awards] The Locus Recommended List

As I mentioned in link salad this morning, I hit the Locus recommended reading list twice this year. For all your reading and award-nominating needs, they liked novel:

Escapement, Tor Books, June, 2008, ed. Beth Meacham Powell’s | Amazon ]

…and short story “The Sky That Wraps the World Round, Past the Blue and into the Black“, Clarkesworld, March, 2008

“The Sky That Wraps…” also got picked up for the Dozois-edited Year’s Best Science Fiction, so that story is doing me proud.

[awards] Even more shameless pimpage

As a followup to my recent awards pimpage post [ | LiveJournal ], (a/k/a Dr. Lawrence M. Schoen, publisher of Paper Golem Press) has empowered me to distribute for a limited time a free .pdf of the novella, “America, Such as She Is” to likely Hugo, Nebula or World Fantasy Award voters interested in considering the story during the nominating process. Since this is otherwise not available electronically, he is being quite generous.

Please leave a comment here or email at with your contact information if you’d like me to send you a copy.

[awards] 2008 Pimpage

It’s time for the annual award pimpage post. (Well, the Nebulas work differently, but you know what I mean.) Here’s my list of my own favorites of my eligible work from 2008, for your consideration as you contemplate nominations for Hugos, Nebulas and World Fantasy Awards.


Escapement, Tor Books, June, 2008, ed. Beth Meacham


“America, Such as She Is”, Alembical, November, 2008, Paper Golem Press, ed. Lawrence M. Schoen and Arthur Dorrance

Short Story

The Sky That Wraps the World Round, Past the Blue and into the Black“, Clarkesworld, March, 2008

A Water Matter“,, October, 2008

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

METAtropolis,, October, 2008, ed. John Scalzi (audio book [iTunes], written by Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, Jay Lake, John Scalzi and Karl Schroeder; read by Scott Brick, Michael Hogan, Alessandro Juliani, Kandyse McClure and Stefan Rudnicki)

Best Fan Writer

If you are interested in nominating me and my blog for this category, feel free. I don’t consider myself a Fan Writer in that sense, but I don’t feel a need to bow out of the category either.

ETA: Post edited to cope with a Hugo eligibility issue. Also, inexplicably, the first version of this post listed Mainspring when it should have read Escapement. My thanks to for the catch.