Hey, so how about those Hugo Awards? Pat Cadigan was thoroughly awesome as the toastmaster (mistress? person?) and I would like to formally request that every year the ceremony be hosted by Pat Cadigan with a guest appearance by Ellen Datlow.
The list of winners is pretty darned awesome, too:
- Best novel: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
- Best novella: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com)
- Best novelette: “Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingfang, translated Ken Liu (Uncanny Magazine, Jan-Feb 2015)
- Best short story: “Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld, January 2015)
- Best related work: No Award
- Best graphic story: The Sandman: Overture, written by Neil Gaiman, art by J.H. Williams III (Vertigo)
- Best dramatic presentation (long form): The Martian screenplay by Drew Goddard, directed by Ridley Scott (Scott Free Productions; Kinberg Genre; TSG Entertainment; 20th Century Fox)
- Best dramatic presentation (short form): Jessica Jones: “AKA Smile,” written by Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg, and Jamie King, directed by Michael Rymer (Marvel Television; ABC Studios; Tall Girls Productions; Netflix)
- Best editor – short form: Ellen Datlow
- Best editor – long form: Sheila E. Gilbert
- Best professional artist: Abigail Larson
- Best semiprozine: Uncanny Magazine, edited by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, and Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky
- Best fanzine: File 770, edited by Mike Glyer
- Best fancast: No Award
- Best fan writer: Mike Glyer
- Best fan artist: Steve Stiles
- The John W. Campbell Award (for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2014 or 2015, sponsored by Dell Magazines, not a Hugo Award): Andy Weir
I am amazed and gobsmacked that 182 people nominated me for Fan Writer this year. Thank you. That means a lot.
But I am having some thoughts and feelings about the whole situation.
Happy Friday! Isn’t that photograph cool? It’s from a duo known as Tdub Photo and it involves bioluminescent shrimp, bacon traps, and making sure that the shrimp are able to return to the sea after the photos are taken.
These are balloon animals like you’ve never seen balloon animals before.