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March 22, 2008

2008 Hugo Award Nominees

The Hugo shortlist is out.

Here's the novel list:

  • The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon (HarperCollins, Fourth Estate) 
  • Brasyl by Ian McDonald (Gollancz; Pyr) 
  • Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer (Tor; Analog Oct. 2006-Jan/Feb. 2007) 
  • The Last Colony by John Scalzi (Tor) 
  • Halting State by Charles Stross (Ace)
I have no idea who will win, I've only read Brasyl and Halting State, both of which are wonderful. I think I'd like Brasyl to win.

Elsewhere, some things are predictable (stories from Asimov's and F&SF dominating) and some things are just silly. The "TV" category (Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form) is predictable and silly at the same time.

  • Battlestar Galactica "Razor" Written by Michael Taylor Directed by Félix Enríquez Alcalá and Wayne Rose (Sci Fi Channel) (televised version, not DVD) 
  • Doctor Who "Blink" Written by Stephen Moffat Directed by Hettie Macdonald (BBC) 
  • Doctor Who "Human Nature' / "Family of Blood" Written by Paul Cornell Directed by Charles Palmer (BBC) 
  • Star Trek New Voyages "World Enough and Time" Written by Michael Reaves & Marc Scott Zicree Directed by Marc Scott Zicree (Cawley Entertainment Co. and The Magic Time Co.)
  • Torchwood "Captain Jack Harkness" Written by Catherine Tregenna Directed by Ashley Way (BBC Wales)
 The excellent Doctor Who episode from last year, the popular BSG and... Torchwood?! That's a joke right?