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)Ã‚Â
- Brasyl by Ian McDonald (Gollancz; Pyr)Ã‚Â
- Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer (Tor; Analog Oct. 2006-Jan/Feb. 2007)Ã‚Â
- The Last Colony by John Scalzi (Tor)Ã‚Â
- 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) isÃ‚Â predictableÃ‚Â and silly at the same time.
- Battlestar GalacticaÃ‚Â "Razor" Written by Michael Taylor Directed by FÃƒÂ©lix EnrÃƒÂquez AlcalÃƒÂ¡ and Wayne Rose (Sci Fi Channel) (televised version, not DVD)Ã‚Â
- Doctor WhoÃ‚Â "Blink" Written by Stephen Moffat Directed by Hettie Macdonald (BBC)Ã‚Â
- Doctor WhoÃ‚Â "Human Nature' / "Family of Blood" Written by Paul Cornell Directed by Charles Palmer (BBC)Ã‚Â
- Star Trek New VoyagesÃ‚Â "World Enough and Time" Written by Michael Reaves & Marc Scott Zicree Directed by Marc Scott Zicree (Cawley Entertainment Co. and The Magic Time Co.)
- TorchwoodÃ‚Â "Captain Jack Harkness" Written by Catherine Tregenna Directed by Ashley Way (BBC Wales)
Ã‚Â The excellent Doctor Who episode from last year, the popular BSG and... Torchwood?! That's a joke right?