The finalists for the 2012 Hugo Award have been announced.
Short version: OmigodOmigodOmigodOmigodOmigod! Ahem….
Long version: The nominees are:
- Among Others by Jo Walton (Tor)
- A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)
- Deadline by Mira Grant (Orbit)
- Embassytown by China Miéville (Macmillan / Del Rey)
- Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey (Orbit)
- Countdown by Mira Grant (Orbit)
- “The Ice Owl” by Carolyn Ives Gilman (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction November/December 2011)
- “Kiss Me Twice” by Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s June 2011)
- “The Man Who Bridged the Mist” by Kij Johnson (Asimov’s September/October 2011)
- “The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary” by Ken Liu (Panverse 3)
- Silently and Very Fast by Catherynne M. Valente (WSFA)
- “The Copenhagen Interpretation” by Paul Cornell (Asimov’s July 2011)
- “Fields of Gold” by Rachel Swirsky (Eclipse Four)
- “Ray of Light” by Brad R. Torgersen (Analog December 2011)
- “Six Months, Three Days” by Charlie Jane Anders (Tor.com)
- “What We Found” by Geoff Ryman (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction March/April 2011)
- “The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees” by E. Lily Yu (Clarkesworld April 2011)
- “The Homecoming” by Mike Resnick (Asimov’s April/May 2011)
- “Movement” by Nancy Fulda (Asimov’s March 2011)
- “The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction March/April 2011)
- “Shadow War of the Night Dragons: Book One: The Dead City: Prologue” by John Scalzi (Tor.com)
- The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Third Edition edited by John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls, and Graham Sleight (Gollancz)
- Jar Jar Binks Must Die… and Other Observations about Science Fiction Movies by Daniel M. Kimmel (Fantastic Books)
- The Steampunk Bible: An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature by Jeff VanderMeer and S. J. Chambers (Abrams Image)
- Wicked Girls by Seanan McGuire
- Writing Excuses, Season 6 by Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Howard Tayler, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Jordan Sanderson
- Digger by Ursula Vernon (Sofawolf Press)
- Fables Vol 15: Rose Red by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham (Vertigo)
- Locke & Key Volume 4, Keys to the Kingdom written by Joe Hill, illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
- Schlock Mercenary: Force Multiplication written and illustrated by Howard Tayler, colors by Travis Walton (The Tayler Corporation)
- The Unwritten (Volume 4): Leviathan created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross. Written by Mike Carey, illustrated by Peter Gross (Vertigo)
- Captain America: The First Avenger, screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephan McFeely, directed by Joe Johnston (Marvel)
- Game of Thrones (Season 1), created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss; written by David Benioff, D. B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman, Jane Espenson, and George R. R. Martin; directed by Brian Kirk, Daniel Minahan, Tim van Patten, and Alan Taylor (HBO)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, screenplay by Steve Kloves; directed by David Yates (Warner Bros.)
- Hugo, screenplay by John Logan; directed by Martin Scorsese (Paramount)
- Source Code, screenplay by Ben Ripley; directed by Duncan Jones (Vendome Pictures)
- “The Doctor’s Wife” (Doctor Who), written by Neil Gaiman; directed by Richard Clark (BBC Wales)
- “The Drink Tank’s Hugo Acceptance Speech,” Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon (Renovation)
- “The Girl Who Waited” (Doctor Who), written by Tom MacRae; directed by Nick Hurran (BBC Wales)
- “A Good Man Goes to War” (Doctor Who), written by Steven Moffat; directed by Peter Hoar (BBC Wales)
- “Remedial Chaos Theory” (Community), written by Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna; directed by Jeff Melman (NBC)
- Apex Magazine edited by Catherynne M. Valente, Lynne M. Thomas, and Jason Sizemore
- Interzone edited by Andy Cox
- Lightspeed edited by John Joseph Adams
- Locus edited by Liza Groen Trombi, Kirsten Gong-Wong, et al.
- New York Review of Science Fiction edited by David G. Hartwell, Kevin J. Maroney, Kris Dikeman, and Avram Grumer
- Banana Wings edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
- The Drink Tank edited by James Bacon and Christopher J Garcia
- File 770 edited by Mike Glyer
- Journey Planet edited by James Bacon, Christopher J Garcia, et al.
- SF Signal edited by John DeNardo
- The Coode Street Podcast, Jonathan Strahan & Gary K. Wolfe
- Galactic Suburbia Podcast, Alisa Krasnostein, Alex Pierce, and Tansy Rayner Roberts (presenters) and Andrew Finch (producer)
- SF Signal Podcast, John DeNardo and JP Frantz, produced by Patrick Hester
- SF Squeecast, Lynne M. Thomas, Seanan McGuire, Paul Cornell, Elizabeth Bear, and Catherynne M. Valente
- StarShipSofa, Tony C. Smith
Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2010 or 2011, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo Award, * = 2nd year of eligibility).
Congratulations to all the nominees!
The winners will be announced at Chicon 7, home of the 2012 World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”).
[Free Fiction links via Joe Sherry at Adventures in Reading]
See also: Past winners
On the nominations: I cannot tell you how incredibly thrilled I am to see SF Signal on the ballot, not just once, but twice. Even though I’ve known for a couple of weeks, It’s all still very surreal. And, credit where it’s due: none of this would have happened without the generous contributions of of the SF Signal blog army. So props to all of them!
Also: George R.R. Martin totally said my name. Twice.