2013 Awards

March 17, 2013

It’s been a while since I made any updates, but I’ve been thinking a lot recently about improving both the design and functionality of the site.  It’s time for an update and I decided to get the best of the best from 2012 entered by starting with the Awards.  Resources like Mark R. Kelly’s wonderful Science Fiction Award Database make this significantly less of a chore.

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Hugo Winners 2010

September 7, 2010

The 2010 Hugo Award Winners have been announced, and I’ve updated Tagshadow accordingly (see links below).

  • Best Novel: TIE: The City & The City, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK); The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)
  • Best Novella: “Palimpsest”, Charles Stross (Wireless; Ace, Orbit)
  • Best Novelette: “The Island”, Peter Watts (The New Space Opera 2; Eos)
  • Best Short Story: “Bridesicle”, Will McIntosh (Asimov’s 1/09)
  • Best Related Book: This is Me, Jack Vance! (Or, More Properly, This is “I”), Jack Vance (Subterranean)
  • Best Graphic Story: Girl Genius, Volume 9: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm Written by Kaja and Phil Foglio; Art by Phil Foglio; Colours by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
  • Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: Moon Screenplay by Nathan Parker; Story by Duncan Jones; Directed by Duncan Jones (Liberty Films)
  • Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: Doctor Who: “The Waters of Mars” Written by Russell T Davies & Phil Ford; Directed by Graeme Harper (BBC Wales)
  • Best Editor Long Form: Patrick Nielsen Hayden
  • Best Editor Short Form: Ellen Datlow
  • Best Professional Artist: Shaun Tan
  • Best Semiprozine: Clarkesworld edited by Neil Clarke, Sean Wallace, & Cheryl Morgan
  • Best Fan Writer: Frederik Pohl
  • Best Fanzine: StarShipSofa edited by Tony C. Smith
  • Best Fan Artist: Brad W. Foster

And the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (presented by Dell Magazines): Seanan McGuire

Hugo Award Nominees!

April 5, 2010

I love following the various speculative fiction awards and was particularly excited that a record number of people nominated works for the hugo this year. The nominees were just announced. I was able to quickly update TagShadow with the nominees for novel, novella, novelette, and short story as there was significant overlap with the Nebula Award nominees and the Locus Recommended Reading List which I’d already entered into TagShadow. The exceptions were Wake by Robert J. Sawyer and The Bride of Frankenstein by Mike Resnick and The Moment by Lawrence M. Schoen, which have also been added to TagShadow.

Go checkout the newly updated Hugo Award nominee TagShadow. Congratulations to all the nominees. TagShadow most directly deals with individual works of fiction, so that’s all I’ve mentioned here, but stay tuned as TagShadow should prove to be a useful tool for exploring the Editor categories as well in the near future.