Sunday, April 10, 2011

2011 Hugo nominees

Nominees for the excellent Hugo awards have been announced. Another great crop of books.

Best Novel:
  • Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis
  • Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • The Dervish House by Ian McDonald
  • Feed by Mira Grant
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
Best Novella:
  • “The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen’s Window” by Rachel Swirsky
  • The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang
  • “The Maiden Flight of McCauley’s Bellerophon” by Elizabeth Hand
  • “The Sultan of the Clouds” by Geoffrey A. Landis
  • “Troika” by Alastair Reynolds
Best Novelette:
  • “Eight Miles” by Sean McMullen
  • “The Emperor of Mars” by Allen M. Steele
  • “The Jaguar House, in Shadow” by Aliette de Bodard
  • “Plus or Minus” by James Patrick Kelly
  • “That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made” by Eric James Stone
Best Short Story:
  • “Amaryllis” by Carrie Vaughn
  • “For Want of a Nail” by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • “Ponies” by Kij Johnson
  • “The Things” by Peter Watts

This post's theme word is argosy, "a large ship, or a fleet of ships, especially one carrying valuable cargo" or "a rich source or supply". The Hugo nominee list is an argosy for [certain] genre readers.

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