Tuesday, June 23, 2015

My Hugo nominations

I received two certificates in the mail Monday from the Sasquan Hugo committee for my two nominations, in the Short Story and Best Related Work category. Patricia says she will get them nicely framed so they can be hung in my home office.

By the way, I am only the fourth person (as best I can tell) ever to be nominated in a fiction and non-fiction Hugo category in the same year (Mike Resnick has done it twice). This has happened before in the following cases:

Mike Resnick - 2001

Redchapel : novelette
Putting It Together: Turning Sow's Ear Drafts into Silk Purse Stories : related book

2002
Old MacDonald Had a Farm : short story
I Have This Nifty Idea...Now What Do I Do With It? : related book

Michael Swanwick - 2002
The Dog Said Bow-Wow : short story : 2002 (winner)
Being Gardner Dozois : related book : 2002

John Scalzi - 2009
Zoe's Tale : novel
Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008 : related book (winner)

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:41 PM

    You missed a few:

    Brandon Sanderson 2013
    The Emperor's Soul : Novella
    Writing Excuses Season Seven : Related work (shared nomination with a few others)

    Seanan McGuire (aka Mira Grant) 2012
    Countdown : Novella (as Mira Grant)
    Wicked Girls : Related Work

    Mary Robinette Kowal 2012
    Kiss Me Twice : Novella
    Writing Excuses Season 6 : Related Work (also a shared nomination)

    But you can disregard those if you don't want to include authors nominated in groups and under pseudonyms.

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