Thursday, August 11, 2005

2005 Hugo Awards

The winners of the 2005 Hugo Awards have been announced this week and are as follows:

Best Novel: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Best Novella: The Concrete Jungle by Charles Stross
Best Novelette: The Faery Handbag by Kelly Link
Best Short Story: "Travels with My Cats" by Mike Resnick
Best Related Book: The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction Edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: The Incredibles Written & Directed by Brad Bird
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: "33" - Battlestar Galactica Written by Ronald D. Moore and Directed by Michael Rymer.
Best Professional Editor: Ellen Datlow
Best Professional Artist: Jim Burns
Best Semiprozine: Ansible Edited by David Langford
Best Fanzine: Plokta Edited by Alison Scott, Steve Davies and Mike Scott
Best Fan Writer: David Langford
Best Fan Artist: Sue Mason
Best Web Site: SciFiction Edited by Ellen Datlow. Craig Engler, general manager
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (not a Hugo Award): Elizabeth Bear
Special Interaction Committee Award (not a Hugo Award): David Pringle

I'm glad "Jonathan Strange" won - it's an intriguing and slightly surreal book !
Dave Langford must have dozens of Hugos now - I wonder where he keeps them all ?
For those who don't know a short story is under 7,500 words in length, whereas a novelette is between 7,500 and 17,499 words in length, and a novella is between 17,500 and 39,999 words in length (to think I've been calling them all short stories all these years !) Of course a novel is anything over 40, 000 words (although half a million is considered excessive !)

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