Tis the Season for Award Nominations: The Hugo Awards
Yes, tis the season for Award nominations and I was very pleased—ok, ok: thrilled and delighted — last week to see The Gathering of the Lost on Reddit Fantasy’s list of eligible works for the 2013 Hugo Awards. So exciting, dear readers, even to make it to an “eligible works” list, given that the Hugos have long been one of my benchmarks for international SFF works of merit.
And there it is, The Gathering of the Lost (right there in 0′s and 1′s ) in Reddit Fantasy’s The Big List–Potential 2013 Hugo Award Works
(Look for Gathering under “Best Novel.”)
Of course, it’s an awfully big step from listing as eligible to being nominated, and certainly from being nominated to being an official “nominee” (i.e. one of the—usually 5—finalists) but nonetheless, it’s still very exciting to see The Gathering of the Lost on Reddit Fantasy’s list.
Other books and writers on the list, that you may have seen me mention here, include:
- Courtney Schafer for The Tainted City
- Stina Leicht for And Blue Skies from Pain (You’ll recall I tagged Stina for The Next Big Thing, and her post is here.)
- Teresa Frohock for Miserere, An Autumn Tale (for the John W. Campbell Award only)
Other authors and books I’ve featured here on the blog—in my Just Arrived, What I’m Reading, Interviews or Book Review by Andrew Robin’s posts—and that I’m “pretty sure” are also eligible, include (in alphabetical order by author surname):
- Iain M Banks for The Hydrogen Sonata
- Patricia Briggs for Wolfsbane (in the duology Aralorn)
- Fredrik Brounéous for The Prince of Soul and The Lighthouse
- Kristin Cashore for Bitterblue
- Elspeth Cooper for Trinity Rising
- Adam Christopher for Seven Wonders; you can also read my interview with Adam here
- John R Fultz for Seven Princes
- Robin Hobb for City of Dragons
- Juliet Marillier for Shadowfell; you can also read my interview with Juliet here.
- Alastair Reynolds for Blue Remembered Earth
- Kim Stanley Robinson for 2312
- John Scalzi for Red Shirts
- Jo Spurrier for Winter be My Shield
- Laini Taylor for Days of Blood and Starlight
Phew—and that’s just my little blog!
In Order To Nominate, You have To be Eligible:
Nominations for the Hugo Awards are now open until March 10, 2013. In order to nominate you have to have been either a Supporting or Attending member in the previous, current, or forthcoming year’s Worldcon as of January 31, 2013. For 2013, this means members of Chicon 7 (the 2012 Worldcon), LoneStarCon 3 for this year, and Loncon 3 (the 2014 Worldcon). During this stage, members can nominate any eligible work or person.