Hugo Award Nominees 2012

Posted Saturday April 7, 2012 by John Gunders in |

Nominations for the 2012 Hugo Awards were announced overnight. You can find the full list here. Nominations for best novel are:

Among Others, Jo Walton (Tor)
A Dance With Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)
Deadline, Mira Grant (Orbit)
Embassytown, China MiƩville (Macmillan / Del Rey)
Leviathan Wakes, James S. A. Corey (Orbit)

Jo Walton and China MiƩville have the chance to make it a Hugo/Nebula double.

In other interesting news, the five nominations for “Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form” include three episodes of Doctor Who (“The Doctor’s Wife”, “The Girl Who Waited”, and “A Good Man Goes to War”), and an episode of Community (“Remedial Chaos Theory”). I must say, I never expected to see an episode of Community on a Hugos list, but the nominated ep is a masterpiece of alternative reality fiction. I wouldn’t be surprised if it picked up the gong: Doctor Who has owned the category for half a decade, and this must grate a little on US voters, but as much as I loved “The Doctor’s Wife” (screenwriter: Neil Gaiman), “Remedial Chaos Theory” was almost flawless television.

Winners will be announced at the World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago, 30 August – 3 September.

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