Minicon 47 this year held a fun little surprise: it was one of five locations that simultaneously announced the 2012 Hugo Nominees and John Campbell Nominees. Since I went to Worldcon in Reno last year and will be heading off to Chicago this year, I am eligible to both nominate (which I didn't) and vote on the final nominees (which I will). Yes, I am showing my Geek colors here...
Since 2000 when I was introduced to Worldcon (in Chicago, ironically) I've made a strong effort to read the nominees in at least the Novel category for each year. Time permitting, I read novella, novelette and short stories. This year I have a head start in that I've already read Leviathan Wakes by James S A Corey.
From the Locus Website (which contains the full listing): Nominees for the Hugo Awards and for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer have been announced by Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in Chicago, Illinois, August 30-September 3, 2012. The Hugo Awards ceremony will take place September 2, 2012.
•Leviathan Wakes, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
•Deadline, Mira Grant (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
•A Dance with Dragons, George R.R. Martin (Bantam; Harper Voyager UK)
•Embassytown, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan)
•Among Others, Jo Walton (Tor)
•‘‘The Ice Owl’’, Carolyn Ives Gilman (F&SF 10-11/11)
•‘‘Countdown’’, Mira Grant (Orbit Short Fiction)•‘‘The Man Who Bridged the Mist’’, Kij Johnson (Asimov’s 10-11/11)
•‘‘Kiss Me Twice’’, Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s 6/11)
•‘‘The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary’’, Ken Liu (Panverse Three)
•Silently and Very Fast, Catherynne M. Valente (WSFA)
•‘‘Six Months, Three Days’’, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor.com 6/8/11)
•‘‘The Copenhagen Interpretation’’, Paul Cornell (Asimov’s 7/11)
•‘‘What We Found’’, Geoff Ryman (F&SF 9-10/11)
•‘‘Fields of Gold’’, Rachel Swirsky (Eclipse Four)
•‘‘Ray of Light’’, Brad R. Torgersen (Analog 12/11)
BEST SHORT STORY
•‘‘Movement’’, Nancy Fulda (Asimov’s 3/11)•‘‘The Paper Menagerie’’, Ken Liu (F&SF 3-4/11)
•‘‘The Homecoming’’, Mike Resnick (Asimov’s 4-5/11)
•‘‘Shadow War of the Night Dragons, Book One: The Dead City (Prologue)’’, John Scalzi (Tor.com 4/1/11)
•‘‘The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees’’, E. Lily Yu (Clarkesworld 4/11)
Let the Reading Begin!
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