Anticipation

Monday, January 26, 2009
Since I attended Denvention 3 last year, I get to nominate books for the Hugo Award this year. The award will be presented at Anticipation, to be held in Montreal this summer.

Decisions, decisions...

8 comments:

Jerry Critter said...

Let us know your choices when you make them.

Jeri said...

I wish I had a list of all sort of eligible books & stories. There is probably one somewhere.

Konstantin said...

Is there a list? I've been looking for new stuff to read.

Janiece Murphy said...

I could use a list, also, but it's basically anything that was published in 2008, so that doesn't really narrow it down much.

If anyone finds something, please let me know.

Jeri said...

I found this sort-of list - links to sites pimping their own works. At least it's a reference point.

http://www.sfawardswatch.com/?page_id=1135

Wendy said...

The real trick is that some books were published, but never went into bookstores and web-sites...

ie: last year's L Ron Hubbard Writer's of the Future short story anthology. They did a limited printing for the author's copies for the ceremony in August, but for some reason it never made it to bookselling outlets so people could actually read it. Supposedly you can get the book through the publisher, but not through the normal channels like Amazon or Borders.

Several of the prize-winning authors and artists are distressed because people may not know their story is out there for Hugo consideration.

Now, I'm not eligible to vote, but I have read all the stories, and many are quite good (some were just weird). How do I know, you ask? Because my brother, Dr. Phil (Physics), had the honor of being the published finalist and had the first story in the anthology. So I recieved an autographed author's copy from the dear boy.

Janiece Murphy said...

Thanks, Jeri.

Wendy, do you know where we can find a copy of Phil's story? There are four Denvention attendees in the UCF, and we'd be happy to consider his work.

Wendy said...

I'll double check with the old boy tonight and let you know.

Thanks!!

WendyB_09