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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:25 am 
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I was trying to figure out my 2008 Hugo Nomination Ballotand thought I'd ask you personally which stories and artists you think are the most likely to win a Hugo Award if nominated. I'm only interested in work that appeared in Interzone for the purposes of this thread. The work must have first appeared in 2007 to be eligible.

The categories are: Best Novella, Best Novelette, Best Novelette, and Best Professional Artist.

I was thinking about nominating Toke by Tim Akers and The Men in the Attic by John Phillip Olsen. What are your thoughts? Are there stories I may be overlooking that are worthy of a mention? What about artists?

I've already decided on my Best Editor nomination. :D

Bottom line, I want to nominate stories and artwork that have the best chance of winning, when voting starts.

Thanks in advance!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:48 am 
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I suggest nominating Toke by Tim Akers.

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Well my fave IZ stories of last year were:

The Algorithm (Tim Akers)
Tearing Down Tuesday (Steven Francis Murphy)
The Star Necromancers (Alexander Marsh Freed)

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Thanks for the feedback, Mike. I'm whittling my ballot down to the final ones now. Any last recommendations anyone?


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Very clever, Tim. Loved the story btw. :)


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Tim's more popular than I am in the States. Give him the nomination. :D
Toke was fairly good and I might add, did anyone else notice that more than one story mentioned using the Weed for medicinal purposes?

Thanks, Mike A. I appreciate the compliment.

I should either finish that prequel or find out what happens to Kyle after he gets out of town.

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Well, I'm happy that people like the stories. That's honestly my only concern, and I'm happy they could appear in a great magazine.

But hey. I'll be in Denver anyway.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:49 am 
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Now we wait to see who got nominated. :D

For the John W. Campbell Award (Not a Hugo Award -- an award for best new science fiction writer, sponsored by Dell Magazines), I nominated Aliette de Bodard among others. 8)

Tim, if you're going to be at the Worldcon, look me up while your there. I'd enjoy meeting you. Write to me at analogreader@yahoo.com and I'll let you know how you can easily find me there.


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I nominated Aliette de Bodard among others.

I think I'm starting to owe you a substantial amount of drinks... :D
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:59 pm 
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Here's how to find me at a convention:

10 Goto bar
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TimAkers wrote:
Here's how to find me at a convention:

10 Goto bar
20 Goto 10


You've surely forgotten the nested string search query to determine whether [person_found_at_bar] is the desired term rather than one of the multiple other values in the same array?

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Just dropping to mention that I too will nominate Aliette de Bodard for the John W. Campbell Award.

(and IZ as semiprozine of course, though I think it's really a prozine by MY criteria)

Still polishing my stories nominations....

By the way, is "Stephen" Francis Murphy eligible for the Campbell award?

And by the way 2, congrats to IZ for placing "The Sledge-Maker's Daughter" in The Year's Best SF 25th annual collection edited by Gardner Dozois and "Heartstrung" in Rich Horton's Best Fantasy 2008.


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*tallies up the drinks she owes to people*
Thanks, Fabrice!

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Fabrice: I think Murphy is in fact eligible. Another one to consider might be Grace Dugan with her Short Story "Knowledge". Hint hint: on the Short Story category bit.


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By the way, is "Stephen" Francis Murphy eligible for the Campbell award?

I don't think I am, Fabrice. Interzone isn't what SWFA considers to be a pro market, which is one of the standards. But de Bodard and Akers have both appeared in qualifying markets I think. Nominate them. Or Rachel Swirsky. I was really impressed with Heartstrung.

Anyway, there are plenty of other folks to nominate. My reward is simply selling and finding such a happy audience. Everything else is secondary.

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Who is pretty sure he won't be in Denver. He'll be working a summer job, more likely than not in the Black Hole of the Midwest.

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