The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, Michael Chabon (HarperCollins)
I think this puts paid to the repeated suggestions that Chabon doesn’t have enough popular support to be a viable candidate for the Hugo. I think he’s going to win.
Making Money, Terry Pratchett (Doubleday UK; HarperCollins)
Young adults book
Un Lun Dun, China Miéville (Ballantine Del Rey; Macmillan UK)
Heart-Shaped Box, Joe Hill (Morrow; Gollancz)
“After the Siege”, Cory Doctorow (The Infinite Matrix Jan 2007)
“The Witch’s Headstone”, Neil Gaiman (Wizards)
I admit to a feeling of relief that this one didn’t go to “Trunk and Disorderly”. That’s a bad story. But to be honest, “The Witch’s Headstone” felt too much like the novel-excerpt it is to really deserve this.
“A Small Room in Koboldtown”, Michael Swanwick (Asimov’s Apr/May 2007)
The Winds of Marble Arch and Other Stories, Connie Willis (Subterranean)
I’m a little surprised Doctorow didn’t win this category as well; I think I also would have preferred it to go to a new collection, rather than a retrospective. Still, Connie Willis Always Wins, I guess.
The New Space Opera, Gardner Dozois & Jonathan Strahan, eds. (Eos)
Breakfast in the Ruins, Barry N. Malzberg (Baen)
I’d have gone with (and indeed voted for) the collection of Russ’s reviews; but this is good too.
The Arrival, Shaun Tan (Lothian 2006; Scholastic)
Overall: for me a solid list of winners, but — particularly in the short fiction categories — not a particularly exciting one.