NOVEL: The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, Michael Chabon (HarperCollins; Fourth Estate)
I called it! I totally called it. Is this the end of the squandered promise of sf? Well, no; but probably not insignificant, either.
NOVELLA: “All Seated on the Ground”, Connie Willis (Asimov’s Dec 2007; Subterranean Press)
NOVELETTE: “The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate”, Ted Chiang (F&SF Sep 2007)
SHORT STORY: “Tideline”, Elizabeth Bear (Asimov’s Jun 2007)
Novella and novelette are as expected, and I’m pleased about the Chiang and less pleased about the Willis. Bear beating Michael Swanwick and Mike Resnick is a bit of a surprise, but not an unwelcome one.
RELATED BOOK: Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction, Jeff Prucher (Oxford University Press)
Well, I thought this was a two-horse race between Barry Malzberg and Shaun Tan. Apparently not! I thought Brave New Words was an admirable project, though, so this is ok with me.
DRAMATIC PRESENTATION: LONG FORM: Stardust (Written by Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. Directed by Matthew Vaughn. Paramount Pictures)
Interesting that it managed to beat out Heroes S1; I look forward to the voting stats on this one.
DRAMATIC PRESENTATION: SHORT FORM: Doctor Who: “Blink” (Written by Stephen Moffat. Directed by Hettie Macdonald. BBC)
Hardly an undeserving winner, although I was rooting for “Human Nature”.
EDITOR, SHORT FORM: Gordon Van Gelder
EDITOR, LONG FORM: David G. Hartwell
I hope Long Form isn’t just going to oscillate between Hartwell and PNH.
PROFESSIONAL ARTIST: Stephan Martiniere
SEMIPROZINE: Locus, Charles N. Brown, Kirsten Gong-Wong & Liza Groen Trombi
FANZINE: File 770, Mike Glyer
FAN WRITER: John Scalzi
I called this, too, and am not unhappy about it. Although hopefully he’s not going to go on to win for the next twenty years straight …
FAN ARTIST: Brad Foster
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (Not a Hugo): Mary Robinette Kowal
Wow. Another surprise — not just that Scott Lynch didn’t win, but that the only short fiction writer on the ballot did — and, again, not an unwelcome one.