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How I voted in the 2008 Hugos

The Hugos are tonight at Worldcon, so I thought I'd post how I voted without any comment. Areas where I felt I didn't have enough knowledge, I didn't vote (NO VOTE). Great nominees all around, some very tough decisions. Good luck to everyone!



Best Novel
1 = The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon
2 = Brasyl by Ian MacDonald
3 = The Last Colony by John Scalzi
4 = Halting State by Charles Stross
5 = Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer

Best Novella
1 = "Memorare" by Gene Wolfe
2 = "Recovering Apollo 8" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
3 = "Stars Seen Through Stone" by Lucius Shepard
4 = "All Seated on The Ground" by Connie Willis
5 = "The Fountain of Age" by Nancy Kress

Best Novelette
1 = "Finisterra" by David Moles
2 = "The Cambist and Lord Iron: A Fairytale of Economics" by Daniel Abraham
3 = "The Merchant an The Alchemist's Gate" by Ted Chiang
4 = "Dark Integers" by Greg Egan
5 = "Glory" by Greg Egan

Best Short Story (270 ballots cast)
1 = "Tideline" by Elizabeth Bear
2 = "A Small Room in Koboldtown" by Michael Swanwick
3 = "Last Contact" by Stephen Baxter
4 = "Distant Replay" by Mike Resnick
5 = "Who's Afraid of Wolf 359?" by Ken MacLeod

Best Related Book (173 ballots cast)
1 = Emshwiller: Infinity x Two by Luis Ortiz, intro. by Carol Emshwiller, fwd. by Alex Eisenstein
2 = The Arrival by Shaun Tan
3 = Breakfast in the Ruins: Science Fiction in the Last Millennium by Barry Malzberg
4 = Brave New Words: the Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction by Jeff Prucher
5 = The Company They Keep: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as Writers in Community by Diana Glyer; appendix by David Bratman

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form (270 ballots cast)
1 = Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2 = Heroes, Season 1
3 = Enchanted
4 = Stardust
5 = The Golden Compass

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form (259 ballots cast)
1 = Battlestar Galactica "Razor"
2 = Doctor Who "Human Nature" / "Family of Blood"
3 = Star Trek New Voyages "World Enough and Time"
4 = Torchwood "Captain Jack Harkness"
5 = Doctor Who "Blink"

Best Professional Editor, Long Form (187 ballots cast)
(NO VOTE)

Best Professional Editor, Short Form (257 ballots cast)
1 = Jonathan Strahan (The New Space Opera (HarperCollins/Eos), The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 1 (Night Shade), Eclipse One (Night Shade))
2 = Gordon Van Gelder (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction)
3 = Sheila Williams (Asimov's Science Fiction)
4 = Ellen Datlow (The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror (St. Martin's), Coyote Road (Viking), Inferno (Tor))
5 = Stanley Schmidt (Analog)

Best Professional Artist (205 ballots cast)
1 = Stephan Martiniere (Covers: Brasyl (Pyr), Mainspring (Tor), The Dragons of Babel (Tor))
2 = John Picacio (Covers: Fast Forward 1 (Pyr), Time's Child (HarperCollins/Eos), A Thousand Deaths (Golden Gryphon))
3 = Bob Eggleton (Covers: To Outlive Eternity and Other Stories (Baen), Ivory (Pyr), & The Taint and Other Novellas (Subterranean))
4 = Shaun Tan (The Arrival (Arthur A Levine Books))
5 = Phil Foglio (Cover: Robert Asprin's Myth Adventures, Vol. 2 (Meisha Merlin), What's New (Dragon Magazine Aug. 2007, Girl Genius Vol. 6-Agatha Heterodyne & the Golden Trilobite (Airship Entertainment))
6 = John Harris (Covers: Spindrift (Ace), Old Man's War (Tor, pb), The Last Colony (Tor))

Best Semiprozine (174 ballots cast)
(NO VOTE)

Best Fanzine (157 ballots cast)
(NO VOTE)

Best Fan Writer (195 ballots cast)
(NO VOTE)

Best Fan Artist (139 ballots cast)
(NO VOTE)

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Writer (178 ballots cast)
An award for the best new writer whose first work of science fiction or fantasy appeared during 2006 or 2007 in a professional publication. Sponsored by Dell Magazines.
1 = Mary Robinette Kowal (2nd year of eligibility)
2 = Jon Armstrong (1st year of eligibility)
3 = David Louis Edelman (2nd year of eligibility)
4 = David Anthony Durham (1st year of eligibility)
5 = Scott Lynch (2nd year of eligibility)
6 = Joe Abercrombie (2nd year of eligibility)

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