Apr. 2nd, 2019

marthawells: Atlantis in fog (Atlantis)
Writer Vonda N. McIntyre has passed away. She was the third woman to win a Hugo Award (for the novel DreamsnakeThe Entropy Effect, the first original Star Trek novel in the Pocket Books line, where she created first names for Sulu and Uhura (Hikaru and Nyota) which became an official part of the canon.


http://thewertzone.blogspot.com/2019/04/rip-vonda-n-mcintyre.html


Her whole bibliography is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vonda_N._McIntyre

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The Spectrum 26 Art Awards have been chosen and you can see the list of winners here: http://spectrumfantasticart.com/blog/2019/03/31/spectrum-26-awards-recipients/

and images of all the nominated works here:

http://spectrumfantasticart.com/blog/2019/02/18/spectrum-26-awards-nominations/
marthawells: (Stargate)
The Murderbot Diaries: Artificial Condition is a Hugo finalist in the Best Novella category!!

This is pretty awesome news and I'm extremely happy to be nominated.

Thanks to my agent, Jennifer Jackson, Michael Curry, and my editor Lee Harris, publisher Irene Gallo and everyone else at Tor.com, awesome audiobook narrator Kevin R. Free and everyone at Recorded Books, cover artist Jaime Jones and cover designer Christine Foltzer.



https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/sci-fi-fantasy/the-nominees-for-the-2019-hugo-awards/#WorldCon77

Best Novel

The Calculating Stars, by Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)
Record of a Spaceborn Few, by Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton / Harper Voyager)
Revenant Gun, by Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris)
Space Opera, by Catherynne M. Valente (Saga)
Spinning Silver, by Naomi Novik (Del Rey / Macmillan)
Trail of Lightning, by Rebecca Roanhorse (Saga)

Best Novella

Artificial Condition, by Martha Wells (Tor.com publishing)
Beneath the Sugar Sky, by Seanan McGuire (Tor.com publishing)
Binti: The Night Masquerade, by Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com publishing)
The Black God’s Drums, by P. Djèlí Clark (Tor.com publishing)
Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach, by Kelly Robson (Tor.com publishing)
The Tea Master and the Detective, by Aliette de Bodard (Subterranean Press / JABberwocky Literary Agency)

Best Novelette

“If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again,” by Zen Cho (B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog, 29 November 2018)
“The Last Banquet of Temporal Confections,” by Tina Connolly (Tor.com, 11 July 2018)
“Nine Last Days on Planet Earth,” by Daryl Gregory (Tor.com, 19 September 2018)
The Only Harmless Great Thing, by Brooke Bolander (Tor.com publishing)
“The Thing About Ghost Stories,” by Naomi Kritzer (Uncanny Magazine 25, November-December 2018)
“When We Were Starless,” by Simone Heller (Clarkesworld 145, October 2018)

Best Short Story

“The Court Magician,” by Sarah Pinsker (Lightspeed, January 2018)
“The Rose MacGregor Drinking and Admiration Society,” by T. Kingfisher (Uncanny Magazine 25, November-December 2018)
“The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington,” by P. Djèlí Clark (Fireside Magazine, February 2018)
“STET,” by Sarah Gailey (Fireside Magazine, October 2018)
“The Tale of the Three Beautiful Raptor Sisters, and the Prince Who Was Made of Meat,” by Brooke Bolander (Uncanny Magazine 23, July-August 2018)
“A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies,” by Alix E. Harrow (Apex Magazine, February 2018)

rest of the ballot behind the cut )

There are two other Awards administered by Worldcon 76 that are not Hugo Awards:

Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book

The Belles, by Dhonielle Clayton (Freeform / Gollancz)
Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt / Macmillan Children’s Books)
The Cruel Prince, by Holly Black (Little, Brown / Hot Key Books)
Dread Nation, by Justina Ireland (Balzer + Bray)
The Invasion, by Peadar O’Guilin (David Fickling Books / Scholastic)
Tess of the Road, by Rachel Hartman (Random House / Penguin Teen)

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

Katherine Arden*
S.A. Chakraborty*
R.F. Kuang
Jeannette Ng*
Vina Jie-Min Prasad*
Rivers Solomon*

*Finalist in their 2nd year of eligibility

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