You can see the full list here, but I wanted to crow about a couple client nominations. The competition is pretty tough, but “it’s an honor just to be nominated” or some such….

2003 Hugo Award Nominees

Best Novelette
*”Empire of Ice Cream” – Jeffrey Ford (Sci Fiction,, Feb. 2003)
*”Bernardo’s House” – James Patrick Kelly (Asimov’s, June 2003)
*“Into the Gardens of Sweet Night” – Jay Lake (Writers of the Future XIX, Bridge, 2003)
*”Hexagons” – Robert Reed (Asimov’s, July 2003)
*”Nightfall” – Charles Stross (Asimov’s, April 2003)
*”Legions in Time” – Michael Swanwick (Asimov’s, April 2003)

Go Jay! Go Jay! Go Jay!

Best Short Story
*“Paying It Forward” – Michael A. Burstein (Analog, Sept. 2003)
*“A Study in Emerald” – Neil Gaiman (Shadows over Baker Street, Del Rey, 2003)
*”Four Short Novels” – Joe Haldeman (Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov. 2003)
*”The Tale of the Golden Eagle” – David D. Levine (Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 2003)
*”Robots Don’t Cry” – Mike Resnick (Asimov’s, July 2003)

Go Michael! And, okay — Neil’s not a client, but John Pelan, who edited the Shadows anthology is. Since I did my senior thesis in college on H.P. Lovecraft and have a weak spot for the Call of Cthulhu game (even if I can’t get my hands on a copy of Delta Green to save my life), these anthologies are something of a full circle thing for me. So, hurray!

Best Related Book
*Scores: Reviews 1993-2003 – John Clute (Beccon Publications, 2003)
*Spectrum 10: The Best in Fantastic Contemporary Art – Cathy & Arnie Fenner (Underwood Books, 2003)
*The Chesley Awards for SF & Fantasy Art: A Retrospective – John Grant, Elizabeth L. Humphrey, & Pamela D. Scoville (Artist’s & Photographer’s Press Ltd., 2003)
*Dreamer of Dune: The Biography of Frank Herbert – Brian Herbert (Tor Books, 2003)
*The Thackery T. Lambshead Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases – Jeff Vandermeer & Mark Roberts (Night Shade Books, 2003)
*Master Storyteller: An Illustrated Tour of the Fiction of L. Ron Hubbard – William J. Widder (Bridge, 2003)

Jay Lake’s in The Thackery Guide too — that boy gets around.

Best Fan Artist
*Brad Foster
*Teddy Harvia
*Sue Mason
*Steve Stiles
*Frank Wu

Go Frank! Not a client — but we sure do like him! And, he did the illustrations for Jay’s Greetings from Lake Wu, published by Wheatland Press.

The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
*Jay Lake (second year of eligibility)
*David D. Levine (second year of eligibility)
*Karin Lowachee (second year of eligibility)
*Chris Moriarty (first year of eligibility)
*Tim Pratt (second year of eligibility)
Note: This award is not a Hugo; it is sponsored by Dell Magazines.

More cheering for Jay!

8 responses to “Hugo!

  1. Hurray for Jay!
    Hurray for Frank!
    Hurray for Michael Burstein!

  2. When I saw the list last night (pointed out to me by , I had never heard of Jay Lake and was surprised to see his name erupt onto the Novelette nominations.
    The fly in the ointment this year, from my POV, is that didn’t get a Campbell nom.

    • Check out Jay’s collection – Greetings from Lake Wu. It’s a Locus New and Notable book. Hopefully I’ll be soon shopping a novel based on one of the stories too.
      I would’ve loved it if eBear had gotten on the list too (despite the deep conflict on my client list that would’ve been born of that – heh).

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