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
*”Empire of Ice Cream” – Jeffrey Ford (Sci Fiction, scifi.com, 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
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!