August 10th, 2008

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Hugo & Campbell Awards

http://www.locusmag.com/2008/Hugo_Campbell_Winners.html

NOVEL
The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Michael Chabon (HarperCollins; Fourth Estate)

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)

RELATED BOOK
Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction, Jeff Prucher (Oxford University Press)

DRAMATIC PRESENTATION: LONG FORM
Stardust (Written by Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. Directed by Matthew Vaughn. Paramount Pictures)

DRAMATIC PRESENTATION: SHORT FORM
Doctor Who: "Blink" (Written by Stephen Moffat. Directed by Hettie Macdonald. BBC)

EDITOR, SHORT FORM
Gordon Van Gelder

EDITOR, LONG FORM
David G. Hartwell

PROFESSIONAL ARTIST
Stephan Martiniere

SEMIPROZINE
Locus, Charles N. Brown, Kirsten Gong-Wong & Liza Groen Trombi

FANZINE
File 770, Mike Glyer

FAN WRITER
John Scalzi

FAN ARTIST
Brad Foster

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (Not a Hugo)
Mary Robinette Kowal


Good grief - I started reading the Chabon book yesterday, didn't even know it had been nominated... Shows how much attention I was paying.
lander

The Forgotten Futures Compendium

A few days ago I decided that before starting on the Weinbaum game I'm going to sort out an unfinished project - the Forgotten Futures Advertising Supplement idea, Victorian / Edwardian adverts and scenario ideas.

Because I'd only got six pages finished before I started on Tooth and Claw, and don't really want to delay too long before I start on the Weinbaum collection, I've decided to finish off the remaining pages I'd started and combine them with a couple of scenarios that I haven't previously been able to put to good use - my own The League of Extraordinary Geometers, a Forgotten Futures / Flatland crossover which I've run at a couple of Dragonmeets etc., and Alex Stewart's Curse of the Leopardmen, which he originally wrote for the unpublished Tsar Wars adventure book from Heliograph Inc. and offered me some time ago.

The collection will be published as a free download, which I'm probably going to call The Forgotten Futures Compendium

The state of this as of tonight is that Curse of the Leopardmen is ready, apart from me waiting to hear back from Alex re. some of the illustrations etc; the advertising thing is more or less finished at eight pages, though I will probably tweak it just a little more, and I've written about half of the Flatland crossover, which is coming along very nicely (I've had it in outline form for years, but it needs fleshing out properly). I'm hoping to have it on line before the end of the month if all goes well. Total length will probably be about 48 pages.