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Preliminary Hugo results

Rats - beaten by tor.com! (and editormum )

(note, these aren't official - I've just ganked them from Twitter - esp @JohnGunders )

Best Novel: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Best Novella: "The Erdmann Nexus", Nancy Kress

Best Novelette: "Shoggoths in Bloom", Elizabeth Bear

Best Short Story: "Exhalation", Ted Chiang

Best Professional Artist: Donato Giancola

Best Graphic Story: Girl Genius by Phil and Kaja Foglio

Best Dramatic Presentation: Short Form goes to Dr Horrible's Singalong Blog, Joss Whedon

Best Editor: Short Form goes to Ellen Datlow

Best Editor: Long Form goes to David G Hartwell

Best Dramatic Presentation: Long Form goes to Wall-E

Best Fan Writer goes to Cheryl Morgan

The Campbell Award goes to David Anthony Durham

And Electric Velocipede and Weird Tales won their categories (just got a Facebook update from EV)

(now let's see if anyone else has posted them
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I'm kinda glad Chiang won his category. I don't mind a bit of Resnick, but "Article of Faith" was so awful I was worried it might win. Hugo voters usually get it somewhere close to right, but there have been some shockers. :)

I have to read more Ted Chiang - haven't got through his first collection of short stories yet.

Was it Mike Resnick who wrote Santiago? I picked that up after reading raves about it and found it disappointing.

Dunno - Resnick is a favourite on Escape Pod. To my mind his stories tend to be endearingly sentimental, except when they're mawkishly sentimental.

"Article..." is a clumsy Asimov-inspired thing about a robot that starts to work in a church and becomes a believer. It's heavy-handed and a bit yuk.

Oh yeah, I read a review of that story.

I've only read 'The Graveyard Book' but it deserves an award.

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