Yes, loyal minions, I feel your pain. Not only was I not nominated for a Hugo this year (lamentations!), I failed to secure a nod for the John W Campbell Award. However, Larry Correia did, so I’m rooting for him to win it.
Thoughts on the Hugos:
- …I really am annoyed that Cryoburn was nominated. Not that it was a horrible book, but because I think it was nominated due to name recognition only. That’s not a bad thing, just… annoying. It wasn’t a terrific book, just a good one. But I’m under some self-delusional thought that to win a Hugo your book must be amazing. Of course, I still think the favorite to win is The Dervish House.
- …There were only four nominations for short story this year, which makes next year look very, very nice for the few of us in Lawyers in Hell who stayed below the maximum word count for the division. Of course, if it comes down to Sarah Hulcy and me, I’m voting for Sarah.
- …if F*ck Me, Ray Bradbury doesn’t win for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form, I’m not voting for John Scalzi for President next year and will be convinced that the voting parties bathe in the blood of newborn kittens.
- …I find it odd that Toni Weiskopf didn’t get nominated for Best Editor, Long Form. However, I am glad to see that Lou Anders was. He’s released some terrific books this past year at Pyr.