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Angry Robot at the Hugos

I didn’t write about this last night, as I was too busy celebrating, but I thought I would mention a few Angry Robot folk who are also celebrating Hugo (and Not Hugo) nominations, this morning.

First of all, huge congratulations to Ramez Naam and Wesley Chu, who are both nominated for the John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer! Two Angry Robot authors on a shortlist of 6!

It’s also worth pointing out, that in the past 4 years (since Angry Robot has had eligible authors and works), 6 of our authors have been on the Campbell shortlist: Aliette de Bodard, Lauren Beukes, Chuck Wendig, Madeline Ashby (though nomination declined: http://madelineashby.com/?p=1556) as well as Mssrs Naam and Chu.

Kameron Hurley is on the ballot for Best Fan Writer.

Kameron is also on the shortlist for We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative in the Best Related Work category.

Mike Underwood is shortlisted as part of the Skiffy and Fanty team in the Best Fancast category.

Emma Newman is on the same Best Fancast category for her Tea and Jeopardy podcast.

Aliette de Bodard is one of 5 authors shortlisted in the Best Novelette category (for The Waiting Stars)

The full list of nominees can be found here.

Eight Angry Robots across six categories.

Congratulations and good luck to all of the above, and to everyone else on the shortlists, but especially to these fine folk!

See you all in London!

Hugo news

So, this evening the 2014 Hugo shortlists were announced, and it appears I have been nominated for a Hugo in the Best Editor (Long Form) category. This is astonishing news, and I am thrilled, humbled and embarrassed in equal measure. Someone mentioned to me that this is the first time in the history of the Hugo Awards that a Brit has been shortlisted in a Best Editor category (can someone check that for me?), which, if true, makes this an even more amazing experience.

The other editors shortlisted are all incredible people, and I don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning, but I get to go to the Hugo party this year without having to blag myself an invitation as a Plus One! And I get to own a Hugo pin!

Anyway, enough blogging for now – I have to get back to my champers. Someone fetch me a new bottle, will you? I am – of course – far too important now, to do it myself.

 

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