Who will win this book?
This is old news by now, but I was driving home from Indianapolis during the ceremony and haven't had a chance to post it yet. To make up for that, I'm providing links again (to the piece/excerpt/description of winning works, as applicable, and the website or interview of winning people), and a link to the ballot statistics.
BEST NOVEL - Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie (Orbit US / Orbit UK) [Excerpt]
BEST NOVELLA - “Equoid” by Charles Stross (Tor.com, 09-2013)
BEST NOVELETTE - “The Lady Astronaut of Mars” by Mary Robinette Kowal (maryrobinettekowal.com / Tor.com, 09-2013) [If you aren't familiar with the events referenced in the intro, here is a link.]
BEST SHORT STORY - “The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere” by John Chu (Tor.com, 02-2013)
BEST GRAPHIC STORY - “Time” by Randall Munroe (xkcd)
BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM - Gravity written by Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón, directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Esperanto Filmoj; Heyday Films;Warner Bros.)
BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM - Game of Thrones “The Rains of Castamere” [links to wiki summary of episode, spoilers, duh] written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, directed by David Nutter (HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions)
BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM - Ellen Datlow
BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM - Ginjer Buchanan [links to interview excerpt with the recently retired Buchanan]
BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST - Julie Dillon [note: still a few hours left to back her KickStarter]
BEST FANZINE - A Dribble of Ink edited by Aidan Moher
BEST FANCAST - SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester
BEST FAN WRITER - Kameron Hurley
BEST FAN ARTIST - Sarah Webb
JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER - Sofia Samatar
As behind as I am, I see quite a few winners haven't yet updated their websites with the news. Somehow that makes me feel better about the world.
Some thoughts on that link:
- Ancillary Justice didn't just win - it freaking destroyed the competition. Remember this next time someone declares a subgenre dead, claims women don't write science fiction, or dismisses the idea of a significant fan base existing for stories not staring white dudes. This novel has been racking up the awards, and I couldn't be happier.
- Fandom voted No Award over Beale's story. Enough said.
- Shining Girls only just missed being on the novel ballot. Holy shit. Actually, only one of the novels I nominated didn't make the list included in the report. But this one was 2 votes short of the final ballot!
OMG! I just died laughing. And I cannot stop! Awesomely cool! :-) :-)
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I am at the BookExpo America looking at books available for children on World War II now that D-Day is a week away. There are surprisingly few, alhough Goodreads has 171 such books listed. Many of these books are multiple titles of the same basic text, such as Anne Frank's Diaries, which always rank near the top on this list, deservedly so. Right now it ranks #3.
Among the top 15 books are two by Hilda van Stockum. The Winged Watchman is one. It is about a family that lives in a windmill, and is deeply involved in the Resistance to the Nazi occupation. The heroes are two boys in the family, young teens. A local Dutch boy goes over to the Nazis and becomes a Landwatcher, meaning a traitor. The job of the two boys is to keep track of the traitor, Leendert.
The book is based on true stories. The author (disclosure: my mother) is Dutch-born and many of her relatives were in the Resistance.
Tormund from Game of Thrones :-)
(I still prefer the book)