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Hugo Nominees

The Interaction Committee has announced the following results for the nomination round of the Hugo Awards.

Links to Emerald City reviews are provided where available, as are links to appropriate web sites.

A total of 546 people cast valid Hugo Nominating ballots this year.

BEST NOVEL (424 ballots cast)
The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks (Orbit)
Iron Council by China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan)
Iron Sunrise by Charles Stross (Ace)
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury)
River of Gods by Ian McDonald (Simon & Schuster)

BEST NOVELLA (249 ballots cast)
“The Concrete Jungle” by Charles Stross (The Atrocity Archives, Golden Gryphon Press)
“Elector” by Charles Stross (Asimov’s 09/04)
“Sergeant Chip” by Bradley Denton (Fantasy & Science Fiction 09/04)
“Time Ablaze” by Michael A. Burstein (Analog 06/04)
“Winterfair Gifts” by Lois McMaster Bujold (Irresistible Forces NAL)

BEST NOVELETTE (215 ballots cast)
“Biographical Notes to ‘A Discourse on the Nature of Causality, with Air-Planes’ by Benjamin Rosenbaum” by Benjamin Rosenbaum (All-Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories Wheatland)
“The Clapping Hands of God” by Michael F. Flynn (Analog 07-08/04)
“The Faery Handbag” by Kelly Link (The Faery Reel Viking)
“The People of Sand and Slag” by Paolo Bacigalupi (Fantasy & Science Fiction 02/04)
“The Voluntary State” by Christopher Rowe (Sci Fiction, scifi.com 5/5/04)

BEST SHORT STORY (269 ballots cast)
“The Best Christmas Ever” by James Patrick Kelly (Sci Fiction, scifi.com 5/26/04)
“Decisions” by Michael A. Burstein (Analog 01-02/04)
“A Princess of Earth” by Mike Resnick (Asimov’s 12/04)
“Shed Skin” by Robert J. Sawyer (Analog 01-02/04)
“Travels with My Cats” by Mike Resnick (Asimov’s 02/04)

BEST RELATED BOOK (263 ballots cast)
The Best of Xero by Pat and Dick Lupoff (Tachyon Publications)
The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction ed. by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn (Cambridge University Press)
Dancing Naked: The Unexpurgated William Tenn, Volume 3 by William Tenn (NESFA Press)
Futures: 50 Years in Space: The Challenge of the Stars by David A. Hardy and Patrick Moore (AAPPL; Harper Design International)
With Stars in My Eyes: My Adventures in British Fandom by Peter Weston (NESFA Press)

“Heroes Part 1 & 2” - Stargate SG-1 (MGM Television / The Sci Fi Channel) Written by Robert C. Cooper; Directed by Andy Mikita
“Not Fade Away” - Angel (20th Century Fox Television / Mutant Enemy) Written by Jeffrey Bell & Joss Whedon; Directed by Jeffrey Bell
“Pilot Episode” - Lost (Touchstone Television / Bad Robot) Story by Jeffrey Lieber and J.J. Abrams & Damon Lindelof; Teleplay by J.J. Abrams & Damon Lindelof; Directed by: J.J. Abrams
“Smile Time” - Angel (20th Century Fox Television / Mutant Enemy) Story by Joss Whedon & Ben Edlund; Teleplay by Ben Edlund; Directed by Ben Edlund
“33” - Battlestar Galactica (NBC Universal Television / The Sci Fi Channel / Sky One) Written by Ronald D. Moore; Directed by Michael Rymer

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Focus Features) Story by Charlie Kaufman & Michael Gondry & Pierre Bismuth; Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman; Directed by Michael Gondry.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Warner Brothers) Written by Steve Kloves; Based on the novel by J.K. Rowling; Directed by Alfonso Cuarón.
The Incredibles (Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios) Written & Directed by Brad Bird
Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow (Paramount Pictures) Written & Directed by Kerry Conran
Spider-Man 2 (Sony Pictures Entertainment / Columbia Pictures) Screen Story by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar and Michael Chabon; Screenplay by Alvin Sargent; Based on the comic book by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko; Directed by Sam Raimi

Ellen Datlow
Gardner Dozois
David G. Hartwell
Stanley Schmidt
Gordon Van Gelder

Jim Burns
Bob Eggleton
Frank Kelly Freas
Donato Giancola
John Picacio

BEST SEMIPROZINE (238 ballots cast)
Ansible ed. by David Langford
Interzone ed. by David Pringle and Andy Cox
Locus ed. by Charles N. Brown
The New York Review of Science Fiction ed. by Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell and Kevin J. Maroney
The Third Alternative ed. by Andy Cox

BEST FANZINE (218 ballots cast)
Banana Wings ed. by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
Challenger ed. by Guy H. Lillian III
Chunga ed. by Randy Byers, Andy Hooper and Carl Juarez
Emerald City ed. by Cheryl Morgan
Plokta ed. by Alison Scott, Steve Davies and Mike Scott

BEST FAN WRITER (241 ballots cast)
Claire Brialey
Bob Devney
David Langford
Cheryl Morgan
Steven H Silver

BEST FAN ARTIST (179 ballots cast)
Brad Foster
Teddy Harvia
Sue Mason
Steve Stiles
Frank Wu

BEST WEB SITE (311 ballots cast)
eFanzines ed. by Bill Burns
Emerald City ed. by Cheryl Morgan
Locus Online ed. by Mark R. Kelly
SciFiction ed. by Ellen Datlow, Craig Engler, general manager
Strange Horizons Susan Marie Groppi, editor-in-chief

Elizabeth Bear (second year of eligibility)
K.J. Bishop (second year of eligibility)
David Moles (second year of eligibility)
Chris Roberson (second year of eligibility)
Steph Swainston (first year of eligibility)

The John W. Campbell Award, sponsored by Dell Magazines, is not a Hugo Award, but appears on the same ballot as the Hugo Awards and is administered in the same way as the Hugo Awards.

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