Thursday, January 22, 2009

The 2009 Award Self-Pimpage Post

I did this last year after reading a similar post by John Scalzi on his blog. It's Hugo award nomination time once again, so I've decided to do this post once more.

Here's what I've published in the last year that's eligible for a Hugo:

Best Novel: Slanted Jack
Best Short Story: "Reunion" in Transhuman, which Toni Weisskopf and I edited.

To nominate for the Hugos, you have to be a member--attending or supporting, either will do--of the WorldCon (or of the last Worldcon) by January 31 and submit your nomination so the Worldcon folks receive it before the end of the day on February 28.

Put differently, if you want to vote, it costs only $50 to buy a supporting membership.

If you're interested, you can learn more and download the nomination form from the Worldcon site's pages on the topic.

Like any SF writer, I'd love to win a Hugo, but that's really all the campaigning I'm comfortable doing.

If you care about the Hugos, nominate, then vote. A surprisingly small number of people can make a big difference in the award; for example, it takes only around 50 nominations for a novel to make the ballot. If you don't vote, don't complain when works you loved don't appear on the Hugo ballot.

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