Monday, August 28, 2006

Hugo Awards, or Speaking of Connie Willis...

The 2006 Hugo Awards were announced on Saturday. Robert Charles Wilson took the best novel award for Spin. Also of note is yet another win by Connie Willis (she has sort of become the Meryl Streep of the Hugos, hasn't she?... winning nine times), this time for the novella "Inside Job." And the award for best related book went to Storyteller: Writing Lessons and More From 27 Years of the Clarion Writers' Workshop by Kate Wilhelm. Hmmm, seems like I've heard of that one before somewhere. Best dramatic presentation, long form went to Serenity. How could they have not given it the award? Also of interest, especially to us scifi-fantasy fans that have been around a while, is the Big Heart Award which was given to 90-year-old writer, editor and fan Forrest J. Ackerman; the award was also renamed the Forrest J. Ackerman Big Heart Award in his honor. Anyone who grew up, like I did, with Famous Monsters of Filmland will still have a soft spot for Uncle Forry.


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