Aussies nominated for Hugos

The 2013 Hugo Awards for Science Fiction have been announced and the line up includes some great Australian talent.

Australian author Tansy Rayner Roberts has been nominated for Best Fan Writer. Alongside awards for novels and short stories, is a category for best fancasts and podcasts which Australian Galactic Suburbia Podcast, presented by Roberts, publisher Alisa Krasnostein and sci-fi critic Alex Pierce.  The Coode Street Podcast, presented by Aussie editor Jonathan Strahan and American editor Gary K Wolfe. Strahan has been nominated for Best Editor – Short Form.

The Best Dramtic Presentation – Longform award has nominated the 2012 film adaptation of the novels The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

The nominees for Best Novel Include:

2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson

Blackout by Mira Grant

Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold

Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi

Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

The awards will be presented at WorldCon in San Antonio, Texas, which is happening 29 August to 2 September. For the full list of award nominees head here.


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