The finalists for the 2012 Hugo Awards have been announced. Congratulations to all.
We are especially proud of the nominations for Charlie Jane Anders’ Tor.com novelette, Six Months, Three Days, John Scalzi’s Tor.com fantasy parody short story Shadow War of the Night Dragons: Book One, The Dead City, and Jo Walton’s best novel nomination for Among Others, along with editor nominations for Patrick Nielsen Hayden and Liz Gorinsky. Congrats also go to David G. Hartwell, a contributing editor for Tor.com and senior editor at Tor Books, for his nomination for Best Semiprozine.
The Hugo Awards have been given since 1953, and every year since 1955, by the annual World Science Fiction Convention (the “Worldcon”). The first Worldcon occurred in New York City in 1939, and Worldcons have been held annually since then except during World War II. This year’s Worldcon is Chicon 7 and will be held in Chicago from August 30 through September 3.
The Guests of Honor will be Mike Resnick, Story Musgrave, Rowena Morrill, Jane Frank, Peggy Rae Sapienza, Sy Ligergot, Peter Sagal, and toastmaster John Scalzi.
Hugo Award finalists are selected by members of the previous Worldcon and of the upcoming one; winners are selected by members of the upcoming one. All Attending and Supporting members of Chicon 7 can vote on the final ballot. For more information about voting in the Hugo Awards, or becoming a member of Chicon 7, please click here.
[Nominees below the cut]