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Hugos further thoughts

Closest result: Dave Langford wins his 21st Hugo for Best Fan Writer, beating John Scalzi by 1 vote - 128 to 127. He was seven behind on the first count, but picked up crucial transfers from shsilver and Chris Garcia. This is also the category where the "No Award" test came closest to coming into force, 50-188 (21%-79%).

Second closest result and closest second result: pnh beat Jim Baen for the new Best Editor award by 2 votes, 156 to 154. Baen was actually 26 votes ahead on the first count, but Patrick picked up more transfers from everyone else.

In the count for second place, David Hartwell beat Baen by 1 vote, 151 to 150, again despite being behind (though not as far behind) on the first count.

Closest fiction result: Neil Gaiman's much tipped story, "How to Talk to Girls at Parties", was ahead of Pratt's "Impossible Dreams" on the first count and only nine votes behind (201-192) at the end.

Most one-sided result: Naomi Novik got a clear majority for the Campbell Award on the first count, beating all four other nominees and No Award, with almost four times as many votes as the runner-up, Sarah Monette.

The Campbell Award is of course Not A Hugo. The most one-sided Hugo result was the win for Julie Phillips' Tiptree biography, comfortably ahead of both the Worldcon Guest of Honor Speeches and the book about Heinlein's Juveniles.

My obsession with age: Tim Pratt is by some way the most recently born person to have won a Hugo; he is seven years younger than Kelly Link.

The Gender Question: Rankings of works by women writers as nominated in the various fiction categories:
Best Novel: His Majesty’s Dragon (Naomi Novik) 4th; Farthing (Jo Walton) joint 6th; The Privilege of the Sword (Ellen Kushner) 14th.
Best Novella: “Where the Golden Apples Grow” (Kage Baker) 12th; “JQ211F and Holding” (Nancy Kress) 15th; “Map of Dreams” (M. Rickert) joint 16th
Best Novelette: “Journey into the Kingdom” (M. Rickert) 8th; “In the House of the Seven Librarians” (Ellen Klages) joint 13th; “A Flight of Numbers Fantastique Strange” (Beth Bernobich) joint 22nd; “Home Movies” (Mary Rosenblum) joint 22nd; “Except the Music” (Kristine Kathryn Rusch) joint 30th
Best Short Story: “Nano Comes to Clifford Falls” (Nancy Kress) 6th; “Under Hell, Over Heaven” (Margo Lanagan) joint 13th; “Mahmoud's Wives” (Janis Ian) 17th; “The Saffron Gatherers” (Elizabeth Hand) joint 19th; “Age of Ice” (Liz Williams) joint 19th; “World of No Return” (Carol Emshwiller) joint 21st.

The Asimov's Question: Proportion of short fiction categories won by stories first published in Asimov's: 100%.

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nwhyte
Sep. 1st, 2007 01:05 pm (UTC)
Yes, of course!

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