2004 Hugo Nominees

Posted by Sulkyblue (12th Apr 2004, 20:35) -

The nominations for the awards which will be presented at Worldcon in Boston, this September. Includes "retro" Hugoes for 2003, hell of a choice for best novel ;0)

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 gaspode ( 12th Apr 2004, 21:21, Rank: Killer Rabbit )  reply

I'd say a pretty hard choice for both of the dramatic presentation prizes (short and long) too...

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 Sulkyblue ( 13th Apr 2004, 10:43, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

Can't say as I've read any of the nominated novels etc (I haven't even read most of the authors at all), although I had at least heard of Ilium and considered reading it.

Dramatic Presentation Long Form will probably be an easy win for Return of the King. The others (I haven't seen 28 Days Later) were fun, good films, but nowhere near the same league I'd say.

Short Form is a bit more interesting. Chosen was a truly superb final episode of Buffy, did all the things that a Buffy episode should do. Was it the best dramatic presentation of the year? Not sure. The Firefly episodes were good (only the 4 delayed episodes counted for nomination this year), whether they were outstanding I'm not sure. I can't comment on the Smallville episode as I neither watch nor follow it. I'm surprised at the lack of nominations for any Enterprise (yes the season was pretty poor and had some real low points, but also a couple of good episodes - Doctor's Orders, Twilight), Stargate (although I'm not sure which episode). Also the Battlestar Galactica pilot I would have expected to be somewehere (long form instead of Finding Nemo?)

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 John Kirk ( 13th Apr 2004, 12:03, Rank: Patrician )  reply

Regarding the Short Form, I'd say that the Smallville episode is definitely the best of the bunch. It's the one where Christopher Reeve showed up, and I posted comments about it here ( a while back.

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 dormouse ( 14th Apr 2004, 11:19, Rank: Jedi )  reply

The novels - Paladin of Souls (Bujold) and Humans (Sawyer) were already on the request list; I've just added Ilium - Dan Simmons. These have all just appeared in paperback so hopefully we'll get them soonish.

Anyone want to request either of the other two: Singularity Sky - Charles Stross, Blind Lake - Robert Charles Wilson?

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