Everyone seems to be in plug mode for the Hugos, and so I’m going to join the game and let you all know a few of the things I’ve done in the last year that one can nominate for a Hugo:
- I am apparently eligible for Best Fan Writer for the work I have done on this blog.
- My short story, “To Paint the Kingdom Red” (Part One and Part Two), is eligible for the Best Short Story.
- The Skiffy and Fanty Show is eligible for Best Fanzine, since it is a podcast, and such things are now a-ok in the Hugos. (The second season starts this Sunday, by the way.)
- Crimethink: Politics and Speculative Fiction is eligible for the Best Related Work category. My essay, “Political Allegory: Receptions and Their Implications in V and District 9,” was published there alongside essays by Nisi Shawl, Jay Lake, Gary Westfahl, and others. It’s a damn fine collection that deserves a nomination.
P.S.: This is the first year I’ve ever been eligible for a Hugo, by the way, with the exception of the Best Fan Writer category, which I’ve been eligible for since 2007 (I feel like this year I might actually be deserving of it, though, since last year was a very intense year for WISB). Overall, though, it feels good.