May 04, 2010

Aussiecon Membership live and online

Wouldn't you like to have a say so in who wins the Hugo Award for Best Novel or Best Novella or Best Graphic Story, etc.   I always envied those folks who got to take part in voting for the awards. Today, thanks to John Scalzi, I discovered I could register online to become a member of Aussiecon.  Along with the membership, is the right to vote for the 2010 Hugo Award and John C. Campbell best writer award nominees.   Aussiecon has released an electronic 2010 voters packet which contains the full length works of the nominees:

Best Novel:
  • Boneshaker by Cherie Priest (Tor)
  • The City & The City by China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK)
  • Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America by Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)
  • Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente (Bantam Spectra)
  • Wake by Robert J. Sawyer (Ace; Penguin; Gollancz; Analog)
  • The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)
Best Novella 
  • Act One" by Nancy Kress (Asimov's 3/09)
  • The God Engines by John Scalzi (Subterranean)
  • "Palimpsest" by Charles Stross (Wireless; Ace; Orbit)
  • Shambling Towards Hiroshima by James Morrow (Tachyon)
  • "Vishnu at the Cat Circus" by Ian McDonald (Cyberabad Days; Pyr; Gollancz)
  • The Women of Nell Gwynne's by Kage Baker (Subterranean)
Best Novelette:

  • Eros, Philia, Agape" by Rachel Swirsky ( 3/09)
  • "The Island" by Peter Watts (The New Space Opera 2; Eos)
  • "It Takes Two" by Nicola Griffith (Eclipse Three; Night Shade Books)
  • "One of Our Bastards is Missing" by Paul Cornell (The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume Three; Solaris)
  • "Overtime" by Charles Stross ( 12/09)
  • "Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast" by Eugie Foster (Interzone 2/09)
Best Short Story
  • "The Bride of Frankenstein" by Mike Resnick (Asimov’s 12/09)
  • "Bridesicle" by Will McIntosh (Asimov’s 1/09)
  • "The Moment" by Lawrence M. Schoen (Footprints; Hadley Rille Books)
  • "Non-Zero Probabilities" by N.K. Jemisin (Clarkesworld 9/09)
  • "Spar" by Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld 10/09)
Best Related Work
  • Canary Fever: Reviews by John Clute (Beccon) (Excerpt)
  • Hope-In-The-Mist: The Extraordinary Career and Mysterious Life of Hope Mirrlees by Michael Swanwick (Temporary Culture)
  • The Inter-Galactic Playground: A Critical Study of Children's and Teens' Science Fiction by Farah Mendlesohn (McFarland) (Excerpt)
  • On Joanna Russ edited by Farah Mendlesohn (Wesleyan)
  • The Secret Feminist Cabal: A Cultural History of SF Feminisms by Helen Merrick (Aqueduct) (Excerpt)
  • This is Me, Jack Vance! (Or, More Properly, This is "I") by Jack Vance (Subterranean)

Best Graphic Story
  • Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? Written by Neil Gaiman; Pencilled by Andy Kubert; Inked by Scott Williams (DC Comics)
  • Captain Britain And MI13. Volume 3: Vampire State Written by Paul Cornell; Pencilled by Leonard Kirk with Mike Collins, Adrian Alphona and Ardian Syaf (Marvel Comics) (Link to issues #10 and #11)
  • Fables Vol 12: The Dark Ages Written by Bill Willingham; Pencilled by Mark Buckingham; Art by Peter Gross & Andrew Pepoy, Michael Allred, David Hahn; Colour by Lee Loughridge & Laura Allred; Letters by Todd Klein (Vertigo Comics)
  • Girl Genius, Volume 9: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm Written by Kaja and Phil Foglio; Art by Phil Foglio; Colours by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment) (Link)
  • Schlock Mercenary: The Longshoreman of the Apocalypse Written and Illustrated by Howard Tayler
Best Semiprozine
  • Ansible edited by David Langford (Links)
  • Clarkesworld edited by Neil Clarke, Sean Wallace, & Cheryl Morgan
  • Interzone edited by Andy Cox
  • Locus edited by Charles N. Brown, Kirsten Gong-Wong, & Liza Groen Trombi
  • Weird Tales edited by Ann VanderMeer & Stephen H. Segal

Best Fanzine
  • Argentus edited by Steven H Silver
  • Banana Wings edited by Claire Brialey & Mark Plummer
  • CHALLENGER edited by Guy H. Lillian III (Link)
  • Drink Tank edited by Christopher J Garcia, with guest editor James Bacon
  • File 770 edited by Mike Glyer
  • StarShipSofa edited by Tony C. Smith (Links)
Best Professional Artist - (package includes works from the artists)
  • Bob Eggleton
  • Stephan Martiniere
  • John Picacio
  • Daniel Dos Santos
  • Shaun Tan
Best Fan Artist
  • Brad W. Foster (Link)
  • Dave Howell
  • Steve Stiles
  • Taral Wayne
Best Fan Writer (package includes works by)
  • Claire Brialey
  • Christopher J Garcia
  • James Nicoll
  • Lloyd Penney
  • Frederik Pohl (Link)
 John C. Campbell Award for Best Writer (includes works by)
  • Saladin Ahmed
  • Gail Carriger
  • Felix Gilman
  • Seanan McGuire
  • Lezli Robyn
According to the folks at Aussicon:
The electronic versions of the work you see here are available to you through the efforts of the authors and artists who have been nominated, and we are grateful for their participation and willingness to share with Anticipation members. Please support these creators! Their work is available in bookstores and online. Thanks are also due to these authors' publishers, who have graciously allowed these works to be present in these packages.

Plus they are trusting that all supporting members will keep the information confidential and not share it so that the authors and publishers will continue to support this idea in the future.  I promise not to share it - solemn oath, cross my heart and scout's honor.  :)   The works are available in PDF, Word or Rich Text format so will be easy to read. 
You can sign up online for an attending membership which gives you attendance, voting rights and publications for Au $ 310 or supporting membership which gives you voting rights and publications for Au $ 70 ($68 u.s.)    I signed up for a supporting membership because I know I won't be able to go to Australia in September. But at least I'll be able to vote for who I think should get the Hugo.  How cool is that.  I've got my work cut out for me since all ballots are due by July 31, 2010.  


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