Monday, September 5, 1994

1994 Hugo Award Finalists

Location: Conadian in Winnipeg, Canada.

Comments: 1994 was an interesting year which had several winners that I think were not as good as their competition. In the Best Novel category, I think that Nancy Kress' Beggars in Spain should have taken the prize over Kim Stanley Robinson's Green Mars. In the Best Novella category, I think Jack Cady's The Night We Buried Road Dog should have won over Harry Turtledove's Down in the Bottomlands. And in the Best Dramatic Presentation category I think that Babylon 5: The Gathering or The Nightmare Before Christmas should have won over Jurassic Park.

Unfortunately, I can't dictate to the Hugo voters who they should vote for, so they didn't pick the winners the way I would have. I suppose I will have to rectify this when I am made evil overlord of the world and can make the Hugo results come out the way I want them to.

Best Novel

Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

Other Finalists:
Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress
Glory Season by David Brin
Moving Mars by Greg Bear
Virtual Light by William Gibson

Best Novella

Down in the Bottomlands by Harry Turtledove

Other Finalists:
An American Childhood by Pat Murphy
Into the Miranda Rift by G. David Nordley
Mefisto In Onyx by Harlan Ellison
The Night We Buried Road Dog by Jack Cady (reviewed in Fantasy & Science Fiction: Volume 116, No. 2 (February 2009))
Wall, Stone, Craft by Walter Jon Williams

Best Novelette

Georgia on My Mind by Charles Sheffield

Other Finalists:
Dancing on Air by Nancy Kress
Deep Eddy by Bruce Sterling
The Franchise by John Kessel
The Shadow Knows by Terry Bisson

Best Short Story

Death on the Nile by Connie Willis

Other Finalists:
England Underway by Terry Bisson
The Good Pup by Bridget McKenna
Mwalimu in the Squared Circle by Mike Resnick
The Story So Far by Martha Soukup

Best Nonfiction, Related, or Reference Work

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction edited by John Clute and Peter Nicholls

Other Finalists:
The Art of Michael Whelan: Scenes/Visions by Michael Whelan
Once Around the Bloch: An Unauthorized Autobiography by Robert Bloch
PITFCS: Proceedings of the Institute for Twenty-First Century Studies edited by Theodore R. Cogswell
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud

Best Dramatic Presentation

Jurassic Park

Other Finalists:
Addams Family Values
Babylon 5: The Gathering
Groundhog Day
The Nightmare Before Christmas

Best Professional Editor

Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Other Finalists:
Ellen Datlow
Gardner Dozois
Mike Resnick
Stanley Schmidt

Best Professional Artist

Bob Eggleton

Other Finalists:
Thomas Canty
David A. Cherry
Don Maitz
Michael Whelan

Best Original Artwork

Space Fantasy Commemorative Stamp Booklet by Stephen Hickman

Other Finalists:
Keith Parkinson for Cold Iron by Michael Swanwick
Thomas Canty for The Little Things by Bridget McKenna

Best Semi-Prozine

Science Fiction Chronicle edited by Andrew Porter

Other Finalists:
Interzone edited by David Pringle
Locus edited by Charles N. Brown
The New York Review of Science Fiction edited by David G. Hartwell, Donald G. Keller, Robert K.J. Killheffer, and Gordon van Gelder
Pulphouse edited by Dean Wesley Smith
Tomorrow Speculative Fiction edited by Algis Budrys

Best Fanzine

Mimosa edited by Dick Lynch and Nicki Lynch

Other Finalists:
Ansible edited by Dave Langford
File 770 edited by Mike Glyer
Lan's Lantern edited by George "Lan" Laskowski
STET edited by Leah Zeldes Smith and Dick Smith

Best Fan Writer

Dave Langford

Other Finalists:
Sharon Farber
Mike Glyer
Andy Hooper
Evelyn C. Leeper

Best Fan Artist

Brad W. Foster

Other Finalists:
Teddy Harvia
Linda Michaels
Peggy Ranson
William Rotsler
Stu Shiffman

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

Amy Thomson

Other Finalists:
Holly Lisle
Jack Nimersheim
Carrie Richerson
Elizabeth Willey

What Are the Hugo Awards?

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Go to subsequent year's finalists: 1995

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