Monday, August 28, 1995

1995 Hugo Award Nominees

Location: Intersection in Glasgow, Scotland.

Comments: Mike Resnick is the best science fiction author you haven't heard of. Well actually, if you are here reading this, you probably have heard of him, but he probably isn't as well known as he should be. And the 1996 round of Hugo nominations he demonstrated this fact by winning a Hugo award for his novella Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge, and garnering additional nominations in both the Best Novelette and Best Short Story category.

Perhaps it is a measure of how far the Hugo Awards had come by 1996 that I could spend a paragraph talking about Mike Resnick before mentioning the other significant thing that happened in that year: Lois McMaster Bujold became the first woman to win three Hugo Awards for Best Novel with her win for Mirror Dance. Along the way, Isaac Asimov's posthumously published memoir I. Asimov also got the nod, and Star Trek - The Next Generation obtained its second (and necessarily final) Hugo victory for the series ending episode All Good Things... beating out yet another Star Trek movie featuring the original series cast by defeating Star Trek: Generations for the trophy.

Best Novel

Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold

Other Finalists:
Beggars and Choosers by Nancy Kress
Brittle Innings by Michael Bishop
Mother of Storms by John Barnes
Towing Jehovah by James Morrow

Best Novella

Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge by Mike Resnick

Other Finalists:
Cri de Coeur by Michael Bishop
Les Fleurs du Mal by Brian Stableford
Forgiveness Day by Ursula K. Le Guin
Melodies of the Heart by Michael F. Flynn

Best Novelette

The Martian Child by David Gerrold

Other Finalists:
Cocoon by Greg Egan
A Little Knowledge by Mike Resnick
The Matter of Seggri by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Singular Habits of Wasps by Geoffrey A. Landis
Solitude by Ursula K. Le Guin

Best Short Story

None So Blind by Joe Haldeman

Other Finalists:
Barnaby in Exile by Mike Resnick
Dead Man's Curve by Terry Bisson
I Know What You're Thinking by Kate Wilhelm
Mrs. Lincoln's China by M. Shayne Bell
Understanding Entropy by Barry N. Malzberg

Best Nonfiction, Related, or Reference Work

I. Asimov: A Memoir by Isaac Asimov

Other Finalists:
The Book On The Edge Of Forever by Christopher Priest
Making Book by Teresa Nielsen Hayden
Silent Interviews: On Language, Race, Sex, Science Fiction, and Some Comics by Samuel R. Delany
Spectrum: The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art edited by Cathy Burnett and Arnie Fenner

Best Dramatic Presentation

Star Trek - The Next Generation: All Good Things . . .

Other Finalists:
Interview with the Vampire
The Mask
Star Trek: Generations

Best Professional Editor

Gardner Dozois

Other Finalists:
Ellen Datlow
Mike Resnick
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Stanley Schmidt

Best Professional Artist

Jim Burns

Other Finalists:
Thomas Canty
Bob Eggleton
Don Maitz
Michael Whelan

Best Original Artwork

Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book by Brian Froud

Other Finalists:
Michael Whelan for Foreigner by C.J. Cherryh
Michael Koelsch for Gun, With Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem

Best Semi-Prozine

Interzone edited by David Pringle

Other Finalists:
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
Science Fiction Chronicle edited by Andrew I. Porter
Tomorrow Speculative Fiction edited by Algis Budrys

Best Fanzine

Ansible edited by Dave Langford

Other Finalists:
File 770 edited by Mike Glyer
Habakkuk edited by Bill Donaho
Lan's Lantern edited by George "Lan" Laskowski
Mimosa edited by Dick Lynch and Nicki Lynch

Best Fan Writer

Dave Langford

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

Best Fan Artist

Teddy Harvia

Other Finalists:
Brad W. Foster
Linda Michaels
Peggy Ranson
Bill Rotsler

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

Jeff Noon

Other Finalists:
Linda J. Dunn
David Feintuch
Daniel Marcus
Felicity Savage

What Are the Hugo Awards?

Go to previous year's nominees: 1994
Go to subsequent year's nominees: 1996

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