Reader's Choice Awards

By Susan Marie Groppi

It's awards season! By now we're free to announce that Strange Horizons has been nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Website. I've known for nearly a week, and while we had some gleeful staff celebration, we weren't allowed to tell anyone until the ballot was officially unveiled. Now that it's public, though, we can gleefully celebrate not only our own nomination, but those of several Strange Horizons contributors. Cheryl Morgan and Frank Wu, last year's winners for Best Fanzine and Best Fan Artist, respectively, are nominated in those categories again, and Strange Horizons regular Benjamin Rosenbaum was nominated for his novelette "Biographical Notes to 'A Discourse on the Nature of Causality, with Air-Planes' by Benjamin Rosenbaum," which appeared in All-Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories. Two Strange Horizons authors, David Moles and Elizabeth Bear, have also been nominated for the Not-a-Hugo John W. Cambpell Award for Best New Writer. Please join us in congratulating all the nominees and wishing them the best of luck in Glasgow.


In other award news, it is with great pleasure that I present to you the winners of the 2004 Reader's Choice Awards.

Articles

Artist Galleries

Illustrations

Poems

Reviews

Stories

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to everyone who voted!


One final note: we're in the middle of our spring fund drive, and I'd like to ask you to consider donating to Strange Horizons. Because we're a donor-funded publication, we manage to do what we're doing here only because of the support of our community. If you like what we're doing here, go take a look at our fund drive pages and see what type of donation works best for you. If you donate $25 or more (what we call the "reader member" level), you'll get a personalized membership card featuring original artwork by Janet Chui. Any donation of any amount enters you in a prize drawing, though, and the prizes are pretty fabulous—everything from autographed chapbooks and magazine subscriptions to hand-knit stuffed animals and original artwork. More importantly, though, you'll have the deep personal satisfaction of knowing that you're helping keep Strange Horizons publishing every week.


Susan Marie Groppi would like to wish a very happy birthday to Matt Withers, without whom none of this would be possible.