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.
- First Place: Stephen King's Super-Duper Magical Negroes, by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu
- Second Place: Installing Linux on a Dead Badger: User's Notes, by Lucy A. Snyder
- Third Place: The Ten Best Science Fiction Directors, by Jeremy Adam Smith
- Honorable Mention: "May You Die In Horrible Agony": A Brief Overview of Curses in the Western World, by Marian Kensler
- Honorable Mention: Interview: Karen Joy Fowler, by Clinton Lawrence
- First Place: Views From The Interior, by Andrew Woolf
- Second Place: A Word About Jell-O . . ., by Leslie What
- Third Place: The Illusion Journey, by Eric Gooch
- Honorable Mention: Images of Mystery and Imagination, by Carole Carmen
- Honorable Mention: Emotional Landscapes, by Teresa Young
- First Place: The Green Glass Sea, illustration by Greg McBrady
- Second Place: Tetrarchs, illustration by Carole Carmen
- Third Place: Borne Away, illustration by Steven Riggs
- Honorable Mention: Displaced Persons, illustration by Alex McVey
- Honorable Mention: Three Tales from Sky River: Myths for a Starfaring Age, illustration by Naomi Nowak
- First Place: Making Monsters, by Tim Pratt
- Second Place: Signs You Could Be a Clone, by Bruce Boston
- Third Place: Strange Cargo, by Mike Allen
- Honorable Mention: Rural Blessings, by Pam McNew
- Honorable Mention: Tam Lin, by Dru Pagliassotti
- First Place: Hello Again: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, by Sean Melican
- Second Place: Robota, or, How Hollywood Ate Science Fiction, by Jeremy Smith
- Third Place: Stories Among the Ruins: Angélica Gorodischer's Kalpa Imperial, by John Garrison
- Honorable Mention: A Historical Prose Poem: Nalo Hopkinson's The Salt Roads, by Sean Melican
- Honorable Mention: Many Voices: A Review of Polyphony, Vol. 1, 2, and 3, by Greg Beatty
- First Place: Crossing Borders, by Tom Doyle
- Second Place: The Floating Otherworld, by Tom Doyle
- Third Place: Walking Hibernation, by Joanne Merriam
- Honorable Mention: Some Girlfriends Can, by Stephanie Burgis
- Honorable Mention: Three Tales from Sky River: Myths for a Starfaring Age, by Vandana Singh
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.
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