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I would hope that someone has bothered to the biography for "Best Related Work" in the Hugos.


Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:32 am
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Apparently, they

Congratulations, Bill.


Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:42 pm
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Thanks. They actually emailed me a couple weeks ago with the news but enjoined me to keep it under my hat until the announcement yesterday. As it happened I was in San Antonio for an academic conference, but they e-mailed an invitation to be live online for the ceremonies as they were making the announcements.

I didn't specifically identify myself to the other people in the chatroom. The nomination got no notice at all; the only comment was that the Dr. Who chicks book would win it. OK. After the way Jim got screwed out of his Hugo, I have low expectations. As Tim Kyger says, it's in the nature of fandom.

"It's an honor just to be nominated."


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Despite the travesty that befell Jim's nomination, I hope you win, Bill.

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[quote="BillPatterson"] After the way Jim got screwed out of his Hugo . . .[quote]

I wasn't a part of this community or otherwise paying attention when Jim's book came out. What's the story here?


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Congrats, Bill. There's no question the bio deserves the nomination. It should be a contender for the Locus award as well. Too bad there's no category in the Nebulas for this stuff...

As for my Hugo experience, I've come to terms with it. I lost, Bob Eggleton won - the votes are the votes and no rule was broken in assessing them. I am pleased to have had a chance to apologize to Bob, in person and in public, after being a bit of an ass in the aftermath of FilthCon.

I recently found a printout of the voting totals and I may post them here to return them to the public record, as the original Hugo-org pages seem to have disappeared. I may express an editorial comment on the totals when I do that.

I also came in a very strong second for the Locus award that year... the year some guy named King decided to publish a little monograph on writing. :P

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Bad luck, Bill, there's no justice in the world.


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Either no justice, or (perhaps) that Bill is suffering from Lord of the Rings syndrome at the Academy Awards -- he didn't win til the whole thing was out there and had been seen. I'll bet next month's rent that the entire biography will be nominated the year after the second volume is out, and will be a serious contender.

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