01-08-2009, 09:38 AM

In case any BCS readers are interested in making nominations for the 2009 Hugo Awards, which cover fiction released during 2008, here are the details on how to nominate and a list of the Hugo categories that the stories in Beneath Ceaseless Skies in 2008 are eligible for.

Are You Eligible to Nominate?

To be eligible to make nominations, you must be either have purchased a membership to the 2009 Worldcon, Anticipation, before Jan. 31, 2009, or you must have been a member of the 2008 Worldcon, Denvention 3.

Deadline to Nominate:

You must have your nominations in before March 1, 2009.

How to Nominate:

Anticipation’s webpage About Hugo Nominating and Voting has a PDF nomination form you can fill out and mail in. They have now also posted the online nomination form.

Some Things I Hope You Will Consider Nominating, if you find them worthy:

David D. Levine, “Sun Magic, Earth Magic” (from BCS #1)
Yoon Ha Lee, “Architectural Constants” (from BCS #2)
Marie Brennan, “Kingspeaker” (from BCS #3)
Sarah L. Edwards, “The Last Devil” (from BCS #4)
Catherine S. Perdue, “Precious Meat” (from BCS #5)

Chris Willrich, “The Sword of Loving Kindness” (from BCS #1-2)
Charles Coleman Finlay & Rae Carson Finlay, “The Crystal Stair” (from BCS #3-4)
Tina Connolly, “The God-Death of Halla” (from BCS #5)
J. Kathleen Cheney, “The Dragon’s Child” (from BCS #6)

Aliette de Bodard (“Beneath the Mask,” in BCS #8)
Tony Pi (“Silk and Shadow,” forthcoming in BCS #11)

For more information on the Hugo categories, you can read the official guidelines on the Hugo Awards website. For more information on the Campbell, you can visit their site.

Thanks very much for your support of Beneath Ceaseless Skies!

*I’m not perfectly clear on the rules for the Campbell–it’s possible that a bunch of the writers in BCS are eligible. But I know that Aliette and Tony have impressive bodies of work, and they’re both being nominated by other people, so I’ve listed them here.

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