The 2020 Hugo Award nominations have been announced this evening and, to my surprise, I have made the shortlist for Best Fan Writer, which was unexpected.
Congratulations to my fellow nominees, a formidably talented bunch who will ensure that I have zero chance of actually winning the award.
In the "big" category, Best Novel, the nominees are The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders; Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir; The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley; A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine; Middlegame by Seanan McGuire; and The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow.
The Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) nominees are The Good Place: The Answer, The Exapanse: Cibola Burn; Watchmen: A God Walks into Abar and This Extraordinary Being; The Mandalorian: Redemption; and Doctor Who: Resolution.
The Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form) nominees are Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, Good Omens, Russian Doll: Season 1, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Us.
The Hugo Awards are normally announced at WorldCon, the annual World Science Fiction Convention which this year was going to be held in New Zealand. Unfortunately, the global coronavirus pandemic means that the convention cannot be held as planned. Instead, a virtual convention and awards ceremony will be held instead.
Thanks again to everyone who nominated me. It's very much appreciated.