The nominations have now been publicised: http://www.thehugoawards.org/
No surprise to see Brasyl by Ian McDonald up for best novel, as I've only heard good things about it. Must pick it up at some point...
Also fantastic to see Solaris get a mention, with the story "Last Contact" by Stephen Baxter (which appeared in the Solaris Book of New Science Fiction) up for best short story. Congratulations are in order, dear sirs!
As for the John W. Campbell award for best new writer, it's cool to see Joe Abercombie up for the gong. He's up against stiff competition (including Scott Lynch) but it would be fantastic to see him take it down. Although you have to question the criteria for determining which authors can be entered for this, as Joe's hardly a 'new' writer. Nor is Lynch for that matter.
It's a crazy world...
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