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06-03-2011, 12:32 AM
Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

June 3, 2011: The Hugo Awards (http://www.sjgames.com/ill/archives.html?m=June&y=2011&d=3)



http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/vorkosigan/img/cover_sm.jpg (http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/vorkosigan/) Each year since 1954, science fiction fandom has been awarding the Hugo (http://www.thehugoawards.org/) to the best and brightest in speculative fiction. This year, the nominees are the usual gathering of fantastic words and pictures, but a couple of names stand out on the list.</p>

In the Best Novel category, Cryoburn (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1439133948/stevejacksongame) by Lois McMaster Bujold jumps out -- that's the latest installment in her Miles Vorkosigan universe, the basis of our Vorkosigan Saga Sourcebook and Roleplaying Game (http://www.warehouse23.com/item.html?id=SJG01-2490). In the Best Graphic Story category, Girl Genius, Volume 10: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse (http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/) (by SPANC (http://www.sjgames.com/spanc/) artist Phil Foglio) competes with Schlock Mercenary: Massively Parallel (http://www.schlockmercenary.com/), written and illustrated by Munchkin (http://www.worldofmunchkin.com) and Zombie Dice (http://zombiedice.sjgames.com) fan Howard Tayler. Also in the same category is Fables: Witches (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1401228801/stevejacksongame), written by Bill Willingham . . . the same Bill Willingham who illustrated the cover of the classic D&D module Against the Giants (a personal favorite!) as well as numerous interiors for TSR back in the day.</p>

Getting on the nominee list is an indication of amazing quality by itself, and if you're looking for a summer reading list, you're very likely to find something you'll love here. If you'd like to get involved in the voting process, the best way is to attend Worldcon (http://www.worldcon.org/), the roaming convention that hosts the Hugo Awards. This year it's in Reno, Nevada, in late August. But if you can't attend, you can still pick up a Supporting Membership (http://www.renovationsf.org/register.php), which, for $50, gives you the right to vote on the nominees . . . and digital copies of all the nominees (http://www.renovationsf.org/hugo-packet.php).</p>

-- Paul Chapman (paul@sjgames.com)</p>