Vinge Wins a Hugo
Posted by: Keir Graff
From Locus Online:
Winners of this year’s Hugo Awards were announced Saturday evening, September 1st, 2007, at the World Science Fiction Convention in Yokohama, Japan.
Vernor Vinge three-peats in the Novel category, having won previously for A Fire Upon the Deep (1992) and A Deepness in the Sky (1999) — he’s won two other Hugos in other categories, too. An abridged list of winners follows. For the full list, including movies and TV shows, visit the official site.
Rainbows End, by Vernor Vinge (Tor)
“A Billion Eves,” by Robert Reed (Asimov’s, Oct./Nov. 2006)
“The Djinn’s Wife,” by Ian McDonald (Asimov’s, July 2006)
“Impossible Dreams,” by Tim Pratt (Asimov’s, July 2006)
James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon, by Julie Phillips (St. Martin’s)
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer [Not a Hugo]
What’s the difference between a novella and a novelette? I was curious, too. According to the official criteria, a novelette’s word count is between 7,500 and 40,000 words, while a novella’s total is between 17,500 to 40,000 words (over 40,000 and you’ve got yourself a bona fide novel). Sounds like they’ve got a legal battle on their hands if someone pens an award-worthy work of sf that totals exactly 17,500 words.