Countdown to the 2012 Hugo Awards: The Nominated Novels
The Hugo awards are coming! The Hugo Awards are coming! Science fiction's longest running and most popular award is going to be announced very soon on September 2nd. In anticipation, I will be highlighting the nominees in a few categories that you can check out at any SCCLD library.
The Hugo award was first given out in 1953 and named for Hugo Gernsback, who founded the science fiction magazine Amazing Stories. The awards are given out each year from a science fiction convention. This year the 70th convention will be held in Chicago, Illinois.
Phelps, Morwenna - (Student - Female) Loves science fiction and fantasy novels; raised by her abusive mother who dabbled in magic; she was badly hurt and her twin sister killed in a magical battle against their mother; fled to England in the hopes of reconnecting with her estranged father; sent to boarding school; knows her mother is looking for her; keeps a diary
New threats emerge to endanger the future of the Seven Kingdoms, as Daenerys Targaryen, ruling in the East, fights off a multitude of enemies, while Jon Snow, Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, faces his foes both in the Watch and beyond the great Wall of ice and stone.
When a CDC researcher, after faking her own death, arrives on his doorstep with a ravenous pack of zombies in tow, Shaun Mason, the head of a news organization, is plunged into the biggest story of his life
Avice Benner Cho, a human colonist on a distant planet populated by the Ariekei, sentient beings famed for their unique language, returns to Embassytown after many years of deep space exploration to find she has become a living simile in the Ariekei language even though she cannot speak it, and she is torn by competing loyalties when hostilities erupt between humans and aliens.
When Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war. Attacked by a stealth ship belonging to the Mars fleet, Holden must find a way to uncover the motives behind the attack, stop a war and find the truth behind a vast conspiracy that threatens the entire human race.