Hugo finalists announced
Millenium Philcon (the 59th World Science Fiction Convention) has announced the finalists for the 2001 Hugo awards. The Hugo Award, also known as the Science Fiction Achievement Award, is given annually by the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS). The Hugo Award is sponsored by WSFS, administered by the committee of the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) held that year, and determined by nominations from and a popular vote of the membership of WSFS. In general, a Hugo Award given in a particular year is for work that appeared in the previous calendar year.
The 2001 Hugos will be given in the following categories: Novel, Novellete, Novella, Short Story, Related Book, Dramatic Presentation, Professional Editor, Professional Artist, Semi-prozine, Fanzine, Fan Writer, and Fan Artist. The WSFS also selects the winner of the John W. Campbell best new author award. A full list of the finalists can be read here.
In recent years the WSFS has also used this nomination and voting process to award the Retro Hugos, for works produced before the first Hugos were awarded. This year's voting members will be selecting the 1951 Retro Hugos. A list of those nominees can be read here.