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Happy birthday to asphixiapixia, and happy early birthday to dement1a. May both of you lovely ladies enjoy your best year yet, and many, many more!

'Tis the season for awards, and over the last few days, several honors have been announced (and Serenity won two of them!):

The Libertarian Futurist Society has named the winners of the Prometheus Awards:
* best novel: Learning the World by Ken MacLeod
* best classic fiction: V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
* Special Prometheus Award: Serenity by Joss Whedon (This is only the fifth time a special award has been given since 1979, and it's the first time a film has received it.)

The winners of the Sideways Awards for Alternate History are
* Best short-form alternate history: "Pericles the Tyrant" by Lois Tilton, in Asimov's October/November 2005
* Best long-form alternate history: The Summer Isles by Ian R. MacLeod

And here are the winners of the Hugo and Campbell Awards:
* Best novel: Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
* Best novella: "Inside Job" by Connie Willis (Asimov's January 2005)
* Best novelette: "Two Hearts" by Peter S. Beagle (F&SF October/November 2005)
* Best short story: "Tk'tk'tk" by David D. Levine (Asimov's March 2005)
* Best related book: Storyteller: Writing Lessons and More from 27 Years of the Clarion Writers' Workshop by Kate Wilhelm
* Best Dramatic Presentation: Long Form: Serenity (Universal Pictures/Mutant Enemy, Inc.; Written & Directed by Joss Whedon)
* Best Dramatic Presentation: Short Form: Doctor Who: "The Empty Child" & "The Doctor Dances" (BBC Wales/BBC1; Directed by James Hawes; Written by Steven Moffat)
* Best Professional Editor: David G. Hartwell
* Best Professional Artist: Donato Giancola
* Best Semiprozine: Locus
* Best Fanzine: Plokta
* Best Fan Writer: Dave Langford
* Best Fan Artist: Frank Wu
* John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer [Not a Hugo]: John Scalzi

By challenging anthropocentricism and temporal provincialism, science fiction throws open the whole of civilization and its premises to constructive criticism. - Alvin Toffler


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Aug. 27th, 2006 03:00 pm (UTC)
Dear heart,
You are my guinea pig. I have just signed up for megaupload and am having a devil of time trying to figure out how to send to multiple people. I am trying the only way I know. hopefully you will soon have an email with a download on it, no need to download, it was yours orig. Please let me know if you receive it and if not please tell me how you send to multiple recepients (like the LJ folk)
Aug. 27th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC)
Hi there! *hugs* I haven't received the email yet, but I'll let you know when/if I do. The way I usually do it is send the upload notice to myself. Then, when I get the URL for the download from that email, I paste it into my post for others to use. It's a trick I picked up from others, but it's worked well so far.
Aug. 27th, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)
Great! Thanks for the tip. It seems to actually work. I tried the preview, on LJ and it seemed like it was going to work. This is great.
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Aug. 27th, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC)
That Han Solo song you just posted is a hoot! And Moosebutter - the "I couldn't care less what you smell" gets me every time. LOL!

You're most welcome re: the Hugos. They picked some real winners to be... um, winners *g*... this year. I was pleased to see the list.
Aug. 27th, 2006 09:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you sweet pea. I appreciate it right now. This birthday has been... well let's just say it has been interesting.

Aug. 28th, 2006 06:44 pm (UTC)
*huge, huge hugs* I hope things get less interesting and more joyful soon!
Aug. 28th, 2006 01:52 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting all of that........
I just wanted to say that I really, really loved "V" the graphic novel and the movie. Great concept:)
Aug. 28th, 2006 06:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanks for posting all of that........
Oooh, I agree! :)
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