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Hugo Awards; Graphic novels

The Hugo Award ballot for this year is out. There's a new provisional category for graphic novels. I would like to draw lyceum_arabica's attention to it, in anticipation of her tearing itself apart in indecision. Though maybe she'd just jump at Y or Schlock.

Me, I like Y and Fables less, didn't think Serenity was that good (well, should re-read it) and am innocent of Dresden stuff (besides, it's a spinoff, odds are poor). Girl Genius vs. Schlock Mercenary, though -- both are top tier comics for me. In terms of overall quality, I'd have trouble deciding. GG certainly wins on art, and probably characters. Story is hard to tell; both are good, Schlock has gotten a lot more done, as Foglio like Hodgell is going practically minute by minute. Schlock wins as science fiction, I think.

But I'm just amused that almost all the nominees are things I've read and she's read too.


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Mar. 20th, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
well, if they wanted me to vote on Y and Fables on a whole, as comics, that'd be one thing (...well, actually, I think most of Fables after the second book or so was just crap). But at any rate, this is just a vote on their most recent books... and most recently shlock and GG beat them out completely.

I think I'd have to agree with you... GG is good, but it's fantasy. Shlock has physics. Like, actual calculations sometimes. It should win for science fiction.

Btw... what's the deal with "Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form". Can we not just say "Movie"? Or are they trying to leave it open just in case broadway produces a science fiction themed musical?
Mar. 20th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
Dunno. Though I think they used to just have Dramatic Presentation, then split into long and short because of all the upstart TV episodes. Could be symmetry. And abstraction, so a short animated trailer is "Short Form" rather than a Movie/TV split. But I'm not plugged into that part of fandom.
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