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Missive From Montreal IV: Hugo Winners!

August 9th, 2009 (10:37 pm)

current mood: bouncy

As a YA author, I was thrilled at the Hugo Awards ceremony tonight to notice that two of the five finalists for best novel were YA books. Neil Gaiman was nominated for The Graveyard Book, and Cory Doctorow was nominated for Little Brother. Cory did not wear the Ducky necklace with his tux.

The Graveyard Book won. I suspect this is the first time that the same book has won both the Hugo and the Newberry. Does anyone in the LJ Collective Mind know for sure?


This afternoon my computer suddenly warned me that the battery was low, and then shut off. It was plugged into an outlet in the hotel room at the time, as it's been for the last couple days, so I was confused by this. But I couldn't get it to come back on. As it turns out, I had no way of knowing it, but the outlet it was plugged into is dead. I didn't realize it until I plugged it in elsewhere and it switched on just fine. Unfortunately it shut down abruptly when the battery died, so I've had some start-up problems. But I think they're resolved now.


Posted by: Lawrence M. Schoen (klingonguy)
Posted at: August 10th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)

I suspect you used the plug by the desk. Its outlet is slaved to a wall switch (which in my room the cleaning staff kept turning off).

Posted by: dandyfunk (dandyfunk)
Posted at: August 15th, 2009 01:16 am (UTC)


It was great meeting you and hanging out at WorldCon!

Posted by: petrini1 (petrini1)
Posted at: August 19th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)

Yes, I enjoyed meeting you too! Wish I could go next year, but it's way too far away for my budget!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: August 21st, 2009 01:44 am (UTC)
Garth Nix

Any chance writer Garth Nix (the Abhorsen, a days of the week SF series and a bunch of other books) was at your conference? I LOVE his books and can't wait for his last book Lord Sunday to come out next year -it's the final book of the series.

Posted by: petrini1 (petrini1)
Posted at: August 21st, 2009 02:01 am (UTC)
Re: Garth Nix

No, he wasn't listed as an attendee or a participant. With his name recognition, he probably would have been in one of the more exalted Guest of Honor type positions. I did meet Cory Doctorow, who's a lot of fun.

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