Final Ballot for the
2002 Hugo Awards & John W. Campbell Award

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The Nominees

The nominees that follow were chosen by popular vote by 626 members of ConJosé and the Millenium Philcon who submitted valid nominating ballots. The Novel, Related Book, and Fan Writer Categories all have six nominees due to two-way ties for fifth place. Three of this yearís nominees were first published outside the United States in 2000, and were granted an additional yearís eligibility by last yearís WSFS Business Meeting. The ballot this year includes Best Web Site, a special one-time Hugo category added by ConJosÈ, as allowed by the WSFS rules.

This year, nothing has been moved between categories and no one has withdrawn anything from nomination.


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Voting Ballot for the 2002 Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award

This ballot must be received by July 31, 2002

Best Novel (486 ballots cast)

_____ The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold (Eos)

_____ American Gods by Neil Gaiman (Morrow)

_____ Perdido Street Station by China Miéville (Macmillan [UK 2000]; Del Rey)

_____ Cosmonaut Keep by Ken MacLeod (Orbit [UK 2000]; Tor)

_____ Passage by Connie Willis (Bantam)

_____ The Chronoliths by Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)

_____ No Award
(There are six nominees due to a tie for fifth place)

Best Novella (300 ballots cast)

_____ "May Be Some Time" by Brenda W. Clough (Analog April 2001)

_____ "The Diamond Pit" by Jack Dann (Jubilee, HarperCollins/Voyager Australia; F&SF June 2001)

_____ "The Chief Designer" by Andy Duncan (Asimovís June 2001)

_____ "Stealing Alabama" by Allen M. Steele (Asimovís January 2001)

_____ "Fast Times at Fairmont High" by Vernor Vinge (The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge, Tor)

_____ No Award

Best Novelette (292 ballots cast)

_____ "Hell is the Absence of God" by Ted Chiang (Starlight 3, Tor)

_____ "Undone" by James Patrick Kelly (Asimovís June 2001)

_____ "The Days Between" by Allen M. Steele (Asimovís March 2001)

_____ "Lobsters" by Charles Stross (Asimovís June 2001)

_____ "The Return of Spring" by Shane Tourtellotte (Analog November 2001)

_____ No Award

Best Short Story (331 ballots cast)

_____ "The Ghost Pit" by Stephen Baxter (Asimovís July 2001)

_____ "Spaceships"" by Michael A. Burnstein (Analog June 2001)

_____ "The Bones of the Earth" by Ursula K. Le Guin (Tales from Earthsea, Harcourt)

_____ "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" by Mike Resnick (Asimov's September 2001)

_____ "The Dog Said Bow-Wow" by Michael Swanwick (Asimovís, October-November 2001)

_____ No Award

Best Related Book (252 ballots cast)

_____ The Art of Richard Powers by Jane Frank (Paper Tiger)

_____ Meditations on Middle-Earth edited by Karen Haber (St. Martinís Press/A Byron Preiss Book)

_____ The Art of Chesley Bonestell by Ron Miller and Frederick C. Durant III, with Melvin H. Schuetz (Paper Tiger)

_____ I have This Nifty Idea...Now What Do I Do With It? edited by Mike Resnick (Wildside Press)

_____ J. R. R. Tolkien: Author of the Century Tom Shippey (HarperCollins [UK 2000]; Houghton Mifflin)

_____ Being Gardner Dozois Michael Swanwick (Old Earth Books)

_____ No Award
(There are six nominees due to a tie for fifth place)

Best Dramatic Presentation (452 ballots cast)

_____ Harry Potter and the Sorcererís Stone (1492 Pictures/Heyday Films/Warner Bros.) Directed by Chris Columbus; Screenplay by Steven Kloves; David Heyman, Producer; Michael Barthan, Chris Columbus, Duncan Henderson & Mark Radcliff, Excutive Producers.

_____ The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (New Line Cinema/The Saul Zaentz Company/WingNut Films) Directed by Peter Jackson; Screenplay by Fran Walsh & Phillipa Boyens & Peter Jackson; Peter Jackson, Barrie M. Osborne and Tim Sanders, Producers; Michael Lynne, Mark Ordesky, Robert Shaye, Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein, Executive Producers.

_____ Monsters, Inc. (Pixar Animation Studios/Walt Disney Pictures) Directed by Pete Docter, David Silverman and Lee Unkrich. Story by Jill Culton, Peter Docter, Ralph Eggleston and Jeff Pidgeon. Darla K. Anderson, Producer. John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton, Executive Producers.

_____ Buffy the Vampire Slayer ìOnce More, With Feelingî (Fox Television Studios/Mutant Enemy, Inc.) Written & Directed by Joss Whedon. Joss Whedon and Marti Noxon, Executive Producers.

_____ Shrek (DreamWorks SKG/Pacific Data Images). Directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson. Written by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Joe Stillman and Roger S. H. Schulman. Jeffrey Katzenberg, Aron Warner and John H. Williams, Producers. Penney Finkelman Cox and Sandra Rabins, Executive Producers.

_____ No Award

Best Professional Editor (382 ballots cast)

_____ Ellen Datlow (SCI FICTION and anthologies)

_____ Gardner Dozois (Asimov's)

_____ Patrick Nielsen Hayden (Tor Books; Starlight anthology series)

_____ Stanley Schmidt (Analog)

_____ Gordon Van Gelder (F&SF)

_____ No Award

Best Professional Artist (323 ballots cast)

_____ Jim Burns

_____ Bob Eggleton

_____ Frank Kelly Freas

_____ Donato Giancola

_____ Michael Whelan

_____ No Award

Best Semiprozine (283 ballots cast)

_____ Absolute Magnitude Warren Lapine

_____ Interzone edited by David Pringle

_____ Locus edited by Charles N. Brown

_____ The New York Review of Science Fiction edited by Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell & Kevin Maroney

_____ Speculations edited by Susan Fry, published by Kent Brewster

_____ No Award

Best Fanzine (237 ballots cast)

_____ Ansible edited by Dave Langford

_____ File 770 edited by Mike Glyer

_____ Challenger edited by Guy H. Lillian III

_____ Mimosa edited by Nicki & Richard Lynch

_____ Plokta edited by Alison Scott, Steve Davies & Mike Scott

_____ No Award

Best Fan Writer (284 ballots cast)

_____ Jeff Berkwitz

_____ Bob Devney

_____ John L. Flynn

_____ Mike Glyer

_____ Dave Langford

_____ Steven H Silver

_____ No Award

(There are six nominees due to a tie for fifth place)

Best Fan Artist (177 ballots cast)

_____ Sheryl Birkhead

_____ Brad Foster

_____ Teddy Harvia

_____ Sue Mason

_____ Frank Wu

_____ No Award

Best Website (365 ballots cast)

_____ Locus Online (; Mark R. Kelly editor/webmaster

_____ SciFi.Com (; Craig Engler, executive producer

_____ SF Site (; Rodger Turner, publisher/managing editor

_____ Strange Horizons (; Mary Anne Mohanraj, editor-in-chief

_____ Tangent Online (; David Truesdale, senior editor; Tobias Buckell, webmaster

_____ No Award

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer of 2000 or 2001

(not a Hugo) [Sponsored by Dell Magazines] (272 ballots cast)

_____ Tobais S. Buckell (2nd year of eligibility)

_____ Alexander C. Irvine (2nd year of eligibility)

_____ Wen Spencer (1st year of eligibility)

_____ Jo Walton (2nd year of eligibility)

_____ Ken Wharton(1st year of eligibility)

_____ No Award