The nominees for the 2002 Hugo Awards have just been announced, and three Tolkien-related things are in the running, two books in the category for Best Related Book (nonfiction), and one film for Best Dramatic Presentation.
Meditations on Middle-Earth, edited by Karen Haber is a collection, illustrated by John Howe, of essays about Tolkien by seventeen writers, including Orson Scott Card, Ursula K. Le Guin, Raymond E. Feist, Terry Pratchett, Charles de Lint, George R. R. Martin, Karen Haber, Poul Anderson, Michael Swanwick, Esther M. Friesner, Harry Turtledove, Robin Hobb, Diane Duane, Douglas A. Anderson, Lisa Goldstein, Glenn Hurdling (in conversation with Tim and Greg Hildebrandt) and Terri Windling. Excerpts from five of these essays are previewed at Green Books. [More]
Green Books also has an interview with Tom Shippey, for his nominee J.R. R. Tolkien: Author of the Century. [More]
The 2002 Hugo Awards will be announced and presented at a ceremony on the evening of Sunday, September 1, 2002 in the San José Civic Auditorium during ConJosé. For a full list of the nominees click here [More]
BEST RELATED BOOK (six nominees total)
Meditations on Middle-Earth by Karen Haber, ed. (St. Martin’s Press/A Byron Preiss Book)
J. R. R. Tolkien: Author of the Century by Tom Shippey (HarperCollins (UK) (2000);Houghton Mifflin)
BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION (five nominees total)
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.
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