The nominees for this year's Hugo Awards have been announced.

Named after Hugo Gernsback, the founder of the pioneering science fiction magazine Amazing Stories, the Hugo Awards have been given every year since 1955, having been first presented in 1953 with no awards given in 1954. Long considered as an extraordinary prestige for science fiction writing, the Hugo Awards are given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year.

Nominees for this year's Hugo Awards was announced earlier today (incidentally an Easter Sunday), with the ceremony scheduled to be taking place on August 20th.

Here's the complete nominees list, courtesy of Locus Magazine:

BEST NOVEL

Cryoburn, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)
Feed, Mira Grant (Orbit)
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
The Dervish House, Ian McDonald (Pyr; Gollancz)
Blackout/All Clear, Connie Willis (Spectra)
BEST NOVELLA

The Lifecycle of Software Objects, Ted Chiang (Subterranean)
‘‘The Maiden Flight of McCauley’s Bellerophon’’, Elizabeth Hand (Stories)
‘‘The Sultan of the Clouds’’, Geoffrey A. Landis (Asimov’s 9/10)
‘‘Troika’’, Alastair Reynolds (Godlike Machines)
‘‘The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen’s Window’’, Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean Summer 2010)
BEST NOVELETTE

‘‘The Jaguar House, in Shadow’’, Aliette de Bodard (Asimov’s 7/10)
‘‘Plus or Minus’’, James Patrick Kelly (Asimov’s 12/10)
‘‘Eight Miles’’, Sean McMullen (Analog 9/10)
‘‘The Emperor of Mars’’, Allen M. Steele (Asimov’s 6/10)
‘‘That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made’’, Eric James Stone (Analog 9/10)
BEST SHORT STORY

‘‘Ponies’’, Kij Johnson (Tor.com 11/17/10)
‘‘For Want of a Nail’’, Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s 12/10)
‘‘Amaryllis’’, Carrie Vaughn (Lightspeed 6/10)
‘‘The Things’’, Peter Watts (Clarkesworld 1/10)
BEST RELATED WORK

Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 1 (1907-1948): Learning Curve, William H. Patterson, Jr. (Tor)
The Business of Science Fiction: Two Insiders Discuss Writing and Publishing, Mike Resnick & Barry N. Malzberg (McFarland)
Writing Excuses, Season 4, Brandon Sanderson, Jordan Sanderson, Howard Tayler, Dan Wells
Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, Lynne M. Thomas & Tara O’Shea, eds. (Mad Norwegian)
Bearings: Reviews 1997-2001, Gary K. Wolfe (Beccon)
BEST GRAPHIC STORY

The Unwritten, Vol. 2: Inside Man, Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross (Vertigo)
Girl Genius, Volume 10: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse, Phil & Kaja Foglio; art by Phil Foglio (Airship Entertainment)
Grandville Mon Amour, Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse)
Schlock Mercenary: Massively Parallel, Howard Tayler (Hypernode)
Fables: Witches, Bill Willingham; art by Mark Buckingham (Vertigo)
BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION – LONG

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
How to Train Your Dragon
Inception
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Toy Story 3
BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION – SHORT

Doctor Who: ‘‘A Christmas Carol’’
Doctor Who: ‘‘The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang’’
Doctor Who: ‘‘Vincent and the Doctor’’
Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury
The Lost Thing
BEST PROFESSIONAL EDITOR LONG FORM

Lou Anders
Ginjer Buchanan
Moshe Feder
Liz Gorinsky
Nick Mamatas
Beth Meacham
Juliet Ulman
BEST PROFESSIONAL EDITOR SHORT FORM

John Joseph Adams
Stanley Schmidt
Jonathan Strahan
Gordon Van Gelder
Sheila Williams
BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

Daniel Dos Santos
Bob Eggleton
Stephan Martiniere
John Picacio
Shaun Tan
BEST SEMIPROZINE

Clarkesworld
Interzone
Lightspeed
Locus
Weird Tales
BEST FANZINE

Banana Wings
Challenger
The Drink Tank
File 770
StarShipSofa
BEST FAN WRITER

James Bacon
Claire Brialey
Christopher J Garcia
James Nicoll
Steven H Silver
BEST FAN ARTIST

Brad W. Foster
Randall Munroe
Maurine Starkey
Steve Stiles
Taral Wayne
JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER [NOT A HUGO AWARD]*

Saladin Ahmed
Lauren Beukes
Larry Correia
Lev Grossman
Dan Wells
*All John W. Campbell Award finalists are in their 2nd year of eligibility.

There were 1,006 nominating ballots received from members of Renovation and Aussiecon 4. The deadline for online ballots and receipt of paper ballots is July 31, 2011 (11:59 PDT).


So, what exactly is "Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury", nominated in the category of "BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION – SHORT"? Well, for the uninformed, it's quite possibly the pop song of the year (or even the decade) for Sci-Fi fans. And it is embedded right below for your convenience.



So much for "too many internets", Mr. Bradbury.

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