When I heard the news that the nominees for this year's Hugo Award
had been announced, I have to admit I was pretty excited. Each year, I try to at least read all of the nominated novels and decide which one I think is most deserving of the award. It's something I look forward to each year.
Except when I surfed over to the list, I saw I'd already read four of the five nominees. And the fifth nominee is sitting on my shelf at home, waiting to be read as soon as I finish the newest Stephen White novel
Yep, it's official. I'm a geek.
The intersting part is that for the long-form dramatic presentation portion of the ballot, I've only seen two of the five. And I certainly don't think Heroes
deserves the award, much less a nomination for sesaon one. But that may be that the end of season one was such a colossal letdown and season two stunk out loud that I'm not being fair.
As for short-form, while I'd love to see Battlestar Galactica
win it for "Razor" I really think Doctor Who
sewed up the award for the third-straight year with the brilliant "Blink." Seriously, if you haven't seen it, it's disc four of the series four set. I believe the disc also includes the other nominee "Human Nature/Family of Blood" (which if it won, I wouldn't be too upset.) Two nominees, one disc. You really can't wrong there.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 3/25/2008 01:03:00 PM