2008 Hugo Awards Countdown: Best Semiprozine and Best Fanzine

Science fiction zines have always been the bread and butter of SF aficionados, because as geeks we all love to read about the stuff we’re reading and watching, and talk bout the stuff we’re reading and watching. The readership can be very meta at times.

This entry covers both the semiprozine and the fanzine Hugo nominees. A fanzine is what it sounds like—a non-professional regular publication. The semiprozine bridges the gap between the fanzine and the professional magazine. A more complete definition of “semiprozine” is available on Wikipedia.

Note: Helix entry updated on 7/11. And again on 7/14. And once more on 7/15. The Helix train wreck just does not stop.

Nominees for Best Semiprozine

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Ansible
– David Langford
Website
ansible-home-page-20080701
http://news.ansible.co.uk/
Sample 2007 Issues
Ansible 245, December 2007
Ansible 244, November 2007
Ansible 243, October 2007
Archives
1991 – current
Editor Website
David Langford (Pardon?)
Helix
– William Sanders
– Lawrence Watt-Evans
Note
Just a note about Helix for the future. So I’ll remember not to vote for them ever.

Oh. And also here and here, to remove any further doubt.

And hey. one more.

Website
helix-a-speculative-fiction-quarterly-20080701

http://www.helixsf.com/

Sample 2007 Issues
Helix #6, Fall 2007
Helix #5, Summer 2007

Archives
2006 – current
Editor Websites
William “Sundown” Sanders – Author – Traveler – Lingerie Critic
Lawrence Watt-Evans: The Misenchanted Page
Interzone
– Andy Cox
Website
t3a-space-tta-press-on-the-web-20080701
http://ttapress.com/category/interzone/
Sample Articles
“The Sledge-maker’s Daughter” by Alastair Reynolds
“The Unsolvable Deathtrap” by Jack Mangan
Archives
Greg Egan’s Index
IZ194 – IZ215 for sale
IZ209 – current
Editor Website
T3A Space: The TTA Press Website
Locus
– Charles N. Brown
– Kirsten Gong-Wong
– Liza Groen Trombi
Website
locus-online-science-fiction-news-reviews-resources-perspectives-20080701
http://www.locusmag.com/
Sample 2007 Issues (TOC only)
Locus December 2007
Locus November 2007
Locus October 2007
Sample Articles
Joe R. Lansdale: Little Horrors
Kelly Link: The Uses of Boredom
John Scalzi: Color in the World
Archives
1974 – current
The New York Review of Science Fiction
– Kathryn Cramer
– Kristine Dikeman
– David Hartwell
– Kevin J. Maroney
Website
the-new-york-review-of-science-fiction-nyrsf-homepage-20080701
http://www.nyrsf.com/
Archives
1988 – current
Editor Websites
Kathryn Cramer
Kris Dikeman
David G. Hartwell
Kevin J. Maroney: My Life in the Bush of Wombats

Nominees for Best Fanzine

Argentus
– Steven H. Silver
Website
argentus-20080701
http://www.sfsite.com/~silverag/argentus.html
Sample 2007 Issue
Argentus #7, 2007 [pdf]
Archives
2001 – current
Editor Website
Steven Silver’s Home Page
Challenger Fanzine
– Guy Lillian III
Website
challenger-fanzine
http://www.challzine.net/
Sample 2007 Issue
Challenger #26, Spring-Summer 2007
Archives
1993 – current (Issues 18 and later online)
The Drink Tank
– Chris Garcia
Website
efanzinescom-the-drink-tank-20080701
http://efanzines.com/DrinkTank/
Sample 2007 Issues
The Drink Tank 156 [pdf]
The Drink Tank 150 [pdf]
The Drink Tank 139 [pdf]
Archives
2005 – current
Editor Website
The WorldCon of Non-Serious Fanesque LJs
File 770
– Mike Glyer
Website
efanzinescom-mike-glyer-file-770-20080701
http://www.efanzines.com/File770/
Sample 2007 Issues
File 770 #151, October 2007 [pdf]
File 770 #150, June 2007 [pdf]
File 770 #149, March 2007 [pdf]
Archives
1978 – current
PLOKTA
– Alison Scott
– Steve Davies
– Mike Scott
Website
plokta-main-index-20080701
http://plokta.com/plokta/
Sample 2007 Issue
PLOKTA Issue 37, April 2007 [pdf]
Archives
1996 – current
Editor Websites
Alison Scott & Steven Cain: Kittywompus
Steve Davies: Vraidex

2 thoughts on “2008 Hugo Awards Countdown: Best Semiprozine and Best Fanzine

  1. Argh! I’m sorry about that Steven. I have made the correction.

    And corrections are always welcome.

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