Mandolin and Nojojo Are Nominated For Hugo Awards!

Congrats to current “Alas” blogger Mandolin and former “Alas” blogger Nojojojo for their Hugo Award nominations!

Rachel Swirsky, known on this website as “Mandolin,” is nominated in the “best novella” category for ‘‘The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen’s Window’’.

And N.K. Jemisin, who once upon a time cross-posted on Alas as “Nojojojo,” was nominated for “best novel” for The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.

Both Mandolin and Nojojojo have also been nominated for Nebula Awards this year. And in fact, this is the second year in a row that both of them have been nominated for both the Hugo and the Nebula. Which is pretty fucking incredible, when you think about it.

Congratulations to them both!

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6 Responses to Mandolin and Nojojo Are Nominated For Hugo Awards!

  1. 1
    Jake Squid says:

    nojojojo’s novel is by far the best of the 3 nominees that I’ve read. I enjoyed the other 2, but The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is much, much better.

    Good luck to both Mandolin & nojojojo.

  2. That is fantastic! Congratulations!

  3. 3
    Sharon Cullars says:


  4. 4
    Simple Truth says:

    Congrats to both! *crosses fingers*

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    MisterMephisto says:

    Awesome and congratulations!!!

    I really need to get off my ass and read these. Definitely got the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms on my wishlist, now, and “the Lady” on my online reading list.

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    Grace Annam says:

    Congratulations to both of you! :)