Mandolin and Nojojojo Nominated For Hugo Awards!!!!

No, no, this isn’t a rerun post. Back in February, I posted that Mandolin (under her meatworld name Rachel Swirsky) and Nojojojo (under her meatworld name N.K. Jemisin) each wrote stories that were nominated for Nebulas.

Now I’m very excited to say they’ve each been nominated for a Hugo award, as well. (Hugos are the other major award for writers of fantasy and science fiction.)

So huge congratulations to Nojojojo for her short story “Non-Zero Probabilities,” which has been nominated for both a Hugo and a Nebula this year.

And equally huge congratulations to Mandolin for her novelette “Eros, Philia, Agape,” which has been nominated for a Hugo. (Her Nebula nomination was for a different novelette, “A Memory of Wind.”)

You both rock!

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20 Responses to Mandolin and Nojojojo Nominated For Hugo Awards!!!!

  1. 1
    RonF says:

    Outstanding! Congratulations!

  2. 2
    Robert says:

    Whatever’s in your whiskey over there, send some over here.

  3. 3
    Myca says:

    Holy crap! Congratulations to both of you!


  4. 4
    Simple Truth says:

    woo-hoo! Good luck to both of you! :D

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    Clarisse Thorn says:

    Wow, that’s incredibly awesome! Of all the places I didn’t expect to run into Hugo award nominees.

    Hey Mandolin, out of curiosity, how on Earth does one submit to I’ve explored the site pretty thoroughly and haven’t found anything there to tell me, though a friend forwarded me an SFWA thread that provided an editor’s email address.

  6. 6
    Sailorman says:


    I know how important those are for a damn good reason: When i’ve been in a serious hurry with no time to peruse the shelves, if there’s a hugo or nebula award winner I’ll grab it and run.

    Er.. what do the hugo and nebula awards actually look like? Bookends? Spaceships? ALiens?

  7. 7
    Bond says:

    Mazel tov!

  8. 9
    Manju says:

    man, this schwyzer guy’s got his own awards show now?

  9. 10
    TrishB says:

    Wow. Very cool. I’m a long time lurker and have read N.K. Jemisin’s The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and absolutely loved it, which is rare for me with new fantasy.

    Somehow, it escaped me that Mandolin was Rachel Swirsky. Now, off to see if I can download some more new fiction.

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    allreb says:

    *facepalm* I only just put together that Nojojojo is N.K. Jemisin. Whose blog I read. And whose book I am currently reading. I am super super smrt.

  11. Fantastic! Congratulations to you both.

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    attack_laurel says:

    *dance* Congratulations! You both are amazing writers!

  13. 14
    nm says:

    Congratulations — waaaaay cool.

  14. 15
    Kevin Moore says:

    That is super impressive! Congrat!

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    RonF says:

    If I may be permitted to flog a preference of my own, Girl Genius Volume 9 has been nominated in the category of Best Graphic Story. If you all do not follow Girl Genius you are IMNSHO missing some good reading.

  16. 17
    Bonnie says:

    A Nebula and a Hugo nom?!!?

    Mega-congrats to each for each!

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    Josh says:

    Mazel tov to Rachel and Nora, for their nominations and their general awesomeness. And if RonF wishes, mazel tov to the Foglios too: I got a lot of leftover mazel around the house that should be put to some good use.

    Clarisse, I think you can blog at only by invitation.

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    Thene says:

    Congrats, you two!

    If I may offer some relevant reading matter, Yonmei @ FeministSF has been posting about all-male shortlists at the Hugos and other SF awards. She proposed a rules amendment to counter this:

    3.8.n If in the written fiction categories, no selected nominee has a female author or co-author, the highest nominee with a female author or co-author shall also be listed, provided that the nominee would appear on the list required by Section 3.11.14 [which is the section that defines the “top fifteen” list, published within 90 days of a Worldcon’s closing ceremony].

    The motion was dismissed without debate. But, it sparked off a blogging effort to encourage more women to do exactly what men do – nominate people of their own gender for Hugos – and we can feel encouraged by the eventual result, namely that (as Yonmei outlines in her latest post) there is a better female representation in the Hugo nominations this year than there has been in the past, and – unlike every year in the last decade – there are no all-male writing shortlists, and only one all-male shortlist overall (Best Professional Artist).

    Here’s hoping it’s not a blip, and that we see more female winners too. <3

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