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Online Hugo and Campbell Award Ballot

Rev. 22-Jul-2000
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PDF version of this form available.

Deadline for electronic ballots is Midnight, Pacific Daylight Time, 31-Jul-2000

The Hugo Voting period is over. This form is retained only as a curiosity. No Votes from this form will count.

Instructions for the Electronic Ballot

For your ballot to be counted correctly, we require that all information in the member information section be filled out. Note that you do not have to vote in every category, or make the maximum six preferential votes in a category, for the form to be valid. In case of submission of multiple ballots, whether electronic or paper, Chicon 2000 will use the earliest form, as determined by submission date (electronic) or reception date (paper), unless the voter sends clear instructions to use a later submission.

Only attending or supporting members of Chicon 2000 may use this electronic ballot to cast a valid Hugo vote. If you are not a Chicon 2000 member, please print the PDF version of the ballot. Fill out the membership application information and mail the form to the Hugo P.O. Box listed on the form. Please visit Registration Page for more information on becoming an attending or supporting member of Chicon 2000.

If you have moved (and have not notified Chicon of your new address), enter your old address in the form and note your new address in the comment box at the end of the form below.

Article III of the Constitution of the World Science Fiction Society covers the nominating, voting and awarding procedures for the Hugo Awards. The current version of Article III can be found here.

How to Vote

Hugo Awards and Campbell Award voting is conducted using an alternative vote system. To vote, select your choices in each category in order of preference: "1" for first place, "2" for second place, and so on. You are not required to rank all the nominees in any category (and your Hugo Administrator would be happy if you didn't). We recommend that you not vote in any category in which you are not familiar with a majority of the nominees.

Upon submission of your ballot, you should receive a confirming email. If you do not, mail to enquire about your ballot.

If you decide not to vote in a given category, leave it blank. Note that "No Award" is a vote that none of the nominees should be given the award in question, not an abstention.

When the ballots are counted, all the first place choices will be tabulated. If no nominee has received a majority of first place votes, the nominee with the fewest first place votes will be eliminated. If there are second place nominations on any of the eliminated nominee's ballots, they are counted as first place nominations for the remaining nominees. This process of elimination will continue until one nominee receives a majority of the votes, at which point it becomes the winner (unless the votes are outnumbered by "No Award" votes under specific conditions described in Section 3.11.2 of the WSFS Constitution).

A Few Tips That May Help You in Voting

1. Keep in mind that second place and further preference votes play no part in the voting process unless your first choice is eliminated. This is not a point system where many second choice votes can overwhelm a few first choice votes.

2. We suggest that after selecting your first choice, you proceed by imagining that it has disappeared from the ballot, and placing your second place (2) by the remaining nominee you most prefer, and so on. This mimics the way the ballots are actually counted. Thus -- even if your heart is set on one nominee -- don't hesitate to give second place (2) and lower (3, 4, or 5) rankings to other nominees you also consider worthy of the award.

3. If your top choices are eliminated, your lower preferences could be the tiebreaker between the remaining nominees -- so choose all your preferences carefully! No matter how much you dislike a nominee, if you rank it, the vote will be counted if all of your other choices are eliminated. You should not rank a particular nominee at all if you feel that it should not receive an award under any circumstances.

The Nominees

A total of 427 Hugo nomination forms were submitted (130 on-line electronic forms). Eighty-one Aussiecon Three members submitted nominations. Twenty nomination forms were eliminated because the person had joined Chicon 2000 after the January 31, 2000 deadline or was not a valid supporting or attending member of Aussiecon Three or Chicon 2000. The Novelette category has six nominees due to a tie for fifth place.

A list of nominees, with hyperlinks to online resources, is available. Questions may be addressed to Additional information will be posted on the Hugo Awards page.

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The 2000 Hugo Award Ballot

Reminder: You do not need to vote for all, or any, nominations in any category. To vote, select your choices in each category in order of preference: "1" for first place, "2" for second place, and so on.

Best Novel

A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson (Avon)
Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear (HarperCollins UK; Del Rey)
A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge (Tor)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (Bloomsbury; Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic Press)
No Award

Best Novella

"The Astronaut From Wyoming" by Adam-Troy Castro and Jerry Oltion (Analog 7-8/99)
"Forty, Counting Down" by Harry Turtledove (Asimov's 12/99)
"Hunting the Snark" by Mike Resnick (Asimov's 12/99)
"Son Observe the Time" by Kage Baker (Asimov's 5/99)
"The Winds of Marble Arch" by Connie Willis (Asimov's 10-11/99)
No Award

Best Novelette (six nominees due to a tie)

"Border Guards" by Greg Egan (Interzone 10/99)
"The Chop Girl" by Ian R. MacLeod (Asimov's 12/99)
"Fossil Games" by Tom Purdom (Asimov's 2/99)
"The Secret History of the Ornithopter" by Jan Lars Jensen (F&SF 6/99)
"Stellar Harvest" by Eleanor Arnason (Asimov's 4/99)
"1016 to 1" by James Patrick Kelly (Asimov's 6/99)
No Award

Best Short Story

"Ancient Engines" by Michael Swanwick (Asimov's 2/99)
"Hothouse Flowers" by Mike Resnick (Asimov's 10-11/99)
"macs" by Terry Bisson (F&SF 10-11/99)
"Sarajevo" by Nick DiChario (F&SF 3/99)
"Scherzo with Tyrannosaur" by Michael Swanwick (Asimov's 7/99)
No Award

Best Related Book

Minicon 34 Restaurant Guide by Karen Cooper and Bruce Schneier (Rune Press)
The Sandman: The Dream Hunters by Neil Gaiman and Yoshitaka Amano (DC Comics/Vertigo)
Science Fiction of the 20th Century by Frank M. Robinson (Collectors Press)
The Science of Discworld by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, and Jack Cohen (Ebury Press)
Spectrum 6: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art edited by Cathy and Arnie Fenner (Underwood)
No Award

Best Dramatic Presentation

Being John Malkovich (Single Cell Pictures/Gramercy Pictures/Propaganda Film) Directed by Spike Jonze; Written by Charlie Kaufman
Galaxy Quest (DreamWorks SKG) Directed by Dean Parisot; Story by David Howard; Screenplay by David Howard and Robert Gordon
The Iron Giant (Warner Bros. Animation) Directed by Brad Bird; Book by Ted Hughes; Screenplay by Brad Bird and Tim McCanlies
The Matrix (Village Roadshow Productions/Groucho II Film Partnership/Silver Pictures) Directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski; Written by Andy and Larry Wachowski
The Sixth Sense (Spyglass Entertainment/Hollywood Pictures) Directed by M. Night Shyamalan; Written by M. Night Shyamalan
No Award

Best Professional Editor

Gardner Dozois (Asimov's Science Fiction)
David G. Hartwell (Tor/Forge; Year's Best SF)
Patrick Nielsen Hayden (Tor Books; Starlight)
Stanley Schmidt (Analog Science Fiction and Fact)
Gordon Van Gelder (St. Martin's Press; Fantasy & Science Fiction)
No Award

Best Professional Artist

Jim Burns
Bob Eggleton
Donato Giancola
Don Maitz
Michael Whelan
No Award

Best Semiprozine

Interzone edited by David Pringle
Locus edited by Charles N. Brown
The New York Review of Science Fiction edited by Kathryn Cramer, Ariel Hamion, David G. Hartwell, and Kevin Maroney
Science Fiction Chronicle edited by Andrew I. Porter
Speculations edited by Denise Lee and Susan Fry; published by Kent Brewster
No Award

Best Fanzine

Ansible edited by Dave Langford
Challenger edited by Guy H. Lillian III
File 770 edited by Mike Glyer
Mimosa edited by Nicki and Richard Lynch
Plokta edited by Alison Scott, Steve Davies, and Mike Scott
No Award

Best Fan Writer

Bob Devney
Mike Glyer
Dave Langford
Evelyn C. Leeper
Steven H Silver
No Award

Best Fan Artist

Freddie Baer
Brad Foster
Teddy Harvia
Joe Mayhew
Taral Wayne
No Award

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

An award for the best new writer whose first work of science fiction or fantasy appeared during 1998 or 1999 in a professional publication. Sponsored by Dell Magazines.

Cory Doctorow (2nd year of eligibility)
Thomas Harlan (1st year of eligibility)
Ellen Klages (2nd year of eligibility)
Kristine Smith (1st year of eligibility)
Shane Tourtellotte (2nd year of eligibility)
No Award


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