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Monday, February 27, 2012

Hugo Winners: 2000s

2000

A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge
Millennium 1857-98826-4, 1999, 606pp. [tpb]
Millennium 1857-98851-5, 2000, 757pp.

2001

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
Bloomsbury 0747-55099-9, 2001, 640pp. Cover by Giles Greenfield
Bloomsbury 0747-57450-2, 2004, 796pp.
Bloomsbury 1408-81057-3, 2010

2002

American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Headline Feature 0747-27417-7, 2001, 504pp, £10.00. Cover photo by Photonica
Headline 0747-26374-4, 2002, 632pp.
Headline 0755-32281-9, 2005, 640pp. [Author's preferred text]
Headline Review 0755-38624-8, 2011.

2003

Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer
(no UK paperback; the version shown is Tor 0765-34500-5, Feb 2003, cover by Donato Giancola)

2004

Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
HarperCollins/Voyager 0007-13849-0, 2003, 416pp.

2005

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Bloomsbury 0747-57988-1, 2005, 1006pp.
Bloomsbury 978-0747-59005-7, 2007, 1006pp, £7.99. Cover photo by Michael Wildsmith

2006

Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
(no UK paperback; the version shown is Tor 0765-34825-X, Feb 2006, cover by Drive Communications)

2007

Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge
Tor 978-0330-45194-9, 2007, 381pp, £6.99. Cover by Stephen Martiniere

2008

The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
Harper Perennial 978-0007-15093-8, 2008, 414+40pp, £7.99. Cover by Richard Bravery
Harper Perennial 978-0007-25740-9, 411pp.

2009

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Bloomsbury 0747-59480-5, 2008, 288pp. [tpb]
Bloomsbury 0747-59862-2, 2009, 288pp.

2010 (tie)

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
Orbit 0346-50053-5, (Dec) 2010. Cover by Raphael Lacoste

The City and the City by China Mieville
Pan Books 978-0330-49310-9, 2010, 500pp.
Pan Books 978-0330-53419-2, May 2011, 500pp, £7.99.

2011

Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis [[two books]]

Blackout
Gollancz 0575-09927-5, Jun 2011, 624pp.
Gollancz 978-0575-09928-9, Mar 2012, 608pp, £8.99.

All Clear
Gollancz 978-0575-09932-6, Jul 2012, 800pp, £9.99.

2012

Among Others by Jo Walton
Corsair 978-1472-10653-7, Mar 2013, 416pp, £7.99.

2013

Redshirts by John Scalzi 
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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Hugo Winners: 1990s

1990

Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Headline 0747-23482-5, 1990, 502pp.
Gollancz 0575-07637-2, 2005, 473pp.
Gollancz 0575-08114-7, 2007, 467pp.
Gollancz 0575-09943-7, 2011, xii+473pp.

1991

The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold
Pan Books 0330-32198-6, 1993, 352pp.

1992

Barrayer by Lois McMaster Bujold
Pan Books 0330-31720-2, 1994, 389pp.

1993 (tie)

A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
Gollancz 1857-98127-8, 2002, 579pp, £6.99. Cover by Chris Moore

Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
New English Library 0450-57987-5, 1993, 650pp.

1994

Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
HarperCollins 0002-24296-6, 1993, 571pp.
HarperCollins/Voyager 0586-21390-2, 1996, 781pp.
---- [2nd imp.]
---- [3rd imp.]
---- [4th imp.] n.d., 781pp, £6.99.
HarperCollins/Voyager 0007-11959-3, 781pp.
Voyager 0007-31017-X, 2009, 781pp.

1995

Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold
Pan Books 0330-33422-0, 1995, 613pp. 

1996

The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
Viking 0670-86414-5, 1995, 455pp.
Penguin/Roc 0451-45481-2, 1996, 499pp.
Penguin 0140-27037-C, 1996, 499pp.
Penguin 0241-95319-7, 2011, 512pp, £8.99.

1997

Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
HarperCollins 0002-24315-6, 1996, 616pp.
HarperCollins/Voyager 0586-21391-0, 1996, 789pp.
HarperCollins/Voyager 0007-12165-2, 2001, 789pp.
Voyager 0007-31018-8, 2009, 787pp.

1998

Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman
Millennium 1857-98899-X, 1999, 351pp.
In Peace and War, Gollancz 0575-07919-3, 2006, 704pp, £8.99.

1999

To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
(no UK paperback)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Hugo Winners: 1980s

1980

The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke
Pan 0330-25984-9, 1980, 234pp, £1.25. Cover by Chris Moore

1981 

The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge
Futura 0708-88075-4, 1981, 536pp, £1.95. Cover by Peter A. Jones

1982

Downbelow Station by C. J. Cherryh
Methuen 0413-51310-6, 1983, 432pp.
Mandarin 0749-30154-6, 1989, 432pp.

1983

Foundation's Edge by Isaac Asimov
Granada 0586-05839-7, 1983, 432pp, £2.50. Cover by Tim White [[17 printings]]
HarperCollins 0586-05839-7, 1994, 432pp. [[2 printings]]
HarperCollins Voyager 0586-05839-7, 1996, 432pp.
----, [4th imp.] n.d., 432pp, £6.99. Cover by Fred Gambino

1984

Startide Rising by David Brin
Bantam 0553-17170-4, 1985, 462pp.
Orbit 1857-23372-7, 1996, x+458pp. Cover by Fred Gambino

1985

Neuromancer by William Gibson
Grafton 0586-06645-4, 1986, 317pp.
---- [5th imp.] n.d., 317pp, £3.50. Cover by Steve Crisp
HarperCollins 0586-06645-4, 1993, 317pp.
HarperCollins/Voyager 0006-48041-1, 1995, 320pp.
Voyager 0007-11958-5, 2001, 317pp.

1986

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Century 0712-60794-3, 1985, 357pp, £2.95. Cover by unknown
Orbit 1857-23720-X, 1987 xxvi+324pp.
Legend 0099-49610-0, 1988, 357pp.
----, 1989, 357pp.
----, 1992, xxvi+357pp.
Atom 1904-23302-3, 326pp.
----, 2011, 326pp.
Orbit 0356-50084-5, 2011.

1987

Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
Arrow, 1986
Century 0712-61516-4, 1987, xiv+415pp.
Legend 0099-50320-4, 1988, 415pp.
----, 1992, 415pp.
Orbit 1857-23857-5, 1999, xxx+382pp.
---- [2nd imp.] 2000; [3rd imp.] 2000; [4th imp.] 2001; [5th imp.] 2002; [6th imp.] 2003; [7th imp.] 2004; [8th imp.] 2005; [9th imp.] 2007; [10th imp.] 2008; [11th imp.] 2009; [12th imp.] 2009;
---- [13th imp.] 2010, xxx+382pp, £8.99. Cover by Mark Salwowski

1988

The Uplift War by David Brin
Bantam 0553-17452-5, 1987, xi+638pp.
Orbit 1857-23371-9, 1996, 352pp. Cover by Fred Gambino
---- [xth imp.] 1999.

1989

Cyteen by C. J. Cherryh
New English Library 0450-50086-1, 680pp.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Comic Cuts - 24 February 2012

I've had a relatively quiet week news-wise as I've been desperately trying to catch up on some metadata work for the Look & Learn Picture Library and spending spare moments trying to put together the next book from Bear Alley. Both jobs involve generating text at a rate of knots, so I'm going to keep this fairly short.

The new book on twenties and thirties thriller writer Gwyn Evans is moving along nicely. The main biographical essay—which runs to around 15,000 words—is written but probably needs some tweaking and I have been working on the bibliography, which covers 56 books and about 130 stories, serials and articles. The plan at the moment is to also include two very rare short stories: 'The Idol of Isis', which was his first, anonymously published story, and 'Kensington Cavalcade', which was published as a chapbook to promote local pubs in the Kensington area. I'm also cleaning up a few classic crime-noir style illustrations like the ones above and below. More news next week.

Random scans this week are all from regular Bear Alley readers. Jamie Sturgeon supplies a quartet of Margery Allingham Penguin covers that were missing when I compiled my original Allingham cover gallery (part 1, part 2); I've now put these in placea, but they deserve a showing here. And David Ainsworth has sent over a Hodder Yellowback from 1954 to brighten up our day.

 
 
Next week: The Hugo Winners series continues over the weekend into ends on Monday. During the week I'll be updating our regular Upcoming Releases and Recent Releases columns and, hopefully, running the next batch of World of Wonder illustrations. That should keep me busy over the next few days...

Hugo Winners: 1970s

1970

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
Panther 0586-03641-5, 1973, 205pp, 30p. Cover by Colin Hay
---- [2nd imp.] 1973, 30p. Cover as above
---- [3rd imp.] 1975, 50p. Cover as above
Orbit 1857-23074-4, 1981, 256pp.

1971



Ringworld by Larry Niven
Sphere 0-7221-6391-6, 1973.
Sphere 0-7221-6395-9 [2nd imp.] 1976. Cover by Eddie Jones
---- [3rd imp.] 1976, 287pp, 75p.
Sphere 0-7221-6406-8, 19?? [4th? imp.] 95p.
Orbit 0-7088-8374-5, Aug 1991. Cover by ?
Orbit 0-8572-3169-4, Jul 1997. Cover by Barclay Shaw
Orion/Gollancz 0-5750-7702-6 [SF Masterworks], Jun 2005. Cover by Steven Vincent Johnson

1972

To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip Jose Farmer
Panther Books 0586-03939-2, 1974, 207pp, 40p. Cover by unknown
---- [xth imp.] 1978.
Grafton [xth imp.] 1989
HarperCollins 0586-03939-2, 1993, 207pp.

1973

The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
Panther Books 0586-03772-1, 1973, 252pp, 40p. Cover by Chris Foss
----, [2nd imp.], [3rd imp.], [4th imp.], [5th imp.], [6th imp.], [7th imp.], [8th imp.], [9th imp.], [10th imp.]
Granada 0586-03772-1 [11th imp.] n.d., 252pp, £3.50. Cover as above
Gollancz 1857-98934-1, 288pp, £7.99.

1974

Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
Pan 0330-24024-2, 1973
---- [5th imp.] 1978, 252pp, 80p.
Orion 1407-23007-7, 2006.
In The Complete Rama Omnibus, Gollancz 0575-09686-1, 2011, 1344pp.

1975

The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
Panther Books 0586-04219-9, 1974, 319pp, 75p. Cover by Tony Roberts
Gollancz 1857-98882-5 [SF Masterworks], 1999, 336pp, £8.99.

1976

The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
Futura 0860-07882-5, 1976, 236pp. Cover by Chris Foss
----, 1977
Orbit, 1978.
Millennium 1857-98808-6 (SF Masterworks 1), 1999, 254pp. Cover by Chris Moore
Orion 0575-07318-7 (SF Masterworks 9), 2001, 254pp.
Gollancz 0575-07908-8, 2006, x+271pp.
Gollancz 978-0575-09414-7 (SF Masterworks), 2010. 256pp.

1977

Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm
Arrow Books 0099-14800-5, 1977, 251pp, 90p.
Gollancz 0575-07914-2 [SF Masterworks], 2006, 256pp.

1978 

Gateway by Frederik Pohl
Millennium 1857-98818-3 (SF Masterworks 9), 1999, 313pp. Cover by Boris Vallejo
Gollancz 0575-07899-5 (SF Masterworks), 2006, vii+293pp.
Gollancz 0575-09423-0 (SF Masterworks), 2010, 304pp.

1979

Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre
Pan Books 0330-25863-X, 1979, 288pp, 95p. Cover by George Underwood
Gollancz 0575-04497-7 (VGSF), 1989, 320pp.