The winners of the 2007 Hugo Awards
were announced on the 1st of September (yes, I'm a little late in posting this), with Vernor Vinge's 'Rainbows End
' winning Best Novel. I'm dying to read that book but, unfortunately, don't have the time. Not that I mind, really. I'm currently reading Neil McAleer's authorized biography of Arthur C. Clarke
for the 'Leadership and Change' course that I'm taking this term. After that, I'll probably read my second- that third-choice biographies for the same course: Brian Herbert's 'Dreamer of Dune: The Biography of Frank Herbert'
and David Alexander's 'Star Trek Creator: The Authorized Biography of Gene Roddenberry'
:) Of course, I have tonnes of course material (for my other four courses) to read as well. Such is life.
By the way, this is the third Hugo that Vinge has won. He won it in 1992 for 'A Fire Upon the Deep
' (a tie with Connie Willis's 'Doomsday Book') and again in 2000 for 'A Deepness in the Sky
'. Seriously, if there are two people in the world I would do almost anything to meet, they are Arthur C. Clarke
and Vernor Vinge
. Rounding up my top three people-I'd-love-to-meet, by the way, would be U2's lead singer Bono
. Actually, there is no "rounding up my top three". There are
only three people on that list!
Of course, had I been alive a little earlier, the list would have included Frank Herbert
, Roald Dahl
, and Isaac Asimov
. Oh well.